Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hook Me: Scorched by Mari Mancusi

Title: Scorched
Author: Mari Mancusi
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (September 3, 2013)
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book 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...

He’s come from a future scorched by dragonfire. His mission: Find the girl. Destroy the egg. Save the world.

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.

First line: They came at noon, black shadows dancing across the sky, drowning out the sun.
Last line read: It still amused Caleb to see these people have so much pride in a country that would soon be accused of burning the entire world to the ground.

Overall Impressions: Wow! This book starts right off with the action. I enjoyed the point of views of Connor and Trinity, and I got a small taste of Caleb's. Right now, Caleb is my least favorite character, but this is just the beginning of the book. My heart goes out to Trinity, and I love the introduction of the dragon egg and how the entire world hinges on it.

Would I keep reading?: Yes!