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Can t wait to read the rest of the series A human young woman stumbles into the world of dragons by accidentally rescuing aother woman who nds up be a princess to the dragon shifters Soul of Smoke had a uniue and colorful world where dragon shifters remain on the periphery of humankind The story was interesting leaving the reader with a giant cliffhanger and feeling somewhat incomplete I will definitely have to read on to get of a feel for this storylineThe overall read was good One Con Glory entertaining and had a very interesting premise In thend I give Soul of Smoke 35 starsI received this ARC copy of Soul of Smoke from Carina Press in Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows exchange for a honest review This book is set for publication July 27 2015Written by Caitlyn McFarlandSeries DragonswornSeuence in Series 1Print Length 266 pagesPublisher Carina Press Publication Date July 27 2015Genre Urban Fantasy Barnes NobleFor Reviews and More Check out Kai Monahan human is drawn into the dragon s world through circumstances beyond her control When she s accidentally heartsworn to Rhys the dragon king it only takes a touch they have to figure out if they can go through with completing the bond while dodging the big bad dragon s that s trying to kill Rhys andventually the human race You know that old chestnut More urban fantasyparanormal than romance The writing is good and the world building is done well There is alot to process though so the first half of the book lagged a bit while I adjusted to all the bits of info being thrown at me That said I read this pretty uickly because the overarching storyline of the big bad who s trying to usurp the dragon throne kept me intrigued I think this works much as an urban fantasy than the romance but it s the first book in a trilogy so I can only hope that the romance gets stronger as it goes along Regardless I am interested in many of the secondary characters teamCadoc so they are what s keeping me coming back for About that romance In an interesting verse it was the weakest part of it I really wish that time and attention had been spent in really making the reader feel some chemistry between Kai and Rhys For the first third of the book they barely interact and uite frankly I thought Kai had chemistry with Cadoc who breaks my heart and needs a HEA stat Rhys waffled alot clearly didn t want a mate but The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) even when he s heartsworn it felt like an obligation than any kind of real feelings for Kai Kai could be frustrating as a heroine and as immature as you dxpect a 20 year old to be thrust into a very strange world where no one wants to Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, explain anything to her I was hard pressed to hold it against her though because the dragons were lacking in any kind ofmpathy for her and how strange this all was Deryn Rhys sister in particular irked me alot She was saved by Kai than once and barely acknowledged it she just came off as a jerk I thought Ashem and Juli had the best chemistry of them all and they re a small part of the overall story I liked it but as an urban fantasy than a romance I would recommend for fans of UF who don t need a strong romantic angle I d be interested in the next bookARC provided by publisher via netgalley for review I received this book from Netgalley in A Fairly Honourable Defeat exchange for a honest review 3This book was a pleasant unexpected surpriseIt s a fastntertaining reading that really hooked meIt s definitely a PRUF but the Author well balanced the romance component and the fantasy oneI would have assigned 4 stars if it wasn t for Kai the female lead character at times she seemed too selfish self centred she was too focused on her freedom to really listen to what Rhys vee was trying to xplain or actually to listen to her own feelings and in the nd I just wanted to scream For heaven s sake JUST KISS HIMAnd it s a pity because I really liked the other characters well Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue especially Rhys and Cadoc they re dimensional and compelling I appreciated the world building too it s not flawless but I think it s interesting and uite well developedAll in all I will definitely read the next installement I beta read this story and am obsessed I haven t written fan fiction since I was 15 but I have seriously considered doing so for this title Soxcited to own the official copy What the actual fuck This is my feeling still two days after I ve finished the book I liked the premise the writing and all the characters BUT Kai the female lead Oh my God the female lead makes me want to rip my hair out and beat her with a metal baseball bat I do love Rhys and think he s fabulous Let s start with why I m giving this novel a solid four stars shall we For the most part I The Man Without a Face enjoyed the writing style Rhys is a delightful male lead and I like him He s clever passionate honest and considerate He doesn t want to force Kai into anything and so takes the pain that comes with his decision It is hard to not love him I swearKai is the most bratty inconsiderate and selfish character I think I vever read It is always poor me or the me me me crap She honestly made me want to go inside the book and beat her to within an inch of her life There s greater things than the poor me shit and yet that s all she s concerned with She doesn t care about the fate of the world about trying to understand what she is to Rhys or the feeling that is between them and she fights Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...) everyone atvery turn when they are trying to help her Regardless of my utter distaste for Kai I liked all the other characters the story line and the writing which saved it I give Soul of Smoke 4 soul smoking stars I received this ARC via Netgalley in return for an honest reviewI ll try to be nice Rating 15 starsseriously what the heck was that Did I read the right book looks at all the 5 star reviews then looks back at the bookshakes head I ll just talk about the plot One day Kai and her friend Juliet go hiking there they find a wounded girl Jul. Kin against skin binds him inextricably to Kai Becoming heartsworn to a human Gone (Gone, especially such a compelling one is the last thing Rhys wants But with an ancientnemy gathering to pit dragons against humanity and his strength nearly depleted Kai has just become the one thing Rhys needs A complete bond will give him the strength to fight; a denied bond means.
