Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn 4 of 5 stars.
Voices of Dragons is a tale of pointless rivalry and self-sacrifice.
Sixty years prior a war between dragons and humans erupted. The dragons came out of hiding during WWII when the vibrations from bombs frightened them. Feeling as though they were under attack they waged war against the humans. Realizing that the dragons and humans were too well-matched, the two races formed a treaty, setting off certain land for the dragons.
When seventeen year old Kay accidentally crosses the border into Dragon she is met by the dragon Artegal. A strange, and secret friendship is formed. When the military begins antagonizing the dragons and war looms on the horizon, Kay and Artegal must unveil their friendship and do whatever it takes to stop the fighting, even when they are watching the other side hurt their loved ones.
Voices of Dragons was a wonderful read! I truly enjoyed it. The characters were well crafted and heartfelt while the world was introduced in a way that wasn't harsh or blunt, but easy to understand and flowing. The plot moved along at a wonderful speed and there was action enough for anyone. The only thing wrong with this book is the ending. It ends rather abruptly in a completely horrible cliff-hanger. There's no doubt about it though, Carrie Vaughn will have to write another one!
For fans of: Inheritance Cycle, Girl in the Arena