With this book comes a surprise: my favorite part wasn’t the main storyline. It was the bits with Aaru’s past, a feature I didn’t even know this book would have.
In the present, Mira and her friends are on the run, while also trying to find a safe spot for the poached dragons.
In the past, we see Aaru’s life building up to the moment he is sent to the pit.
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When I read My Lady Jane two years ago, it became an immediate favorite. I laugh so much in real life, and also when watching movies or TV, but not so much when I read. My Lady Jane was irresistibly funny, so My Plain Jane was an anticipated read from the moment the cover was released and its arrival became oh so real.
My Plain Jane is a loose retelling of Jane Eyre, told from the POV of Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (a real person!) and ghost hunter Alexander Blackwood. Ghosts and supernatural beings are abundant in this one.
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Before She Ignites is an extended prisonbreak story, with dragons. On the surface it doesn’t sound exciting, but I ended up adoring the book.
Mira is a political figure by birth, and lives a soft, seemingly untouchable, life. Then she uncovers a horrifying political scandal and finds herself in jail. Why was she put in jail? Will she be in jail forever, or will she find a way to escape? What do dragons have to do with this story? There aren’t many questions to answer, but the story still ends being compelling.
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