Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary:In Julie Kagawa's groundbreaking modern fantasy series, dragons walk among us in human form.
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons
My Thoughts: I always enjoy Kagawa’s series so I knew I had to read this one as soon as I heard about it!
We are introduced to Ember and Dante who are brother and sister. They are also dragons. They are training to become a part of Talon. Talon is a kind of society for dragons. Everyone has a role to play, a place there. They get assigned and it becomes their life.
Well, the summer they start training Ember meets a boy named Garret. He is a soldier who is out to kill her kind; dragons. She also meets another guy named Riley. Riley is a lot like her and she can relate to him on so many levels. She also gets some new friends as well. Things are ok for her. She spends the days training but at night gets to spend time with her friends. She’s ok in this lifestyle. She just wants to be normal.
But how can she be normal when so many people want to kill her? And her brother is also starting to act kind of weird.
I loved the plot of this one! I loved the dragon angle. I loved how Ember grew close to Garret and I also liked seeing things from his point of view. I liked that there was more to him than meets the eye.
I loved Kagawa’s other series and I just have a feeling this series is going to get better and better. I loved everything explained about dragons and how things went down with them. I loved the little things that happened throughout the novel, especially at the carnival and the surfing scenes. I felt like I was right there with her enjoying the days.
It was fun but also mysterious and a great plot!
I don’t want to say much else about this one but I loved it! I got sucked right in and read it in a few days!
Another amazing one by Kagawa!!! A must read!
Overall: Great story line, great characters, great details, just all in all, GREAT!
Cover: Like it! I’d definitely pick it up and it does have a dragon feel to it! HA!
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