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New Release Review! STAR-CROSSED DRAGONS by Chris Cannon (Going Down in Flames)

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Star-Crossed Dragons
Chris Cannon
Entangled Publishing
Release Date: Feb. 1, 2021

Ice-princess Sara Sinclair is the most un-Blue Blue Dragon of her Clan. And now her parents signed a marriage contract to an absolute asshat. Sara has no interest in being one half of a snobby Blue power couple. In fact, all she can dream about is biting her obnoxious fiancé’s head off and burying him in the garden. Since that can’t happen, her future seems like a lost cause, until she meets Ian, a fire-breathing Red Dragon—who is everything her fiancé is not.

Now Sara’s jumped from the frying pan into the fire because dating outside of your Clan is against Directorate law. Ian could be thrown in jail or executed without a trial. But now that she knows what love feels like, she can’t imagine being with anyone else.

Talk about a rock and a hard place…

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It’s easy to root for Sara and Ian in Chris Cannon’s latest dragon shifter story–their form of rebellion (being friends with–and maybe more!–people who “aren’t your type”) is one a lot of readers can identify with. Add in the whole being able to shift into a dragon part? A fun bonus!

The writing felt a bit uneven here, though–a whole lot of time is spent on Sara and Ian’s everyday lives at school and with their family, yes, developing their relationship, but ultimately leaving the bulk of their adventure together crammed into the last chapter and epilogue. Much of the details are glossed over, leaving this as a safe read for younger readers but not *quite* as satisfying for older ones.

Star-Crossed Dragons is set in an intriguing world of dragon shifters, somewhere away from the human world but still on the planet we currently live on. There are a lot of things left unanswered (how exactly do they keep their entire world shielded from humans? Are they really self-sufficient, or do they somehow trade with humans? No means of manufacturing is ever mentioned. How does shifting work? Where do their clothes, things they’re carrying, etc. go? Has no one really questioned the status quo until Sara and Ian?) but younger YA readers will probably enjoy this Romeo and Juliet-ish (with a much better ending!) tale. (Tail? ;))

Rating: 3 stars / C+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series, the Boyfriend Chronicles, and the Dating Dilemma series. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at

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