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Today on the blog, I have my book review of:
Skyborn is the first book in the Dragons & Druids series.
Trigger / Content Warnings: Breast Cancer mention, Loss of a Parent mention, Death by Cancer mention, Rape mention, Death mention, Character Death (we don’t see it happen).
Note that it is entirely possible that I did not get all the possible triggers pertaining to Skyborn.
Alone, on the run, and fighting for her life.
Sloane Murphy thought hiking the Grand Canyon alone after graduation would be an awesome adventure. Until she slips and starts to plummet to her death. Then the unthinkable happens.
She transforms into… a dragon.
After flying to safety and trying to convince herself she isn’t having a mental breakdown, the hunters come for her. She runs, somehow managing to stay one step ahead of them. Until her luck runs out. Now the hunters have her and they intend to kill, not capture.
That’s when he comes for her.
Logan Sharp is the last dragon shifter alive. Or so he thinks, until he gets word that the druids are hunting a red headed female. His team takes her in, sheltering her because there is a truth she must learn: if the skyborn die out, then so does humanity.
But Sloane is hiding a dark secret that she doesn’t even know yet. A secret that could change everything.
(Recommended reading age 16+ due to language.)
To be quite honest with you, the synopsis for Skyborn is more like a prologue to the story. Yes, we do know–eventually–how Sloane shifted into a dragon, and how, and why, Sloane didn’t know about her true heritage.
Skyborn was a book that I couldn’t pull myself away from…Not that I wanted to. I ended up reading Skyborn in one sitting just because of how good the story actually is, and how much I was liking it.
I liked the progress of the plot, and I liked how everything in the end turned out to be. We get to know who Sloane’s parents were (and what they were). Which was great to get to know. There’s this whole unspoken vibe going on within the characters that I wasn’t particularly fond of, but what can you do.
Genuinely, I adored how there’s a true-mates scenario in the story. Speaking of true-mates, we do get to know Sloane’s “mate status” within this first book. — Some books out there delay getting to that part. Sometimes that’s okay, but I like how with how chaotic Skyborn is, the news of Sloane’s mate status calms everything and everyone
(especially the story) down a bit.
Within the Skyborn there’s only one point of view–which I found to be kinda sad since I want to believe that the second point of view–that I’m imagining–could have been an amazing addition to the story.
All in all, Skyborn was an enjoyable read. I’m giving it a solid 3 stars.
Have you read Skyborn, or anything else written by Leia Stone?
I find that Leia’s works (for me) are either a hit or a miss. Which is fair, Leia is going to write what she wants to, when she wants to. And she can’t guarantee that I’ll end up liking every one of her books.
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