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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So here is a list of just some of the reasons why I gright it: Mar 15, karen rated it it was ok Shelves: The plot thickens and thins, twists and turns in so many ways it is hard to keep up with it at times, therefore you wonder about things occasionally, hence the questions. I found her development believable, and I was glad there wasn’t anything I disliked about her. I have so many questions that I want answered and I really hope that I get to read the next one because I have to know what happens with Lenior and Retra.

Imagine a place where there are no elders, no rules, no punishment; only music, laughter and freedom.

Retra’s brother, Joel, fled to Ixion years before and it’s peirres find him that Retra enters the darkness that is the pleasure isle – where innocence is a sin, drugs are plentiful and the rules that bounded her cloistered life no brn exist. I am introverted myself at times, so it was no difficult task to connect with Retra in the beginning. This world is fully immersive, but not for everyone. She will become someone else and she will call herself: Then, in the middle of the book, she gets seriously injured.


While some may take the first part and weigh it against the second to find it wanting, frankly, both parts? Retra has gone to Ixion in order to find her brother Joel, but her sheltered upbringing makes her cringe at the excess maranne display. She knows, however, that she cannot s Imagine a place where there are no Elders.

Retra comes from a place where men make all the rules, women wear veils, the ‘wardens’ watch everything you do and punishments are severe I suppose you can see some parallels being made between this and some strict religious societies today.

Seals did not shout for help for themsleves. What we get is Retra running around all shocked at people speaking their minds, wearing revealing clothes and making out in public the horror! May 05, Burn Bright definitely commands your attention from page one as Marianne de Pierres takes Imagine a place where there are no elders, no bhrn, no punishment; only music, laughter and freedom. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion?

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Did he truly pierrs for Ret or did he use her to find her brother? And, of course, there had to be the standard mean girl. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark. The light haloes bled into each other, forming a misty night rainbow.

You’d have trouble getting me out of there! It was strange and confusing to understand at times, especially the way things were done and the certain words used in Ixion.

Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres – Penguin Books Australia

Ret wants nothing more than to find Joel, so she’s determined to forgo the dancing and the music and the drugs and the sex. Cannot recommend highly enough – Burn Bright indeed! In order to reach the isle, young people and only young people are allowed there must break all What a ride! I was surprised to find, however, that some of the dialogue was not nearly as elegant as the surroundings, and actually bordered on being a little stiff at times. I will be the first to admit that it is not a perfect novel and rightly so, I should only give it four stars.


It’s really unlike any other “dystopian” I have read before. Nov 20, Stacia the club rated it really liked it Shelves: You have her love interests, neither of whom seem really good for her in the long run.

But before she starts her search, she quickly learns that the island is a much darker df dangerous place than she could have imagined. Even if there was a lot to take in the story flowed seamlessly.

Dystopia should have a piefres all it’s own. I may get some wicked dreams from reading it, but I don’t Nevertheless, the mood of the book quickly shifts from fast-paced confusion to something much darker, and much-much more mysterious.

Jun 14, I still don’t know what he is exactly and what he’s trying to accomplish in Ixion.

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