Friday, May 8, 2015

Review: Dragons Are People, Too by Sarah Nicolas + Giveaway

Dragons Are People, Too

Sarah Nicolas

YA Urban Fantasy
Entangled Teen
April 28, 2015

Never judge a dragon by her human cover...

Sixteen-year-old Kitty Lung has everyone convinced she’s a normal teen—not a secret government operative, not the one charged with protecting the president’s son, and certainly not a were-dragon. The only one she trusts with the truth is her best friend—and secret crush—the über-hot Bulisani Mathe.

Then a junior operative breaks Rule Number One by changing into his dragon form in public—on Kitty’s watch—and suddenly, the world knows. About dragons. About the Draconic Intelligence Command (DIC) Kitty works for. About Kitty herself.

Now the government is hunting down and incarcerating dragons to stop a public panic, and a new shape-shifting enemy has kidnapped the president’s son. Kitty and Bulisani are the last free dragons, wanted by both their allies and their enemies. If they can’t rescue the president’s son and liberate their fellow dragons before getting caught themselves, dragons might never live free again.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

I love dragons, and the idea of dragon shifters is awesome. Put dragon in the title, and I'm bound to read it sooner or later. Dragons Are People, Too is a fast-paced thrill ride featuring a sixteen-year-old dragon working for a secret government organization of dragon shifters.

I really liked Kitty. She was so tough, having trained for her job since she was four. But she also showed emotion and weakness at times which made her seem real. Kitty was a Chinese dragon, but her organization also had African and English dragons. Seriously, dragons galore in this novel. I found the romantic interest, Bulisani (great name BTW) quite intriguing. Definitely some diversity in this read with the female lead a Chinese dragon, and the romantic interest an African dragon.

I enjoyed the author's writing style-- lots of shorter sentences during the action scenes led to more tension. And there were some great action scenes. I also appreciated the fast pace. In addition, the romance, though built slowly, was rather sweet once it got going. Not so thrilled about the lack of ending, but series are so popular nowadays, and it's really hard to have a concrete ending between books. So just keep that in mind if you hate non-endings.

Overall, this is a fun, high-action story, with great characters and a sweet romance. Perfect for a YA audience.

About the Author

Sarah is a 30-something YA author who currently lives in Orlando, FL with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he's a chihuahua. She believes that some boys are worth trusting, all girls have power, and dragons are people too.

She's a proud member of the Gator Nation and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but has switched careers entirely. She now works as an Event Coordinator for a County Library and as a freelance book publicist and author's assistant. She also blogs at YAtopia and video blogs at the YA Rebels.

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  1. This sounds very exciting and I have been looking for new YA books for my 13yr old for reading this summer . Dragons ! Strong female character! Yes this is going on the list . Thank you so much

    1. I was going to recommend this one to my 14-year-old. Can't remember if there's any foul language... if there was it didn't stand out. I think it's appropriate for teens.

  2. I love this cover ! Sounds like and amazing book for a young girl


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