Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Magic of Dragons

Voices of Dragons by 

Summary: On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons.

Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them. 

But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon interactions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war? 

In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.

Review: An enjoyable tale of dragons and one teenager who tries to change the world. 

I love dragons. I haven't read a book about dragons in a while so it was nice to read a book focused on dragons. This book brings back memories of The Dragonriders of Pern series. I wish dragons were real. I liked how that while this was a young adult book, the focus was actually on the paranormal/fantasy creatures.   The setting was not merely an excuse for romance, true wuv, and triangles. I really did like the romance between Kay and Jon. They were friends testing out the waters of a relationship and were hesitant to move too quickly, which was a breath of fresh air from instalove and we were meant to be.

While I thoroughly enjoyed Kay's adventures with Artegal, especially the flying, I found how easily Kay snuck over the border hard to believe. From what I gathered, dragons were considered extremely dangerous  so I would think the border would be guarded with soldiers and even fences. She also manages to elude government forces way too often. Of course I wanted Kay to succeed, but I couldn't believe how easily she managed to evade everyone.


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to fans of dragons and young adult fantasy books. 

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