Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Review: LOVE IN THE TIME OF DRAGONS

Love In The Time Of Dragons by Katie MacAlister
Book 1 of the Light Dragons series

Genre: urban fantasy

Book Description:
If you found out you were a famous fire-breather, you’d be freaked out too.

Tully Sullivan is just like any other suburban mom—unless you count the days every year that she zones out and turns base metals in to gold. Those are weird.

And now she’s woken up in a strange place surrounded by strange people who keep insisting they’re dragons—and that she’s one too. But not just any dragon. She’s Ysolde de Bouchier, a famed figure from dragon history.

Tully can’t shape-shift or breathe fire, and she’s definitely not happy being sentenced to death for the misdeeds of a dragon mate she can’t remember. All Tully knows is that she wants her son back. So she’ll have to find a way to solve the crimes of a past she has no memory of living…
Source: Info in the Book Description was taken from the book's website at http://katiemacalister.com/books/love-in-the-time-of-dragons on 16/08/2011.

Review:
I like this author's voice. The story telling quality is quite compelling. However I do not like the way this author makes the main female protagonist act stupid to give the story a bit more drama. For the heroine to act out of character makes it difficult to connect with her. Secondly, a stupid protagonist is annoying to read. I put this down more on the weak plot rather than a flaw in character development because everybody else in the story has a well developed character. It's only the heroine who is just this side of stupid. Because of this annoying trait, I do not think I would be buying another work by this author even though she seems to have a compelling author's voice.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries

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