Queen of Dragons - Shana Abe This was my reading group choice for our February meeting but as is my usual habit I didn't start it until after the meeting.

This book is part of a series but I was told that it can easily be read as a standalone so I decided to give it a go since I had already spent the $6+ to purchase it for the group. To be completely honest I only decided to read it after reading the author blurb who talked about sharing her home with bunnies and a goofy dog and who promotes supporting your local shelter. She seems like a nice person so I resisted the urge to trade it in unread which is a bad habit of mine recently.

I only managed to read a few pages yesterday while waiting for the kids to get out of school but I was intrigued enough to keep it in my bag. It is about a race of dragon people, the drakon, who after generations of war and destruction, have evolved to the point where they can transform back and forth from human to dragon form. Still, they are hunted and their numbers are small. When a young woman who claims to be Princess of a lost tribe of drakon makes contact with the drakon council they send one of their men on a reconnaissance mission to find this woman who may be a danger to them as she obviously knows of their existence. I'll write more as I get it read.

Feb 13, 2009 Temporarily putting aside to read a bookring book.

April 2, 2009: I read through a bit of this last week while waiting for auto service and it didn't hold my attention as it did in the beginning. The dragon princess, Mari, has come to visit the alpha dragon, Kim, the two have power struggles, mistrust each other and are painfully attracted despite it all. They spend a lot of time flying about in dragon form, looking for a missing girl, fighting their attraction and so on and so forth. A whole lot of nothing seems to have happened for 100 or so pages. I may finish as I'm so close to the end but maybe not . . .

April 9, 2009: Well, I finished but only after a whole lot of skimming. This is definitely a middle of the series book and in the end seems like just a setup for a future book. Nothing special and not a re-read for me.