Review: Slayers by C.J. Hill

September 3, 2013 3.5 stars, Book Review 8 ★★★

Slayers

Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.

The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?

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Are you a dragon enthusiast? The kids and teens in Slayers sure are. Of course while some kids are just fascinated by them…others are secret descendants of dragon slayers.The story takes place mostly at a dragon camp. The descendants attend the secret advanced camp that is set way off in the woods and they have all sorts of powers that they have inherited from their ancestors. Put any bunch of teens together and there is going to be drama and romantic entanglements and these pack of super teens are no different.

 

There is a very obvious setup for the possibility of Tori, one of the main characters, having her affections torn in two different directions between two hunky team mates. I have some great thoughts on this working out well. I liked the characters a lot and the pacing was well done. Some of the plot line reminded me of the old evil master villain and hero setup. Like some odd mash up of Spy Kids, Austin Powers and Reign of Fire. It could work for some people but I could see some having a hard time with it. I enjoyed it and definitely plan to read the next.

 

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8 Responses to “Review: Slayers by C.J. Hill”

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      LOL Well if you like all that then you will probably like this you silly dope! I was having a hard time figuring out how to explain the way this was setup. So the fact that teens would be the ones needed to save everyone from some master villain with plans for taking over the country reminded me of Spy Kids because of the kids and then Austin Powers because of the ‘arch villain’ trope and very Reign of Fire because they are dragons and not necessarily good or evil – just living within their nature – they are animals they follow and survive by their instincts.

      I didn’t love it, but I enjoyed it. I have book 2 that I need to read and review as well. Hopefully I like the next one more =)

  1. sarah c.

    great review!! I came across this book several weeks ago!! It seems interesting but i am curious as how Austin Powers would fit in the mash up of this book-im going to have to check this book out 🙂

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      HAHA Austin Powers – ok let me explain – I was trying to pinpoint the feel of this book. And you know how in those Austin Powers movies – he’s got the arch villain against him? And all of the scenarios are kind of off the wall? This is kind of like that. You have to sort of suspend belief of what you think actual normal people would do/behave. But it isn’t by any means a “silly or campy” feeling book. So don’t get that idea. I might not have used a good example.

    • Tabitha the Pabkins

      Yeah – I think it funny too that everyone focuses on my Austin Powers reference. It just had that feel you know – Super villain who they are all fighting against. I thought I would be more impressed.