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(Bonus) Book Review: Firebolt

I recieved this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Summary

Elena has always been on the run with her father. Overnight, life gets crazier than that when she finds out her father is a dragon, deals with him dying by a dragon, and then gets whisked away to a school where either you are a dragon, or you ride a dragon. Everything becomes about dragons, and some way or another, Elena has to find a way to fit in.

The Analysis

Lets give kudos where it is deserved. There were several heavily foreshadowed, predictable events I immediately guessed were in Elena’s destiny. To the author’s credit, she didn’t actually do any of those things in the first book. It often feels that when a character has an obvious destiny, they encounter it early on, before finding bigger things beyond it.

In Firebolt, Elena’s destiny is hardly touched. In a move that surprised me, her destiny is saved for later. Elena herself thinks she probably encountered it by the end of the book. An astute reader knows otherwise.

(I also know that my predictions are correct. The sequel summaries are rather spoiler-y.)

Overall, Firebolt is a decent read. The plot and action scenes are a bit jumbled, but for the most part it’s a simple, fun read.

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