Thursday, November 24, 2011

Review for Slayers by C.J. Hill

SlayersSlayers (Slayers #1?)
By C.J. Hill
Published by Feiwel & Friends   
Source: Hardback from Publisher
304 pages

Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.

The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?-Goodreads

I didn't love, love, this book but I highly enjoyed it. The aspect that caught me was the fresh take on dragons. No, they are not going to be our pets and love us. They are just the opposite.

For the main part of the book we see the story progress through the eyes of Tori. The POV switchs sometimes in between, I appreciated that because it gave us a look into different peoples thoughts on the matter. Tori, well, lots of people say they didn't like her but I didn't mind her at all. She's a little bit of a wimp at first but she is definitely smart. And I loved the fact that the author didn't make her excel at everything. We find that alot, where the main hero/heroine is good at everything. That made her more realistic in my eyes. As the summary above says, they will fall in love. Particulary two will fall for one (see where I'm going here?) and those two, although one was the obvious choice the other dare I say, I felt sorry for. He really did have good intentions. But I'm still sticking with the main choice here... he's awesome. He (yes no names here) can aim arrows, ride horses, shoot a rifle (with his eyes closed!) oh and yeah... FLY! He's a keeper. I like that the romance didn't overtake the book but there was enough to keep my interest (and enough swoon worthy boys around!). One of my favourite characters though, was Bess. She's so sassy and smart, and has all the bravo in the world!

The book moved at a pace that was good. I enjoyed the writing style and I loved how she incorporated super-powers. That was awesome. But I felt as though the real action didn't come until far into the book, and I'm sad to report that.... I think this is going to be a series of some sort. Sigh. I had to keep reminding myself while reading that all these events were happening over a four day period and then it ended with finally mentioned the eluded Ryker (rocking name!) Davis, the character that I wanted to know so much about! Cliffhanger? No not really. Opening for second book? Uh, yeah. But all in all I was happy with the action, there were a lot of neat elements in this story.

I would recommend it to fantasy fans, dragon fans, romance people and anyone who's interested. A very well done job by one of my favourite authors!


After what seemed like a long time, Dirk said, "I got him. I'm waiting to make sure he goes down, and then I'll head to my guard post."
Jesse's voice came over the radio. "Bess, what's your situation?"
"Same as always - chasing after men who don't know I exist."
"Have you seen your guard?"
"Yeah, and he's way to old for me. Plus, he just went unconscious - those are big turnoffs for me."
"Head toward the enclosure."
"I'm not that far away. Don't start the party without me."
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  1. Love dragons and I especially love that you've piqued my interest in saying that this is an original take on them. Also, completely agree about disliking unrealistically unflawed characters!

  2. ONMG! LOVED this book! And you and I agree on who Tori should end up with (or at least I'm guessing. Technically Dirk and Jesse can both fly, but I can't imagine why you would feel sorry for one of them, but totally agree on the other).

    You should go to Goodreads, look for a C.J. Hill group, and go to the discussion "Which Chracter in SLAYERS did you like best?" and vote on who Tori should end up with! Janette Rallison commented saying that she should really decide who Tori ends up with and I and another girl both chose someone different.

    Anyway, rambling! Great review;)

  3. I've seen this book around but wasn't sure if dragons were my thing. But, your review has piqued my interest, so I'm going to give it a shot. Nice review.

    Consider yourself stalked. I'll be back around soon :)

  4. Thanks for reading Aylee!!

    Done and done :) Thanks for stopping by Shelby!

    Thanks for checking out my blog and stalking Angela!


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