Friday, February 24, 2017

Blog Tour/Review: Dragonkyn by Nathan Smith Jones

Dragonkyn, by Nathan Smith Jones
2017, 216p, YA Fantasy
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher which did not affect my review in any way

Marc Mondragon is your average teenager: always getting into trouble, crushing on the pretty girl in school. But when strange things begin happening to his body, Marc is thrust into a new world where dragons are no longer just fairytales. Now knowing he’s part dragon, Marc joins a group of Dragonkyn who call themselves Sorceron. As Marc discovers new powers within himself, he starts to wonder how much he can really trust his fellow Dragonkyn. After the leader of Sorceron orders the rest of the group to kill Marc, he flees. But when he discovers that people are going to attack the Sorceron, Marc is faced with a dilemma. Will he try to help the Dragonkyn who tried to kill him?

Marc's life is rough. His mom works hard to put food on the table and to live in a run-down house. He regularly gets chased by the local deputy who's trying to pin some vandalism on him, and he's trying to fit in at school. Things start to change once he learns that he has dragon DNA. He meets a new friend who introduces him to more of his kind (Dragonkyn) who call themselves Sorceron. Even stranger things start happening and Marc isn't sure who he can trust or where he can turn.

This book is full of action, as well as some violence. Marc is a nice kid who is just trying to fit in but when he starts to discover his dragon powers, he knows his life will never be the same. Once he meets the other Dragonkyn, he gets some answers but some strange things happen which prompt new questions. There's an evil villain that we get to know as well. He's easy to not like or trust and it will be interesting to see what happens with him in the future.

This was a fun book to read! There were parts that made me laugh and other times I was engrossed in the action, wondering what would happen. It was hard to tell the direction the story would go, which made it interesting. By the end, there were still questions to be answered, so I'm looking forward to reading more!

Nathan Smith Jones graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in English Literature. The fourth of eight children, he is the author of the Children’s book, “The Boy Who Ate America,” and several other novels and screenplays. He lives with his wife and five children in Utah.

Tour Schedule:

February 14: Riddle’s Reviews
February 15: Reidhead Random-ness
February 17: Closet Readers
February 18: Drankgon
February 20: Bookworm Lisa || Making Life a Bliss Complete
February 21: 2 Kids and Tired Books
February 22: Rockin’ Book Reviews
February 23: The Booknerd Dragon || Wishful Endings
February 24: Mel’s Shelves
February 25: Bookish Creature
February 26: Blooming With Books
February 27: Eccentric Eclectic Woman
February 28: Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews || Jorie Loves a Story


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