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[Waiting on Wednesday] - #83

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Title: Talon
   Author: Julie Kagawa
   Format: Hardcover
   Release Date: October 28th, 2014

     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.

My Stance:

     I love dragons and being written by Julie Kagawa only aids in the reason to pick this book up. The cover does a great job conveying what this book is about, if you get the whole scales and title. Also you get this whole duality of Dragonkin and Humans. I love how Kagawa weaves a potential romance or something of a relationship in between what looks to be a war or sorts. However, what I don't understand is how the whole human vs. dragonkin war is being conveyed. I mean we don't understand how cruel or aggressive the dragonkin are, normally the dragonkin are territorial and very aggressive. Which I take in this case isn't it at all.

     However I will say that I enjoy how Kagawa is taking the dragonkin and making the have a human form. The subtlety and infiltration tactic makes them aggressive but in a more intellectual way. I love how they are portrayed as being smarter and brilliant. However, for Xavier the love interest to the main character, it makes his job harder. Trying to track down dragons that look like humans is harder and reminds me of The 5th Wave. I love how the book is setup, and this is a book in which I am not nervous about. Kagawa will ensure this book will be fantastic.
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