Teen Reviews

Read + Review — Talon, by Julie Kagawa


A secret organization known as Talon, has recently hidden two of their newborn dragons. Ember and her brother Dante, the dragons, must blend in with the other humans and not be found out by St. George, a group of highly trained dragon hunters who will stop at nothing to destroy the dragon race. However, when one of St. George’s greatest soldiers, Garret, becomes intertwined in a summer fling with Ember, things become even more complicated than before. And when a rogue dragon shares Talon’s deepest secrets with Ember, she is faced with a decision that will change her life forever.

I really liked the book for many reasons. The author uses different points of view from different characters in every chapter. This allows the reader to understand what everyone was thinking or feeling at the same time. Also, the twist of action, romance, and betrayal make for a great plot. The author also does a very nice job at throwing in plot twists when you least expect it. However, for me the book was a little long and drawn out, and was very predictable at times.

One thing that sticks out in my mind is the ferris wheel ride that Ember and Garret go on at a carnival together. This is when the reader learns the most about each character and how they feel about each other.


Reviewed by Chad, grade 8, Twin Hickory Area Library

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