Monday, September 2, 2013

ARC Review: Scorched by Mari Mancusi

Hi Everyone!

The last few weeks have been exciting. I started my first semester of college and my first internship. After some awkward starts and a little stress over homework, I am now ready to blog again. 
I want to first thank my friend Rachel from The Reader's Den for providing me an ARC of Scorched by Mari Mancusi. 

 Scorched by Mari Mancusi 
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Rachel from The Reader's Den

My Review:

Dragons! I love these steaming animals. Manusi sure knew how to create attraction to these creatures. They reminded me of sweet dogs. Manusi excelled when it came to describing dragons and creating the world.

I found the two brothers from the future, Caleb and Conner, impressive. They were both were blinded by their own views of the world in the beginning, but I found their perception grew throughout the story. I love character growth in books and theirs was splendidly done while they stayed true to their core identity.

I wish more of the story existed in the two brother’s perspective. During Caleb’s and Conner’s time, I became enthralled with their dismal history and charisma. I hoped for their success even when they were wrong. I liked Trinity’s sassy grandfather too who willfully did anything necessary for his granddaughter’s safety.

I found myself mentally tired during Trinity’s perspective. I became unconnected in her mind waiting for the next moment for another person to speak.

Scorched was exciting at points. At others it just ran along. I found it hard to want to read this book in one sitting while the story’s direction was completely obvious. It was full of good ideas. Its execution just lacks the impressive zing marking the Unforgettable Factor.

Still, I am interested in continuing for more Caleb, Conner, and most importantly, Trinity’s grandfather. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm glad that despite having some issues with this book that you're still excited about giving the next book in this series a go. I think my sister would definitely enjoy something like this. Great review Rachel!

  2. This looks like this book is worth trying out! I don't get around to reading many dragon books, so I'm curious about this one.

    Great review. :)

  3. I haven't read many dragon stories and this one does sound fun with the twins. I'm happy to hear you liked enough to pick up the 2nd one. Great review, Rachel! :)



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