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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  7,958 ratings  ·  867 reviews
Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don’t believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different.

Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.

Now Elena’s in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena’s heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena’s going to gr
Paperback, 5th, 394 pages
Published September 19th 2014 by Fire Quill Publishing (first published November 17th 2013)
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Carolina Bonetti I finished the series in hope of writer development. She is treated as a half witted child with a lot to learn. Left out of war council meetings, no s…moreI finished the series in hope of writer development. She is treated as a half witted child with a lot to learn. Left out of war council meetings, no strategy meetings (even though she's the protagonist) withheld information because she's "too much of an over thinker" I mean God forbid I woman who thinks, all in the name of "for her own good". She's a damsel. Its a shame the author gives her the capability to be a warrior and ends the story with all the men in her life constantly saving the day. Such a bad example for young women. Save yourself ladies. (less)
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Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Where is the next book?! I want more... Can you tell I enjoyed this? This was an interesting blend of medieval fantasy mixed with some more modern urban fantasy. Lots of Harry Potter-like qualities to this book. And a book any fan of the aforementioned series should check out!

I had so much fun reading this book. It wastes no time getting right into the story. Elena is constantly moving around with her dad. Always running from bold text: something. One particular night on the run they are sudden
Melissa (Ever So Mela)

This was really just a bad case of Good Premise, Poor Execution.

Firebolt started out pretty decent. It got me hooked from the get-go. For the first couple of chapters it was going to be, at least, a 4 star book for me but then the second Elena got to Dragonia Academy it crashed and burned.

The setting...
I feel we don't get an idea about what Paegeia-part of the world were dragons roam free- really is or why it even exists.

Then there was the writing...
I don't usually nitpick about the grammatic
I liked it.

The story is entertaining. It has some elements that reminisce of Harry Potter (although in no way this book is close to that level) and the 1986 movie Labyrinth (which incidentally, I loved as a child). The story did get my attention, so I intent to keep reading this series.

There is a lack of character development, as well as relationship developments. The way the friendships go here is not satisfactory or complete enough. Things just seem to be with no built up. I believe more time
Victoria Rose
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Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adrienne Woods has a wonderful imagination and a great story.

Unfortunately, the storytelling is very weak.

She is very big on using adverbs, and rather weak on showing us the story.
Here are some examples,

- I said, irritation filling my voice
- Becky said excitedly
- Sammy said, concerned
- I knocked timidly
- he said in a sarcastic tone
- I laughed excitedly
- I asked, disgusted
- I was stunned by his words and huffed

The author should show us what she sees when she writes the words.
If you are ex
Mar 23, 2017 rated it liked it
4.5 lovely stars

This book really got my attention & made me focus on it though I don't have much time these days due to exams &all.
A very detailed story, makes you feel as if you're living every incident in the heroine's day, getting to know her well & the people she intetacts with. The writing is not that great at first ,you get used to it though as the story flows.
Things started out with Elena as a bit childish girl , she would tear up at anything & doubts herself constantly, but as you go dee
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy
*I received this book from author on behalf of Reading Addiction Blog Tours for an honest review.*


Firebolt was a fantastic read that kept enraptured me from start to finish!!

Elena grows up thinking that dragons and magic only exist in fairy tales... And boy, is she so in for a wake up call!


After being attacked by dragons, Elena learns four things:
1) Dragons are real and murdered her father
2) Her father, himself, was a dragon shifter (a Copper variety to be exact)
3) She is now an orph
Christine Smith
What would you do if your father pack up everything and moved....every three months? Why? You don't know. Then on one night your questions get answered.

Dragons are the reason and wait for it... your father is one too.

I would be like this?


That is how Firebolt starts, a new series written by Adrienne Woods.
I was hooked from page one.

Its got dragons, magic, an academy stuck in the air and humans with abilities called Dragonians, who are also able to bond with dragons.

Elena is a dragonian, or in pl
Dec 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by a fellow book reviewer, Laura at LaLaBookReviews, with permission from the publisher, Fire Quill Publishing, for an honest review.

