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Scorch Dragons

(Elementals #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  735 ratings  ·  118 reviews
The struggle for power heats up in book two of this heart-stopping adventure series about siblings with magical shapeshifter powers, from New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman.

After the fateful battle between the ice wolves and the scorch dragons, Anders and his twin sister, Rayna, have been reunited. But there’s no time to celebrate.

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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by HarperCollins
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Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Fun adventure dragons against wolves then there is a mixing that wakes up many on both sides
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This is hard for me to say, because:

A) I adore Amie Kaufman - she's honestly one of my favourite authors! And -
B) I loved Ice Wolves, it was one of my favourite reads of last year!

I mean, the friendships in this book were as endearing as ever - as where Reyna and Anders' utterly precious sibling bond, but, I just feel like this one, in my opinion, lacked the adventure and excitement and surprise that Ice Wolves held! I mean, I adore wolves and dragons, but still, I just found this as a whole to
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great follow up! I loved the twists and I still love this world!
Bec (becklebooks)
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was a 3.5 for the first half but I really loved how the friendships blossomed and really enjoyed the evidence of that in the last half. So I'm upping it to a 4 stars and I'm excited to continue on when the next book is out! :) ...more
All the important work about the impact of societal traumas, the damage done by propaganda, and the difficulty and necessity of healing is being done in Middle Grade, pass it on.

Also I SERIOUSLY want to go to this school.
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Scorch Dragons continued the incredibly fun journey that started in Ice Wolves in flying colors. Scorch Dragons does take a while to get truly going story wise but when it does it takes off. I have truly grown to love this world and characters and am sad that I only have one book left in the series.

Scorch Dragons picks up pretty much immediately where Ice Wolves ended. We see our main characters trying to deal with the fallout of their actions and coping with their new environment. Now Like I s
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the second book in this trilogy. Anders and Rayna are such compelling characters and I really liked getting to know the side characters more. It will be interesting to see what happens from here.
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.5!

Really enjoyed my time listening to this one! WIll listen to book three soon!
Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

This is the second book in the ‘Elementals’ series by Amie Kaufman.

Sparks and scales. This book was so fucking good. I really enjoyed the first book, ‘Ice Wolves’, but the sequel really blew my expectations away. We begin to delve more into the magic system and the world, as well as the tense history between the wolves and the dragons. All this new information made the world feel more developed, more real, and more fragile than what we saw in book one. And let’s not forget the (
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Amazing Book By Amie. I Couldn’t Put This Book Down. I Love Reading This Book. I Can’t Wait For The Third Book To Come Out. June Can’t Get Here Fast Enough.

Now after I finished rereading this amazing book, I can finally read the third and final book in this trilogy.
Freydis Eiriksdottir
Oh, my, gosh!
This book is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

I loved it!
I was up past midnight reading it and I'm reading it again.
Jul 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Reading Method: Physical (Owned Hardcover)
Reading Time: 3 Hours

For as much as I enjoyed the introduction of the Elementals series in the first book, Ice Wolves, I couldn't help but be a bit disappointed in Scorch Dragons.

While Ice Wolves spent nearly all of its time in the city of Holbard and the Ice Wolves' Ulfar Academy, Scorch Dragons (as the name might imply) mostly takes place in the Dragon's city of Drekhelm. Drekhelm was a far less compelling and interesting location then the bustling and
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I typically fail to connect with middle-grades, which makes me sad. I've failed to find ones that capture your attention and remind you of why you enjoyed reading as a kid (like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson). But then I picked of Ice Wolves, the first book in this trilogy and was rivted !

I was totally taken aback on how much I absolutely loved it! I was afraid I'd never find a middle-grade I could love, but I adored it and couldn't wait to find the time to pick up the sequel, hopeful I'd en
Lloyd Piper
A well written and enjoyable, yet slow sequel, with an underwhelming ending.

I feel the book splits into 4 quarters. The first was a great start to a book, setting things up, building connections and really filling me with anticipation for a thrilling adventure. The next two quarters were honestly a host of mini missions that were too shot to add excitement or real fear for the main characters, but dragged on waaay too long making the book become a sort of series of slightly inconvenient events a
Trigger warnings: violence, death of a parent (in the past).

It took me a staggeringly long time to read this, and I honestly can't pinpoint why because whenever I was reading, I enjoyed what I was reading. I just had ZERO motivation to actually pick it up and everything about picking it up felt like an extreme struggle. I think at the end of the day, middle grade fantasy is just NOT my thing (hell, fantasy is barely my thing full stop) and that the whole global pandemic situation is making ever
Aug 19, 2020 added it
Yes i read middle grade, what about it?
i actually love a good middle-grade as a palate cleanser because 1. there's very little romance. sometimes guys and gals can just be friends, y'all
2. minimal amounts of gore/death [gore doesn't really bother me, it can just get gratuitous very fast]
3. they're funny! pjo is the best example of this, but middle grade relies on genuine good humor to make the readers laugh. it's not all grimdark or innuendo all the time
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I love this series so far.

