Surprisingly good dragon book!
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Thank you MIRAINK and HARLEQUIN UK for sending me these two books for review!
Going into this book I thought that it was set in medieval times and was pleasantly surprised when it was set in the modern world. Thinking it’d be an issue, I actually loved the modern twist and how Dragons can shift and use human technology.
Ember’s character is great to start off with and she grows to become even better. I must say the character development in the book was fantastic. All characters start off as something impressive and become even more incredible. Ember is brave, bold and outgoing. She doesn’t need protecting and hates it when she’s pulled back from a fight because people think she can’t defend herself. She’s quite the awkward, quirky character too.
This is a great Dragon book and although the action is thinned out and mostly towards the end. I still enjoyed it considering I love action-packed books. It wasn’t slow and the character relationships, back stories and information was interesting to learn about. So yeah, pick this one up because it’s an enjoyable read.
Ember is fiery, wants to be free and loves to have fun. Because she’s the main character I thought she’d have trouble fitting in but she made friends and knew the place in just a couple of weeks by the time Garret arrived. Dante is erm, okay. I liked him in the beginning and I know we’re supposed to dislike him a little by the end. Overall, I really liked Ember and Dante annoyed me.
Garret was the same. I like his back story and how motivated he is until he meets Ember. He obviously feels something and slowly starts to lose focus of the mission.One thing that did bother me with Garret’s development is that every time Ember would make him feel something or lose his concentration he’d mention it then be all ‘No, I’m a soldier. I can’t lose focus. She is the enemy, this is what I’ve been brought up to do. To kill Dragons, I have to complete this mission.’ And this was just repeated through the first half of the book. Every time, he and Ember had a moment and he’d have to remind himself he shouldn’t. So yeah, got a little repetitive that I rolled my eyes a few times.
Nevertheless, that did help him and we saw him give in and wanted to change. He wanted to be normal and began to really like her. Also, their romance was nicely paced. They started off as friends (kept their feelings for each other to themselves for a while) but it was nicely paced.
I slowly began to like Riley/Cobalt. I didn’t really think he’d become a love interest. I thought he was a couple of years older than her (don’t remember if it was specified in the book) but of course, a love triangle had to happen with two forbidden boys. Riley grew on me and how he was trying to protect rogue dragons and humans. He’s also sarcastic, a bad boy and just funny. I also found it adorable how he called Ember ‘his little spitfire’ and stuff like that.