Blog Tour: Book Review – Soldier by Julie Kagawa

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Blog Tour: Book Review – Soldier by Julie Kagawa

Blog Tour: Book Review – Soldier by Julie KagawaTitle: Soldier by Julie Kagawa
Series: Talon #3
Published by: Harlequin Teen on April 26, 2016
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Source: The Publisher
Format: eARC
Pages: 416
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four-stars

A fighter dedicated to saving humankind from dragons in strictest secrecy.
That was what Garret Xavier Sebastian thought he was part of as a soldier of the Order of St. George. What he learned from a fiery dragon hatchling twisted all he believed in and set him on a collision course with certain death-but not without a chance to put things right.
Betrayed and on the run again, Ember and rogue dragon Riley discover an unthinkable truth about Talon and St. George. They'll need Garret's skills and insider knowledge of the Order to negotiate an impossible deal-and if they fail, there will be no way to stop all-out war.

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Rogue
Also by this author: The Iron King, The Immortal Rules, Rogue

One Line: Love me some Garret and oh, the dragon feels!

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

Soldier is right! This was all about Garret and boy did I appreciate that! I’m totally on Team Soldier and Garret stole my heart even more as I read. Of course, you get a good dose of Riley in there as well, but this one was pretty much the Garret show.

This this third installment, we dive deeper into the craziness that it Talon and just how far they’re willing to go for world domination. I kind of knew one of their secrets that was revealed in this book, I mean, it’s pretty obvious. There’s something going on with Dante and Talon that I’m not too sure about though. As important as his part is in all of this, he gets very little screen time, which is just as well because I can’t stand the guy. Also, there was another tidbit at the very end that I suspected, although not exactly, so I’m curious to see how that all plays out.

Ember and Riley are together for the entire book, as they’re pretty much a team now, helping to keep Riley’s safe houses safe and to make sure Talon doesn’t destroy his network. There’s a lot of action where these two are concerned, and a bit of tension as well, so I really enjoyed that. And yes, the love triangle is pretty strong in this book, but those things actually don’t bother me, and Kagawa does it well. I will say that I didn’t connect with Ember as much as I did in the previous books. Her mind and emotions are kinds of tangled up right now and she didn’t come off as the badass dragon I knew she could be. I did love that we get to meet a new, very special dragon that totally spoke to me. She is awesome!

All in all, Soldier was just as amazing as its predecessors and I seriously need the next book asap. Ugh, Julie, you can’t do this to me! I can tell the webs of Talon are only going to get twistier and I cannot wait to see how it goes and when the trio have to finally face Talon head on. Soldier has plenty of action, romance, mystery, and shape-shifting dragons to keep you thoroughly entertained. I highly recommend it!

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About Julie Kagawa

Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a
real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion.

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8 Responses to “Blog Tour: Book Review – Soldier by Julie Kagawa”

  1. danielle hammelef

    This is my favorite series! I’m so excited to hear that you loved it and that the series is staying strong. Thanks for the review!

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