Waiting on Wednesday: Talon by Julie Kagawa

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's my WOW pick this week:

Talon (Talon, #1)Talon 
(Talon #1)
by Julie Kagawa
YA Fantasy, Paranormal
October 28th 2014 by Harlequin Teen

Summary

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

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I have loved several of Kagawa's books and I love how this one sounds, with the dragons and a different sort of setting. I've heard that dragons don't play as big of a role as you'd think, so I'm hoping if I go in with those expectations that I'll love this one. Can't wait!

What do you think? Is this one on your can't-wait-to-read list?




24 comments

  1. Yessss! Although I didn't love how her last series ended, I'm looking forward to Talon. I can't pass up dragons!

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  2. I've never read any of her books before. I hope you enjoy reading this one!
    My WoW

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  3. I still haven't finished up her last series - hoping to this month or next. I love dragons too, although I have heard there really aren't a lot of dragons in this one per se. It's more like they shape shift I think. Anyway, can't wait to read it regardless!

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  4. I'm so excited for Talon too. Next month - yahoo!! :)

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  5. I know! So soon! I've been doing WOW's that are only a few months from being released. Makes it not so long to wait. :)

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  6. I love that! I used to always do that too... Then somehow got so excited over 2015 releases I started sharing them too. Lol

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  7. I don't blame you. It's hard not to and I'm still ecstatic about those too! :)

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  8. Here's my update Tressa http://taraletsbehappy.blogspot.com/p/updates-tackle-your-tbr-read-thon.html Looks like you're having a great week for reading!

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  9. Kim@superbookgrl13.blogspot.co9/17/14, 3:11 PM

    Blog hopping on WoW and came across this familiar site:P I'm also anxiously awaiting this one, not only do I love Julie, but also, omg..dragons. love dragons.

    Here is my WoW

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  10. I love dragons too. I'm trying to go in with no expectations so that I can just absorb it and hopefully love it. :)

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  11. I haven't read any Julia Kagawa yet, but I'm a total sucker for dragon books (I'm a little sad hear they don't play a super big role in this though...). But he cover is awesome! Great pick, thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WOW (:

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  12. Today has been crazy busy. I read 3 books yesterday, bringing my total to 22. My new goal is to hit 30, but I haven't read a single page today...yet. :)

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  13. That's what I've heard as well. I also heard there was the potential for more, so we'll see. :)

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  14. I love that "yet." :D I'm hoping to get some reading in tonight too.

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  15. Oh my gosh I am IN LOVE with that cover!

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  16. I've never read a book by Julie but I might just start. I'm in love in dragons and maybe this book will persuade me to read her last few series

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  17. here is my link for my update http://readingisoneofmypassions.blogspot.com/2014/09/tackle-your-tbr-read-thon-update_17.html

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  18. I heard there's not a log of actual dragons in the story, but it still sounds good. Each of her series have been vastly different. I know some people loved her Iron series and disliked her Immortal Rules series, so it's interesting how wide her sub-genres have been. The writing and characters are always good though. :)

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  19. Thanks! I'll be over. :)

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  20. I'm excited about this one too…can't wait!!! Loved The Immortal Rules series so I have high hopes for this one. ~Pam

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  21. Me too, Pam. :) I still need to finish that series though. I've actually only read the first book. Soon.

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