Saturday, August 22, 2009

Book Review: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

Eon: Dragoneye Rebornis the exciting story of Eon, aka Eona, a girl posing as a boy in order to be chosen as the next Dragoneye apprentice - one who shares their essence with one of the twelve dragon spirits. Her deception is dangerous and could forfeit her life if it is discovered. But, when something completely unexpected happens at the ceremony, she will be responsible for more than just her own life.

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Things I Liked:
I love the themes of the book - Eon must come to understand her true identity and accept who she is. I thought it was very well-written and the story kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The supporting characters are interesting and individual - I thought they were well-sketched. I also really loved the culture of the book too - setting and details were gorgeous.

Things I Didn't Like:
I didn't really think the ending part about Lord Ido was terribly believable. It seemed too clean and complete a change to be real. I also knew pretty much what was going to happen - it made me want to slap Eon(a) several times over. How could she be so stupid? But, none of it materially changed my enjoyment of the book.

Reminded me of The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima a bit
Also a little like The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
I've heard it's also like Tamora Pierce's books (though, I have yet to read any!)

s-factor: !
maybe one or two

mrg-factor: X
some situations, but they don't lead anywhere

v-factor: ->->->
Fighting, killing, and other violent, scary stuff - not gory though.

Overall rating: ****


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