Acne, Asthma, and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon

Acne, Asthma, and Other Signs You Might Be Half DragonAcne, Asthma, and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon
By: Rena Rocford
My rating: ★★★★☆

The reason I downloaded this book wasn’t because I was blown away buy the reviews or an excellently written synopsis, I simply loved the title. I didn’t even read the synopsis before I started reading. Sometimes you got to go in blind.

I’m ecstatic that I dove into this book with out checking the water, sure sometimes you might hit a rock, but you just got to hope for the best. It was a clear dive, and I couldn’t put this book down once I started.

Truth be told this book did start out like you’re normal YA, girl with problems, shy, new, outsider is confronted by the super hot, cool guy. He tells her, like him, she’s different. That's where the normal trail ends. I can’t you tell the twist or the turns because that will ruin this out of the box take on YA. The sequences of events that take place after the meeting is fast, crazy and down right fun. The action and adventure doesn’t stop, the plot keeps ticking as Allyson and Beth fight, run, hid while trying not to get killed.

I love Beth, she is by far one of my new favourite characters. What would make this story down right outstanding? Have the POV’s alternate between Allyson and Beth, because this whole story is centred around Beth and keeping her alive. Allyson is just the catalyst that gets the ball rolling. Without Beth there would be no story. In saying that, Beth’s character wasn’t the typical sidekick that ever YA hero has. No Beth was the Hero, she was kick ass, strong, feisty and loyal. She befriend Allyson when no one else would, she didn’t give a fuck about the bullies or the cool kids, she rebelled in her own way and tried her hardest to be her own person even if her home life wasn’t picture perfect. Fuck you monohorns!

Allyson, I didn’t quite like her at first, she took some getting use to, mostly because she was so down on herself about, everything. She didn’t like her face, because of the Acne, she didn’t like school because of how her mom constantly move them about the country. She was lonely and hated her mother for it. It's sad that Allyson’s mother wasn’t all that present in the story, I don’t like it when parents get the old heave-ho. In saying that, I felt that with Allyson, a lot of her problems would have been less painful if she just spoke her mind, and didn’t hold things back.

As the story went on Allyson slowly came into her own, the more she excepted that she was a dragon, the more confident she became in herself and the more strong willed. She did the unthinkable at the end. She made the hard decision and chose, in my opinion, the right way to go. He fight isn't over and I can't wait to read more about her.

I'm happy I took a blind jump into this book. It was new, refreshing and chalk full of action, witty banter and of course my favouite mythological creature, dragons. This book is a hidden fun gem, and I highly recommend it. Take a change, you will not be disappointed, if you are, well, that sounds like a personal problem. ,,,jk, jk... or am I? ;p

Happy Reading

-E.A. Walsh

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