Short Story Review: Feed the Flames (Steel & Stone Book 3.5) by Annette Marie

Seiya and Lyre were captured and taken prisoner before Piper and Ash made it out of the Overworld and are trapped. Seiya now has to trust and rely on Lyre, even though trusting people is not her forte, if she wants to escape to safety and find her brother. She finds out, however, that there may more a lot more to Lyre than she previously thought.

Short Story Review: Feed the Flames (Steel & Stone Book 3.5) by Annette Marie | reading, short story reviews, fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy, young adult
Title: Feed the Flames
Book Number: Book 3.5 of 5
Pages: 45
My Rating: 3 Stars
More Info: Goodreads


As soon as this was released, I immediately bought it without hesitation. I don’t have to stop to consider when it comes to this series.

All the same, I don’t really consider this part of the series, if that makes any sense. To me it’s just a little, extra side piece that I don’t factor in when I think about my love for the series because it wasn’t told from Piper’s POV. And it was about what I expected, considering that.

The thing is, I don’t like Seiya. I did understand her character a little more after reading this, but I don’t think she’ll ever be someone I love. That’s ok though. Especially when…

I love Lyre so much! I love him in this I-really-want-to-be-best-friends-with-him kinda way. I’ve never felt that way about a character before. He’s so fun and playful and loyal and kind. But it’s becoming more and more clear that he’s also intelligent and driven with a rich backstory of his own. This was definitely a different side of him, just one of his many sides.

Was this short story worth it? Absolutely! Anything and everything Steel & Stone is worth it to me, and the look into Lyre’s hidden depth was interesting. But it still wasn’t exceptional the way the other books are.


Book Blurb

In this short story addition to the Steel & Stone series, discover the fate of Seiya and Lyre following the conclusion of Yield the Night (Steel & Stone #3).

Seiya wants nothing more than to disappear with her brother, safe from all the enemies that would tear them apart. But now she, along with Lyre, has been taken prisoner. Separated from Ash, his fate unknown, and tormented by memories of her imprisonment in Asphodel, she must put her faith in Lyre and his carefully guarded secrets. To have any chance of escape, they’ll have to work together to find a way out before they learn what fate their captors are planning for them.

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