To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
I know this is a teen story, however I thoroughly enjoyed it and immediately downloaded the next book. I love the direction of the story, and the idea of dragons/drakkie. I would recommend this story for anyone who loves dragons.
I think a younger audience might like this book, but I don't want to recommend it to tweens or teens because it holds up the terrible Twilight fantasy that the ONE MAGICAL BOY is what makes life worth living.
The book suffers from inconsistent and incomplete world-building (does she have hands or talons? do all dragons have hair?) and frequent repetition of Jacinda's angst about returning to her people, her romantic interest, her love of her mother and her sister. The simply cycles through these feelings until it reaches the moment when all is revealed (a twist that can be guessed halfway through the novel).
Look, I'm a fan of YA. But this is terrible YA. Worse than Twilight by a factor of 10. Please, please, please delve into another series.
I was not expecting a romantic novel when I bought this. This ought to be labeled as romance/... The novel could have been half as long with just as much substance were it not for the raging hormones and emotions that I didn't want to hear about. The concept of the half dragon species is really neat though and there could be a lot more done with it.
I am now very cautious when I purchase anything from a genre other than non-fiction. Please have a "romance" warning/label in the information for these books.
I liked the storyline best though it could have been a bit more streamlined. Jordan (author) has Jacinda (our heroine) repeating thoughts to herself more than necessary for this reader - we get it already. The concept is wonderful!!! The continued trouble she gets herself in is near soap-operaesque but the tale captured my imagination and I wanted to find out what happened.
What I liked least is the narrator - so much so that I had to stop listening a couple of times because she is pressing her voice so much everything had an emphasis that was exhausting! I mean perhaps Plummer (narrator) was representing the intensity teenagers feel as they struggle with growing from children to adults but geez, it seemed Jacinda was either in rebellion, angry, in a state of angst, or swept with guilt...all the time - just by virtue of the tone of the narrator's voice. I will buy the sequel books, but I won't listen to this narrator again.
Tell us about yourself!I have been reading constantly threw audio books sense a verry small age and have never lost the love of them.
Yes because it take a new look at dragons. Instead of space, or far off worlds this brings dragons in to our world threw the eyes of a teenage girl. also instead of being from a dragon riders point of view it is from the dragon. intreaging right?
No other because this book and its partner in the series are one of a kind. Just try it!
She is a very steady narator that you can depend on for narating well. I love the way she captures the voices in this book bringing them to life. She does a specialy great job on the male charactors. Vibrent!
sore, fight, be hunted and all while falling inlove.
This book is unique with a mix of romance and action that will be sure to keep you interested all the way threw. no extreme fears or violince but keeps you looking forward to the next book wich is great to. can't wait for book three!
She should think a lot less. Especially all those repetitive thoughts. and ramblings. Other than that, the storyline was good enough for me to want to listen to the next book.
I couldn't get through this book because it was so very similar to Twilight and Hunger Games and Divergent and and and . As for the story it wasn't too bad I'm just burnt out on the premise and I feel it's been done better elsewhere. Mercedes Lackey Elite series for instance.
I should have known not to try to read this, though I don't know that it was stated in the description that the heroine was a teenager. With that being the case, the story unfortunately revolved around a lovesick youth who can't explain her feelings, but know them to be 100% true love, despite not knowing her beloved AT ALL. They just have a connection. Couple that with the repetitive guilt-tripping and arguing that happen between her and her sister and mother, and you get a consistently annoying whine of teenage emotion that's just not pleasant after the first few hours. The book started off with an interesting story and good action, and devolved into a Twilight-esque blah story. Decent narration, though I wish the male voices were a bit more distinctive.