The pack mentality is awesome

The characters are adorable

The world is beautiful
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this even more than the first one. Can't wait for book 3! ...more
Jun 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Good sequel to a middle grade series which I think was good for middle grade (and probably would have appealed to me when I was younger), but didn't do it for me like other Amie Kaufman books. ...more
It was too linear...very early middle grades
Roly Herps
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved the places visited in this book! A great instalment in the Elementals trilogy.
Feb 03, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5/5 Stars
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This was a great sequel! It does start off kind of slow but, it picks up speed around the half-way point & it ends with a big splash. I love Amie's writing & I can't wait for book three!! D ...more
Britt Meter
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book that I give would be 4.5 stars for me.
It was really different compare to the Ice Wolves but I didn't mind the storyline. I liked that there was conflict between dragons and wolves and the reason behind the war between wolves and dragons. Also I liked that there was more action, suspense, the main character Anders has not only gained his sister Reyna and Lisabet but also he gained new friends the were completely different to his kind. But some parts of the story was packed with adventur
Jul 16, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book really botched the series. Without even delving into the characters, the plot itself starts off very slowly, and by the time it begins to pick up, it turns into an extremely boring fetch quest. But the characters... they’re the cherry on top of this disaster. Anders is basically perfect by this point. He doesn’t seem to ever have trouble achieving what he wants, which makes this very boring. Lisabet does literally nothing in this book, and none of the other characters are much better, ...more
Timothy Pitkin
May 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I really wanted to like this book but I just felt the characters were just a little to bland. But the premise of this series is really good I just do not believe it lives up to it.
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this second instalment to Elementals; we pick up virtually where we left off from the first one and get to see the repercussions of the actions for Anders and Lisabet. I really love that it wasn't glossed over and they weren't just instantly accepted by the pack; just as the wolves have been told horror stories about the dragons, so have the dragons about the wolves and you see that come out in the wider characters in the book. It's interesting to see how this will play out in ...more
Mark Buxton
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
My name is Lisabet, and the good news is the dragons have decided not to kill us. We've even become students in their special school for gifted students. Returning to the wolves wasn't an option, since they think we're traitors. My wolf classmates came to rescue Anders and me, but they stole the Snowstone, which can be used to kill the dragons. Anders and I just want to keep the dragons and wolves from going to war again, but my mom, the wolf leader, seems set on starting one. We have a risky id ...more
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really love this middle grade series. Scorch Dragons picks up right where Ice Wolves left off, with Anders and Lisabet coming to terms with their new home in Drekhelm with the dragons. Just like the first book, Scorch Dragons is a solid read with great characters, intriguing world-building, and a well-plotted message about the nature of war.

The book does a great job portraying how neither side is really good or evil in this war. Both the dragons and wolves had reasons to suspect the other in
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Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in over 30 countries, and is in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter, their rescue dog, ...more

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“One by one the dragons came to ground, and the wolves slid down from them. Anders transformed as soon as his paws hit the earth, and once human, silently pulled off Rayna’s harness so she could do the same. Nearby, Lisabet was seeing to Ellukka. Both the harnesses were charred in places, and he wasn’t sure Rayna’s would hold if they used it again. One by one the dragons transformed, until the eleven children stood in a circle. Some leaned over to rest their hands on their knees, exhausted, others hugged themselves, staring at their companions in the moonlight. The tableau was broken when Kess suddenly streaked across the circle, leaping down from Lisabet’s arms to run straight for Anders, scaling his body and perching on his shoulders. He was so exhaustedly happy to see her, he didn’t even mind the places where she sank her claws in. As if the cat’s movement had woken her up, Viktoria spoke in a whisper. “What have we done?” “The same thing as us,” Ellukka replied. “You can’t go home. Neither can we.” “We had to,” Lisabet said, sounding just as tired as the others. “If we hadn’t brought the Sun Scepter, the wolves would have weakened the dragons until they killed them. If we hadn’t kept it from the dragons, they’d have used it against the wolves until they could attack instead. We’re the only reason they’re not at war right now.” “All we did was destroy half of Holbard instead,” said Theo, looking sick.” 4 likes
“DARKNESS WAS FALLING RAPIDLY AS THE dragons disappeared into the blue velvet of the night.” 3 likes
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