Wednesday, June 13, 2012
by Alison Goodman
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he’ll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon’s power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon’s affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. -Back o' the Book
Again, I bought this because it sounded similar to a book idea that I had but I really did enjoy this. It was a little bit thicker of a book but I thought it was very easy to get into and the time went by quickly. I give kudos to the author for making a plethora of interesting characters, each very different from the next. She also created a whole civilization and social structure. I could see where she got some ideas but her world was unique and fun to explore.
It messed with my head a bit because the main character acted more like a boy and I was reminded a few times she was actually a girl. He (she) makes an interesting transformation throughout the book and I'm guessing she will develop even further in the second book, which I just bought today. Very fun read. I think those who enjoy fantasy, action, and magic will love this book.
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Space Between
by Brenna Yovanoff
Everything burns in Pandemonium, a city in Hell made of chrome and steel, where there is no future and life is an expanse of frozen time. That’s where Daphne lives.
The daughter of a demon and a fallen angel, she wonders what lies in store for her. Will she become a soulless demon like her sisters? Or follow in the footsteps of her brother Obie, whose life is devoted to saving lost souls on Earth? All she wants is to find a place where she belongs.
When Obie saves a bleeding, broken boy named Truman from the brink of death and then suddenly goes missing, Daphne runs away to Earth to find him. But on Earth, everything is colder and more terrifying, and Daphne struggles between her demon instincts and her growing—yet achingly unfamiliar—feelings for Truman. As Daphne and Truman search for Obie, they must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in their way. But Daphne also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be. - Back o' the Book
So I bought this book and started reading it although I still hasn't finished the other I was working on. But that's okay because this only took me three lunch breaks to read! Quick read and very engrossing. I thought that a book written by the perspective of a demon would be cool (also, I'm writing something similar so I wanted to see how she went about it).
Daphne was very interesting and I loved her mannerisms as well as Truman who I just wanted to give a hug to. I thought the author did and awesome job developing the characters even though the climax was a little lacking (in my opinion) but that didn't matter much because I just wanted to see what happened to Daphne and Truman. I thought the descriptions of things and places and people were pretty good. Not over done like some books where I find myself skipping descriptions. This was a very fun read and I would suggest it to anyone who likes books that are a little bit darker, but not depressingly so.