Series: Talon #5
Published by Harlequin Teen (4.24.2018)
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 397 pages
Source: I own it
Ember Hill has learned a shocking truth about herself: she is the blood of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon who leads Talon and who is on the verge of world domination. With the Order of St. George destroyed, Ember, Riley and Garret journey to the Amazon jungle in search of one who might hold the key to take down the Elder Wyrm and Talon—if they can survive the encounter.
Meanwhile, Ember’s brother, Dante, will travel to China with a message for the last Eastern dragons: join Talon or die. With the stakes rising and the Elder Wyrm declaring war, time is running out for the rogues and any dragon not allied with Talon.
The final battle approaches. And if Talon is victorious, the world will burn.
“The final battle is approaching. I only hope we are ready.”
Oh gosh, where do I start? I always have so much trouble reviewing Julie’s books because I have to reign in my gushing enough to say more than just “I loved it!” XD
But…I loved it!! There hasn’t been a Julie book that I’ve ever read that I didn’t adore to pieces. I love this series and while I’m sad to let it go, Inferno wrapped it up nicely!
“It’s either fight or conform to Talon. Even if we run, the organization will just hunt us down. We have to fight.”
Julie has a knack for writing awesome characters. I was surprised by how attached I got to the side characters! View Spoiler »Even though Scarlett wasn’t around for very long before she died, I actually teared up when it happened! I was also surprised at how much Dante’s death affected me. I hated him for most of the series, but I still shed a tear for him on behalf of Ember. Oh and I almost had a heart attack because I thought Jade would die and she is my faaaave! So glad she survived! I’m super glad the Elder Wyrm is finally dead, too! « Hide Spoiler
It’s so hard to talk about much else without giving anything away! View Spoiler »I’m mostly upset that my ship sank. Team Cobalt forever and always!! I don’t know how I feel about Cobalt and Mist. It’s odd, and seemed to happen out of nowhere, but I’m glad he gets to be happy, too. Still upset that he didn’t end up with Ember though, haha. « Hide Spoiler
I don’t have much else to say – like I said, can’t make a whole review out of “I loved it!” baha – other than if you haven’t read this series, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! If dragons aren’t your thing (which if not I’m silently judging you), there’s also the Blood of Eden trilogy (vampires, but like – well written, scary vampires lol), Shadow of the Fox (kitsune and Japanese culture), and the Iron Fey (faeries)!
Writing style: 4.5/5
Overall rating: 5/5