Consumed Review

Title: Consumed
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Firefighters #1
Publisher: Piatkus
Publication Date: 02 October 2018
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 409
Rating: 4.5

Goodreads Synopsis:

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...
By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.
Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.
Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.
Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I've read one of Ward's books before and I loved how interesting this one sounded. I cannot wait to jump into this one. I also think that this one will be very different from the first book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. 

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own.  

Writing Thoughts:

The writing as well paced and fun to read. There are multiple perspectives in this book but the main focus was placed on both Anne and Danny. I liked how the perspectives fave a lot of insight into the world of the firefighters. The dialogue was incredible and kept me turning the page to see what would happen next

Plot Thoughts:

I loved the plot that was filled to the brim with action, heartfelt scenes and swoon-worthy moments. The book started off with a bang and definitely kept giving. The only problem that I had was that the synopsis didn't really match up with the book. I felt as though it was a bit misleading (please note that the Goodreads Synopsis is not the same as the one that I have on my copy). However, this did not take away from my enjoyment of the book. I loved that the different point of views provided a plot that had a lot of depth to it. This book was layered with politics, action and swoon moments that made me want to know what happened next. 

Character Thoughts:

Danny and Anne made this book amazing. Not only were they strong characters on their own, but they also made each other strong as well. Anne's determination was inspirational and was the driving force of this story. I enjoyed this duo and I cannot wait to read more about them

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really loved this book. I found myself turning the pages of this book faster, unable to put it down. The switch between perspective aided with the pacing and added a lot of depth to the plot. The plot was nothing short of incredible. It stole my attention long after I finished the book. The characters were quick to become some of my favourites. This book is definitely one of my top books of the year and I cannot wait to see what happens in the next book. Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book.

Yours in Reading,


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