Phoenix Freed by Elise Faber: Review

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Phoenix Freed by Elise Faber: ReviewPhoenix Freed by Elise Faber

Series: Phoenix #3
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Also in this series: Phoenix Rising (Phoenix #1)
Also by this author: Phoenix Rising (Phoenix #1)

A proposal.
A sibling.
An enemy that never gives up.

Daughtry has been to hell and come back with a man who will never leave her side. With Cody in her life, she’s never been happier.

Until Alex arrives at the Colony.

Finally, Daughtry’s dreams of a family seem to be fulfilled — except Alex brings a whole slew of complications. She’s strong, intense, and doesn’t trust easily.

It seems impossible for Daughtry’s two worlds to merge peacefully until the Dalshie attack and Alex steps up, providing the first measurable hope of eliminating the Rengalla’s most brutal enemy. Alex’s strength is finally an asset, and her heart — her tough, loyal, bruised heart — may have finally found someone who can cherish it.

Phoenix Freed
Elise Faber

Phoenix Freed is book 3 in the series and you really should read them in order. You can check out my review for book 1, Phoenix Rising to get you started! By this point, Daughtry and Cody are living together and bonded. There haven’t been any recent attacks from the Dalshie, and things are eerily quite. Then, suddenly, an emaciated young girl manages to get through the barrier protecting the city. This girl, who has no name, turns out to be Daughtry’s sister (she picks the name Alex for herself). Even though she is Daughtry’s sister, everyone is wary of her sudden presence. Is she another person who has been made toxic by the Dalshie? Is she there to infiltrate and kill everyone? Daughtry is torn between being elated to have a sister and wary of her sudden appearance and motives.

The book explores Alex-who she is, where she has been, and what she will do.  Most of the characters from the previous book are there and provide a great supporting cast. Alex has been held captive for many years so she is struggling. She also has CRAZY strong magic. And she just might find a love interest…

Phoenix Freed is written in 3rd person but the focus shifts between Daughtry and Alex. I really was quickly sucked back into this world and pretty much devoured the last 1/2 of the book. I forgot how wonderful these characters are and how much I enjoy Faber’s writing. Seriously, if you want a PNR thats a bit different, this is a wonderful series to pick up.


  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: paranormal
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: Series
  • Cliffhanger: No
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, Enemy Mine by Katie Reus, Fallen by Lauren Kate, Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout…then you will probably like Phoenix Freed!

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About Elise Faber

Despite moonlighting as a zookeeper and then a dog trainer, Elise decided that the only mammals she wanted to work with were her dark and sexy heroes and heroines. She inherited her love of reading from her mother and grandmother who dutifully kept stacks of romances where her teenaged fingers could easily pilfer them. She lives in Northern California with her three dogs, two energetic (read crazy) boys, and her awesome (see prior comment) husband.

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4 responses to “Phoenix Freed by Elise Faber: Review

  1. I hadn’t heard of this series, but I’m digging those covers. I like books I love books with magic, so I’m definitely intrigued by this one.
    Great review!

    • Aren’t the covers stunning?!? I love this series! Its really unique. A bit star wars, a bit Mortal Instruments, a bit of everything really!

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