Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Men were always quick to believe in the madness of women."

My Pre-Reading
Paul's Review

When I finished reading Eon, I was really excited that there would be a sequel so that we could find out what happens once Eona reveals her true identity and learns that her dragon is the queen of all the dragons. I figured it would mostly be about defeating High Lord Sethon and finding Emperor Kygo. If the book ended after about the first two chapters, I would have been right.

As it was though, Eona was so much more. I loved learning more about the dragons, and their relationship with the Dragoneyes. I thought that the way they were connected with the Earthly realm was so creative, and was not at all what I was expecting. The way Eona handles the information she receives is very commendable, and I was glad she didn't follow Lord Ido's advice regarding her power. I did find myself liking Lord Ido somewhere in the middle of the book, but I wasn't surprised by his actions at the end.

Eona really struggles with who she is and what her responsibilities are supposed to be throughout this novel, and I think Goodman deals with it very well. She has the power to communicate with and control the all-powerful dragons, and yet she still deals with the same issues that most teenage girls deal with. She starts to fall in love with someone who shouldn't love her back, she doesn't know how she should behave, she's lied to nearly everyone and needs them to trust her, and she still has no way to communicate with her dragon without being ambushed. But through all of that, she's still very courageous, quick-witted, and down to earth.

Like Eon, this book has very long chapters. I really think they could have been split up more, but I kind of got used to it by the end. The long chapters caused some of the pacing to be slow at times, and I think some parts were too detailed. Other parts though had the perfect amount of detail and I love how Goodman is able to build the world. The map in the beginning of the book definitely helped with the world building, and I love when maps are included.

For anyone who read Eon, this is a must read! For anyone who hasn't read Eon and enjoys YA fantasy novels, you should go read both Eon and then go read Eona! I think that fans of books like the Graceling series would really enjoy this series as well. I rated this book a 4.5/5. 


1 comment:

  1. at borders I was constantly recommending these books to fans of Graceling, and vice versa.. so amazing! I love the fantasy in it! Though I definitely Agree about the chapters >.< when I fist started Eon.. I wanted to take breaks lol Great review! Hope it helps gain many new readers!