Hi guys! I am doing my best to catch up on reviews because I am so far behind! Today’s review is Dragon Mount by Jennifer M. Eaton, a great author friend of mine who is super nice in person and exceptional in writing. Her latest book Dragon Mount just released last week, and to celebrate, here is my review! I hope you enjoy!
About the Book
Things can’t get any worse than being snatched by a dragon, until Anna is dropped into a bloodthirsty battle for the Draconic crown.
On what’s supposed to be a fun trip to New Zealand to recover from a painful breakup, Anna is kidnapped and flown away by a mythical beast bent on making her his queen. Anna’s rare blood type makes her the only viable mate in the islands, and with scores of dragons looking for her, escape isn’t likely.
Joe is the youngest and smallest dragon in the competition to become king. Now that he’s found Anna, all he needs to overthrow their tyrannical monarch is to bring her back to Dragon Mount before anyone can challenge his claim. But Joe is injured and unable to fly, and each passing second increases the risk of discovery.
Challenging the king means certain death, but Anna is Joe’s to lose. If the king finds her, he will bathe Dragon Mount in her blood, condemning Joe’s people to seventeen more years of brutal subjugation. The fate of the Draconi rests in the talons of their smallest dragon, and the clock is ticking.
Disclaimer: I received a free electronic ARC copy of this book from the author for an honest review consideration. This will not affect my review at all.
I was a bit hesitant to start Dragon Mount–I was not a big fan of paranormal/urban fantasy romances featuring dragons, werewolves, vampires, and the like. But because I love Jennifer M. Eaton and her novels, especially her Fire in the Woods series, I decided to give this a shot! Surprisingly, I finished the entire story in less than two days and a few sittings. Dragon Mount made feel like I was flying in the air at times! Readers will find themselves swooning at the slow-burning romance and feeling a rush of adrenaline from the action. It definitely exceeded my expectations, and it left me wanting more from the world of Dragon Mount.
By combining Maori culture with an imaginative mythology-based kingdom, Eaton creates a world where dragons fight for power by searching for a bride who can produce offspring. The world of Dragon Mount with all its prophecies and history was very fascinating from the beginning, and the premise of shapeshifting dragons had me from page one. I became so consumed by all the action and adventure that it felt as if the battles played before my eyes. The tension and the urgency filled the story’s atmosphere, making my heart pound and my bottom at the edge of my seat. There is never a dull moment in this entire story!
The characters in Dragon Mount are very unique and very relatable, and their POVs are both fun and intriguing to read. Anna is torn between her old life at home and a new life as a queen while Joe is selfless yet reluctant to be crowned king. Nik’s snarky charm and utter disbelief at first can make him both lovable and dislikable at the same time. Regardless, all three of them certainly tugged at my heartstrings at one point, and I enjoyed watching all three of them grow throughout their story arc.
Dragon Mount is perfect for readers who love fantasy and mythical creatures! Jennifer M. Eaton does not disappoint in her latest novel, and it was very interesting to try out one of her fantasy novels (since I’ve read her sci-fi series). It will sweep readers off their feet as they become transported to a world secluded from humans in the mountains of New Zealand.
Please note that this is based off an early review copy, so edits and revision could have taken place before publication.
About the Author
Jennifer M. Eaton hails from the eastern shore of the North American Continent on planet Earth. Yes, regrettably, she is human, but please don’t hold that against her.
While not traipsing through the galaxy looking for specimens for her space moth collection, she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband and three energetic offspring. (And a poodle who runs the spaceport when she’s not around.)
During infrequent excursions to her home planet of Earth, Jennifer enjoys long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but great adventures are always a short shuttle ride away.
Who knows where we’ll end up next?
Are you excited for Dragon Mount? Do you like books with dragons?
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