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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But really it was the first part’s intricacy that had me going. Rumor has it that she uses the over-agers as slaves or pets.

Dangers lurk within every shadow, voices whisper from the dark, mysteries are unravelled and new ones present themselves. This also works as a clever device for De Pierres not to have to bother to elaborate on her very confusing world. The allure of Ixion’s lifstyle starts to suck her in, but the need to find her brother is stronger.

Burn Bright

Yes I am picking him over the hot musician normally they are my weakness because I don’t think Markes has been in the storyline enough to leave a strong enough of impression of who he really is. I have been so influenced in my own read This is a bookclub that was started by Stefen of Stefen’s Books which is located in Perth, Western Australia. The Ripers want us to break away from that – some wish to tear it from us while others are more subtle.

And as much as I liked her at the beginning, new Retra got annoying. People want you to believe it’s pierrea big non-stop party.

Burn Bright | Night Creatures Series | Marianne de Pierres

I can’t say I disliked Retra, neither can I say that I liked her. If you’re looking for different, bizarre, or twisted, look no further. All new baby bats the new girls madianne boys are told to stay on the lighted path and to just enjoy their new life ie Burn Bright.


The world that Marianne de Pierres has created really can’t be compared to anything that I have read. What happens when people grow too old for Ixion? Why must the ‘baby bats’ — the newcomers to Ixion — stick to the lighted paths?

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 brihht.

We have few rules but they are absolute. I am having such a hard time writing a review to explain why I am so impressed by this book. He’s an enthralling character, at first we’re given small tastes of him and you’re a little unsure, you don’t really know what to expect. They’re all warned in the beginning not to stray from the light paths, for lurking in the dark are creatures of the night.

I will be the first to admit that it is not a perfect novel and rightly so, I should only give it four stars. See all 4 answers from Marianne de Pierres….

Find your local bookstore at booksellers. There were a couple of aspects of the story that were borderline silly. Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night. Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! While some may take the first part and weigh it against the second to find it wanting, frankly, both parts?

Visit her websites at http: Basically I just did not find Retra’s character at all fluid, one minute she was being judgemental or frigid sorry I hate that word and the next she was being ballsy and bad-ass; then she turns into Naif, who is equally annoying but in a different way.

Burn Bright (Night Creatures, book 1) by Marianne De Pierres

Feb 10, oliviasbooks rated it really liked it Recommended to oliviasbooks by: Overall, Burn Bright is an alluring and gripping read that has left me craving the sequel. So when she stepped out of that her world in search of her brother, her feelings were mine: It takes a lot of courage to break free from being extremely withdrawn and isolated in the way Retra had been.


From the moment the reader opens this book, and we’re introduced to Retra, a young Seal someone who lives in a sealed community, where education is limited and emotions oppressedrunning for her life, we’re plunged into the mysterious and sometimes terrifying world of Ixion – a type of pleasure sanctuary for young refugees, discontent with their lives and seeking thrills and change.

Flung into her new existence, Retra is reluctant to embrace all that Ixion appears to offer – a stance that earns her enemies faster than friends and exposes her to dangers that make those of her old life seem harmless Pierrrs remember, when you live in darkness, you also live with creatures of the dark. Your endocrine systems have been altered by changes to your hypothalamus.

Feb 10, Crystal rated it really liked it Shelves: It is extremely dark and ‘adult’ in its themes, to the point of this brightt a strange choice for young adult pierrea if it weren’t for the youthfulness of the characters themselves and the necessity of that to the plot.

There’s never a dull moment especailly in the second part.

Nov 04, Nic rated it it was amazing Shelves: She must get to Ixion. Azra Alagic author of Not Like