Firebolt Review

Title: Firebolt
Author: Adrienne Woods
Series: The Draconian #1
Publisher: Fire Quill Publisher
Publication Date: 19 September 2014
Source: Publisher (and Netgalley)
Format: E-book
Pages: 384
Rating: 3 Stars
Reading Timeline: 16 October 2017 - 18 October 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year-old Elena Watkins was no different.

Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.

Now Elena's in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena's heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. oh. And the only way Elena's going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.

Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales. Now it's time for Elena to believe - in herself. 

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts;

One day I was walking around in one of my local bookstores and I saw this book. I later learn that this book was published by a South African publishing house! I have now learnt that I requested this book on Netgalley a while ago and I cannot wait to jump into this book! I am hoping for a really epic story and maybe one that leans towards traditional fairytales.

Thank you so much to the publisher 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.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book has so much potential. As far as I know, this is the author's very first book and the writing shows it. But there is so much potential. The author has a talent for story telling. The writing just needs a bit more meat to it. It just needs a little more detail to create a more vivid image of the world that was created by the author. The dialogue also needs a little bit more work in making it a bit more natural but I won't deny that I loved it. It was often humorous and interesting.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot was slow moving. We followed Elena day by day which caused the book to be a longer than it needed to be. A lot happened but not a lot that helped in progressing the plot of the story. However, that being said, the book was fun to read. The world was original and interesting.

Character Thoughts:

Elena and I clashed a couple of times. There were some things that I didn't agree with and sometimes I didn't understand why she acted the way she did. The characters were also not well developed but they were a fun group of characters and I cannot wait to read more about them.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I felt a sense of nostalgia whilst reading this book. It reminded me of the books that I read before I became a book reviewer. I definitely would have loved this book back then. The writing in this book has so much potential and I am interested to see how the author has grown in the next book. The plot was slow but the world that was created was unique and interesting. I didn't quite understand the main character's actions a majority of the time but every single character was interesting. I cannot wait to continue with this series! Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with a copy fo this book!

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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