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Burn Bright - Marianne de Pierres I had mixed feelings when starting Burn Bright, as I'm not generally a dystopian fan (the only ever dystopian I’ve read which I enjoyed is Delirium) but a few of my Goodreads friends had rated this book quite highly and an Aussie dystopian? It had to be good right?Ever since Retra’s brother left for Ixion, she’s felt so lost and alone, she can’t do anything as the warden’s always tracking her moves, she just needs to escape and get away from it all. Retra decides to flee to Ixion, she needs to find Joel, the only person who ever understood her and Ixion is meant to be the place for enjoyment. Once at Ixion Retra has a hard time fitting in, also as she’s a seal, her beliefs and knowledge are a bit more reserved compared to others and she finds it hard to let herself go. But then strange things start to happen, the ripers who are meant to be watching everyone start attacking people and there are rumours of a full blown war. Just who side should Retra take?De Pierres did a great job with Burn Bright, her writing had a sort of magnetic pull that kept you wanting to read more, it was also so action packed, there was always something happening, especially when you least expected it.So why the three stars? I felt that I couldn’t connect with Retra’s character, for most of the story, I wasn’t truly bothered by what she did, the general pace of the story was good, it kept my attention riveted, but I just needed more. Burn Bright kind of left me unsure about picking up the second book Angel Arias