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.
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 inter actions, 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?
In her young-adult debut, New York Times
bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly
twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that
crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.
Do you know the feeling when there is a book out there and when you finish it and want more, you learn that it's a stand alone novel and you are sad? Well, that's what happened to me with this book! Now, if you think "dah..it has dragons that's why you like it", then you are mistaken!
The story is rolling in our world but he big difference is that some time in our history, dragons decided to appear. Now, they are not friends with the humans but live next to her. Across the border where no one is allowed to pass, of course. When Kay goes for hiking, she accidentally falls in the river and then a dragon saved her. While she was afraid, she finally sees (and him) that they can be friends with each other. They keep coming closer in secret and break all the rules. And the problems start...humans trying to challenge the dragons to see how far they will go and Kay and Artegal in the middle of it.
The story is fast pacing and written in the point view of Kay. The plot is fantastic! I loved the whole idea of it (maybe cause i believe something like that could happen). The writing is not "heavy" neither cheap. They way everything was described, it made me feel exactly the environment of the story. It has action, a cute romance, strong friendship and it's like it happen any time.
I loved how dragon were described! Exactly what i wanted in both behavior and appearance.
Kay is a girl, which you easily relate with her. I could see many similarities in our lives and that made the story more close to me.
If something was bit...hmm..weird(?)...was the end (now you are thinking...again? what's with you and ends?!) . It was really good actually and i loved it. It was just one little moment that the setting was more for laughing than a serious expression that it was meant to be. That was all. Just a small little paragraph. And by the way, the ending looks like it would be continued but it's not! That's so sad! I was really excited at the end!
Oh! And one more thing to add, it's that it was a surprising story. I couldn't guess most of it and it always something turned out different than what i have thought :D
You need to get this book...like now!
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