Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
Expected publication: October 15th 2019
Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance… and dragons.
Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.
Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.
But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.
With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.
Dragons! I have read a few dragon books in the past but for the most part haven’t really gotten on well with them making me dub them as drag-on books, geddit? 😂😂😂 I have mostly not got one well with books like this in the past because the lore regarding the dragons wasn’t really well explored and the dragons themselves didn’t really have much depth to them and as I am fascinated with dragons as the mystical beings they are, I like it when they are portrayed with all the mystery and intrigue that surrounds them in real life when I read stories about them. Just a preference of mine as most of the dragon books I have come across seem to portray them like regular animals almost, but it has been a very long time since I last read a book featuring dragons (other than the complete failure that was Eragon) and I would very much like to read about these majestic beings once more. What I’m hoping this book will be is a breath of fresh air to a genre that is easy to mess up with an interesting plot, good world building and characters we actually root for. There have been high general ratings for the arcs that people have read early and for me, as with a lot of books, I want to go into this book knowing basically nothing cause I cannot tell you how many times I have read reviews only to come across spoilers 😛 Yea… I’m pretty much sold on the Game of Thrones comparison anyway 😉
Have you read any good dragon fantasies lately? Happy October btw this seems like such a good month for awesome new releases! 🙂