Day of the Dragon by Katie MacAlister
Series | Dragon Hunter #2
Release Date | March 5th, 2019
Published by Forever
Genres | Paranormal
Format | ARC
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon
Fans of Lyndsay Sands will love this fiery paranormal romance from a New York Times bestselling author about a dragon shifter who finds his soul mate in the most unlikely place. With dragons like him, who needs enemies?Real scholars know that supernatural beings don't exist. But the moment I meet Archer Andras of the Storm Dragons, all my academic training goes out the window. Thanks to Mr. Tall, Dark, And Infuriating, I'm learning that I really should worry about those things that go bump in the night. . . and that dragons like Archer are 100 percent pure trouble.
Now I'm caught in the middle of a war. On one side is Archer. On the other is his twin brother. And I am the key to translating an ancient text that could bring balance-or deadly ruin-to our world. But none of that is as dangerous as the seriously sexy sparks between Archer and me. He's too tempting to be real. Too gorgeous to trust. And when it comes to dragons, there's no smoke without deadly fire.
Includes the novel WOLF'S MATE by Celia Kyle: When Abby Carter is threatened by an anti-shifter organization, werewolf shifter Declan Reed will have to convince her that there's no safer place in the world than in the arms of a big bad werewolf.
Ok so, this was my first time read by Katie MacAlister and I’m still trying to sum up thoughts towards this book. I’m such a sucker for dragon shifter reads, so it was a no brainer to give this one a try. I so, soooo wanted to like this, but there were some things that just wasn’t work for me.
For me, it started off a bit slow and it didn’t seem like it was going anywhere. Between Archer and Thaisa, I liked Archer slightly a bit more. I couldn’t quite pin down the kind of character that Thaisa was, she kind of read to me like a very young and sometimes immature heroine and other times, very much like an adult. However, I really loved what her job was and the fact that she knew many languages, which served up some hilarious moments with Archer was speaking a language he didn’t think she’d know!
Archer is every bit of an alpha and can’t take no for an answer. He’s bossy to a fault, which can be a hang up for some readers, but it wasn’t a huge issue for me.
There’s definitely a lot going on in this story and it constantly felt like I was being ping-ponged across a table and I wasn’t exactly sure what direction it was going. Things definitely pick up in the end, but I was hoping for a bit more fine tuning with the plot.
I thoroughly enjoyed the steamy scenes between them both, we see a different side to the both of them especially Thaisa. The way she was with him during these moments were very different from her everyday character.
Thaisa is every bit a quirky character, but her heavy doses of word vomit seemed to happen at the most inconvenient times. I wanted to connect with her more, but just couldn’t.
For the most part, I was enjoying some of what I was reading, but there were things here and there that just threw me off and found it hard to recover. I don’t want to give up on this series because it could definitely develop into something amazing!
Major thank you to Forever for the advance reader’s copy!