Saturday, August 4, 2012

Love in the Time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister

Love in the Time of Dragons (Light Dragons, #1)

Love in the Time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister

First in the Light Dragons series

4 stars

Tully Sullivan has always thought she was normal. Well as normal as she could be until she gets blackouts for really long periods of time. This time during one of those blackouts she wakes up in a room full of dragons. The dragons claim that she is Ysolde de Bouchier who was once mated to Baltic, a villainous dragon, in her previous life. The thing is Tully doesn’t remember any of this, but as her memories start to gradually come back she starts to think they are telling the truth. I picked up Love in the Time of Dragons at my library not realizing it was a spin-off series to MacAlisters previous dragon series, Aisling Grey and Silver Dragons, which I haven’t read. I’ll admit I was a little lost once or twice, but not lost enough not to understand anything. I really enjoyed this book. My biggest problem was the fact that I was lost during some parts. I didn’t know who Baltic was, but apparently he’s the bad guy from the other two series. I plan on reading the other two dragon series, but I don’t think I’ll hate Baltic (I’ll explain why later).

The main female character is Tully and Ysolde. I’m calling the main character Ysolde since that’s who she really is and once you read the book you’ll understand what I’m talking about. I liked Ysolde. She was a good character. I didn’t enjoy her for the first part of the novel, but I loved the parts when she would have memories of her past. Towards the end I started to like her a lot more and even though she’s not like she was in her past life, I think she’s even more awesome.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 8

The main male character is Baltic. Apparently Baltic is supposed to be this big bad dragon. I’m sorry, but he doesn’t seem very villainous to me. In fact I really like Baltic. I think he’s a great character and he’s like an onion. You have to pull back the layers one at a time (Yes I just quoted Shrek.I think I need a hug Pictures, Images and Photos
I'm sorry I can't resist putting a Donkey gif. I just love him. Don’t hate). I’m sure when I read the other two series I mentioned earlier that I won’t be able to see Baltic as this hateful dragon out to get everyone and make everyone miserable. I like Baltic. Yeah there are times when he’s a jerk, but I still like him.

Swoon Worthy Scale: 8.5

The Villain- Those other dragons that Baltic apparently messed with their lives in the previous series, they are out for revenge. IMO I think they look like a bunch of asses and they annoy me. I was rolling my eyes at the last chapter, but I’m looking forward to the next novel ‘because I know there will be drama.
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Villain Scale: 7

There’s this really funny talking demon dog named Jim. Jim is funny and he’s horny. Every time he would show up he would say something funny and make me laugh or giggle. Ysolde’s son, Brom is so adorable. I like his weird obsession with mummies and taxidermy.

Character Scale: 8.5

There were times when I felt like Ysolde and Baltic weren’t in love, but it’s still the first novel and she’s still gaining back her memories. MacAlister is a funny writer. She knows how to make people laugh and her writing is clever and entertaining. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the sequel and sinking my claws (see what I did there? ;) into it.

Cover Thoughts: I love the cover. The coloring is so cool and the tattoo on Baltic is awesome. I think it’s a great cover.

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