Yay! This will be my first post on here! So for a while now I have been debating about reviewing the books I finish reading. I have come across so many bloggers, spilling out their feelings on the books they read, getting unreleased ones and experiencing them before the public can! Ever since then I kind of have been envious because these reviewers get to read all these amazing books! But at the same time I know they worked hard for it, so got to start somewhere right? Now I’m rambling but…. Considering as how I read all the time, read so many different kinds of books, I have FINALLY decided to make a blog dedicated to just reviews! I will be able to express my feelings and say what I liked and what I didn’t (if there even IS anything to not like!). Anyways… Here we go with my first review! 🙂
I came about Scorched from a Teen YA giveaway in one of the local Chapters near me. They were giving out free ARC’s of YA titles to each person and I was lucky enough to come across Scorched by Mari Mancusi. Now, I have never heard about this book or even Mancusi until my hands held the very book you see in the image here. What drew me in was, of course the dragon on the cover! Immediately I knew this was going to be a good read just by the cover itself. I know many people know the saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” but I admit that’s what I usually do. If I see a cover that is so mesmerizing and draws me in, I go ahead and read the synopsis and BAM! It’s automatically on my TBR list. When I read the back cover of Scorched to know what it was about, I was so excited that I even started reading it in the car going home! Here’s the synopsis:
Don’t leave me here… It starts with a whisper. At first Trinity thinks she’s going crazy. It wouldn’t be a big surprise–her grandpa firmly believes there’s a genuine dragon egg in their dusty little West Texas town. But this voice is real, and it’s begging for her protection. Even if no one else can hear it…
He’s come from a future scorched by dragonfire. His mission: Find the girl. Destroy the egg. Save the world.
He’s everything his twin brother Connor hates: cocky, undisciplined, and obsessed with saving dragons.
Trinity has no idea which brother to believe. All she has to go by is the voice in her head–a dragon that won’t be tamed.”
Imagine my shock at never having heard about this book! From page one I was captivated. The writing style Mancusi has in Scorched… It blew me away! I could not tear my eyes off the pages, I just had to keep reading. Now the main character, Trinity. She’s something else, a very stubborn one this character is. There were times that I could really relate back to her because of some hardships she went through in life, but there were times where I did want to strangle the girl! As for the twin brothers, Connor and Caleb. Now those two were something that I wanted way more of! I could not for the life of me decide between the two. It was a raging war. At first it was all about Connor, but once Caleb came into the picture… that’s where things got difficult. I would come to like one and dislike the other, then it would switch and by the end I switched between the two of them so much I just came to love them equally! Trinity is one lucky girl to have them both with her, and like any girl out there, I’m so jealous!
The story line was something that I have not read about. It was unique in a very different way. Scorched can be described as fantasy… maybe even dystopian once you learn more about where Connor and Caleb are from. It’s also apocalyptic where the dragons are concerned. Unfortunately I can’t go more into detail because that would be telling the whole story! Aside from the great plot, amazing characters, there is also a sense of humor to be found here. The comments some of the characters make, mainly the brothers and Trinity to each other. There may not be a LOT but it sure is there. I found myself laughing out loud from time to time, but that could just be me!
This book was one great read. Had me on a roller coaster of emotions, especially the end! I am so happy to have come across this ARC of Scorched. It does not release until September, but when it does I know for sure that it will be huge to those who are a fan of these genres! Definitely a must read! 🙂