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I am back with another fairyloot subscription book review; this book is from this year’s June box. I participated in the readalong which took place from Monday 9th August – Friday 13th August. I also entered the June photo challenge for fairyloot, you can check out my photo on instagram, my handle is @book_latte_kech and you can check out other photos in the challenge under the tag #fairyphoto51 on instagram.
What if the story we’ve been told about dragons is wrong?
Dani and Eden Rivera were born to kill dragons, but that’s the only thing the sisters have in common. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to everyday high school life. For Eden, slaying is her life. Yet they both agree on one thing: where dragons are concerned, it’s kill or be killed.
That is, until Dani actually meets a dragon and ends up forging a rare and magical soul bond with him. As they grow closer, she begins to question everything she thought she knew. Suddenly the one thing Eden and Dani always agreed on is the one thing that could tear their world apart. With Dani lost to the wrong side, Eden knows she’ll have to risk everything to bring her sister back from the edge – even turning to the mysterious and alluring sorcerers for help.
Now on opposite ends of an impending war, the sisters will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they can imagine, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Rating: 4/5 stars
Category: Fantasy, YA, Action, Friendship, Romance
Trigger: Mental Health
Eden and Dani are sisters; they train as dragon slayers which is their family heritage but this is where the similarity between them ends. They look very different and their attitude towards their heritage is different as well. Eden has forsaken every normal part of her life so she can train to be a better dragon slayer while Dani puts in the barest minimum of her time towards training to maintain her normal life yet; Dani is more gifted in training than Eden which irritates Eden.
One night when Dani is attending a school function, she encounters a dragon that is determined to kill her but ends up forming a bond with the dragon. She struggles to keep this secret and shares it with her sister which leads to decisions that place both sisters on either side of a divided line in an ancient conflict.
When two individuals have very conflicting and set principles, it is often hard for them to get along or see things from each other’s perspective unless they could magically walk in each other’s shoes. Will Eden be on the right path or will Dani? What happens to their sister relationship when their different camps pitch them directly against each other?
I loved how raw the emotions of the characters were and how they were never certain which is reminiscent of reality. It made the characters so relatable because of how messy their lives and relationships with each other were. Having a bond with an animal was made to seem so great and exciting. I especially liked that this is a standalone story rather than a series, so although everything wasn’t wrapped up in a bow, there were still resolutions that were satisfactory.
I gave the story 4 out of 5 stars because it was emotional, messy and realistic. It was very relatable which I am not used to but I was pleasantly happy with in this story.
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