Friday, August 28, 2015

Smoked by Mari Mancusi

Emmy is being held captive in a government lab.  She's not alone, Scarlet is there with her.  But Trinity wants her dragon back, so they mount a rescue attempt.

Sourcebooks Fire and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 1st, so all you who are waiting for the final book in the series can grab it then.  If you haven't been reading the series, you can still enjoy this book.  I did.

Connor and Caleb are twins, but they are not always on the same side.  They also are both in love with Trinity.  When you add a dragon war to that combo, it gets tense real fast.

When Emmy is rescued, she has a secret.  She hides away for a couple of months before she returns home.  No one knows why she hid away except Scarlet.  Emmy had two eggs hatch in the cave.  She makes Scarlet promise to kill them.  She does, so Emmy will go away.  Then she hides the babies in a far away outbuilding.

When Caleb and Scarlet planned an impromptu meeting of the babies and Mom during a public filming of Emmy's birthday party, it goes way wrong.  Connor turns into the dragon hunter again and goes after the babies.  He kills one, the other one gets away.  And he's suddenly facing a whole building of enemies.

This is a complex story with time travel, a Nether world, dragons and hybrids, and evil as well as good people.  I feared the ending would not be happy but it mostly is.  It's a very interesting finale to a high stress series.  I doubt anyone who reads it will be disappointed.

If you'd like to win a copy of this book, make a comment here on my blog and email me at info at with your name and address.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

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