Wow, do I love this. It crept up on me in this soft quiet way, and before I knew it, the story had curled fingers tight around my heart. It’s a YA fantasy novel that does dragons and their ancient magic in a whole new way that somehow feels modern and fresh.
The bad guys are all kinds of bad, in the way that makes my skin crawl. The good guys are all kinds of dark and complicated, in the way that leaves you uncertain if they are all actually good guys. The female lead is strong and complex (and a wickedly skilled dragon-slaying warrior), and the love interest is perfection.
It appears as if the series is going to continue, but honestly, this wraps up in the kind of way in which it could stand on its own, with no follow up. I really like that,but of course, I’m excited to see that there will be more books set in this world.
Also, that cover. Honestly, I read the book based on cover alone. I didn’t even know what it was going to be about when I cracked it open, and I really love it when a book with a gorgeous cover ends up being a good read.
Book 36 read in 2018