Voices of Dragons

Voices of Dragons

Book - 2010 | First edition.
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On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons.

Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.

But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon inter­actions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?

In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2010]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780061798948
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Vaugh
Characteristics: 309 pages


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pagasor Dec 28, 2012

great book bringing in things that people go through in real life such as peer pressure, but entertwining the realism with a great fantasy. I feel like things could be more descriptive and could describe what the character was going through emotionally. I mean, there were atempts, such as she was being threatened, but it didnt look like the character was stuggling with what she should do. It was always like ," I have a plan, meet me here tomorrow with this item" I would have liked there to be more risks and such. I also think that her relationship with her boyfriend could have be better described instead like "I HAVE A BOYFRIEND YAY" and the character could have been more emotionally impacted when the tragedy in her family took place. She could have been so grief bound she couldn't think with no one to turn to. I just think it could've been more developed and with further thought could have become a series. THe author could have written a sequal. Maybe the safe haven was corrupt and the character had to find her boyfriend again and stuff.

Jan 03, 2012

A good book and smooth read with real characters and true message, but something not quite right with the ending leaves you feeling a little disappointed. Still a book worth reading and author worth watching.

May 20, 2011

There have been a series of authors in the urban fantasy genre that have attempted to make the transition to the young adult / teenaged market. This one pales in comparison to some of the more successful crossover authors.

In other words, read the Kitty novels, they're much better.

Nov 29, 2010

kind of dissapointing. it wasnt as good as her Kitty novels. it fell flat and took too long to get somewhere, and the main character was forgettable.

Sep 08, 2010

I've always been facinated by dragons, pictures, figures you name it. They are beutiful. I wasn't sure what to expect. But i know i didn't want to read a story that made me feel like i was ready a kids fairy tale. That is what most of us associate dragons with, our fairy tales from childhood.

Anyways, Kay who is the main character, is amazing. She is brave, courageous and most importantly, she is someone who wouldn't conform to the beliefs that have been instilled in her since she was a child. Not only by society, but also her parents who are the closest to the enforcing the rules of long ago.

It takes a lot of guts to think and feel outside of that box. Because of that thinking ouside the box, alot of people in the end are affected. People are hurt, but in the end the bond is unbreakable that is created.

I can't explain enough about the book but i loved feeling like i was there, and there is a sequeal, and can't wait to be back in the land of dragons.

Jun 22, 2010

Alright, it's no secret that I love Vaughn's Kitty Norville series. I think for an adult series she's done such a good job of written character driven stories and while in her adult series there is romance it's never the sole focus of the books. So I knew going into Vaughn's first dive at a YA book that I was going to love it. And, I did!

The story starts off with giving us some general information for the book but pretty soon we are pushed into action and really, it doesn't slow down. The pace was even, spiking at certain key points and going back to a steady enjoyable stride. I loved that at no point while reading this did I get bored or bogged down. Vaughn managed to give us history and knowledge while never it turning into a history lesson and I loved that she pulled some unexpected twists.

When a story is character-driven I feel like it can't go wrong. And Vaughn has grown so much as an author that focus' on characters. Kay was the sort of girl that I'd like my daughter to read about. She was strong willed in a non-bratty way and yes, because I'm traditional I loved that she wasn't following her BFFL's lead when it comes to sex. I know it's a big topic with authors, readers & parents but I felt like Vaughn wrote it so well and really, with everything that she had going and what we knew about Kay any crazy focus on romance would have seemed out from left field.

The book had some beautiful scenes and I found the story to be extremely compelling. A delight to read and I really hope Vaughn decides to continue with this 'verse and makes a series out of it.

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pagasor thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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