Crown of Dragons: Bleeding Realms: Dragon Blessed Book One
The normal world is an illusion.
Separated from other realms by a thin layer of powerful magic, humans are protected from the fae and dragons, the ghosts and warlocks, and an unfurling evil.
Khali Elliot is a princess —of sorts. She wasn’t born royal and yet she’s destined to become queen. As a Dragon Blessed with four elements running through her blood, her future lineage has al...more
Thoughts with side commentary
🐲 Different worlds are "stacked" on top of each other and they are starting to bleed together (allowing unwelcome guests to enter)
🐲 Mediums, dragons, wizards, nymphs and fae..oh, my!
🐲 Excuse Me, sir? Could you drop dead any time soon?
🐲 POV alternated between Hazel and Khali
🐲 Hazel is a characte ...more
Dragon Blessed Book One
by Nina Walker
Wow! I can't even believe that I finished the first book in this series so fast! I definitely lost some sleep trying to speed-read to find out what happens next. I was disappointed when I realized that I had come to the end of book one and would have to wait a few months till the next book. (Sigh)
The story is told from two POVs and if that bothers you, then this book is probably ...more
Fantasy, especially YA, is a favorite genre of mine to read. I was excited to read this book just based on the intentionally vague and tantalizing summary. Within the first few chapters, I knew that I had discovered a rare gem. Building a world based in fantasy, yet believable enough to vivi ...more
I got lost at times in Khalil’s emotions. What prince does she love? I’m not sure even she knows. And Hazel... her struggle ...more
I really loved this book. It was so intriguing, and it never dulled for a moment. The storyline was interesting and unique, and leaves you wanting more.
I felt a real connection to the Khali and Hazel, and just felt their ups and downs throughout the story. All characters felt like they had their place, and played their parts well.
But Dean, though! 😍
I can’t really complain about this book. I ...more
This story is amazing, I read the above blurb and thought I wanna read that and boy am I glad I did! Two different storylines that came together and blended really well with great characters in a fantasy world built by this author that is different and exciting and filled with danger, mystery and romance and I hope book 2 is every bi ...more
While it took a little while for me to get into this book, by the end I really enjoyed the story and found myself caught up and waiting to read more. This book is well written and an excellent start to a new trilogy. The characters are well fleshed out so you catch a glimpse of who each of them is, even when their story isn’t told directly from their point of view. Hazel and Khali are delightful joint heroines connected in some way that we only ...more
I loved that this book was seperated into two timelines with our two main characters. A perfect mix of the modern day world and a brand new fantasy world. Hazel is a 17 year old girl just trying to live a normal life. Well, as normal as she can be while s ...more
This is such a unique story, alternating between a fantasy world and earth. Khali, a Dragon-blessed Princess, is waiting to be married off to one of the kings sons - whichever one proves most worthy to rule. Hazel, a girl in the human realm, is just starting her freshman year of college, expecting a fun few years spending time with her friends, meeting boys, and working toward her degree so she can go to ve ...more
Crown of Dragons was simply amazing. I read and absolutely loved the Colour Alchemist series, so when I heard that Nina Walker had a new book coming out, I had to investigate. Normally, I’m not too fond of dragons, but the premise was certainly intriguing, and the combination of that plus my past experience with Nina Walker’s writing was enough to encourage me to pick up a copy (and also, LOOK AT THAT COVER! ISN’T IT GORGEOUS?). And I am so ...more
Khali is the princess of the dragon realm. Once every generation, a girl is blessed with power over all four elemental gifts and she is destined to marry a prince of the realm, whether she wants to or not.
This book... what to say about this book.
Khali and Hazel are two girls from completely separate worlds. Khali is a dragon-shifting princess destined to marry a man she hates, a man she'll do anything to expose as the ruthless killer he is.
Hazel lives in the human world - our world - but she sees people who have long passed from both worlds.
