Sunday, October 16, 2011

Slayers by C.J. Hill

Slayers by C.J. Hill.
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends.
Pages: 304.
Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.

The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?

Slayers combines two of my favorite things in books: summer camp and kick-ass fantasy. It has all of that entertaining teenage angst and beautiful camp scenery. It has all of that fast-paced, adrenaline rush worthy action with huge, towering dragons to match. It's pretty much my dream book and it definitely didn't disappoint.

Tori goes through such a strong attitude and personality adjustment throughout the length of this novel. When we're first introduced to her, I wasn't impressed. Despite her acknowledging that there's this prejudice over her head about being a rich senator's daughter, she doesn't really do much to disprove it. As the story unfolds and as she's being educated and trained in how to defeat the dragons, I feel like she starts to shine. Maybe it wasn't intentional for the author, but the way I went from not liking her at all to loving her when I finished the book is plain awesome.

There's not much I can say negatively about this book. I loved pretty much all of it. There were times, however, when the action was in full-force and the characters were all present, that I did get confused. There's quite a few slayers and when they're all in the scene, it got a bit jumbled at times. But it definitely wasn't enough to discourage me from the rest of the book.

Overall, Slayers is an adventure of epic proportions that will have you on the edge of your seat. It's got a little bit of something for everyone - fantasy, drama, action, romance, adventure and so much more. I enjoyed pretty much everything about it, so I definitely recommend you pick this one up!

Other reviews for Slayers:
Karissa's Reading Review.
Starry Sky Books.
Fully Authorized.

4 comments:

  1. I love a good fantasy. This sounds great, I'll have to check it out!

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  2. I've been hyped up on the Inheritance Series, your review has tickled my fancy c:

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  3. Fantasy is my favorite! I'll have to look into getting this one! Great review.

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  4. DRAGONS! I am so putting this book on my birthday wishlist!

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