Book 1: Night Creatures Series. In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute Retra doesn’t . Title: Burn Bright. Author: Marianne de Pierres. Genre: Dystopian YA. Publisher: Random House Australia Publication date: March 1st Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres. likes. A party island with a sinister secret.

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Join Krista, Bel, Lisa and Joelene as they discuss what they’ve read. Imagine a place where there are no elders, no rules, no punishment; only music, laughter and freedom. P We’re goths who read.

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Suddenly she finds herself in this place of absolute freedom and self-indulgence. Angel Arias Night Creatures, 2 3. Burn Bright does just that. Almost all she came in contact with had something to add. The beginning requires a difficult adjustment period from the reader.

I liked Retra as a heroine, though. Anxiety and euphoria have equal places in Ixion, the island of ever-dark – at least for the book I was privileged enough to read an early draft of this a couple of years ago. I hope it will burn bright in your eyes as I wish it had done for me.

Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres – Penguin Books Australia

But everything remained superficial. I wanted to comment to give praise on such an articulate book cover for Burn Bright!!


Marianne de Pierres cleverly adds several moving parts such as established gangs, including mariianne White Wings, Freaks, Ghosts and League who oppose the Ripers or Guardians that are in place to protect the baby bats. Retra wants to find him.

Burn Bright | Night Creatures Series | Marianne de Pierres

It is that pierrres and captivating. The island of Ixion feels cool and edgy and treacherous, and the author does a fantastic job of allowing the reader to clearly visualize the thrilling world into which Retra is thrust.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There’s parties and a hot musician and mysterious creepy happenings. These young souls came to Ixion with the sole purpose of freedom, to reign free and forever indulge their body and emotions.

Burn Bright

Just a whole lot of lustiness, and I like books that create a sexy atmosphere without being overtly sexual. I’ve been spending months and months without reading a single page, feeling no need to read. It looks like something is building for the future books. Jan 24, Kelly Diva Booknerd rated it it was amazing Shelves: However much I liked the world building, it wasn’t the book I had expected to read.

Bring the lube she’s flat lining! It’s hard to give you a feel of this evocative book in such a short review so rather than run down a synopsis I prefer just to share how brilliant I thought it was and give a little teaser: There were also a lot of interesting characters in the book and the Night Creatures still intrigue and gross me out especially with reference to them in the end.


Set in a world of dark intrigue and deadly secrets, the book offers non-stop twists and turns with a brilliant lead character!

Jun 11, mark monday rated it it was ok Recommended to mark by: It has its issues. View all 57 comments. You know what I am talking about, a completely consuming read. Admittedly, Burn Bright was one of my most anticipated releases of I got totally lost in those last couple of Oh my! Her search gains her the attention of many of the island’s inhabitants and enforcers, including the Ripers – pale and inhuman, but led by the charismatic and fascinating Lenoir.

The reader gets thrown right into this without much context and only snippets of information about Retra’s situation.

She knew exactly what she wanted and was willing to sacrifice a lot for it. Jan 26, She has hit the donkey on the tail in the exact position. A bit too much info dumping happened all at once.