Shimmer and Burn

Shimmer and Burn

To save her sister?s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology. Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucra To save her sister?s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and...

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Title:Shimmer and Burn
Author:Mary Taranta
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Until Our Blood Runs Clean
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Shimmer and Burn Reviews

  • Emily
    Aug 11, 2017
    Abandoned around 31%. This book plays YA fantasy trope bingo, which creates a mishmash of bad plotting and characters who make unbelievably dumb decisions. There are lots of good fantasy words - the slums are the Brim, the merchants live on the Ridge - but this feels like window dressi...
  • nick
    Jul 22, 2017
    YA fantasy used to be one of my favorite genres in the past, but lately, I haven?t been meshing well with it. But still every time that I hear about a new fantasy book releasing, my interests piques. Shimmer and Burn was one of those books that tickled my fancy. Then I took a close...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Feb 10, 2016
    When you see there's a cover model, and you like your covers model free... --- Wait, why was the title changed? No!!! Until Our Blood Runs Clean was a way cooler title! =( ...
  • Hetal
    Jul 30, 2017
    [ ALERT: Can't remember what happened in Shimmer and Burn? Visit my new blog Recap the Rapture for in-depth recaps of some of your favorite books!] To see more reviews, considering taking a peek at my first in series YA book blog here Shimmer and Burn was everything I wanted...
  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
    Jul 02, 2017
    Wow! I have no words for how fantastic this was! There was something very Maria V. Snyder-esque in the world building and story. And the Magic and swoons! OMG!!!! I need book 2 now!!! ...
  • lady victoriana
    Aug 10, 2017
    I should have liked this book...in fact, from the very first chapter it felt different than most YA fantasy. Faris, a motherless young woman, already has a love interest. They are both trapped in the country of Brindaigel (which gave me serious Brigadoon vibes) by their king, who claim...
  • Lisa
    Nov 01, 2017
    Talk about a dismal existence, geesh!! This was pretty cool, magic could be and was a poison and man if it wasn't just creepy and having hold your breath moments. Theres some good twists and turns. This story is just getting started and I will happily be reading the next. I loved Faris...
  • Katrin D
    Jul 26, 2017
    When you wonder why they changed the original title into such a generic one... ...
  • mith
    Aug 10, 2017
    you can find my review on my blog as well! "My mother tried to kill me the night the guards arrested her." Y'all. I'm speechless. This is a book I picked up on a whim, at 3 AM, because my friend couldn't pick a book for me and I was desperate. So I randomly picked a book ...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Aug 15, 2017
    Rating 2.5 stars Well this book took me ages to finish. I honestly wasn't very invested in the story after the first chapter. At least not until the very end. I'm usually not one to be against depressing plot lines or even be bothered by them. I'm all for YESSS MAKE THE MAIN CHARA...
  • Aoi
    Sep 27, 2017
    Antenna wave theory is much more easier to follow than the convoluted magic systems present in Shimmer and Burn. The plot points and 'world building' are just window dressing to a second-hand, hastily assembled junkyard of a shop. After some time, I tend to care a rat's ass about the p...
  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Sep 09, 2017
    Gah this was so good! But I was a little confused by the many, many plot twists. xD I think I have to reread this ASAP in order to review it properly. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND READ THIS BOOK! ...
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    Aug 07, 2017
    Shimmer and Burn was such a delightful surprise. I went into this book not knowing what to expect, and I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. I actually ended up reading this book in one sitting because it became very addictive very quickly. I thought the plot of Shimmer an...
  • Take Me Away To A Great Read
    Jun 29, 2017
    Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books Release Date: August 8, 2017 Rating: 5 Stars I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advanced review copy of Shimmer and Burn for an honest review. Shimmer and Burn has swoon, magic ...
  • Rachael (RedRchlReads)
    Sep 23, 2017
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 Stars Shimmer and Burn was an intriguing fantasy debut, that was action packed from first page to last. There was a lot to like about the story, including the worldbuilding and everything about th...
  • Cody Roecker
    Mar 20, 2016
    I mean. Read the blurb. ...
  • Sheila Goicea
    Aug 01, 2017
    This full review can also be viewed on my blog along with others at: foalsfictionandfiligree.com I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Wake up, I think helplessly, but she needs magic for that, and the king keeps it all locked...
  • Candace Robinson
    Jan 11, 2018
    This one was all right. There are some plot twists and some decent characters, but overall I wanted a little more from it. I still want to check out book 2, though! ...
  • Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)
    Feb 11, 2018
    One of the best premises that I?ve read about it in a very long time. Definitely adding this to my ?holy-grail-shelf?. I loved every absolutely everything about this book and I am dying to read the sequel. ...
  • Austine (NovelKnight)
    Jul 22, 2017
    Another grand slam in YA fantasy debuts,Shimmer and Burn is the third release of the year in this genre that I absolutely adored (see alsoSong of the Currentand Caraval ). With a unique take on magic and fantasy kingdoms combined with characters you'll love to, welllove(and...
  • alice (arctic books)
    Jul 03, 2017
    This really exceeded my expectations; I loved this one a whole lot. Trigger warnings for violence, drugging, mention of self-harm. Full review to come! ...
  • Maggie ☘ (Wonderland-Reader)
    Feb 11, 2018
    2.75 I think that Shimmer and Burn is the kind of book that doesn't know for ceratin what it is. It doesn't know what direction it's going towards. And therefor I don't know what to think abut this book either honestly. I didn't love it, but didn't hate it either. It was just a stra...
  • Beatrice in Bookland
    Oct 03, 2017
    "A weak heart breaks, a broken heart bleeds, and blood can be poisoned." 4.25 Why does this book have such a low rating?? It's original, unputdownable and it also has an amazing female lead and morally grey characters! I'm honestly so in love with the story and the magic syste...
  • Sabrina
    Jul 18, 2017
    Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot.... love this book with all my heart. This book needs more hype. This book deserves more hype. Apparently the original title was, Until Our Blood Runs Clean. THIS title says a lot. I won't say how or why becau...
  • Bright Star
    Jan 10, 2018
    What a book! Shimmer and Burn was such an incredible reading! We have political intrigues (which were never boring), strong characters, slow burn romance and plot twists! Fortunately, it didn't end with a strong cliffhanger, but you want the second and final book right now anyway! ...
  • Mellie Antoinette
    Sep 25, 2018
    Well, this is a first. Technically, I?m DNFing this at 93%. I?m just not all that invested in nor do I feel chapter 25 is necessary. This is an intriguing quandary. With short bursts of magical fire and long winded stretches of slow burn, I both ooohed and ughed over this one. Exce...
  • Shira
    Dec 18, 2016
    I click want to read, largely because of the GORGEOUS COVER with a REAL LIFE GIRL this is not a good idea not a good idea at all ...
  • Iryna KL
    Jun 26, 2017
    Disclaimer - I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher - thank you publisher. Shimmer and Burn was completely not what I was expecting. The book follows a story of Faris, a young woman whose mother tries to kill her when she was eight years old. It is set in a kingdom th...
  • Plot Monster
    Feb 07, 2018
    Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta has 336 pages and was published in 2017 byMargaret K. McElderry Books. Shimmer and Burn is a fantastically creative and unique story. It is filled with so many plot twists it is guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seat. The writing...
  • Lia  °booksnpenguins°
    Apr 10, 2019
    He looks at me, through me. "Your strength is my weakness, Miss Locke. The fault is entirely my own. You've done nothing wrong. It didn't get far; the damage is minimal." "Having a heart is not a weakness," I say softly. "A weak heart breaks, a broken heart bleeds, and blood can be...