Series: World of the Lupi #14
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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The battle against a vengeful goddess reaches a climactic point as Lily Yu must now face the ultimate challenge in a dangerous new realm—without her husband, Rule …
When a mission to rescue five children stolen by an Old One falls apart under the assault of a demon prince, Lily wakes up in a strange reality—and is immediately taken captive by the dragon spawn who rule there. Jumping worlds has fractured her party, and Cynna is her only companion.
Although the clock is ticking, time works differently, and Lily has miraculously gained a week. That means seven days to free herself, find Rule and the others, rescue the children, and make it home alive. All before the dragon spawn holding her hostage trade her to the Old One. It would almost be doable if this weren’t Lóng Jia—also known as Dragonhome: the birthplace of dragons.
I have to be honest here. I wasn’t a HUGE fan of this book. I’ve read the first books in the series, and I enjoyed those, but with Dragon Blood being set mostly in the dragon realm, without the earth realm, I just didn’t get nearly as in to it as I had with the previous books.
Now, because I know that I am just one person, with one opinion, I have to give credit where credit is due in regard to the book. In all fairness to Ms. Wilks, her intricately detailed writing is still very much present. The way she paints her worlds and her characters is still just as stunning, and her character development is still incredibly strong. These are the things that kept me reading.
What I had a hard time getting in to, was the storyline. In the plot synopsis, it sounds really exciting. But in reality, it wasn’t all that exciting for me. I felt that, at times, the plot dragged, and I wasn’t a huge fan of Lily in this book. Without Rule, I feel like she’s… lacking something.
With that said, it isn’t a terrible addition to the series. I have no doubt that others will LOVE the dragon realm, and will love the story itself. And I encourage them to read this book, as it continues what is originally a fantastic idea. I just hope that the next book in the series gives me, personally, something a little bit… more.
I voluntarily read a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.