Jun 4, 2010

Voices Of Dragons - Carrie Vaughn

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Friday, June 04, 2010
On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons.

Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.

But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon inter­actions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?

My Thoughts: First off I have to say to Carrie Vaughn, I know you're a better writer than this. I've read one of your Kitty books and the writing in that was just fine.
Why do some authors think that just because they are writing for a YA audience they have to dumb it down some?
Anyways aside from the writing, I had a lot of problems with the story..I don't really want to go into too much detail because most of the problems I have with the story are a personal preference thing.
I loved Artegal the dragon. He was, in my opinion, the only character worth mentioning. Kay the MC of the book was forgettable. So I don't have much to say about her. Really I can't remember anything specific and I am writing this literally just minutes after finishing the book. I would say however if you have been looking for a modern day book about dragons then this one would be for you.
I give this book 2.5 out of 5

3 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com on June 7, 2010 at 8:09 AM said...

Thanks for the honest review. I hate when books let me down.

PS
How was your trip?

BookRants on June 9, 2010 at 7:51 AM said...

My trip was fantastic, I will eventually post about it after I upload my photos :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com on June 14, 2010 at 7:51 AM said...

Yah! Can't wait :)

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