The Dragon Kings Chronicle’s (#1 & #2), by Kimberly Loth | Book Review

Hello and welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

Today on the blog I have my book review of:

Obsidian & Aspen, by Kimberly Loth.

Obsidian and Aspen are the first and second books of the The Dragon Kings Chronicles series.

Trigger Warnings: PTSD, Rape mention, Rape, Rape implied, stalking, kidnapping, stabbing, blood, gun violence (and possible use).

Just so you know, I’m only going to share the synopsis for Obsidian, the first book in the The Dragon King’s Chronicles series, since the premise for the second book, Aspen, might include spoilers.

Aspen doesn’t know how to behave in front of the shifter dragon king…

And the consequences are deadly.

But, Aspen, never one to fear much of anything, tells him to get lost. If she knew who he was, she might act differently. But to her, Sid is just a reminder of a past she’d rather forget.

Sid won’t leave Aspen alone, because she’s the one girl that might be able to help save him and the rest of the dragons.

He hadn’t planned on falling love…

Not going to lie in saying that I had high hopes for Obsidian. I initially came across Obsidian on my booksta search feed when I was watching reels.

First I had thought that the series would be of adult age — like the characters wouldn’t still be in high school, which they were. Unfortunately. However, I stuck around! I really wanted to read the scene that the reel had in it.

I definitely found that there were some irksome moments in the books. Mostly centred around high school and the emotions and “typical” high school experience.

Nevertheless I read both books in one go, which means that both books are now one, in my mind.

Surprisingly there are 2 points of view in these books. We have points of view from Sid, and Aspen. Sid is our male lead, while Aspen is our female lead.

Honestly I found some parts of the books completely predictable, but the story doesn’t let up, or even give any definite hints until the end of book 2.

After thoughts include: honestly, even though I found Obsidian and Aspen to be predictable, irksome, and at some times even completely annoying, I did enjoy the rest of the story.

I really enjoyed getting to know the different kind of dragons, and some of their roles in their society.

Author; the way that the author set up the dragon society was interesting, but I wished we learned more while were in the first books. While we did get bits and pieces of the dragons’ society, I felt as if there were bits and pieces purposefully left out. I have no doubt that there will be more to learn about the dragons in the next books. However, I don’t actually know if that will be true, since I’ve decided to stop reading the series after the ending of Aspen.

Overall both books were 2.5 star reads for me.

Have you read any of the The Dragon King’s Chronicles series?

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and happy reading.


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