Coming of Age, Fantasy
It’s the day before Leah’s sixteenth birthday. Instead of planning the perfect party she’s stuck in a shabby B&B in the middle of nowhere. She’s not worrying about pimples and presents: she has bigger things to freak her out. Like her Mother’s dying words telling her she will die on her sixteenth birthday. Spending her teenage years escaping from falling trees, burning buildings, killer bees -- and the unseen enemies trying to murder her. Or falling in love with a boy who won’t admit she exists, even though they’ve been on the run together for months. As her birthday approaches, Leah tries to piece together the events that led her there and wonders if she’ll live past lunchtime. What she doesn’t know is her future will include conspiracies, dragons, new powers: Her first kiss. And the responsibility to save two worlds.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Dragon Wraiths is told in four parts, and the first part was actually the hardest for me to read as I wasn't yet invested in the character or the story, and therefore found it to be a bit confusing. That being said, I feel the confusion is a deliberate act on the part of the author, to make the reader empathise with Leah and what she is going/has gone through. Once the story gets going though, there is no stopping it. With plenty of action and romance, plus layers of intrigue that only become clear towards the end. There is also a strong environmental message which I was delighted to read.
Very well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading flow, this book was a slow starter, but became completely enthralling. Fascinating concept and described in detail. Most definitely recommended.
* Verified Purchase - March 2013 *
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Amanda Martin was born in Hertfordshire, England. After graduating with first class honours from Leeds University she wandered around the world trying to find her place in it. She tried various roles, in England and New Zealand, including Bar Manager, Marketing Manager, Consultant and Artist, before deciding that Writer/Mummy best summed her up. She lives in Northamptonshire with her husband, two children and labradoodle Kara and can mostly be found at http://writermummy.wordpress.com To keep up to date with information on new releases and promotions (and nothing else, promise!), join the mailing list. http://eepurl.com/O0vkn