Last of the Firedrakes engages fantasy readers on all levels of tropes. It has a wicked queen, an orphan with a royal name and an escapism that comes from being transported from harried teenager to hero of the day. A fun story that begins here but has more to come - this is book one of the Avalonia Chronicles -- and for young adult readers looking for a new villain to hate. A fantastic adventure story that will transport you to a dazzling world of myth and magic.
16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that t…
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If you follow me on Goodreads, you'll know I'm about 21 books behind my goal of reading 100 books this year. No pressure! None, right? Anyone else panic when they log onto Goodreads or feel awfully proud when they're going on to write a review? That's me lately, LOL!
--> An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Inevitably, some books end up on the TBR pile that never actually get read in the year they were released. I do not have time nor do I believe it to be scientifically possible to read all the books my brain tells me I should read. Here are the top ten books from 2015, that I really hope to read one of these days. #1 --> Winter by Marissa Meyer must be read! I know, I know; but it's because "the end" books freak me out. No excuse, I know, since The Lunar Chronicles remain some of my favorite books to push onto others.
#2 --> My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga shows up on all my favorite people's lists of must reads and so yeah... I really need to read this book even though... yet again I haven't!
#3 --> Uprooted by Naomi Novikwas a book I really wanted to read. Actually purchased and then somehow ended up shuffled aside until viola! I have not read it yet.