Scorched by Mari Mancusiby Mari Mancusi (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Series: Scorched #1
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on September 3rd 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
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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
Dragons – this book is about Dragons! Do I need to tell more?? The minute I saw it I knew I wanted to go and read it as Dragon aimed stories are still fairly untouched in YA stories. (Leave aside classic Fantasy Novels of course)
Colorful and Exciting Mix of Genres!
What I really loved about Scorched is the wonderful mix of genres we find. With the dragons we have a fantasy like feeling, but obviously set in the Contemporary world makes is super special. But, then we also add some time travel, SciFi elements and we have a unique set of genres here that will most definitely appeal to many readers! I loved this mix a lot, especially since it’s not set in a future world, but in the here and now.
Trinity and The mysterious Twins from the Future!
Trinity is just a normal girl, or so she things until her Grandpa finds a Dragon Egg and suddenly two gorgeous twins from the future appear and tell her what a huge impact she will have on the future of the world. It’s hard to see this historical figure in Trinity who just feels like she could be you and me!
The Twins are some very mysterious and interesting characters I truly loved to get to know better. Both coming from the future with different tasks and different ideas how to change the past. Mari Mancusi created a bubble of secrecy surrounding them that truly hold me captive during the whole book. It was not easy to figure out who we want to trust, who speaks the truth and with whom we want to see Trinity together.
The Dragons – love or hate them?
Obviously the dragons and the initial dragon egg play a major and central role in Scorched. Even more, together with Trinity its on us to figure out if these dragons are good creatures or evil creatures that will destroy our world. For this the Twins play an important rule, as each of them has a different agenda with Trinity.
Just as I said above, this element was awesome as it kept us on edge the whole time. The story is full of amazing twists and turns so that the story never got boring.
I did however had a hard time truly connecting with Trinity and the romance was way to underdeveloped in my opinion. This whole guessing about who is the good guy, who is the bad guy and which future we want to focus on was sometimes a little too much. I was struggling between 3 and 4, but ended up with 4 because… I love the whole concept of the story and.. Dragons:))
Scorched by Mari Mancusi comes with a mesmerizing blend of genres, mixing a contemporary setting with fantasy, Scifi and Time Travel elements. The whole story is full of twists and turns that keeps the reader on edge, never truly knowing who to trust, who to love and which future to hope for! Desperately waiting for the next book now!