Saturday, January 12, 2013

Book Review: The Smoke Thief

TITLE: The Smoke Thief
Book 1 in the Drakon series
AUTHOR: Shana Abe
GENRE: Historical fantasy, dragons, romance
PREMISE: A thief is confunding the London police. When Kit, leader of his tribe of dragons, helps out he discovers the thief is one of his own kind as well as his mate.
MY REVIEW: Sigh. This one started out really well. I loved the setting of it. Abe's writing is very nice, and hello: dragons. There simply aren't enough dragon books out there. This saddens me. Unfortunately it falls prey to it's own genre and thus is full of Harlequin romance plot cliches that somewhat dampan the creative idea.
Then there's Kit. Wow what a douche. Worse he's an Alpha Male douche. An extremely problamatic male lead as well. He has no problem whatsoever kidnapping the heroine and at one point basically says he would have no problem raping her as long as he could have sex with her. Wow. Just, really author? I find it troubling that this was completely glosssed over and of course in the end the heroine totally fell for Kit's charms cause they were "meant to be".
I liked the plot part of this book. It's almost enough to make me consider picking up the next book even though with that ending I'm not sure why there's more in the series. But the romance part kind of overshadows the good here so I have to say this is a library read only.
WHO SHOULD READ: Dragon fans, Firelight series fans, romance fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five could have been better then what it was books

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