Eona by Alison Goodman

Title: Eona
Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher: Viking Juvinile
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Other Titles in series: Eon

Characters: 20/20
Plot: 20/20
Originality: 20/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 19/20
Overall: 98/100 or A+
Source: Library

Synopsis: Where there is power, there is betrayal…
Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, the Mirror Dragoneye, her country’s savior–but she has an even more dangerous secret. She cannot control her power.

Each time she tries to bond with her Mirror Dragon, she becomes a conduit for the ten spirit dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered by Lord Ido. Their anguish floods through her, twisting her ability into a killing force, destroying the land and it’s people. And another force of destruction is on her trail.

Along with Ryko and Lady Dela, Eona is on the run from High Lord Sethon’s army. The renegades must find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona’s power if he is to wrest back his throne from Sethon. But if Eona is to help Kygo, she must drive a dark bargain with an old enemy that could obliterate them all.

Review: The sequel to Eona is a true beauty, a gem in the world of YA literature. I enjoyed the first book, Eon, greatly, but this was even better. Alison Goodman continues this fascinating story with unwavering talent and passion. The characters were as rich as ever, and the plot couldn’t get any thicker. Alison’s writing is crisply refreshing compared to many of the other titles she shares the genre with. I must commend her for that.

While indulging upon these savory words, I realized that Eona affected me like no book has in a long time. I absolutely couldn’t set it down. I was completely enthralled while reading and often couldn’t look away when someone tried to get my attention. This is a remarkable feat because I often can’t find a book so capturing. It is truly phenomenal.

Overall, I believe the series ended excellently. Alison Goodman infused the climax with much action and plenty of excitement. I have to admit that just thinking about it heightens my enthusiasm. I am such a book geek, am I not? 😉 A bibliophile, I guess. Anyway, I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a powerful plot, strong emotions, and conflicted romance.


Goodman, Jeanne. (2011) Eona. USA and Australia: Viking

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