Monday, September 2, 2013

Review: Scorched by Mari Mancusi

By: Mari Mancusi
Pub. Date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 352
Source: Netgalley

I received this galley in exchange for an honest review.

Don't leave me here... It starts with a whisper. At first Trinity thinks she's going crazy. It wouldn't be a big surprise--her grandpa firmly believes there's a genuine dragon egg in their dusty little West Texas town. But this voice is real, and it's begging for her protection. Even if no one else can hear it...

Connor  He's come from a future scorched by dragonfire. His mission: Find the girl. Destroy the egg. Save the world.

Caleb  He's everything his twin brother Connor hates: cocky, undisciplined, and obsessed with saving dragons.

Trinity has no idea which brother to believe. All she has to go by is the voice in her head--a dragon that won't be tamed.

Scorched were one of those books that I knew very little about going in, but I loved every single moment of it. Dragons, time travel, hot boys, and wonderfully written characters and plot. There was also the perfect amount of action and romance. It's one of those books that I wanted to re-read the second I finished it.

Trinity lives with her grandfather after her mother died. One night her grandpa comes to the museum that he owns with what he believes to be the last dragon egg. Obviously Trinity does not believe that there is a baby dragon inside that egg, but when she starts hearing voices and a cute boy shows up, she definitely starts to believe something strange is going on.

Caleb and Connor are twins sent from 200 years in the future. Connor wants to kill the dragon before dragons out run the world and destroy everything while Caleb wants to protect the dragon because if humans do things right this time, the dragons can be used for good. You see both sides of the story and it is hard to figure out which one to trust. Trinity also had this same problem. Both boys were loyal and strong and just trying to do what they believe is the right thing.

Trinity was a strong heroine. She learns about a completely different future than her own, and through everything she stays strong. She wants to do what is right, but her bond to her dragon makes it difficult. I loved this bond she had with her dragon, Emmy.  And I loved Emmy. I want an Emmy of my own! The dragons and their histories were a character all on their own.

Scorched had plot twists that I did not see coming and I loved learning about the future and how the dragons were involved. I can not wait for the next book in this wonderful and original series! 

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen a lot of reviews for this one yet. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm hoping I'll have a chance to read it soon.

    Cat @ Addicted 2 Heroines


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