Opinion: I am honestly wondering if I was reading the same book as everyone else was who has reviewed this on Amazon and Goodreads. I have seen a TON of really great reviews for this book with multiple readers praising everything about the story, from the plot to the characters. I can agree that the idea for this story is fantas
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 ⭐️
Thank you so much to Fire Quill publishing via netgalley for sending me a copy of Fire Bolt by Adrienne Woods .

From the very first page i was pulled into the world. Whats going on? Whats happening? Why are they leaving? You could feel the tension and urgency and the dragons.

Im a huge fan of dragon books if done right. I thought maybe i was a bit too old for this book. If i were a preteen or young teenager i think i would have loved it but since i have read so many fantasies its hard not t
Aneta Bak
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book deserves so much more hype! I really wish that I knew about it sooner because I am in love with this series already. Just imagine Harry Potter, but with Dragons!

Elena is sick and tired of moving evert 3 months. Her dad's paranoia can be sometimes too much to handle, especially when they have to run away from imaginary problems. But this time, Elena finally learns what her father was running away from, Dragons! And to her surprise, her father is one too. After the death of her father, E
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When I first heard of this book I was excited to read this. I immediately tried looking in my library for it but was disappointed to see that it wasn't there. I then proceeded to read the sample from iBooks to see if I would like it. Unfortunately I did not.

I don't remember that much about it hence why I am not using a spoiler tag. The book begins with Elena's father is trying to rush her into packing as they are leaving. Readers a
I enjoyed this book but no as much as I expected!

It is a real struggle for me when a book starts off slowly cause I want to just stop reading. But I am happy with not doing this because the book does pick up.

The main character was interesting and after her dad dies she discovers that she is so much more that she thought!

And it had dragons, for me that is always a plus...

I had some problems with this book but overall I didn't regret reading it at all!

My thanks to Netgalley for proving me this ar
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, arc, fantasy
1.5 stars

**I received a free eBook in exchange for an honest review**

I was very excited to read this book. Dragons? Yes please! School setting? Awesome! YA? I'm sold. Basically, I couldn't wait to get started. Unfortunately, this book suffered from the "great premise/bad execution" syndrome and greatly disappointed me.

The basic plot summary: Sixteen year old Elena finds out that her dad is not actually human...he is a dragon. Sadly, the same day she finds out this intriguing bit of information i
Pankhuri Paliwal
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I actually wanted to give this book 1 star but 2 are just because it really had the potential for a good story. There are many things frustrating with this book.
First of all Elena grows on to be irritating as the book gets pace.She is so weak,she says she will work hard but I don't think she has potential for it implying that she has nothing special about her except that big dark mark.
For every boy who talks to her other girls are staring and are so jealous. Because of course every hot boy out t
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Great book! :D
I really enjoy all the things about the dragons and the history was amazing <3
Elena was really tough and smart but she was tooo focus on what people were thinking about her :/
I want to read more about Blake and I could see a lot of things that can happen in the next book, I really want to read the next one :P
My favorite character was Brian, he didn't appear that much but everytime he said or did something I always smiled :D
Thank you so much to
Anna (Enchanted by YA)

***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

I knew straight away from the synopsis that this would be a fun book, and I was not wrong! It combined a Harry-Potter-like-boarding-school with dragons and epicness.

Chucked into the action straight away you meet Elena who has to quickly change her beliefs when she’s faced with a new world and it was great going on that journey with her. She took her time I’ll admit as anyone would if they ju
Dec 12, 2014 marked it as zzz-books-not-for-me  ·  review of another edition
Read from January 06 to 12, 2016
Not bad, I quite enjoyed this one, but I read the reviews for the sequels and it looks like the series is going downhill so I'm happy with just reading the first book.
What to say. It's my first time reading a YA novel about dragons and I didn't expect to love it so much! It's freaking epic! Seriously..

