Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Review for Moorigad: Dragon Collection: Age of the Hybrid Series Books 1-3 by Debra Kristi - 5 out of 5!
Moorigad: Dragon Collection is the 3 main books of the Age of the Hybrid series. I reviewed each of the books individually. I really enjoyed each of the books, and I loved the covers of them all!
SYNOPSIS FOR BOOK 1 - THE MOORIGAD DRAGON
Saving a life shouldn’t come with so many complications.
Saving Marcus’s life should’ve qualified as a good deed. Except, that’s not why Kyra saves him. She’s pulled to the deed by something supernatural. But then Marcus sees Kyra’s hybrid dragon and she finds herself bound to protect him. A bond already causing tension between Kyra and her best friend, Sebastian. Only, Kyra will find it is not easy defying Death. Yet, she is determined―even at the cost of her own life.
Bad things happen in the blink of an eye.
Sebastian has built his life around his tarot cards, more so since taking refuge at Mystic’s Magical Carnival. Trying to include Kyra in that part of his life goes all wrong. Now Kyra’s interest in Marcus stands between Sebastian and Kyra, and places Kyra in emanate danger. Sebastian needs to make her see, needs to steer her away from Marcus, needs to save her from the consequences of her decisions before it’s too late. If he needs to, Sebastian will bare his most guarded secrets to protect her.
MY REVIEW FOR BOOK 1 IN THE AGE OF THE HYBRID SERIES - THE MOORIGAD DRAGON
I enjoyed the majority of this book, and I loved that the story is unique. In this book, Kyra is a dragon of sorts, but she is a hybrid, so she has trouble fitting in, so she has left home, and ends up being part of a magical carnival. I loved the whole magical carnival premise! It's lots of fun! And I love that Kyra is a dragonshifter! So cool! I do like Kyra, but she did get on my nerves when she wouldn't follow her heart or trust her misgivings about people or things. Everyone in this book is too secretive, which of course leads to problems! Sebastian is great! And I really like the mystery around him, and what his story actually ends up being. In this book, the characters have to deal with the issues that arise when you butt into things you should've left alone, so be prepared for stupid decisions abound! I was thinking this was a YA story, and for the most part it reads like it is, but then BOOM! things make a turn for the dark side. This is sort of a spoiler, so you have been warned!!!!!!! SPOILER!!!!!!!
There is mind rape and actual rape, although the character being raped doesn't really get that she is being raped because of the whole mind rape thing, and it really came out of nowhere for me! I actually felt devastated when it happened because it was so shocking and it didn't fit the tone for the rest of the book.
I'm looking forward to continuing the next story, this book definitely kept me interested till the very end, so I expect the next book will as well.
SYNOPSIS FOR BOOK 2 IN THE AGE OF THE HYBRID SERIES - REAP NOT THE DRAGON
A Reaper with a mission.
Sebastian is finished following commands. Higher powers be damned. He has his own agenda - find Kyra and help restore her memory.
At first his plan goes better than expected. But as life starts looking up for the would-be Reaper, his metaphorical sickle becomes caught in a web of complications.
Things are never smooth for Sebastian and Kyra.
Best-laid plans sometimes rest in peace.
A detour―unexpected and unwelcome―delivers Sebastian into the depths of a grave situation. Misfortune and misunderstanding are the cards dealt to him. And events fail to flip in his favor.
Creatures from hell all want a piece of the young Reaper. If Sebastian ends up dead, that's okay. For he has a more grievous beast to worry about. To save the woman he loves, Sebastian will venture into the heart of an all-powerful fire demon.
Sebastian must find a missing dragon and the key to Kyra's memory without being devoured by sinister beasts or―even worse―consumed by his own inner demons.
MY REVIEW FOR BOOK 2 IN THE AGE OF THE HYBRID SERIES - REAP NOT THE DRAGON
** spoiler alert **
*This review will have spoilers for the first book in this series* *Slight spoiler for this book, but the spoiler is something that happens early in the book, so not too much of a spoiler*
I was so pissed off for most of this book, but I didn't let that effect my rating. I was so pissed off because it takes Sebastian waaaaaayyy too long to help Kyra! Especially in the beginning, a month! Really!?! In the last book, Kyra has been tricked by Marcus, and he has stolen her dragon. Kyra has lost her memory, and doesn't know this, so she is a shell of herself, and does whatever Marcus says. She also has sexual relations with Marcus, so even though she consents, I still consider it rape because her mind is screwed. There were a few POV's in this book, but it is mostly from Sebastian's POV, with Marcus getting the second most POV time. Sebastian found Kyra towards the end of the last book, and he knows some crud is going down, but for some reason he doesn't tell Kyra, so he just leaves her there! She is under the control of Marcus the douchebag, who is raping her, and he just leaves! I was so pissed! Now, Sebastian is trying to figure out how to save Kyra, but he ends up doing tons of other stuff before getting to it, and a month goes by, and still he hasn't saved Kyra! So Crazy! This all in the beginning of the book, so it isn't too much of a spoiler. I get that he has a lot going on, so that's why I don't hate Sebastian, but I feel if he cares about Kyra, he should've made her more of a priority. So, this book is about Sebastian having to deal with saving Kyra, finding out how to deal with what he is, and having to deal with new enemies. I loved that we get to see more of the Reaper lifestyle, and I enjoyed the introduction of the Maras! I've only read 1 other series that had Maras, so I found that a unique subject to read about. We also learn more about Marcus' plans. This is a very interesting read, and very entertaining. I love all the different entities! Dragons, Maras, Reapers, and all the other interesting characters! I'm looking forward to the next book!
SYNOPSIS FOR BOOK 3 IN THE AGE OF THE HYBRID SERIES - PLIGHT OF THE DRAGON
Kyra and Sebastian have again reunited, but their future remains as foggy as the mist around Mystic’s Carnival―uncertain and unpredictable. Fractured and torn, Kyra must restore her dragon-shifter state before her body rejects its divided status.
Mystic’s magic is on Kyra’s side, but the true key to her salvation lies within Sebastian, and for Kyra, he would do anything. Or so he believes. Can he give her up in order to save her? With his father’s crew of Reapers advancing on the carnival, the choice may not be Sebastian’s to make.
MY REVIEW FOR BOOK 3 IN THE AGE OF THE HYBRID SERIES - PLIGHT OF THE DRAGON
This was a great conclusion to a unique and exciting series! I was entertained through the whole book! I really enjoyed the writing and the world this series takes place in. In this book, Kyra still doesn't have her memories, but she has escaped from Marcus, so that's a plus, and she is with Sebastian, and both of them are trying to find a way to return her memories. Also, Kyra's parents are on the scene, and each of them has their own agenda for Kyra, and also the duo needs to deal with Marcus' plans. Kyra really grows in this story, and she begins to believe in herself and her strength, and that was definitely nice to see, especially after she was a shell of herself in the last book. Also, there was some really sweet moments with her and Sebastian, but there was also some difficult moments as outside forces cause problems in their relationship. It was great to see more of the dragons, and also more of the Reaper and Mara worlds. Great book and great series!