Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Legend of the Inero Dragon – J. F. Jenkins

Twin brothers Jason and Matthias Inero are the favourite sons of the great dragon lord of fire. More often than not they get whatever they want. Matt wants to do great things for his people while Jason wants to go off and explore the world. Both can have what they desire, but not until they take a bride and enter into adulthood.

Enter Kat and Gwen, two girls from very different backgrounds. Kat is happy to leave her home when the royal guard comes to bring her to loving arms of her childhood sweetheart, Matt. Gwen on the other hand is livid to be taken from her farm only to be thrust into Jason's life, and he's not too thrilled with the idea either. They have one year to find happiness with each other, or else  they will be placed at the mercy of the ruthless dragon lord Lynx. Favourite or not, dragon law must be obeyed.

As their nation begins to prepare for war against a neighbouring tribe, the brothers find themselves as key components in the battle plans. A dark prophet has had a vision of Inero victory, but at what cost? Both must decide where their loyalties lie and what they're willing to sacrifice – including each other – to achieve their goals.

Such a stunning and an amazing read!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Legend of the Inero Dragon.

Jenkins had me captured with the title. Dragons are my favourite mythical creature and my love for them have grown even more. Reading them in a new light was amazing.

I was so fascinated with the world and the Dragons Jenkins has created. It was awe inspiring. The world that has been created is filled with dragons of four different nations. Some fly and others don’t. They all have different strengths and weaknesses and Jason and Matthias are two dragons that stand out big time.

They are twins/touched. They can communicate with each other through their minds. This type of communication usually occurs in married couples (those who have joined together as one). They have such a strong bond and it’s a bond that no one can break but one that at times Jason and Matthias struggled because of their new relationships with their wives. Matthias can communicate with Kat but Jason and Gwen don’t yet share that bond because they haven’t yet slept together.

It would be nice to share this type of bond with the closet person we have. Communicating via the mind would have its advantages but there would be disadvantages. Those would be the other person intruding in on your space when you wanted alone time.

I look forward to reading how this series continues. I believe this series is going to be really great. It is now a big favourite dragon read for me.


The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter: Part I-III Review

Part I:


Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.

When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.

Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.

With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.


What an amazing start to “The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter”!!!

Jennifer is a wonderful author and she has created another fantastic story and I love her style of writing.

Part I is the introduction of Chloe who is the main character and “The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter”. She’s going to be an amazing character to follow and get to know.  I can’t wait to see her in action against the vampires because her heritage really intrigues me.

This is going to be one interesting series.

Part II:


In the second instalment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe Kallistrate’s life has been turned upside down. After witnessing the vampire attack that left her mother dead, she's adopted by her grandfather into a community of vampire hunters. Although she is directly descended from ancient, powerful vampire hunters, the rigorous training schedule begins to break her down. All she wants, all she has ever wanted, is to be a normal teen.

Chloe finds renewed motivation from an unexpected encounter with a fledgling vampire, the first she has seen since her mother's death. Staring into the glowing red eyes of the vampire, Chloe freezes, forgetting all her training. After the vampire is vanquished by her friend and mentor, Drew, Chloe resolves to train harder, to be the best, and to kill the vampire who had her mother killed. Finally mourning her mother, Chloe allows her revenge to drive her, accepting that her life will never be normal.


Mind blowing, beautiful and powerful!!!

We pick the story up 2 months after part I finished off. I found this to flow really well as it helped the story move forward and not drag on.

Chloe’s Vampire Hunting training has begun. She’s living with her Grandfather, Luke and Drew, who is a family friend and the one she’s training with.

There is still so much that Chloe doesn’t know about vampires and hunters. Her ancestory  is revealed to her and from this revelation she learns she could possibly be a very powerful woman.

I found the character of Drew a bit confusing. At times he comes across as a brother to Chloe, but at other times he comes across as he’s in love with her. We really don’t know that much about Drew. He is a bit of a mystery. He lives with Chloe and her Grandfather, as he was helping look after Luke before Chloe arrived.

I’d really love to know more about Drew and what his intentions towards Chloe are.

Part III:

In the third instalment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe Kallistrate's first Christmas without her mother is difficult. As part of the grieving process she visits her mother’s grave for the first time and there, she is visited by Sostrate, the immortal demi-god from whom she is descended.

As she comes of age, Chloe is changing and developing the gifts unique to her heritage. She discovers a new power she must learn to use and control, as if being a teenager wasn't difficult enough. During this emotionally chaotic time in her life, the community is attacked, her grandfather injured and hunters are killed. After almost losing her only remaining family, Chloe questions whether her continued presence in the community will sacrifice everyone she has come to care about.


I am loving this series. It is fresh and exciting.

Chloe just keeps getting better and better throughout this series. She sure is going to be one very powerful woman. Once she learns all her skills she will definitely kick some vampire ass.

I found this quote to very good:

“Wars are not won because of hatred for the enemy; they are won because of love for what is being defended.”

It really stands out to me because it is so true. Hatred is the enemy itself at times.

My favourite part of the book was when Chloe was visited by Sostrate. It was a very powerful part. Her visit during Christmas and at Chloe’s mother’s graveside made it a very powerful part. It showed meaning and it showed her true heritage.

I look forward to seeing how Chloe’s new power of fire develops and I really want to know how her relationship with Drew develops.