About the Book:
Title: Together We Burn
Author: Isabel Ibañez
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: May 31, 2022
Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Romance
Eighteen-year-old Zarela Zalvidar is a talented flamenco dancer and daughter of the most famous Dragonador in Hispalia. People come for miles to see her father fight in their arena, which will one day be hers.
But disaster strikes during their five hundredth anniversary show, and in the carnage, Zarela’s father is horribly injured. Facing punishment from the Dragon Guild, Zarela must keep the arena—her ancestral home and inheritance —safe from their greedy hands. She has no choice but to take her father’s place as the next Dragonador. When the infuriatingly handsome dragon hunter, Arturo Díaz de Montserrat, withholds his help, she refuses to take no for an answer.
But even if he agrees, there’s someone out to ruin the Zalvidar family, and Zarela will have to do whatever it takes in order to prevent the Dragon Guild from taking away her birthright.
An ancient city plagued by dragons. A flamenco dancer determined to save her ancestral home. A dragon hunter refusing to teach her his ways. They don’t want each other, but they need each other, and without him her world will burn.
*I received an e-arc from Netgalley and Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review*
Together We Burn was my first book by this author, and it did not disappoint! I really enjoyed this lush and magical tale that takes place in the beautiful ancient Hispalia inspired by medieval Spain. It features flamenco dancing and dragons that fight Dragonadors in the ring.
Zarela Zalvidar is a flamenco dancer and the daughter of the most famous Dragonador in all of Hispalia. People come in droves to their arena to see her father fight, and she knows that one day the responsibility of the arena will fall on her shoulders.
At their five hundredth anniversary show, the unimaginable happens and disaster strikes the arena. Lives are lost and her father is gravely injured. Facing punishment from the Dragon Guild, Zarela knows she must keep the arena which is her ancestral home and her inheritance safe. Her one and only option is to take her father’s place as the next Dragonador. She seeks out the handsome dragon hunter, Arturo Díaz de Montserrat who blatantly refuses to help her. She doesn’t take no for an answer and continues to pursue him. Even if he agrees to help, someone is out to get her family and Zarela knows that she will have to do what it takes to protect herself and her family legacy.
Together We Burn has the right amount of action, adventure, romance and mystery to keep you enthralled. I for sure recommend this standalone fantasy which is releasing on May 31, 2022. Be sure to add it to your TBR now!
About the Author:
Isabel Ibañez was born in Boca Raton, Florida, and is the proud daughter of two Bolivian
immigrants. A true word nerd, she received her degree in creative writing and has been a
Pitch Wars mentor for three years. Isabel is an avid movie goer and loves hosting family and
friends around the dinner table. She currently lives in Winter Park, Florida, with her
husband, their adorable dog, and a serious collection of books. Say hi on social media at