Firebolt (The Dragonian #1)
Goodreads Rating: 3.97/5 Stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dragons
Recommend to: Anyone who loves dragons! There is also a ton of adventure and magic.
Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe – in herself.
I have rarely read Dragon based YA fantasy and it was a refreshing change. There was a concept or two that drew on other works, but I can’t help but love the uniqueness of the dragons in this book.
I absolutely loved the exciting and unique plot. I loved that Adrienne Woods stuck with the age-old legend that dragons love riddles. This book was pure adventure and the build-up to the adventure and climax was so well done that I was constantly kept on the edge of my seat.
Her characters are fun and interesting but they fall short a little in this book. I can’t say for sure but I think that if I continue to read the series that the characters will develop a lot. I liked the main character Elena. She was a bit too much of an angsty teenager in the first chapter. Straight after that though she grew on me as she started to develop as a character.
The ending of this book left a lot to look forward to in the next few books in the series. From the plot to the characters, there is still a lot that Adrienne Woods can do with this lovely concept.
PS: I’m from Johannesburg, South Africa, and Adrienne Woods is also from Johannesburg! I am so happy that there is a great fantasy author who lives in the same city as me!
Happy Reading !