Dragons Are People, Too
Published: 28th April, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Age: Young Adult
From: YA Bound Book Tours
Never judge a dragon
by her human cover…
Sixteen-year-old Kitty Lung has everyone convinced she’s a normal teen—not a secret government operative, not the one charged with protecting the president’s son, and certainly not a were-dragon. The only one she trusts with the truth is her best friend—and secret crush—the über-hot Bulisani Mathe.
Then a junior operative breaks Rule Number One by changing into his dragon form in public—on Kitty’s watch—and suddenly, the world knows. About dragons. About the Draconic Intelligence Command (DIC) Kitty works for. About Kitty herself.
Now the government is hunting down and incarcerating dragons to stop a public panic, and a new shape-shifting enemy has kidnapped the president’s son. Kitty and Bulisani are the last free dragons, wanted by both their allies and their enemies. If they can’t rescue the president’s son and liberate their fellow dragons before getting caught themselves, dragons might never live free again.
What I liked: We all know I’m hopelessly in love with dragons, right? Right. There aren’t very many dragonshifter books out there that I’m aware of. I mean, the only other one I can think of is the Going Down in Flames series (which was awesome in it own right, of course). Yet, Going Down in Flames is different from Dragons Are People, Too. Not only in the types of dragons each book presents, but in the way the two main characters are. Of course, they have their similarities as well, but I mean they’re both dragons so some traits would be similar I suppose. Still, the premise of each book is completely different as well. Dragons Are People, Too follows a young Chinese girl named Katherine (though everyone calls her Kitty) who’s been trained to be a spy and protect the son of the president since she was very young. Now at sixteen, Kitty has a mission go extremely wrong for her. The main story though, is about her and her best friend Bulisani
What I didn’t like: There wasn’t much world building about the dragon population in general, which was something I was looking forward to in this book, as well as the reaction to the reveal of dragons in the population. It wasn’t really explored, and there didn’t seem to a big outcry about it from the general population, which would have been cool to see.
Overall Review: This was a good read that entertained me and I thought was really interesting when I read it. The characters were good and I liked them, especially CINDY in the short time she was around. While I did expect a little more about the dragons than I got, I thought different aspects of the dragon population (such as the different types of dragons and what they can do) was a really interesting part to the story.
Recommend?: If you’re interested in dragonshifter stories with spies, this is totally the book for you!
My Rating: 3.7/5
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About the Author
Sarah is a 30-something YA author who currently lives in Orlando, FL with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he’s a chihuahua. She believes that some boys are worth trusting, all girls have power, and dragons are people too.
She’s a proud member of the Gator Nation and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but has switched careers entirely. She now works as an Event Coordinator for a County Library and as a freelance book publicist and author’s assistant. She also blogs at YAtopia and video blogs at the YA Rebels.
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