Death and Dragons By Sonja F. Blanco



Review to my Goodreads: The story picked up right after the first book and I devoured this more than the first book! All the new characters and magical beings are a good addition. Sara and her found family's character arcs are wonderfully written. The twists in the plot had me surprised and the ending has me wanting for more and it is a good thing I was chosen to read the next book as part of ARC because I will literally start reading it as soon as I finish this post!

Title: Death and Dragons

Author: Sonja F. Blanco 

Type: Fiction

Category: Young Adult

Publisher: Five and Three Press

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Tropes: Found family, Slow burn romance, Bonded/Fated mates, Dark and Light magic, Magical world

Total Chapters: 49

Total Pages: 341

Table of Contents: Yes

Summary From The Book: 

A bargain with the enemy.
A spell aided by Death.
And a need to protect all she loves at any price.

Sara Lochton broke the curse and released her magic to become High Witch of Ware Woods. But she is new to the magical world, and her inexperience puts the forest and everyone she loves—including her bonded mate, Thomas—at risk.

When tragedy strikes and her sworn enemy, Samson, warns of a formidable evil intent on destroying their entire magical region, Sara recklessly agrees to a blood bargain with him. But the pact is a tenuous truce for Sara. Determined to best Samson and defeat the evil, she conjures aid from powerful yet questionable allies—an arrogant vampire, an imposing wolf shifter, and an evasive witch.

As darkness and dragons descend upon Ware Woods, Sara must decide who she can trust and how far she will go to save those she loves. And face the fatal consequences.

Death & Dragons is the second book in the Witch of Ware Woods trilogy, an upper YA contemporary paranormal series with a strong female main character, a diverse cast of family and found family, unique magic, a touch of romance, and a world so fresh you can smell the pine trees.

Expect witches, a one-of-a-kind vampire, shifters, dragons, a pinch of death, a sentient treehouse, a persnickety grimoire, and plenty of twists and turns in this spellbinding sequel as Sara keeps her friends close and her enemies even closer.

My Thoughts: 

The story started right after the first book and I liked it. Sara continues to practice her abilities to be able to protect her cherished home. But her nemesis seems to be wanting her as an ally. 

With a greater threat, Sara has no choice but to have a bargain and deal with her nemesis, Samson. 

Sara also had more growth with her bonded mate, Thomas. Their relationship has blossomed compared to the first book. The story also introduced a new magical creature - the dragon!

Some of the loopholes from the first book was answered in Death and Dragons. 

Compared to the first book, I devoured this book and after I finished it...I instantly started the last installment, Spells and Shadows. 

The point of view of the story is still with Sara. 

My favorite character if you can consider it a major one, is the Oak Tree. I love how sentient the tree is!

Major character arc and development for Samson - I totally did not expected this twist of the story!

My favorite part of the book is the introduction to Lethal! He is a fine addition to the story!

Story might mention or contain: Death, murder, deception. 

The title, Death and Dragons speaks for the happenings and latest addition of the magical creature - dragon, in the story. 

My Favorite Line/s:

"Don't apologize for needing me. Just tell me how I can help you." - Sara page 79

Rating: 5/5 because the story is unique and truly magical and action packed!

Spiciness: 1/5

Recommendation: To those who loves to read anything about witches, wolves, vampires and any other magical beings you could think of. 

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