It’s been a while since I posted any reviews or shared details of books that I’ve been reading.
So, this week, I am focusing on two books:
- I enjoyed reading Gary Chapman’s “The 5 Languages of Love” and could not pass up the chance to read this new title.
I requested this book because something about the blurb had me asking questions and the first one was “how can I read this book?” so I will also admit that I did spend quite some time on her website.
About the book:
A kingdom divided cannot stand. For those caught in the middle, it means death.
For centuries humans and dragons existed side by side in Alveria, bonded by their care of one another. But no longer. After decades with no viable eggs, humans far outnumber dragons, and the survival of the species appears bleak. The outlook for everyday humans is little better as rogue dragons raid and torment villages. Yet it’s far worse for the tamers, beaten and killed simply for serving the noble dragons.
But eking by at the bottom of Alverian society isn’t any easier for seventeen-year-old Kaelan Younger. Harder still when her loyalty to the dragon crown is no secret. But when her dying mother reveals a horrifying truth about her identity, Kaelan is thrust into a world for which she is ill prepared.
Faced with a new life at the proving grounds for humans and dragons alike, Kaelan must reconcile not just her past but embrace the future laid out before her. When her responsibilities as an Akademy tamer collide with her feelings for a powerful dragon shifter, it will take everything she has to prepare for the danger threatening them both. The fate of the dragons she has sworn to serve rests in her hands.
Now Kaelan is no longer an outsider. She’s the enemy.
I love any story that involves dragons and old magic, so this was a treat.
It also helps that Kaelan is a young determined woman who is more than her social status and is as kind as she is fearless in battle. I got to read this book courtesy of Netgalley and now I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
My take on it:
If you are looking for a fast paced adventure into the world of dragons through the eyes of a young girl who is seen as an outcast, then Get the book on: Amazon
I was told that you cannot read a book by David Mitchell and not want to indulge in another one immediately.
I was lucky enough to buy two of his books at once: Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.
Both have multiple first person narrators and there’s an essence of realism and hyper-realism, that you cannot help but sweep in and out of, without feeling like you had a one of a kind experience.
Crispin Hershey, one of the six narrators in this book says, “a book can’t be half-fantasy any more than a woman can be half-pregnant.” As I was reading, I couldn’t help but wonder how he does it, how stories are interwoven that you cannot help but take each word into account and have characters slip in and out of narration.
I’ll definitely look out for more of his works, however one thing is certain after reading Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks back to back (and keeping them in my library) I am not ready to delve into another realm with David Mitchell just yet.
You can get a copy of the book on: Amazon