Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Talon (Talon #1)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Wow, so RL is getting crazy, but of course not too crazy for this book lover to have a Waiting on Wednesday!  Today, I am eagerly anticipating Talon by Julie Kagawa and published by beloved Harlequin Teen.  This one is not coming out until late October (why oh why must I wait so long???) but I will patiently wait. Afterall, the best things in life are worth waiting for…or is it “comes in small boxes” or “are free”?  Hmmm, anyway, I’ll go with the waiting for bit! 

So why, All Booked Up are you so eagerly anticipating THIS one?  Well, let me start by saying I absolutely adore Julie Kagawa!  I recently started following her on twitter and she makes the most AMAZING little cute dragons…and that leads me to the next reason why….DRAGONS!  Who doesn’t love a good novel about dragons?!  They’re probably my most favorite mystical creature.  So intelligent and mysterious and often misunderstood. 

The story line slightly is reminiscent of Seraphina which I also absolutely adored…uhhhh I need this TODAY! I mean just take a look-see at this amazing summary!  What’s not to like?!  Definitely adding this to the TBR pile and waiting at the edge of my seat for this one!

Summary courtesy of Goodreads:
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.


1 comment:

Zoe N. said...

Kagawa has such an impressive list of books under her belt, doesn't she? ;) For some reason I never read a book of hers, but I plan on someday. This looks like a fascinating read, and I hope you end up enjoying it! Thanks for sharing! <3

~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf