Author: Adrienne Woods
Series: The Draconian Series #2
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing
Publication Date: 55 November 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 20 December 2017 - 21 December 2017
Vibrant, scale swathed wings… Abilities that can be harnessed by a chosen few… Dragons…
All this may seem like old news, but for seventeen year-old Elena Watkins the world of Paegeia is not finished revealing all its secrets. During a summer break intended for relaxation, she discovers that her harrowing adventure to retrieve the King of Lion sword wasn’t the destiny foretold by the cryptic Viden, a dragon with the ability to see a person’s true fate. The words inked onto the page of the mysterious Book of Shadows remains black and Elena must return to Dragonia Academy to discover their true meaning.
Upon her return to the magnificent castle she has to face a challenge of a different kind, keeping her boyfriend Lucian McKenzie, the Prince of Tith and love of her life, away from the dangerous new student, Paul Sutton. As a Wyvern, Paul has made it his mission to claim Elena as his rider but he is proving to be more perilous than at first glance.
Everyone knew that Wyverns were bad news, and just as evil as the darkness that lurked inside Blake Leaf, the Rubicon forced to fight against his inner nature every day. But Elena can see a small light lurking in the darkness, a destiny still unfulfilled; to prove that Wyverns can be claimed.
Will Lucian’s dark secret about Wyverns and Elena’s need to prove their true nature cause their love to be torn apart? And which of Elena’s friends will be sacrificed this time if she is wrong?
I enjoyed the first book in the series and was intrigued in seeing how the story progresses. I didn't realise that this book is almost double the length of the first book, so I am definitely interested in seeing what happens in this book.
Thank you so much to Fire Quill Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.
The writing in this book was a lot better than the first book. The flow of the writing and the sentence structure was so much better in this book compared to the first book. The dialogue had a better flow of it and seemed more natural. It also seemed as though the author was showing us more than telling us about what was happening.
The plot was a lot smoother. Everything was jumbled and confusing. Although it did take me a while to get back into the swing of things. I liked how everything had a much better tempo. There seemed to be a reason for certain events. There were moments that seemed a little rushed but at the end of the day, the author did a smashing job. I loved how this book took me on a rollercoaster of feelings. This plot had a super amazing climax! The tension was just unreal.
The characters in this book seemed less flat to me. There is definitely a lot of space to build on the characters to make them more dimensional but I loved how we got to see a bit more. I love Lucien, he is the sweetest little marshmallow ever.
Overall, this book was a huge improvement on the first one. I loved certain elements of this book and then there were some parts that were still a bit shakey. I love how the writing improved. It allowed me, as the reader, to get more from this book. The plot ran a whole lot smoother and we got to see more of the actual lives of the students. We got to see what they actually did in some of the classes. The characters started to take shape in this book which really made me happy. I cannot wait to see how the author and the series continue to develop. I am overall really impressed with this book and excited to continue the journey. Thank you so much to Fire Quill Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book!
Yours in Reading,