Sunday, August 1, 2010
Number of pages:309
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 ...more 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
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.
Review and Rating
I liked the plot of this story. Alot. It was unique. Special. Different. Do you know what I'm
talking about?? Of course there's been stories about dragons before. And stories about
regular teenagers like Kay Wyatt in them. But this one included a special twist in the story-a
world of dragons on half of the hemisphere and a world of regular humans with regular
conflicts on the other. I just thought it was so cool-a mixture of fantasy-and normal teenager
stuff that teenagers always struggle with.
Suspense was really good. At some points I got pretty frustrated because I wanted to know
what was going to happen, but overall, pretty good, pretty good.
Suspense-dog (just because I got annoyed there a little bit.)
I didn't happen to like the ending very much.
"Kay squinted and saw a leather harness around it's chest and a person riding his back."
Why can't we find out who it was? I hope there's a sequel-I want to find out more. It was too
imcomplete. It was completely without an ending.
The cover looked all right, but I didn't see the point of putting Kay on the front-it didn't
symbolize anything much.
Cover-fish (2 stars)
Uh...it was okay. Just enough to make mehappy. :)
Setting/Description-cat (5 stars)