Friday, January 2, 2015

Talon by Julie Kagawa (The Talon Saga #1)


Written by: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Talon Saga
Sequence in Series: Book 1
Page Count: 464 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Rating: 4.5
ISBN-10: 0373211392
ISBN-13: 978-0373211395
Genre: Scifi | fantasy | Young Adult
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Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Talon (Talon, #1)My Review:
Talon by Julie Kagawa

We’ve got dragons here. The genius of Kagawa once again shines through in this new series that follows two teen dragon shifters and their transition into society.

When everything you knew as fact suddenly becomes clouded, who do you rely on? As the only known dragon “siblings” Ember and Dante Hill are about to face some of the hardest choices of their lives. Hunted by a secret organization that wants to eliminate all dragons, Ember is torn between a soldier, Garret, her own brother and a rogue dragon, Cobalt, that makes her question everything about her upbringing and dragon kind.

I really devoured this story.

Ok, I’ve got a things for dragons and Kagawa’s writing style so this book had a step up from the start, but in the end a bunch of perfect elements that make a spectacular read for me just meddled together in this storyline…and it had a moral to the story to boot.

The moral is brought to us during the story. All the characters must decide if what they’ve known and been told is what they believe or will they step out on their own even if it means their death? Threats come from outside and within. There is quit a layered plot of deception and sides must be chosen, the question is who will survive and who will be lost.

Lets just say I'm looking forward to book #2, Rogue, in the Talon Series to see what happens next.

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