Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Publishing date: March 1/16, 2010 (Goodreads says one, Amazon the other
Publisher: HarperTeen
Goodreads | Amazon

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, a secret friendship grows between them—even though the fragile truce that has maintained peace between their two species is unraveling around them. 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 modern tale of myths and machines and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.

The book actually has a cover! It's partially why I picked this book actually, instead of another. I got tired of not having covers for books.

Alright, does this not sound soooo good? I admit, I'm a big fan of dragons. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke, Eragon by Christopher Paolini, I loved them all as a child, and still do. (Granted, I'm only a couple years above child, but really, whatever.) There's something about dragons that I've always found so magical, and well, you have to admit, with all the paranormal romances and fantasies around, there haven't been any with dragons. It might have something to do that maybe humans and dragons don't really fall in love. That would be weird...

Kay sounds like an interesting, curious, and brave heroine. I can't tell if the dragon, Artegal, is female or male from the name, but I think the dragon's and Kay's relationship would definitely be good.

I also really like how the dragons live parallel to a modern world. I'm interested in seeing how mordern inventions would play a part in the book. At least, I really hope they do have a big part. For instance, Eragon's set in some fantasy world (I think?) with no modern inventions. So I think it's really great to have dragons and now everyday tools like the Internet combine.

So that's my pick for the week! What about all of you?

10 comments:

  1. Nice pick! I love the cover.

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  2. You're right, this does sound good. And if you love dragons, and somehow haven't found Diana Wynne Jones' The Merlin Conspiracy yet, go read it! You'll LOVE it. I promise. If I remember correctly, the US cover looks crappy. Ignore. Dive in. :-)

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  3. I almost posted this one! :) It looks REALLY good. :)

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  4. Even the title sounds interesting! I never really got into Eragon, but I'm all up for this one! :D

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  5. Ooh, I love the cover! I'm not sure if this book would be for me, but the cover is great.

    -Briana

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  6. Lovely cover! I like her Kitty series so I will look into this one!

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  7. sounds like a good book, and what a gorgeous cover!!

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  8. I love dragons, so I'll be getting this one. Nice cover too!

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  9. OT but... I just saw a comment of yours, in 'YA Book Releases' blog. Your Icon or Avatar or whatever you call it, is lovely. And I wanted to tell you.

    'Alice's Aunt' blog
    'Aunt Amelia's Attic' blog

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