Scorched by Mari Mancusi review

Originally posted on Goodreads

4 stars 

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…

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

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. 

First of all, I saw the cover and basically screamed. I. Love. DRAGONS! They’re so underused in the Young Adult category. This was a refreshing read. I loved Trinity. Plus Connor and Caleb.

I was extremely confused at the beginning. The time travel aspect wasn’t explained very well, but I could follow the storyline all the same. It was very fast paced, jumping right into the action without anything before such as how Trinity lived before. Well, except in the museum. 

We met Connor and Caleb. Twin brothers, but so different from the other. When reading, I would constantly confuse the pair. As the book wore on, their ideals and mission changed you could say. As they found out the truth along with Trinity on just how the world was first destroyed by the Dracken organization. Still a little sketchy on certain details. There was bits and bobs missing that were critical to the storyline.

Emmy! Emberlyn the dragon. I loved her. She was so amazing. Her own character, even though she’s a dragon. Much like Saphira from the Eragon books. I love how Emmy had her own storyline, her own bitter past and life before she hatched. Her own mother abandoned her, like Trinity’s did. Well, not actually, but it was assumed then. She was so cute, yet ferocious at times. I love how we met adult Emmy first, a kind of dream Emmy from the future you could say. And then we met the actual Emmy when she hatched from her egg.

This was like Terminator with dragons! The cover, like I said, I adored. But it didn’t fit the book? It was like the dragon apocalypse had already happened from the cover. But my god the entire book was beautiful! Especially the 3D aspect with the scales, plus silky cover. I sat stroking the book for so long before actually starting to read it.

The romance aspect did confuse me too. One moment she’s with one brother, the next she’s with the other. I think it needed to be thought out just a little bit more. When the first kiss happened, it was kinda sudden. I didn’t feel anything between the pair. And with the second kiss with the other brother? Kinda the same. But there was a little chemistry there.

4 stars. It was a lovely read. A memorable one for sure. I can’t wait for the next book of the series, to see how it all develops. Hopefully, the romance will make a little more sense next book. And I want more Emmy! And Fred! Just more dragons, basically. Because dragons rock my socks off.

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