Monday, October 17, 2016

REVIEW: Firedragon Rising

Flynn Nightsider .75:
Fire dragon Rising
By: Mary Fan

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia
Publisher: Glass House Press
Publication date: 8.4.2015
Pages: 64

Recommended by: Read 2 Review
Date read: 6.26.2016

This is the continuing story of Aurelia, the Firedragon.  I really liked the first book... and liked this one even more than that.  The end of it was so good... and yet so sad, because I just didn't want the book to end.  It is a great adventure - just when I thought it couldn't get any better, there are several heart-catching moments - and I liked learning more about her, the Trimvirate and the Rebellion.  Mary is such an amazing author and I cannot wait to read the next book in this series.  The only problem that I have ever had with her stuff is... it is so hard to write a review because there is so much I want to talk about, but all will give away too much of the story for future readers.  Ugh.

About the book:
Sinister plots.  An underground rebellion.  And a treacherous road filled with monsters and enemies unknown.
            It's been three months since Aurelia survived the International Challenge - an elite monster-fighting competition.  And the Triumvirate has been keeping a close eye on her ever since... as if they expect her to cause them more trouble.
            They're right.
            Now that she knows about the underground revolution - and the dark secrets of her own past - Aurelia is hell-bent on escaping the government's watchful gaze and joining the rebels.  Finally, she found a cause worth fighting for.  A way for her kind, the Norms, to take back their freedom.
            Then, when she overhears a Triumvirate official's conversation, she learns that it's even worse than she realized.  The government knows about the rebels, and the rebellion.  They're searching for people who sympathize with the cause.  And they're coming after the next.
            Suddenly the time for dreaming about the rebellion is over.  Aurelia must make contact with the rebels and plot a quick escape... before the Triumvirate has a chance to capture her.  But government forces and miles of monster-filled wilderness stand between her and the rebel headquarters, and dangers she never imagined lurk in the shadows.
            Before she can fight for the freedom of her people, she must achieve her own - or die trying.

About the author:
Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of "what if."  As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions.  Now, she tells them through books - a habit she began as soon as she could pick up a pencil.
            Mary lives in New Jersey and has a B.A. from Princeton University.  When she's not scheming to create new worlds, she enjoys kickboxing, opera singing, and blogging about everything having to do with books.

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