Thu, January 16, 2014

Scorched by Mari Mancusi Review

Scorched book cover

Scorched book cover

Scorched
By Mari Mancusi
Publication date: Sept. 3, 2013
Sourcebooks Fire, 352 pages
Source: Library

Trinity
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…

Connor
He’s come from a future scorched by dragonfire. His mission: Find the girl. Destroy the egg. Save the world.

Caleb
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.

— Goodreads.com description

Look, I know it’s not “cool.” And the cover of this book might have totally embarrassed me in public. But I love dragon books, darnit!

And as far as dragon books go, this one’s on FIRE!

(See what I did there?)

Let’s see…time travel. Cute twins. Mind-reading. A lovable grandfather. Never knowing who you can trust as a reader — OMG what is not to love?

I’d heard a lot of positive reviews of this one, and I’m so glad I gave it a try. Have any of you read this one? Yes? No? Thoughts? Favorite dragon book?

Anna Reads young adult book blog

PS: Team Connor, right? Totally.

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  1. Kim Mathwig said:

    LOL! (Darn embarrrasing covers.) I love a good dragon book! I’ll be giving this one a try. My favorite dragon book is The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe. Super good!

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    Anna Reply:

    It’s particularly an issue for me on the train in the morning — haaa! And thanks for the rec, I’ll look that one up!

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  2. Lisa is Busy Nerding said:

    YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT DRAGONS.

    My fave dragon book is probs Seraphina, at the moment. Or the GoT series but that’s almost cheating.

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    Anna Reply:

    DRAGONS!!!!!

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  3. Kaye said:

    Oooh, I forgot about this one! I’m glad to hear it was as good as the hype pre-release. I’m always up for dragons!

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    Anna Reply:

    I always knew I liked you, Kaye 😉

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    Kaye Reply:

    Ha ha, thanks, but I hope I’m the right Kaye you’re thinking of!

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    Anna Reply:

    I’m just teasing!

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  4. Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader said:

    I don’t know that I’ve ever read a dragon-themed novel before! Now I can’t help but feel there’s a dragon-shaped hole in my heart. What have I been missing all my life?! All joking aside, this book sounds like a lot of fun! I’ve been reading quite a few more serious contemporaries lately, and this could be just what I need to mix things up a little. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention, Anna!

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    Anna Reply:

    What! You haven’t! Oh, you totally should. This one and Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey and Firelight by Sophie Jordan are all really good, digestible ones for people who think they might not be into dragon books.

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  5. Alexa S. said:

    I haven’t read Scorched yet, but man, do I want to! I have an extreme soft spot for dragon books, and this sounds fantastic. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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    Anna Reply:

    I think you’d like it, Alexa!

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  6. Rebecca @ The Library Canary said:

    I remember when there was a lot of buzz about this book and I really wanted to read it because well, dragons. Obvi. But then I kinda forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me! I’m definitely going to be moving this up. Dragons are freaking awesome and YA needs more of them.

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    Anna Reply:

    I sort of forgot about it too until I saw it at the library. Love that!

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  7. Stephanie B said:

    I have this novel but haven’t read it yet. I’ve only heard really good things about it though. It makes me eager to get to it as soon as possible!

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    Anna Reply:

    Happy reading!

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