Series: Slayers # 2
Published by Feiwel & Friends, MacMillan on October 15, 2013
Genres: Paranormal, YA
Source: ARC, e-book
The Slayers – teens who have powers to fight dragons—are back by popular demand in this high-octane sequel, now with a new cover package!
Tori is at a White House dinner party when she hears a horrifying sound: dragon eggs hatching. It means in less than a year, the dragons will be mature and dangerous. The Slayers are well-trained, but their group is not yet complete, and Tori is determined to track down Ryker Davis, the mysterious Slayer who has yet to surface.
What Tori doesn’t bargain for, however, is the surprising truth about her powers: she isn’t a Slayer after all, but a Dragon Lord, with a built-in predisposition to protect dragons, not kill them.
How will she overcome this to save the lives of her friends?
Dr. B, on the other hand, still seems bumbling and indecisive. I have to believe there is some deeper story to him that will eventually be revealed. I understand his philosophy of wanting to let the Slayers make decisions for themselves, but this make me question his purpose. Do the Slayers even need him at this point? (They need his resources, of course, but I don’t think they need HIM.) It doesn’t even seem that the Slayers respect him. Dr. B has many strict rules in place designed to protect their lives and safeguard their secrecy, and the Slayers break them all with no fears of repercussions. So, I hope this is not all there is to Dr. B. I’m crossing my fingers that he will have a major revelation (maybe he’s actually evil?) in the next book.
Now, how do I describe the relationship between Tori, Jesse, and Dirk? I don’t know if I’d QUITE call it a love triangle, because at times, it seems that Tori could take or leave either guy. But there’s still the major ick factor that Dirk and Jesse are best friends, and they don’t seem opposed to passing her back and forth between them. Still, whatever you want to call it, it’s refreshing that these relationships are not the primary focus of the story.
FYI – I’m giving away my ARC of Slayers here.
Note – I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Review posted at Goodreads.