Review: Julie Kagawa – Talon (Talon #1)

The Talon saga has been on my radar for a good while now. Therefore, I decided to suggest it for one of the bookclubs and we ended up reading Talon, the first book. I read the book in Dutch and tonight is our book discussion.

Review: Julie Kagawa – Talon (Talon #1)Talon (Talon, #1) by Julie Kagawa
Published by Harlequin Teen on October 28, 2014
Pages: 449
ISBN: 0373211392
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five-stars

THE DRAGONS OF TALON: Once hunted nearly to extinction, they are now poised to take over the world. 

THE ORDER OF ST. GEORGE: The legendary dragonslayers will stop at nothing to wipe dragons from the face of the earth. 

These mortal enemies are locked in secret and deadly combat, with humanity none the wiser. 

To take her rightful place in the Talon organization, young dragon Ember Hill must prove she can hide her true nature and blend in with humans. Her delight at the prospect of a summer of "normal" teen experiences is short-lived, however, once she discovers that she's also expected to train for her destined career in Talon. But a chance meeting with a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. 

As Ember struggles to accept her future, St. George soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian is tasked with hunting her down. But when faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything the Order has ingrained in him—and what he might be willing to give up to uncover the truth about dragons.


I liked it. I honestly liked it. The writing pace was so fast and the story flows so smoothly, wow. I really needed such a book. Reading was really addictive and interesting.

There are many stories with magic out in the world, but not one like this. In fact, magic does not play a role at all. Ember and Dante are dragons with the ability to transform to human beings. Therefore they can live amongst humans without being noticed as dragons.

I liked everything. The different points of view, the pacing of the story, the events, the twists. Everything. What else can I say about this book? Nothing I guess. I really want to get on with Rogue asap.

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