They're on a collision course, and we spend the entire book just waiting for them to finally meet, for their stories to c ...more
I can't say enough good things about this book! I've read quite a few things from Ms. Walker but I think this may be her best yet! Crown of Dragons is a lot darker than anything she's written before and it weaves together two seemingly unrelated girls and their lives. I really enjoyed the creative measures it took to take two completely different stories in two different genres and still have them end up connecting. I loved how this book isn't like anything she' ...more
This book... wow... amazing! I spent most of the afternoon reading and was so sad when I had reached the end.
This books swaps between two main characters, Hazel and Khali. They live in different realms, but they are tied together in some mysterious way.
Khali has all four elemental powers that is rare among her kind. She's already had her path laid out for her, but she doesn't agree with it. Little does she know that things are about to cha ...more
Lo and behold it was. I ended up loving the book, loving the storyline and loving the characters. I did have moments where I yelled OH DAMNNNN because of a plot twist which was also great ...more
If you like stories with very real consequences and intrigue but with more of a lighter feel, then you will probably like this book. It's very YA and it has the same vibe as the tv show 'Reign' where even the characters in a medieval setting seemed like they were from present day, western culture.
This book is told in two intertwining story lines. One follows Hazel, a 17 year old college freshman who can see dead people. Hazel has ...more
Dang!!! That was so good!!!! I kept seeing the rave reviews on Facebook when it first released and decided to give it a try, and I simply couldn’t put it down. I LOVED the shifting POV’s. It kept the story interesting and impossible to put down, but with only 2 POVs it was easy to follow. Also along with the POVs was 2 different realms happening and so much hint of romance going all different directions so I can’t wait to see who ends up with who. That being said, I love ...more
Usually I make a habit to not read a book until the entire series is out because I read through it too quickly and will read too many books in between but I didn’t realize that before devouring this book in a single weekend. Great character development and world building; I am a big fan of authors who are able to make the different realms/supernatural seem almost believable. This is the second series I’ve read from this Nina Walker and it did not disappoint. Looking forward ...more
I am totally hooked after reading this first book of this series. I love how the story is told by two different characters. Khali a dragon princess & Hazel a human who can see spirits. Each from different realms but connected. There’s magic and dragons! And hot guys!!! and super bad guys! Also Faes too!!! I really enjoyed reading this story. I felt so bad for Landon he really seemed genuinely good and interested in Hazel too! But I’m hoping Dean & Hazel will have some rea ...more
Love, love, love this book... It's so different and original... amazing world building and story line, wonderful characters... Love Hazel, Dean and Khali, I think they're going to be an awesome team... Love how the story is told, interconnecting the chapters between both realms... Now that Khali is here, what they're going to do?, how this will affect the dynamic between Hazel and Dean?... Is Khali still in love with him?... How about the Occultist and that Re ...more
This book grabbed me from the beginning. I enjoyed it from start to finish and I am left wanting more! I really enjoyed the dual point of view and the juxtaposition of the human realm and the dragon realm. I was really into the book and right before chapter 7 I was dropping my jaw. It's so good. Both of the girls, while young and innocent, are neither annoying or pushovers. Definitely a slow burn here and I know who I want each girl to end up with but honestly it c ...more
I thought this story was good. It was fun to see how the two girls’ stories intertwined. My biggest complaint was the incomplete descriptions. I had a hard time visualizing the characters because it seemed like the only description I got was the eye color and maybe the hair color. I didn’t know until halfway through the book that Khali had two different colored eyes, or that the other girl had golden hair (although she did mention earlier that she had dirty blonde hair, and it was her dorm ...more
It was a great mix between the 2 stories that didn't hinder the other which I have found with similar books, the world was really cool I just hope we get to see more of it! There is a lot more to this story and I'm definitely excited to see where these girls go!
Such a great mix between old school with magic and dragons and then modern day which ...more
I love that the human realm is in West Virginia since that's where I am from. Also the love for Harry Potter makes me happy!
I recieved this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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