Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review: Slayers by CJ Hill

From Goodreads:  Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.

The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?

Woo hoo!  Yeah.  Now that's what I'm talking about.  Happy, happy, happy.

I figured when I read about this book, knowing who the author is, that I would enjoy this book.  But even with that I was pleasantly surprised!  This was a good bit of book and I really, really liked it!  My daughter actually got to the book first as I had to finish up another book I was reading.  She handed it back to me the next day and said, "this was a really good book, mom.  We should buy this book.  When is the next one coming out?"  (I requested this book from the library.)  If I was an author, that would be one of the greatest compliments.  I totally back her up on those statements.  It was a really good book.

I loved the whole idea of the book, the dragons, the descendants from ancient knights, the super abilities passed down.  It was so fun.  The story pulls you in from the moment you begin reading.  I polished it off in a day because I just couldn't put it down.  (sorry, family)  I liked that I had some resolution at the end of the book, but there was enough left open that you really want the next book soon.

I loved how these kids are cool on their own, but when they work together, they are amazing.  One alone could never defeat a dragon, but all of them working together, covering each other's backs, can accomplish great things.  

Visualization is big for me.  I like to be able to see the whole book in my mind like a movie.  I'm telling you that this was a good movie for me.  :)  This book was what I would term "family friendly".  I have no qualms handing it over to my kids or anyone for that matter.  Which earns another big thumbs up from me.  I love that.

You gotta check out this book.  I hope you love it.


  1. Ooh that looks cool! I'll have to add this one to my TBR list!

    Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  2. Wow! I really had no desire to read this one before, it might be because I'm not loving that cover! But your review has me thinking I may want to watch for it at the library! So glad you guys enjoyed it!


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