Monday, February 21

Voices Of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
Release Date: March 16, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320
Buy This Book: Amazon

Summary: 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?

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.

My Thoughts:
We are introduced to Kay, your average teenager. She is the sheriff's daughter so her actions are always supposed to be innocent and forthcoming.
She lives right next to a boarder separating the human world but filled with dragons. She's been told her whole life dragons are dangerous and to stay as far away from them as possible. One day she goes rockclimbing (she always does so this day is no different) she has an accident and falls into a river. She is than rescued by a dragon named Artegal. She's scared out of her wits and he than talks to her! Dragons can talk!!! What?

Kay and Artegal form a friendship. He just wants to learn to talk more. He can talk but isn't real good at it. If anyone finds out about Kay and Artegal talking, it could be deadly for both of them and the rest of the world, since there is a treaty between humans and dragons that they stay on their own land.

Of course, all hell breaks lose and everyone finds out. It causes havoc!

Voices Of Dragons was very unique. I have never read quite a dragon story like this one. There are also side characters as well. Kay's best friend and of course her boyfriend. We do learn a bit about her boyfriend but not much. There isn't a whole lot of romance in this book, there is just the battle between dragons and humans and friendship.

Overall: I really enjoyed this one, even without romance. I tend to read romance books more often than not. I loved learning about the dragons and wanted to learn more. It was a really good book. I read it one sitting. Everytime I was going to stop, I was almost through a chapter so I kept going.

Cover: The cover is simple, yet so pretty. I like the way she is standing sideways.

What I'd Give It:


Unknown said...

The Dragon bit makes me want to stay away from it but with your review I might consider it. Thanks!

Alex Bennett from Electrifying Reviews said...

I am definitely thinking that I want to read this! I loved Steel!

Jill Buck said...

Thanks for the review, this one is new to me but it sounds interesting!

Bethany said...

I thought it was super cute. I liked it a lot!
Great review.

(Arya) Paige said...

I loved this one too! When I finished it I though it was just another average, fun fantasy read, but I was amazed how often I've thought of it since then. Some of the visuals really stick with you. (:



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