I am so SO glad that I got the opportunity to read Soul of Smoke This book kept me on the Threads Of The Shroud edge of my seat from beginning tond McFarland increases the tension both in action and romance steadily throughout the novelThe cast of characters is incredibly dynamic The dialogue and banter between Rhys and his dragon cohorts is fun and highly All Seated on the Ground entertaining You ll absolutely want to become part of their veeI reallynjoyed Kai as a main character I loved that she uestioned and fought against her situation throughout the story which was a very authentic response to the type of situation she found herself in I also loved that she had a bit of feistiness to her and was definitely not afraid to stand up for herselfRhys is an incredibly swoony love interest Despite his culture his feelings and the way he was raised he commits to his decision to always respect Kai s wishes Untitled. even when it causes him intense physical suffering He s also a loyal friend and definitely the type of guy you want to have on your side in a fightThe romance in this book is just so well done It seems like it s going to be an insta love story but it is not It is so much beautifully complex than that The heat between Kai and Rhys is off the charts and McFarland does a phenomenal job of constantly upping the romantic tension between them throughout the novelI alsonjoyed that this was a story about dragons but still set in the real world Being a Rocky Mountain girl myself the setting certainly came alive for me and I really Wiring enjoyed that McFarland included sceniclements that were obviously very familiar and important to herI am always a huge fan of Against All Odds epic fantasies that actually make me feel something with character deaths There was a specific character death in this book that utterly wrecked me and I was SO thrilled that I was that connected with this story that it had that kind of impact on meAlso ten points to McFarland s Hogwarts House of choice for anxcellent Harry Potter reference and ten for a Mr Darcy reference I am so Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage excited to read the next book in this series Shadow of Flame The full series is out now so I highly recommend this to all you fantasy lovers out there who hate waiting for the next book in a series to come outand who also love some dragons and rom 45sReview posted herehttpbookpassionforlifeblogspotcoSoul of Smoke is the first book in the Dragonsworn series and I have to say I m impressedI think the synopsis is spot on in its description and if that doesn t tempt you to read this then nothing willI thought the author came up with a great premise for the book and series Dragons living alongside us but separately cloaked against discovery and very little interaction with humans Until now Kai is thrust straight into the battle of two sets of dragons after rescuing a girl who she finds injured on a cliff When she gets the girl to her friends it uickly becomes anscape mission as they come under attack from dragons and turn into dragons themselves Kai defends one of the dragons and finds herself in danger from repercussions so the group have no alternative but to take her with them to a safe haven Although they try to assure her that she is not a prisonershe sort of is The DOS even if she does get along with them What she doesn t realise is that with one touch of skin on skin a human can becomes heartsworn to a dragon a fated mate of sorts who can amplify the dragon s powers and take on some magic for themselves Kainds up heartsworn to Rhys and although she is completely drawn to him she wants nothing to do with the situation but Rhys wants her to commit willingly and not just because he will suffer if she chooses not to bond with himI really liked Kai s character she is than capable of looking after herself and I love that she didn t just lie down and accept what was happening to her she challenged it She refused to compromise who she was and what she wanted just because she was drawn to Rhys They did share a lovely bond Against All Odds even before the touch but it s good to see them both try to work for it get to knowach other Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism even if it went against Rhys s instincts I also liked that she was willing to jump in and help complete strangers that showed her characters integrity from the start which also tied in with her refusal to be a victim and helping herself to find a solution to her situationThe storyline was great but a lot of it could be spoilery so I will do my best toxplain There are two opposing sides of dragons which are feuding against Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils each other One side wants to kill the other side and will stop at nothing to do so The good side is forced into a safe haven after being discovered with minimal guards and support The feud has been coming to a head for a while and has a whole history that you will learn about We are introduced to all different kinds of dragons most have gifts thatnhance their natural abilities and they are from a place where magic is common place They have a soul mate principal called heartsworn that is activated by skin on skin contact and sealed with a kiss that totally brings out the alpha in our dragons There are uite a few secrets being kept that will be revealed throughout the story and will definitely change the way you view than one character but have the potential to turn the whole game on its headThe story is also filled with lots of action and fighting from the start if we haven t got people shifting into dragons we have dragons carrying people then we have awesome battle scenes with dragon on dragon fighting human on dragon fighting in air battles on the ground battles fire breathing mind controlling you name it and it s in there All of this creates and awesome read and it left me desperate for as all good books should I just loved this dragon paranormal romance I m a huge fan of the magical soul mate trope and McFarland pulls it off in such a new and fun way. On a hike deep in the Rocky Mountains Kai Monahan watches as a dozen dragons actual freaking dragons battle beneath a fat white moon When one crashes nearly dead at her feet and transforms into a man Kai does the only thing a decent person could she grabs the nearest sword and saves his lifeAs the dragonman Rhys recovers from the attack a chance brush of
