Review: Firebolt by Adrienne Woods

Posted May 21, 2014 by Lucy in Review, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Review: Firebolt by Adrienne Woods
Firebolt (The Dragonian, #1)
By: Adrienne Woods


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Genres: Fantasy

Series: The Dragonian #1
Published by Fire Quill Publishing
Pages: 394
Format: Kindle
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Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different.Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales. Now it’s time for Elena to believe – in herself.

I actually read this book back in 2013, and recently the author has release couple teasers for the second book of the series, Thunderlight. There is no official release date yet, but the words are if everything goes well, it should be this winter (fingers cross!).

Like I mention before, I really love reading books about dragons with a modern twist. I thought Firebolt was a perfect first book for its series, and I quite enjoy reading this book.

Elena is always relocating with her dad, then one night something horrible happened. Not only Elena discovered that her dad is a Dragon, she also lost her dad that night as well. Now not only Elena will need to learn to adapt to a world she once thought were made believe, she will be learning to become a Dragonian as well, something that was never heard of, a dragon and human offspring with a dark Dragonian mark.

As much as I thought the phrase “For the love blue berries” was cute, the frequent uses of this phrase throughout the book did killed the cuteness for me (I counted them, I think it was 14 or 15 times). (I read from the recent blog post from the author that she is taking this opinion from the reviews into consideration)

The romance in this book was alright for me, it gotten pretty serious too soon between Elena and Lucian for me. I thought Elena became too depended on Lucian, I am not a fan of girls like that (just personal opinion). I hope to see Elena has grown stronger and more independent. Elena is actually quite courageous. That part of her I am very fond of.

Where is Blake?! Sorry to all other characters in the book, but I really want to read more about Blake. I feel Blake will be playing an important part in this series. Plus I generally am curious about his character.  Oh and I am kind of on team Blake too, sorry Lucian.

We don’t know why Elena and her dad were attacked that night, it was never discussed after the event. In fact the subject was forgotten entirely. Who is this “Matt” person that Elena and her father was supposed meet up with? He was also never mention again. Throughout the book I am getting hints of the possibility of Elena’s true heritage, however this is just my speculation.

Friendships, romances, and adventures! This was a fun book to read. There are tons of questions still need answers, I look forward to read the next book!
Happy reading!


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