Sapphire & Lotus, by Audrey Faye & Shae Geary | Book Review

Hello friends! Welcome back to Adele Is Reading.

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Today I bring you my review of Sapphire & Lotus, by Audrey Faye & Shae Geary.

Sapphire & Lotus is the first book in the Dragon Kin series.

The ancient prophecy speaks of the five, those who will come to save all of dragonkind. Like most prophecies, it leaves out a lot of the important details…

The very ordinary elf girl who runs for the hills—and gets lost in a forest instead. The dragon egg, precariously perched high in a tree on a dark winter’s night.

And what happens when egg meets girl.

Dragon Kin: Sapphire & Lotus is book one of a new fantasy series for readers of all ages. If you love dragons, ordinary heroes, or bravery that has to be earned one day at a time, we hope you’ll give this book a try!

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Taken, by Jada Fisher | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Taken, by Jada Fisher.

Taken is the third book in the The Brindle Dragon series. 

Trigger Warnings: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Kidnapping, Poisoning, Abuse.

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43730267Everything can be taken in the blink of an eye if you’re not vigilant.
An epic dragon riding adventure from Jada Fisher, author of the popular Dragon Oracle series.

Eist has survived treachery and has dedicated herself to raising the most unique dragon anyone has ever seen. While Fior has proven to be intelligent, loyal, and cunning, he still lags behind his now much larger brethren. As Eist faces the possibility she may never be able to soar on her dragon, a worse possibility is thrust on her. Can she overcome the latest threat or will everything be taken from her?

Taken is the third book in the Brindle Dragon series which follows the story of a young girl and her most unusual dragon as they set out to defeat an evil they are just starting to understand.

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With Taken being the third book in The Brindle Dragon, Taken is an incredibly fast read. I’m talking even faster than the last book, Awakened. It seems like there are two parts of this story, and for good reason. Continue reading

Chosen, by Jada Fisher | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my book review of

Chosen, by Jada Fisher.

Chosen is the first book in The Brindle Dragon series. 

Trigger Warnings: Bullying

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43236529She is destined to soar with the dragons, but first…she needs to be chosen.
An epic dragon riding adventure from Jada Fisher, author of the popular Dragon Oracle series.

Eist was born to be a dragon rider, she just knows it. When fate conspires to take her parents and leave her orphaned and injured, her future appears bleak. Unwilling to back down, she must overcome a system stacked against her. Even if she passes all the tests, there’s no guarantee she will ever fly on a dragon. Can she beat the odds and find her destiny or will she be stranded on the ground?

Chosen is the first book in the Brindle Dragon series which follows the story of a young girl and her most unusual dragon as they set out to defeat an evil they don’t even know exists.

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Chosen is the first book in The Brindled Dragon series. Eist, the main character, is a teenager who has a fierce love of dragons. We see Eist’s enthusiasm for dragons throughout the book. Frankly, Eist’s love for dragons is very endearing. Continue reading

Here There Be (Books About) Dragons! | TBR

Lately all that has been on my mind is “Dragons Dragons Dragons!” If you know me, then you know that I love all things about the paranormal, all things supernatural, and all things fantasy. Which includes Dragons.

What actually started this hunt for dragon novels was Before She Ignites. I got to thinking that there were definitely more dragon novels out there. However, I wanted to accumilate some titles slowly, so I could remember them. I didn’t want to gather a bunch of titles, add them to my TBR list and then forget.

Yet, somehow, over the last few months I’ve gathered 5 titles to briefly talk about. Some titles I’ve known of for a few years, others much more recently. So without further ado,

Here are 5 DRAGON novels that I’m excited to read:

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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1) by Alison Goodman | Book Review #325

Trigger Warning: Attempted Sexual Assault

Sixteen-year-old Eon has a dream, and a mission. For years, he’s been studying sword-work and magic, toward one end. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye—an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.

2986865But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.

When Eon’s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic… and her life.

I had been wanting to read Eon: Dragoneye Reborn for quite a while. I even requested it from the library with no luck—-the book has been lost. And then for a while I forgot about Eon. When Eon resurfaced somehow –the brain and internet are very interesting things– I put Eon’s story on the back burner. I wanted to read it, but I wasn’t sure as to how I would get around to doing so. Thankfully I finally caved and bought Eon as an e-book off of Amazon.

One thing that I like right off the bat is that this book has DRAGONS!!! I also love what Eon/a was able to do by the end of this book.

What I liked about the novel was that the pace of the book is very fast. It’s something to admire since the book in physical form is a little on the intimidating side. Thankfully I found the story to be interesting! I don’t know about other people who’ve read this book, but for me, this story being interesting is a good thing. There weren’t any parts that felt like they were dragged out. If anything, there may have been a few scenes where the story was too quick.

The plot line is very interesting, and while I thought that Eon would be a boring story –I mean, the synopsis doesn’t help the book at all– I’m glad that the story had hidden elements that the synopsis doesn’t give away.

What I didn’t like about Eon was that there were multiple trials that Eon had to go through. There were a lot trials. So. Many. I havne’t been on a roller coaster for a few years, and I don’t need to, since Eon was already a good enough of a roller coaster; with all of those ups and downs.

Another thing that I had a problem with was one of the characters. I was repulsed by one of the characters. I’ve actually completely forgotten this character’s name, but I honestly hate his character. And, spoiler alert, I reallllyyyy don’t like his “redemption.” Or whatever that was by the end of the novel.

One last thing that I honestly didn’t like about this novel was the blatant sexism and homophobic and transphobic remarks made towards some of the characters. Given the time frame of when the story takes place though, I’m not surprised.