On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons.
Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.
But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon interactions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?
In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a YA fantasy story about a girl who befriended a dragon.
Kay was an okay character, but she did seem a little silly at times. Free climbing on her own when nobody knows where she is? Thinking that talking to a dragon wouldn’t get her in trouble? Not the brightest spark.
The storyline in this was about Kay accidentally going over the boarder of the dragon lands, and being rescued by a young dragon who she then formed a friendship with. We then got some humans making some silly decisions about going onto dragon territory, and a bit of a war broke out. The humans in this really were portrayed as idiots though. Pretty much all of them in fact, and Kay’s best friend going on about her losing her virginity was irritating as well.
The ending to this was pretty pathetic, and tied up absolutely nothing. In fact it was very much a non-ending.
6 out of 10