waiting on wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we can’t wait for!

The book that I can’t wait for this week is. . . .

Talon

From Goodreads

By: Julie Kagawa

Publication date: October 28th, 2014

Goodreads/Amazon

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

DRAGONS!!! So waayyyy back in the day, dragons are what got me started reading. Like really reading; can’t put it down, wandering around the house tripping over things reading. Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series was my first love and I still go back and re-read them occasionally. I’ve been a fan of Julie Kagawa’s for a while as well, I’ve read and really liked her Iron Fey series. If you follow her on twitter, you’ll probably know that she makes these awesome dragon figurines as well. Yes, she is ridiculously multi-talented. So when she announced that she was writing a book about dragons, I was so excited. And after reading the synopsis and seeing the gorgeous cover (don’t you want to touch it?) I just can’t wait until it comes out!

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