Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scorched by Mari Mancusi

ScorchedTitle:  Scorched
Author: Mari Mancusi                   
Release: September, 3 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated

Purchase:  Amazon / B&N 

Save the dragon. DESTROY the world.  Trinity Foxx is used to her grandfather's crazy stories so she doesn't believe the latest treasure he brought home to their failing West Texas museum is a real dragon's egg. Not until Connor Jacks, a dragon hunter from the future, tells Trinity that the world is about to be wiped out by a fiery dragon war- unless they find a way to stop it..  SAVE the dragon. Save the world.  But Connor's not the only one after the egg.  His twin brother Caleb believes dragons have the power to save mankind and must be protected.  Caleb has seen too many dragons destroyed in the war- scorched future- he'll do whatever it takes to save this one.  With a host of enemies hot on her heels, Trinity must decide who to believe.  Connor the brace solider? Caleb the cocky rebel?  Or the baby dragon that's starting to whisper to her... saying they are destined?  The fate of the world may depend on her choice. 

My Thoughts...

Scorched was a surprise to me. After reading the synopsis of the book I was worried it would not live up to my expectations.  After reading the book I was pleasantly surprised that it surpassed my expectations.  The characters, culture, and world created by Mancusi is filled with deceit, dragons, and wonders enough to sate any reader.

 The future IS filled with fire and death as the dragons have taken over the world. Two organizations are sending representatives back in time to stop the dragon Apocalypse.  Enter, Connor and Caleb.  Twin brothers from the future fighting for opposite sides of the war.  Connor is the dragon slayer.  His mission is to go back in time and make sure the Apocalypse never occurs by killing the dragon.  Caleb's mission is to save the dragon.

Trinity is not just your typical female heroine, she is much more.  Faced with a world changing decision, she must make the correct choice or damn the world to an eternity of fire and death.  Trinity must make this decision based on the opinions and prejudices of Connor and Caleb.  What decision will she chose? Save the dragon, or kill the dragon?

This book is packed with action from cover to cover.  The dragons in this world are everything I have ever wanted.  The culture of both sides of the war is filled with prejudices that rival "real world" issues.  The deceit and double crossing will leave you wondering who to trust, and have you on the edge of your seat!  Plus....... there is some swoon-worthy romance that will have you wanting both Caleb and Connor.... :) I just cant chose!!!

Waiting on the edge for the next book.....

4.5 out of 5 stars

No comments:

Post a Comment