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To Adam With Love (Gray Zone, #1) (Gray Zone #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  312 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
A Gray Zone Novel

Adam’s mother brought him as a child to the Gray Zone, the no man’s land between the crumbling city and the Dens were the Kin—the Dragons—and Lesser-Breds—their mixed-blood offspring—live. He was different, not completely Human, and she knew fear and prejudice would drive people to do horrible things… like a father trying to kill his son. Five years later
ebook, 224 pages
Published August 29th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press, LLC (first published August 28th 2011)
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T.A. Webb
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Adam was a child, his father attacked and almost killed him. His mother moved him to the Gray Zone in Atlanta to keep him safe from any further attacks. See, the Gray Zone is the area right outside the Den, the home of the Dragon Queen of the city, and is a buffer between the Kin and humankind. Dragons, or wyrms, are a different species of being, but genetically close enough to humans to allow interbreeding. And Adam is a Lesser Bred, one of the line of offspring between a human and a Kin, ...more
To Adam With Love is a good read. Really good. I enjoyed the author's writing style, and I thought the story was original, interesting and engaging. And the characters! Oh, how I cheered for Adam and Ean to navigate their different lives/worlds so they could be more than best friends! I also liked the strong secondary players, from Adam's family, to rival love interest Brian (god, poor Brian!), to Ean's "people," including Batu.

For all those reasons, this was pretty nearly a five star read for
Wow! Loved this despite being in tears several times in the story. (Although honestly? If something moves me to tears or laughter, it's usually a good sign as my emotions have been thoroughly caught up in the story)

Both the main characters in this novel have been damaged in some way by their childhoods - the same childhoods where they formed a friendship that was strong enough to endure separation and death before being reunited again. There is a fair bit of emotional pain or angst, in this sto
4.25 stars

In the beginning, I have to be honest and say that the books focused on shifters or, simply, other species do not hold a very high place in my reading universe and I am not going out of my way to seek them. There are two main reasons for that: the abundance of clichés that became quite tedious and, often, lack of human element or, better said, relevance to me as a person and a human being. That said, To Adam with Love is a true original among these books, an emotional journey of two yo
Imagine a world where dragons are not a myth... a world where you can be eat, be bite, be... killed... by one them... dragons

That's the world Adrienne Wilder created, and where you will find Ean and Adam, struggling to survive.

Ean is a human, growing up in the Dens (Dragon territory) he don't know how to be human... he don't want to be human.

Adam is a Lesser-bred, half human and half Kim (dragon). His time as human is ending. His biological clock is telling him he is losing his humanity. He don
Aug 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The author made Adam and Ean very real to me. The side characters weren’t as clear. I did wish we had at least had more on Batu.

The story itself was very well written. The world building was amazing. The flashbacks and changing point of view are done very well and lead the reader through the story in a logical way. There is rich detail and descriptions. Now the problems that I encountered were starting the story. I was dumped into a world that had words with special meanings that took time to le
Jack Pyke
Simple shifter perfection.

I'm going back a while now, but this was actually my first introduction to this genre. It stayed with me all this time.

Just such a stunning read.

I'm not afraid to admit that... yeah, I'm insanely jealous of this author's talent. I need to get the paperback of this; it's one I need to hold...

{edit, okay, I've gone ordered the paperback. Damn these authors for making me spend more money...):)
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
At first I was intimidated by the Glossary and that was only a partial Glossary with the rest at the author's website. I was relieved when I immediately submerged into the Grey Zone and realized the Glossary wouldn't be needed. Flashbacks in general can be iffy, but in this case I looked forward to them at the beginning of every chapter. Being given those glimpses of Adam and Ean growing up, becoming friends and beyond was beautiful to me in contrast with the gritty and sort of ruthless environm ...more
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Dreamspinner Press: To Adam with Love by Adrienne Wilder 6 37 Aug 31, 2011 01:11PM  
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