The theme,the characters, the settings and the plot, It has all what I'm asking for! And our heroine must be a little weakling in this book but I know she'll redeem herself and become one of the most kick-ass heroine ever! *cough*Blake's*cough*Dragonian*cough* I can feel it under my goose pimples! XD (view spoiler)
Melinda Howard
*This book was provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This was an amazing book with intriguing characters and a great plot. I liked the story although the only criticism I have is that at times the plot was a little slow moving as the author gave detailed descriptions of scenes. While this works for some people, for me I just felt like a few of these scenes could be cut back a bit to get more action in. This, however, was only a minor issue and didn't impede on my enjoyment of t
3.5 Stars

This was more along the lines of a stereotypical cheesy YA Fantasy. The characters all have good and bad moments but are overwhelmingly pretty predictable. The plot was done well and has promise but suffers from only telling part of a story, not uncommon for books in a series. I don't think the world was very well established but it kept me interested.

This wasn't necessarily an amazing book but it was everything I wanted it to be and put me back in a good reading mood. So for me it's a
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Elena has been on the run all of her life with her father, even though she has no idea why, that is until a dragon kills her father. She wakes up in a mystical land called Paegeia, and is soon enrolled in a new school where she meets lots of new people, including those who are able to change into dragons. Elena is struggling to learn everything she needs to be able to understand this new world she finds herself in, and with a long thought dead sorcerer back and Elena has to find a way to save he ...more
This book should really be middle grade instead of ya.

It was the writing style that got to me.

The only thing that made me laugh was out of the types of dragon, there was one breed that really went wild over virgins. Brian was one of them. Brian talked about himself in third person.

Direct quote

“Brian likes to go for long walks on the beach, watch movies, talk till the sun comes up, oh, and has Brian mentioned he’s loaded, so he can make Elena’s heart’s desire come true?”

Yep, that would only w
For review purposes, i will give a short review before i head into my rant.
I expected a cliche, typical, love-triangle, girl-is-actually-amazing-but-doesn't-know-it story. And that's kinda what I wanted! I wanted fluff and cliche stories! However, that isn't what I got. And I'm disappointed in that.

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Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this! The world of dragons in this was so rich and fascinating. My only problem was that I was super confused in the beginning, but slowly things seemed to make sense. I wish there was a guide for this series about all the different types of dragons. I thought the writing was amazing and the narrator only enhanced the experience for me. The mystery in this story is on so many different levels and I can wait to see how they will all play out.
Yvonne (It's All About Books)
Finished reading: October 10th 2015
Rating 4,5qqq

"If your mind and heart are in the same place, you can do whatever you want."

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Now that I've read all five books and two Dragonian novellas, I feel like I can finally write a review for the series as a whole.
I've read some of the reviews on Goodreads and noticed that people keep complaining about the writing style. English is not my first language, so I feel like I am not really competent to talk about that. That is why I will stick to the parts that I can give my opinion of- general plot, world building and character development.
To some of you that have read my previous
Cassie C
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

This was a fantastic start to a brand new series about dragons! This book originally caught my eye for two reasons. One, I love the cover, but two because it's about dragons!! There aren't many dragon themed books out there, so it allows the author to craft their own world. And Ms. Woods did an excellent job at this. I absolutely loved the unique and creatively built world that is Paegeia. There were breathtaking moments, and tons of heart-pounding action, perfect for any
Marc Secchia
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let there be dragons! Oh yeah, any book that starts with the MC fleeing from dragons, dragons trashing cars, dragons tearing into each other ... well, it was hard not to imagine there was dragon fire licking around the edges of my screen as I got tucked into Firebolt, a new book by Adrienne Woods, and the first in the Dragonian Series. I should add I read a pre-publication version (ARC) given to me by the author. No doubt there have been changes in the final version.

What worked well for me were
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Adrienne Woods is a USA Today Bestselling author.
She published her first novel, Firebolt, in 2013, followed by Thunderlight, Frostbite, Moonbreeze and Starlight.

Her second series Dream Casters followed and Millue, the third and final part is scheduled to be released early 2019.

She is currently working very hard in getting the Dragonian Series translated into many languages and hope to reach new go

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