Review: Out of the Ashes by Jenn Burke

Quick Info
Out of the Ashes

  • Title: Out of the Ashes
  • Author: Jenn Burke
  • Series: Ashes & Dust
    book 3
  • Release Date: 10.05.2022
  • Genre: Paranormal, Romance
  • Content Warnings: Depression
  • Diversity: POC, Mental Health
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars

Out of the Ashes

Don’t miss the conclusion to this riveting and romantic spin-off series from Jenn Burke, author of Not Dead Yet.

Some bonds weren’t meant to be broken.

Vampire PI Evan Fournier has dealt with his fair share of danger and heartache, but nothing prepares him for the pain of a broken bond with his mate—especially when his mate is the one who severed it. Bond or no, he still loves Colin—fiercely. Trust, however, is harder to come by. And when a demon starts terrorizing paranormals in Toronto, trust in one another is exactly what they’ll need.

Former firefighter turned crime-fighting phoenix Colin Zhang knows who Evan was—is—to him, but he doesn’t know if he can give him what he wants. He just needs a little time to figure things out. Unfortunately, bringing down a demon bent on mass murder leaves little time for anything else.

The only way they’ll destroy the demon is by teaming up with an unlikely partner to infiltrate a gang of terrorists. But the only way they’ll save themselves is by finding a path back into each other’s arms—and hearts—once again.

The Queer’s Review

I’ve read this one far too quickly and now it’s over.

Is it too early to hope for a new trilogy in this universe? There are so many loveable characters I want to find their happy ending as well…

If you have read my review of book 2 titled “House on Fire” you know I missed something to make it an amazing read. Since I’m rating the last book in the Ashes & Dust series with a full 5 out 5 Stars you know there is absolutely nothing missing here. Well, apart from a spin-off series, maybe.

Here, I was completely and utterly helpless sucked into Evan and Colin’s romance – while cheering again for every little tidbit of Wes and/or Hudson – but I was especially captivated by Priya and Jet. I really enjoyed the part those two played in this story and the concerns their presence (and absence, let’s be honest) meant.

I don’t know if it’s because of the overall mess the world has been this year but Out of the Ashes felt, even though it was really thrilling, wonderful light-hearted, and made me chuckle like a certain toe-sucking-scene from the Not Dead Yet series.

Overall it was a great conclusion to a series that I was somewhat concerned I wouldn’t end up enjoying as much as its prequel – simply because I love it so much.

Bookish Thoughts

“Everyone remembers that I’m gay, right? I came out, like, in the late nineties. It was sort of a big deal at the time.”

Kindle Pos. 440


I received a free ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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