Tuesday, October 13, 2015


by Natasha Deen





Two years ago, Josie Smith’s life went up in smoke. Literally. Everyone and everything she ever loved burned in a fire—one set by a crooked cop. To survive, Josie’s been living under the radar as a homeless kid while trying to find a way to knock the cop down a few notches and put her on the other side of the prison bars. But time’s running out. A pimp’s got his eye on Josie, and if she doesn’t get off the streets soon, she’ll be the one brought down. Her salvation and the key to the cop’s undoing seem to lie with a car thief and a rich kid. Trust and teamwork don’t come easily to Josie—in fact, they don’t come at all—but if she can’t find a way to make the team work and find justice for her family, she will get burned all over again.



The wind coming off the ocean turned the night chilly. I tucked my bag close to my chest and hurried down the street. A sub and dessert for dinner. Last night, I’d had some pizza that someone had dumped in the garbage. Tonight, I wanted to eat by the ocean, to enjoy the rare joy of eating food that hadn’t been pre-chewed, to sit and watch the waves and pretend—just for a minute—that I was a normal kid with normal problems.

I walked down Hastings to Gore Ave. At least, I meant to. As soon as I approached the corner, my skin flashed cold. I caught a glimpse of a big, bald guy, and a two-headed eagle tattoo. It extended above the collar of his shirt and encircled his neck. He looked up, stepped forward. The action cast a shadow over the person he was with, left them a faceless figure. Every instinct told me to run. Twisting on my heel, I did a 180. A few steps down, I breathed a sigh of relief. Whatever was going down on the other side of the street, I wasn’t the target..

Then I heard the footsteps behind me.

Heavy, hard, and coming up fast.

BurnedBurned by Natasha Deen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Burned is a book full of emotions and heavy situations.
The plot is fast paced, with really developed characters and complex situations, the story is packed with action, tense moments, suspense and a great amount of revenge, a real page turner.
Josie is a survivor with an only motivation: Revenge and it's going to be a long road until redemption. Will she succeed?
Highly Recommended
*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Natasha Deen is the author of over a dozen books and divides her time between writing, presenting at schools, and speaking at conferences. Her previous novels include the CCBC Best Pick for Kids and Teens and 2015 Sunburst Award nominated Guardian, and the True Grime series. In her spare time she cuddles on the couch with her furry and non-furry family, and thinks the best way to beat writer’s block is with tea and cookies. Visit her at www.natashadeen.com.

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  1. Really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  2. What books have most influenced your life most?

  3. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Burned, Julia! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Burned!

    1. Hi Natasha!! Thank you for letting me be part of your Tour!! Burned it's really good!! Congrats

  4. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  5. Sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

  6. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like a very interesting read!