Review: Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa


Series: Talon #1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published January 15th 2015 by MIRA Ink

Goodreads Synopsis
‘There are a dozen soldiers hiding in that maze All hunting you. All looking to kill you.’
To the outside world Ember Hill is an ordinary girl, but Ember has a deadly secret. A dragon hiding in human form, she is destined to fight the shadowy Order of St.George, a powerful society of dragonslayers. St. George soldier Garret is determined to kill Ember and her kind. Until her bravery makes him question all he’s been taught about dragons.
Now a war is coming and Garret and Ember must choose their sides – fight to save their bond or fulfil their fate and destroy one another.

Seeing as I was approved for an eARC of Rogue, I though it was time to give Talon a go, and I wasn't disappointed. 

Talon tells the story of Ember Hill, a female shape-shifting dragon (dragonelle) who is tasked with blending in with the humans for the summer in California. Whilst there, she faces many difficulties, including falling for a human (a big no no), and becoming close to a Rogue, a dragon who has left the Talon organisation (an even bigger no no). 

Talon is a secret society, a secret dragon society, who has to blend in with humans in order to avoid detection from the Order of St George, whose sole aim is to eradicate the world of the dragon problem. The problem, however, is that the member of the Order sent out to kill Ember, also happens to be the human she falls for, and who falls for her just as hard.

This is my first book by Julie Kagawa, and her writing was fantastic. I really enjoyed the various plot twists, and especially the changing PoV's, making the story pace very well. Ember was a wonderful protagonist, though at times very, very naive. I definitely liked her character development throughout the course of the novel, especially with her beginning to question the organisation she belongs to, and their treatment of the human race. Her relationship with Garret was so sweet, and although I knew it would all end badly, I was on tenterhooks between each of their scenes.

With the way Talon ended, I'm so glad I'm able to dig into Rogue straight away, and I'm sure that will be as enjoyable, if not more so, than the first book of the series.

Dates Read:
April 15 to 20, 2015

4 Stars 

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