Published by Entangled: Teen on June 30th 2014
If her love life is going down in flames, she might as well spark a revolution.
Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you’re a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on.
Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it’s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention.
Zavien is tired of the Council’s rules. Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close-minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible. The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn’s help, they may be able to change the rules.
At the Institute, old grudges, new crushes, and death threats are all part of a normal day for Bryn. She’ll need to learn to control her dragon powers if she wants to make it through her first year at school. But even focusing on staying alive is difficult when you’re falling for someone you can't have.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this book when I bought it. I read the blurb, and started reading. ( My best friend read it at the same time with me! ) The first thing I noticed that I loved about this, there are none of your typical things in this books – Vampires, Werewolves, all that jazz. It has dragons and knights. Who doesn’t love a good book with dragons and knights.
Bryn, the main character, does not conform to any certain cliche, she is a rebel and leads not follows. As i’ve mentioned time and time again, I love a book with a good strong female lead. I think my only complaint is I feel that right from the beginning she was tossed into knowing she was a dragon and I had to stop for a moment to catch up.
And I can’t not talk about Zavien. In my mind I picture him as a punk kid, one who, just like Bryn, doesn’t take crap from anyone. I didn’t know what I was going to think of him when he was first introduced into the story but as time went, I really enjoyed him. I mean, what’s not to love about a guy who brings a girl chocolate cake daily. Really good chocolate cake.
It was full of adventure, laughs, a little love ( not too much to make it annoying ) and all around a good read.
I had the chance to sit down on Facebook and have an hour long talking session with Chris and another author Tonya Kuper ( Author of Anomaly ) and it was so fun. We all talked everything geeky, TV shows, and bookish boyfriends. She was great to talk to!
I also have read the second book and a review will be coming up for it in a few days! ( Because I have a lot to say about it!) Down below I have linked Chris’ information so you can pop over, check out her books and say hello if you like!