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Monday, December 30, 2013

Quick Review: Dragon Awakened by Jaime Rush

Title: Dragon Awakened
Author: Jaime Rush
Series: The Hidden, book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Forever
Source: Review copy from publisher
Format: E-book
“They are the Hidden. Not quite human. Far from normal. And never, ever safe…

Playing With Fire

Ruby Salazaar wants answers…and revenge. Her uncle has just been murdered before her eyes and the name he utters with his final breath—Cyntag—leads Ruby into a world beyond her wildest imaginings. She soon learns that the dark, sexy Cyntag Valeron knows more about her than she does herself.

Burned By Love

Ruby changed Cyn's life before she even knew who he was. Now she charges into his life, a beautiful woman full of fire and questions. Cyn knew this day would come, yet he couldn't foresee the danger—and desires—Ruby would bring with her. He can teach her how to harness her newly awakened powers. But there is one force neither of them can control…”
Dragon Awakened is the first book in The Hidden series by Jaime Rush.

I love dragons and books about dragons. When I saw this book I thought it would be perfect for me, sadly it wasn’t. At least 5 times I thought about DNF it, but I hate to DNF a book so I keep going skimming along the way. It took me over two weeks to finish it but I did it.
My biggest problem was with the heroine, Ruby, and secondly with the dialogue. I couldn’t stand Ruby and when you don’t like the heroine in the book you know you have a serious problem. Why I didn’t like her? She suffered from TSTL Syndrome (To stupid to live Syndrome). She was stupidly stubborn and blind about things around her. Even though I tried to like her she was just too much for me.

My problem with the dialogue was that it didn’t feel natural at all, nor it was fluid; it felt too basic and without any depth.

Cyntag was a better character, he was hot, strong and all around a more likeable character, but still he wasn’t enough to save this book for me.

Sadly, Dragon Awakened wasn’t for me, but it may be for you.. don’t know.

I’m not sure if I’ll read second book in the series, Magic Possessed. I think I’ll decide after reading some reviews.

My Verdict: 2 ½ Paws

Other books in the series
Dragon Awakened
Magic Possessed (January 28th, 2014)
Angel Seduced (February 25th, 2014)

Other reviews Goodreads

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