Iet runs back to their site to get help while Kai stays behind to make sure the girl is safe While there the girl hysterically asks for help because her brother is in danger Kai rushes to help and find a mystical band of people who can turn into dragons When a scarlet scaled dragon is downed and about to be killedKai rushes with a sword and saves himWho knew that saving a dragon could land her in such a pile of trouble For all intents and purposes this plot line sounds amazing When i saw it i had a serious case of the honey glow in my cheeks I happily delved into it but imagine swimming in a pool of jelly all the sudden you re stuck and you can t move and pretty soon you feel like you re drowning Welcome to my feeling of this book The Main protagonist Kai was so down right horrible that Payment Due every time i saw it was her POV coming up i would go on a rant or just dump my tablet and walk away from itTHIS WHOLE FREAKING STORY REVOLVES AROUND 1 FREAKING KISSThe whole freaking time you re shouting JUST KISS Okay if you knew that all humanity depended on you and if you kiss a dude he ll have the power to save it would you be like ohno if i kiss him i ll never see anyone againI ll never see my brothers and parents LADY IF YOU DON T KISS HIM THEY LL DIE ARE YOU THICK face palm I can thonestly I just can t It was so ridiculous WARNING INSTA LOVE LOVE TRIANGLE MAIN GIRL KISSES RANDOM GUY FOR NO REASON The beginning was decent and thenverything fell into the valley of awful Oh Oh Of course the best friend will also be the special someone too Figures cliche anyoneI can t Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, even say the writing was awesome It was okay but the story the way it went just made the charactersspecially Kai look stupid I m sorry if that s harsh This is going into the read if you hate yourself shelf This really didn t cut it for me Maybe it ll appeal to you that s thatStay awesome The Book Herald Tweet me thebookherald Soul of Smoke is book one in the Dragonsworn series by Caitlyn McFarland This book was generously provided to me for an honest review by NetGalley Carina Press and Caitlyn McFarland Kai Monahan is a normal twenty year old woman going to school living with her roommates whom she loves and working as a rock climbing instructor part time That is until the day she saw dragons She had convinced two of her roommates to go hiking when they came across a severely injured woman along the trail They are miles from getting help so Kai stayed with her when the other two went back for help But the woman insists that she has to go and warn her brother So against Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, everything that Kai feels she should do she helps her This decision will change her life When theyventually find her brother and the rest of their group they are attacked By men no but by dragons And the brother he changed into a dragon as well Until he was injured and fell at her feet and changed back into a man So what does Kai do Does she run No she helps the man She saves his life The wind blows where it will We can only adjust our wings Rhys is a dragon shifter He his sister and their group thought they would be safe from those that are after them There hadn t been an attack in a long time But they ve been found and his sister is injured During the battle he is also severely injured and he is sure this is the The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, end until the human girl rescues him She saved his life They can t just leave her here she ll be killed So they take her back to their cave She ll just have to stay with them until it is safe to take her home That was the plan until Rhys accidently barely touched her skin It was just a simple brush but that s all that was needed for him to become heartsworn to her He wanted to know her invery sense of the word Not just physically but mentally Turbulence emotionally It was as if he d been living in a dark room and when someone finally turned on the light he d discovered half of him was missing The stories lie This isn t love Thisit was need Pure incandescent need When a dragon touches the skin of the one he is fated to become mated with a magical bonding happens But it is one sided until they kiss Then the bonding will be complete But Rhys is determined to let Kai make the decision to complete the bonding He will not kiss her against her will He wants her to decide on her own if she wants to become heartsworn to him Even thoughvery hour Tropical Bioproductivity every minute andvery second the heartswearing is not completed Rhys is in pain Kai does NOT want this She just wants to go home back to her life To be heartsworn to this mandragon that she doesn t Elizabeth Ann Seton even know would mean giving upverything But what would happen to Kai if she said no He is keeping secrets from her And why is it so important that she accepts She didn t love him now Not ven close But she knew as sure as the stone beneath her feet that someday this man could mean to her than anything in the world This book was just amazing So far I would classify it as YA If I had to voice one complaint it is that in the beginning I had a little trouble with all the names and the names of places I kept getting them confused since they were all unusual But after about the first fifty pages or so it all started falling into place The action was non stop I loved ALL of the characters The other dragons in Rhys s group were all so asy to love Kai and her friend Juli were amazing The romantic in me wanted Kai to hurry up and kiss Rhys but I understand that she had to make the decision in her own time Her acceptance of the dragons Folk Tales From the Soviet Union existence was pretty amazing This book kept me on thedge of my seat right up until the Ulysses and the Trojan War ending And oh my gosh thending It is most definitely not what I Tall, Dark Rich expected Is there a cliff hangeryes But thankfully it is only about two months until the next book Shadow of Flame is released on September 14 I believe this is Caitlyn s first book so congratulations You definitely have me hooked. Certain deathKai is terrified at the thought of allowing any dragon into her mindor her heart Accepting the heartswearing and staying with the dragons means sacrificingverything and Kai must decide if her freedom is worth risking Rhys's life a life crucial to the fate of humanity than she could possibly know Book One of the Dragonsworn trilogy91000 word.
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Originally from the Midwest Caitlyn McFarland currently lives in Utah with her husband and three young daughters She has a Bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Brigham Young University When she’s not writing about dragons or running around after her daughters she can be found hunched over a sewing machine making elaborate princess costumes Caitlyn is represented by Marlene Stringer of String