Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dragons Are People Too

ISBN: 9781633752207
Pages: 255
Source: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: April 28 2015

Never judge a dragon
by her human cover...
Sixteen-year-old Kitty Lung has everyone convinced she’s a normal teen—not a secret government operative, not the one charged with protecting the president’s son, and certainly not a were-dragon. The only one she trusts with the truth is her best friend—and secret crush—the ├╝ber-hot Bulisani Mathe.
Then a junior operative breaks Rule Number One by changing into his dragon form in public—on Kitty’s watch—and suddenly, the world knows. About dragons. About the Draconic Intelligence Command (DIC) Kitty works for. About Kitty herself.
Now the government is hunting down and incarcerating dragons to stop a public panic, and a new shape-shifting enemy has kidnapped the president’s son. Kitty and Bulisani are the last free dragons, wanted by both their allies and their enemies. If they can’t rescue the president’s son and liberate their fellow dragons before getting caught themselves, dragons might never live free again.

Hello everyone! Welcome to my review for Dragons are People Too! This was published on April 28, 2015 and I had hoped my review would go up sometime around then but obviously that didn't happen...BUT I'm taking a break from studying and crying so I thought I'd quickly tell you my thoughts~

Kitty Lung is not your average teenager, in fact she'd love to be one. But she's part of the Draconic Intelligence Command, an elite group of dragon agents for the United States. Kitty's dreams of being a normal teenager just got shattered even more when a junior operator, an English dragon, breaks the most important rule and shifts in a panic into dragon form and it's just her luck that it was caught on camera by the Lebanon embassy. With the release of the video, the US bursts into chaos and all dragons are imprisoned except for Kitty and her partner Bulisani who were attending school at the time of arrest. Now Kitty has a deal from the president, save his son who was abducted and don't get caught by the CIA or they'll never see their family again.

This book is all sorts of crazy from the very beginning to the end. I've always loved dragon shifters because well to say the least, they're rare in the shifting world. Sarah Nicholas creates this world where dragons serve as highly intelligent agents for the US government and sixteen year old Kitty is one of the agents. Kitty is all sorts of fire with her hot temper, witty comebacks, and strong sense of duty to those she loves. She's a beautiful Chinese dragon and flies by pulling on the Earth's magnetic fields. Those crazy intense fighting scenes had me completely taken away with all her kickbutt action skills. Kitty's best friend and partner is Bulisani Mathe, more commonly known as Sani and he's an African dragon. By description, when I think of African dragons, I think of a really big dog because they're described with fuzzy heads. I got to admit, it's pretty dang cute. Speaking of cute, Sani and Kitty is a couple I definitely ship! They're complete opposites as Kitty can be a bit of a hothead and Sani is all calm, trusting, and wise. When they finally 'fess up about their feelings, I could not contain my excitement. 

You get a taste of Kitty's snark when she finds out who the President has paired her with to save his son. Dominic was at the scene of the kidnapping and shot at Sani as they were trying to stop the vehicle so it takes a while for Kitty to open up and trust him. Their banters back and forth are some of the funniest lines in the whole story. In addition to the fascinating world of dragons, the author also introduces kitsunes, a type of fox demon with the ability to shift into a beautiful woman who can control men with a single gaze or touch. There's this one factor that I can't believe I didn't piece together until the end, but once it was revealed made so much sense. That sounds vague, but I'm avoiding spoilers. Either way, the author did a really good job interweaving different genres of mythology together for this one story.

There was one thing, one thing that bugged me and that's the ending. My tolerance level with cliff hanger endings is going down big time. I'll save my rant for later, but there's a difference between a good segue cliffhanger and one that just ends with a pretty regular feel ending if that makes any sense. 

Other than that, I enjoyed this book a lot and I'll definitely be on the lookout for the next book because that ending just didn't do it justice. 
3.5 out of 5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

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