{Book Review} Thunderlight by Adrienne Woods

Posted January 25, 2015 by Lucy in Review, Young Adult / 0 Comments

{Book Review} Thunderlight by Adrienne Woods
Thunderlight (The Dragonian, #2)
By: Adrienne Woods

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Genres: Fantasy

Series: The Dragonian Series #2
Published on November 21st 2014
Published by Fire Quill Publishing
Pages: 499
Format: Kindle

Vibrant, scale swathed wings… Abilities that can be harnessed by a chosen few… Dragons…
All this may seem like old news, but for seventeen year-old Elena Watkins the world of Paegeia is not finished revealing all its secrets. During a summer break intended for relaxation, she discovers that her harrowing adventure to retrieve the King of Lion sword wasn’t the destiny foretold by the cryptic Viden, a dragon with the ability to see a person’s true fate. The words inked onto the page of the mysterious Book of Shadows remains black and Elena must return to Dragonia Academy to discover their true meaning.
Upon her return to the magnificent castle she has to face a challenge of a different kind, keeping her boyfriend Lucian McKenzie, the Prince of Tith and love of her life, away from the dangerous new student, Paul Sutton. As a Wyvern, Paul has made it his mission to claim Elena as his rider but he is proving to be more perilous than at first glance.
Everyone knew that Wyverns were bad news, and just as evil as the darkness that lurked inside Blake Leaf, the Rubicon forced to fight against his inner nature every day. But Elena can see a small light lurking in the darkness, a destiny still unfulfilled; to prove that Wyverns can be claimed.
Will Lucian’s dark secret about Wyverns and Elena’s need to prove their true nature cause their love to be torn apart? And which of Elena’s friends will be sacrificed this time if she is wrong?

I have mixed feeling about this book, what happened in this book really took me by surprise.  At the same time I couldn’t help but to hope what could it mean now, after the surprising new developments of the story plot.I really like the magical world that Ms Woods created, it’s colorful and I enjoy reading about the different breeds of dragons, history and variety of magics.

However, I dislike how Elena remains clueless most of the time in this book.  For someone who is new to the supernatural world, she doesn’t seem too eager to learn their history.

I’ve hope to see Elena has grown some backbone, and embrace who she is.  But in Thunderlight she
kind of went backward instead of forward.  She avoids conflict, she constantly self-doubt, and her “love” for Lucian turned her into a whiner.  I really didn’t care much about the romance between Elena and Lucian (and it’s not because I am on team Blake).  I feel Elena’s romance with Lucian seem so superficial, and juvenile.  I feel the story didn’t spend much of time on building their relationship.  To me their relationship becomes too serious all of the sudden.  Lucian is the prince and he was portrayed as someone who didn’t seem to have any faults.  Elena was such pushover in the relationship, she actually agreed to give up her dragon if it turns out to be a male dragon.

Elena thinks about Blake a lot, though Blake was mentioned here and there, but he was almost none exist in this book.  Very disappointed!

Overall I enjoyed reading Thunderlight, there were major developments in the story, and couple game-changers essentially change everything.  I look forward to see what will happen in the next book of the series!

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