Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review - Scorched (Scorched #1) by Mari Mancusi

Scorched (Scorched, #1)Title: Scorched
Author: Mari Mancusi
Series: 1st
Pages: 352
Published: September 3rd 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire 
ISBN:  9781402284588
Source: Publisher via Netgalley

Description: 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. 

I Give This ...

Dragon's and time travel, what more can I say!  I was excited to say the least for this one.  While it wasn't a stay up all night page turner, I enjoyed this book quite a bit!

Trinity doesn't seem to be a typical teenager.  She lives with her eccentric grandfather, who poorly manages his museums' finances.  Trinity does everything in her power to keep the collection companies at bay and the lights on.  But, one night she discovers that her grandfather has funded an expedition without her knowledge.  His return for his investment is an egg.  An egg that is rumored to be the last dragon egg.  Trinity knows more than to believe it, but there are a few problems.  First the mysterious boy that appears claiming to be from the future.  Second, the people hell bent on stealing it.  And last, a voice inside her head claiming to be the dragon waiting to hatch.   She's afraid she's going down the same crazy path as her mother.

What follows in a crazy chain of events were Trinity learns that this precious dragon egg basically is the start of hell on earth.   Controlled by the government, the dragon was used to produce eggs that were genetically modifiedThese altered dragons escaped and basically burned the earth to the ground.  Twin brothers Connor and Caleb have come back from the future to alter that reality.  But both have frightfully different versions of how to better the future.  And neither is entirely truthful about their missions.  To compound the problem, neither of them have been clued in to the truth of the people they represent either.

I liked how Trinity had a hard to time accepting either brother.  I think it shows that she truly thinks things through.  And since she gets both sides of their story, she understands what drives them better than she thinks.  She knows that what they want to accomplish is not the best way in either scenario.  Plus, she's formed a bond with the dragon that she didn't think was possible.  I also liked both brother's.  I didn't fault them for either of their belief's.  They may have been wrong, but they held fast to their initial thoughts and that shows convection. 

This first book has definitely peaked my interest in were the rest of the series might go.  There's lots of potential here!


1 comment:

  1. I love the sound of this. Dragons are my best, and mixed with time travel? Well, I'm there. Thanks for the review. Can't wait to read this.


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