Saturday, January 3, 2015

Book Review: Talon

TITLE: Talon
Book 1 in the Talon series
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
PUBLISHED: October 28th, 2014
GENRE: Urban Fantasy, Shifters, Dragons
PREMISE: A young dragon experiences freedom for the first time all while not knowing she's falling for a dragon hunter...
MY REVIEW: Kagawa never fails to disappoint. Somehow she manages to take tired cliches (sorry, but the shifter dragon thing has been done several times, it's not new) and put fresh spins on them.
Are there some tropes here? Yes. Do the tropes hinder the story in any way? Nope, not really. Yet again, Kagawa manages to weave an entertaining but also kind of thoughtful yarn. This is not an easy thing to do and I get impressed every time I read a new book of hers about how she manages this feat. Kagawa, what's your secret? All aspiring writers want to know.
Basically, if you're a Kagawa fan, this book is for you. It's got her imagination running through it (no, seriously, I love her imagination) and is entertaining throughout. If you're in the mood for dragons, this is your new series to check out while waiting for the new Seraphina book (four months and counting!).
WHO SHOULD READ: Firelight series fans, Julie Kagawa fans, dragons fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five claws

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