I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.
This book had so much potential to be something amazing and it really fell flat for me. It had terrible execution with such a great plot line. The cover was also gorgeous. The story was very confusing and slow to start even with the action scene in the beginning chapters. I found it hard to continue reading on, mostly because I did not care about what was happening. I love dragons and the fact that I lost interest is really sad.
The main character, Elena (I had to look up her name since I forgot it), is not very likeable and constantly portrayed as being very weak. She cried a lot and was shown as a damsel in distress too much. Elena did not question anything that happened to her and never once grieved over the loss of her father, instead, she got herself a boyfriend.
The romance was forced and there was no spark or connection between the characters at all. It was hard not to groan or wince at some of the dialogue. Both characters were boring and dull. There was also a lot of dialogue that didn’t even make sense. For example, “What was your favorite subject back home?” “Art, the drawing type.”
“You’re really funny. I love that part of you.” There was no joke in that exchange at all. There was nothing funny about any of it. There was also way too many adverbs in every paragraph.
Overall, the main character whined and complained before going on a suicide mission that came out of nowhere and made no sense to her character development.
I would not recommend this book, just because of how much trouble I had finishing it and getting through it. It’s unfortunate because I was really excited for a new dragon fantasy YA…it just fell really really short.