Book Name: Talon
Author: Julie Kagawa
Summary: 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.
Review: This novel was amazing. I loved the premise. Dragons that can shift into humans, a girl dragon who wants to learn the world and while doing that falls in love with a solider who hunts her kind!
You can defiantly see Julie has done her dragon research from the amount of detail to the amount pages. I think its descriptive and effective. Julie has created word images so vivid that it is almost like watching a movie. She takes you for a romp through beautiful California and find yourselves in an action packed suspenseful event with Dragons and Dragon hunters, that had my heart facing and had me excited from beginning to end.
Julie has written Garret and Amber's scenes so beautifully and romantic that I had myself swooning through out. So much detail and love has been put into these two characters and you can defiantly see that while reading. Sometimes heat ache but sometimes glorious.
I think Julie has written Garret wonderfully and every time I turn the page I was hoping the scene had him in. There are a few enticing characters in this novel I would be here all day if I talked about them all but I will say this. If you like heroic, challenging, attractive funny characters then this is the book for you.
I love how it changes to different characters point of views. I think Julie did this so effectively and really made the characters not at all two dimensional. The plot is once again amazing It was cutting edge, suspenseful and sometimes spine chilling. I think Julie has written a jump out of your seat novel. Such a fascinating memorable read that I will never forget.