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(Dragon Ridden Chronicles #1)

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Tate leads a life full of secrets. Having an incredibly life-like dragon tattoo that moves when nobody is looking and no memory of her life prior to eight months ago can make things difficult. When a momentary impulse leads Tate to return an ancient hairpin to its rightful owner, it sparks a chain of events that soon affects every aspect of Tate’s life. Now with several pe ...more
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published December 25th 2012
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Jun 30, 2016 added it
I have no idea what rating this book deserves. It has some fantastic points, plot, at leadt part of the world builing, but at the same time it left me strongly disappointed.

The book started with a bang, and an heroine worth salivating over. Then she was slowly morphed in the most irritating new trend, the NA grrlll. Stupid, placid, inoffensive. A dragon 'rider' with a mystical past turned into a child. Without reason. You keep wondering how. It really doesn't fit the story. This was warrior/sol
Aug 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Feb 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Not good like Pathfinder's Way (The Broken Lands #1)
E Varady
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
An ok read

I read both this book and Pathfinder's Way and found them interesting. The world is nicely complex and not so standard for fantasy series. I rate this one a two out of five, even though I liked it, for a number of reasons. First, there are just too many grammar issues. Apostrophes missing or added incorrectly, awkward commas, the wrong words used (ex: tact vs tack). It really needs some editing. Second, this book and even Pathfinder spend way touch time in the character's head and on d
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Dragon Ridden is an entertaining, imaginative, well-written book with a fantastically feisty female lead. White created a unique world that combines fantasy, religion and culture with enough detail to illustrate Tate's surroundings without bogging down the reader. I like Tate's character! She is both funny and a badass. Despite her good intentions, she seems to constantly get into trouble--but she also fights back with gusto and smart -aleck remarks. She's my kind of heroine!
Jessica Donegan
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It's a complete adventure with an opportunity for a sequel if desired.

I loved that the main character was written in such a way that she could have been a man or a woman. Yes there are some "girl only" scenarios like "there's no record of a woman dragon ridden" or the occasional threat to rape her, but her personality fits with a boy or a girl. It was refreshing to see a stubborn, curious, contrary, resourceful and smart woman. She's strong, independent, and gets to
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Favourite Line: “Although there was no reason to tell the truth, sometimes a lie was much more fun”

Firstly I would like to say I really enjoyed this book so much that I went onto reading the next one straight away 🤦🏾♀

That’s the main character is a “accidental” pirate with no recollection of her past, she has a tattoo that sometimes moves on her arm and no idea of the meaning of it. On a series of unfortunate events Tate becomes embroiled in a conspiracy that has nothing to do with her and no
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
On the one hand, I really enjoyed this book. Like, a lot.

On the other hand, there are definitely some issues. Like, a lot.

It could have done with tighter editing. There are enough obvious typos and errors to annoy me. It could have also used a bit more diversity in the cast; besides the protagonist and two villains, every major character (and most of the minors) were all male. And Tate, the protagonist, is a bit one-dimensional. I suppose you could write that off to her memory loss, but she ju
Jan 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
I really liked the idea of the book. I liked the premise, I liked the universe.

However, I didn't enjoy the writing and really didn't like the lead character, Tate. Her decision making feels like a plot device - several times, I wondered why she would do something, then found that it was to get her to the next part of the story. It wasn't to progress her character development. (view spoiler)
Mary B. Grove
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
five stars for half the book, then developed fairly serious flaws

It was going to be a five but then the story developed two problems (the second one is a spoiler so I won't include it):
first and main issue was 'the MC kept having no plan or a very bad plan and yet they all worked anyway, for no good reason except the author needed to get her out of another trap.'

I stopped trusting the author at that point, and it's too bad. Up til then the characters were intriguing, the world was rich and had
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
A well told story.

A really ambitious, interesting, and well developed story. The writing was good and without errors, the plot was interesting and refreshing and I enjoyed the characters. At one point the author writes, "Going forward their relationship would have to change, and only time would tell whether it would a good or bad change." This simple statement is a good example of why this book is so good, things don't remain static relationships change and develop and people have feelings that
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Not As Good As Pathfinder

I read this book right after Pathfinder and while I loved Pathfinder, I didn't love Dragon Ridden. I don't mind some mystery regarding a characters backstory provided the pacing of the novel is good and most of the mystery is solved by the end but that didn't happen here. There were major clues given but not enough for me to have more than vague conjectures. This unfortunately kept me from understanding or relating to the main character. Also, I was hoping for a little r
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
* Can't finish. Won't look at the author again. Ugh!
** I finished, and probably skimmed most of it to get to the end.
*** Pretty good, would read more, continue the series.
**** Love, look forward to more books of this author.
***** One of my all time favorite books.

