First off, a necessary confession. I am a Kagawa fan. Since I enjoyed the Iron Fey series, I picked up Talon already having decided students will like it. Secondly, I don't usually gush over covers. In fact, most times, I hardly even look at them because I'm too interested in diving into the words. So if an unobservant being such as myself tells you that the cover is outstandingly, exceptionally beautiful, then you can bet that it's probably nice. The colour... the texture... the shininess... sigh. It is beautiful.
I think Dragons might be the new vampires and right now, I'm okay with that.
For those of you who despise love triangles, book one is setting you up for a whopper. I can see it coming a mile away, and it is delicious, understandable, and heartbreaking.
The book is told in chapters that switch perspectives mostly between Ember Hill, a dragon, and Garrett Xavier Sebastian who is a soldier of St. George. The book also occasionally includes the perspective of Riley (Cobalt) a rogue dragon who has broken from Talon and is determined to rescue as many hatchlings as possible from the Talon organization. The book ends in a nail-biting horrible way, and I'm tempted to stomp my feet like a two year old throwing a tantrum at the unfairness of making me wait for book two. If you can't guess... I really liked this one.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.