Friday, October 28, 2016
The Stonefire Dragon series by Jessie Donovan- 5 out of 5
The first books is about Melanie Hall and Tristan Macleod. Melanie offers herself as a sacrifice to the dragon in exchange for a vial of dragons blood. Dragons blood cure any illnesses and her brother is really ill. The Dragonman she is assigned to hates humans, and with reason. Dragon hunters -humans- killed his mother and tortured his sister. I wont say more not to spoil it to anyone...
The second book in the series is about the dragon clan leader Bram and the Department of Dragons Affairs inspector (and human) Evie Marshall. Contrary to Tristan, Bram does not hate humans, but that does not mean he is not suspicious of them, And Evie has ulterior motives to be inspecting the clan. Her life is at risk, her only choice -or so she thinks- is to seduce the clan's leader and have him take her as his mate.
The third book is about Melanie and Tristan again. but I haven't finished the book myself...
Now, before I tell you what I think of the books, a little warning (not one I was given, I was completely taken by surprise!): this is not just a supernatural, shape shifting book. It is an adult book. If you are under 18, don't read it... the sexual references are very strong. I am almost fell of my chair... It is a romance story though (possibly one of the most romantic paranormal books I read in a long while). Not erotica- I would not have finished the first book if it was, not my thing. It just happens to be rather explicit.
Now, if you can put that aside (or happens to like it), the story on these books are awesome. It moves at a great pace! There is always something happening and you are never left guessing for too long. And the endings are all satisfactory! There are a few things unanswered, which give room for the next book, but they are good endings. No massive cliff-hangers.
The characters are clever, strong, sassy... I found myself laughing with them and them a few times.
There are strong friendship and trust themes running through. I rather like that. The interaction between the members of the clan is entertaining and beautiful to read.
The main female characters are fierce! although they are human, they give the dragman a good run for their money. It is super entertaining reading their interactions and thoughts.
All in all, a great contemporary paranormal romance! GO read!!!