It’s a high school prank gone horribly wrong: sneaking onto the rez to pose next to a sleeping dragon. Now senior Melissa Callahan has become an unsuspecting pawn in a war between Man and Monster, between family and friends and the dragons she has despised her whole life. Chilling, epic, and wholly original, this debut novel imagines a North America where dragons are kept on reservations, where strict blackout rules are obeyed no matter the cost, where the highly weaponized military operates in chilling secret, and where a gruesome television show called Kissing Dragons unites the population.
I read an advance copy of this book–the first in a trilogy–a couple of months ago, and it knocked my socks off. If you loved The Hunger Games, or are fascinated by dragons, or find reality TV to be twisted and scary, I think you’ll love this book.