Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Voices of Dragons

Voices of Dragons
Carrie Vaughn

Release Date:
March 16, 2010



My Personal Copy

Reading Level:
Young Adult

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 between them. 
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 war? ~book blurb

Teaser Sentence(s):
"I can't imagine you ever being afraid of us," she said, looking up at him, as large as a bus, so powerful. "That's why the military's doing what it's doing, because it's afraid of you. They think they have to do this, before you do."

My Thoughts:
Another random fact about me: I love dragons! 
Voices of Dragons was a very fun read. Dragons live in the modern world. We have given them some of the more uninhabitable land of the world. The dragons stay on their side, and the people stay on theirs. The two never interact, and it is against the law to cross any of the borders.
Kay falls into a river after rock climbing and is caught in the river current taking her into dragon territory. She befriends a young dragon, Artegal, who wants her help to perfect his speech. Kay and Artegal are both well written characters. I couldn't find anything I didn't like about them. They saw how their secret friendship was possible, and saw a world where dragons and the human race could live together. And when a war is started they do everything in their power to prove that fighting is not necessary. 
I did dislike how this book ended. I have looked everywhere trying to find any information about a sequel, but have come up empty handed. I really hope one day there will be a book 2, because I was left wanting to know what happened after their dangerous protest to stop the war.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, this book is going right onto my Goodreads TBR shelf, and Amazon wish list!! I love dragons, too, and the idea of a friendship between a human and a dragon is just wonderful! If the book's ending was a cliffhanger, you can be sure a sequel will be coming along sometime in the future. Don't give up hope! Thanks for your thoughts!! :)