I have to say that I am currently in love with Dragons, so coming across this book was like...ok worth a shot. I had just finished The Pathfinder's Way, by White, and had enjoyed that. I decided to take a break from that series and try
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
I normally love this author but this one didn't even seem written by the same person. Kind of cool premise and world building if you can call it that...main character still doesn't understand it so basically the reader doesn't. But so, so many dialog and plot gaps it was distracting. The author would spend paragraphs on some minutea to then describe a major action in 2 sentences. Or in places it seemed like the voice/POV changed randomly. I will probably try the next in the series but if it's ju ...more
Sonali Chakravorty
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
My love for a fanstasy series is based on two very important factors - a kickass heroine and the world building. The book has both and TA white has been a great find for me. I enjoyed the Tate and her sidekicks alot. But, one peeve was the lack of anger from Tate on betrayals. Ok, so on ond hand I enjoyed that part that she does not stew unnecassarily but to be absolutely blah about being betrayed not just from enemies but allies is not something which gels. I have read the 2 published books and ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. Is it possible to love 4 or 5 characters at once, yes, yes it is. I love how even though Tate has no memory from before 8 months ago, the reader learns about thing along with Tate as you read further into the book. I could not always tell who was the bad guy! This book kept me guessing the whole time. I loved it. I hope there is another one in this series because I would love to read it :)
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book

Yeah I liked it. Tates involvement with what happened in this book was mostly accidental. She went through some serious pain and was a total kick ass character. I can't wait to find out what is missing from her memories. I have a theory and hope it doesn't take too long to get some answers.
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This is a cool, exciting and pleasant read. The main charater, Tate, is excellent. I love her "let's do this" attitude, She perseveres, does not agonize over the situation, she simply does and makes the reading that much more enjoyable. The book is filled with action and never seems to miss a beat. If only there were no typos, it would have been perfection.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Conscious DNE conscience

Blurgh there are some issues with spelling /autocorrect or homophones.

Passersby becomes Passerby’s, etc.

Good story, but the whole naievete was a little wearing, and i feel that people shouldnt walk all over her without consequence. Leave the f,ing city and these twats to fare for their idiot selves.
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good

If you like snarky Heroines you will like this book. It is action-packed, lots of twists and turns in the plot and some great one liners. Have at it....sit back and relax for it will be an enjoyable ride.
Dec 21, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
I feel like I was left hanging...where is the next book in this series? I would love to find out what happens next to everyone and have the past revealed.
Elizabeth Kiefer
Feb 05, 2018 rated it liked it
This book has an interesting world and heroine, but it suffered from a lack of editing. I think I'll read the next to see where it goes.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing

So glad I stumbled upon this book....Loved it! Tate has become one of my favorites! Can't wait to read the next book!
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Some of the characters could have been better developed, but since they were dead by the end it doesn't matter for the series.
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Enjoyable fantasy with entertaining and likable heroine in the slightly odd dragon ridden Tate with no memory beyond the past few months. I liked the setting and the characters but the ending felt a little abrupt and unfinished.
Deborah E Kehoe
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tate does not have any memories before she was found by some pirates alone on an island. She’s acclimated to life on board the ship, made a few friends, and had become a pretty good thief, but there are some that want her gone. She has been attacked more than a few times, and when they get to their next port, she makes plans to abandon ship and stay on land.

Tate is one of those fantasy heroines that I love. She is smart, intuitive, and can defend herself better than a person of her size should.
Kyra Dune
Nov 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Dragon Ridden is a fun and exciting book full of secrets and danger. With each new twist and turn, more is revealed not only about the main character, Tate, but also about the strange and wonderful city in which she finds herself.

This novel has a fast paced plot with plenty of action and characters you'll be dying to know more about. Tate is sassy and tough, but still manages to have her soft moments. Ryu is mysterious and intense. And the minor characters are for the most part interesting an
Jul 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Solid plot with a kick-ass (but still flawed) heroine? What's not to like? Oh wait, there's a dragon, too? Even better! While I did find the storyline a bit rough in places, the overall plot is compelling and never boring or predictable. I was always wondering where it was leading. Dragon-ridden has a heroine who's a real person. Tate is snarky, smart, insecure, lonely, loyal, fierce and has her own code that she holds to. But unlike some other heroines out there, she never comes across as cocky ...more
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A young woman with no memory and a living tattoo must find her way in a strange new city.

This book had it all for me; thievery, magic,mystery and above all excellent character development. The plot was unique enough to seperate it from other similar novels and, contrary to other reviews, the editing and grammer were very good for a self-published novel. Perhaps I read a later version of the book.

There isn't a cliffhanger as such but there are definitely enough hints at a wider plot arc in the b
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Writing is my first love. Even before I could read or put coherent sentences down on paper, I would beg the older kids to team up with me for the purpose of crafting ghost stories to share with our friends. This first writing partnership came to a tragic end when my coauthor decided to quit a day later, and I threw my cookies at her head. Today, I stick with solo writing, telling the stories that ...more

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