*I received this book from author on behalf of Reading Addiction Blog Tours for an honest review.*
Firebolt was a fantastic read that kept enraptured me from start to finish!!
Elena grows up thinking that dragons and magic only exist in fairy tales... And boy, is she so in for a wake up call!
After being attacked by dragons, Elena learns four things:
1) Dragons are real and murdered her father
2) Her father, himself, was a dragon shifter (a Copper variety to be exact)
3) She is now an orphan (her mother left her and her father when she was young)
4) And that everything she once knew is about to change....
She is then whisked away to a world where there is a school for people of her kind and "normal" people are not permitted. "What?" is her kind you may ask? Well, she is NOT a dragon. She is a Dragonian, a rider of Dragons.
At this school, promptly named Dragonia Academy, she meets a colorful array of individuals ranging from other Dragonians like herself and other students who can actually change into dragons. The students who have the ability to transform can range from different kinds of dragon breeds and powers. Whereas, Dragonians harness themselves in learning their roots, harnessing their abilities, and taking up self-defense classes.
What made this story work for me was the support of Becky and Sammy , Elena's now besties, and Lucian , her swoonworthy and now steady boyfriend; and lastly, campus bad boy Blake!
In my eyes, Becky and Sammy are the kind of friends you want. They are loyal and will stick with you through thick and thin.
As for Lucian, the Prince, well nuff said. He was literally Prince Charming in the flesh!! So perfect and understanding!!
Last but not least, Blake: the moody,tempermental,and always PMSing playboy of the bunch. Gosh, he was so darn hot!!
I'm not so secretly hoping that Elena is his Dragonian as it is supposed that his was killed many years before. That will be quite the tryst as same sex dragon and Dragonian bonds tend to be like a buddy or brother/sister situations (a.k.a. Brother/Sister Hood) whereas opposite sex matchups are partners for life (a.k.a lovers). Would be quite the scandal don't you think?! lol
Anyways, a lovely lovely read!! So vivid and imaginative!! I already can't wait for book 2 but I can already forsee some love triangles and heartbreak for the future!! It's gonna be good!! I just don't want poor Lucian too get hurt; he's such a sweetheart. But, I really really crave for Elena and Blake for the finish!! Hmmm...we'll just have to see!!...
P.S: Why couldn't Tabitha die and not Brian? Just a thought. ;) She's such an annoying slore (slut/wh*re)!
-Overall : 9
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 8
Where to get your copy!
Barnes and Noble