Series: The Dragonian #3
By: Adrienne Woods
Published on March 9th 2015
Published by Fire Quill Publishing
Losing Lucian McKenzie, the Prince of her heart and discovering her true identity has made Elena Watkins' life almost unbearable. However, new trials will test the 17 year-old's strength and push her to limits she didn’t think were possible.
Only a mysterious offer from Blake Leaf, the Rubicon and a dragon predestined for evil, reveals there may be a light at the end of Elena’s dark tunnel.
With the life she thought she knew crashing down around her, Elena will have to face a monumental decision about the fate of Paegeia. She can either make peace with Blake’s demands or try once again to unravel the Queen’s secrets that lie deep within her dragon, Tanya La Frey’s, heart.
The third heart pounding novel in The Dragonian Series by Adrienne Woods
(Warning, spoiler alert if you haven’t read book#2)
I am a such sucker for Dragon novels, when I first discovered this series I was so happy, I really enjoyed the story concept, the rich world building, and all the interesting Dragons’ heritage.
I think it’s safe to say, it is to be expected that each of the new installments would have surprising story development, and Frostbite was no exception. So many things happened in the book, I really enjoyed all the plot twists in this book.
Let me just say, I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Blake, even more so after reading this book, I was so happy we finally get a book focused more on Blake, after reading Frostbite I definitely had my filled of Blake in Frostbite, which undoubtedly only made me wanting more.
It’s true, I found Blake’s character fascinating, being a Rubicon, not only Blake was the most powerful, but only one of his kind exist in each generation (yes, you probably wondered regarding this part, but you will find your answers in this book) Due to their natural, Rubicon are expected to turn dark, evil, if no one claims them. While we were familiar with Blake’s dark side, in Frostbite, we were introduced a different side of Blake, where he was balanced by Elena’s present and no longer clouded by the darkness. Very likable, I must say.
Since I was confused with the turnabout of the last book, where Elena turned out to be a dragon, and in my mind, I tried to figure it out how would Elena being a dragon means to Blake. Then in this book I found my answers, everything up to this point, all of the how’s and why’s were revealed. Some I had suspected for awhile, and others were surprised.
As much as I enjoyed this book, Elena’s personalty still somewhat annoyed me, I just found her a little too much sometime with her “why is always me” attitude. Although I have to say, it was interesting to see the evil side of Elena, as she bonds with Blake has grown, Blake’s darkness started to influence Elena, Elena was ill-tempered, kind of wild at one point, and unstable.
Lucian also makes some appearances in this book, which I thought was confusing since Elena was already falling for Blake. I wasn’t too happy with how Elena keeps going back and forth with Blake and Lucian, but thought it was a necessary progress for Elena to move on from Lucian. Not to mention Elena and Blake haven’t “dent” yet, so maybe that’s why she still had a strong feeling for Lucian. I thought the Blake’s darkness also clouded Elena judgement, and in a way I felt Lucian may be a “safer” choice for Elena rather than Blake, even if Lucian was a ghost. And with so much going on between Elena and Blake, it was just easier for Elena to fall back into Lucian.
I felt compared to Lucian and Elena, I really feel a much stronger connections between Elena and Blake, mainly because the amount of time they spend together in this book, which we actually get to read about. Whereas Elena’s relationship with Lucian just seem too sweet and fairy tale. Moreover the fact that Lucian knew about Elena and Blake’s connections since the first day of Elena’s arrival, I thought it was definitely something to pondered about. For someone proclaimed, and devoted to saving his best-friend, Lucian essentially took away the only survival chance from Blake.
Overall, I thought the world building of the story just keeps getting better and better, and the plot twists, oh how they were definitely twists and turns. I hope the next book, which is also the last book of the series will be a thick one, I don’t think I am ready to apart away from this series yet.
Happy Reading!! XO