Thursday, October 18, 2012

EONA by Alison Goodman

Sequel to Eon
Publisher: Viking Juvenile Publishing
Date published: April 19th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-670-06311-6
Paperback ARC
Fantasy Young Adult
Reviewed by Dawn (

Eon was forced to reveal that she is actually Eona, one of the very first female dragoneye and now along with two of her friends, she is on the run from the High Lord Sethon and his army. Determined to find the folio that a certain drug addicted Dillon stole to finding young emperor, Kygo; life on the run is more than they thought it would be like. Now Eona must not only deal with her growing dragoneye power but also find a way to deal with betrayal, power mad people and more. For if Eona is to survive along with their friends and allies, she needs to find a way to channel her power before it’s too late.

I have got to admit, I have never read book one, Eon, so I was a little lost in reading this but overall, not reading book one doesn’t detract from this amazing world that Alison Goodman has created. There was a ton of action, fast paced storyline and amazing cast of characters in this world. Lots of drama plays out but it works in EONA perfectly especially with a few twists in there that had me going “Whoa!” and flipping the pages quickly to see what happens next. The characters are the heart of the story here. Well written, engaging and definitely some of the best I have read in a long time, Ms. Goodman doesn’t do things by half. She creates a cast of characters that grow with the story and for me, which is the perfect gem of this book.

EONA is a woman who finds herself hunted and who is the hunter. Always trying to be one step ahead of High Lord Sethon’s army and determined to find the young emperor so he can end this madness that surrounds her, she finds her power is growing daily and it takes all her strength to harness it, to use and understand it. I found Eona to be a flawed character-she lies, manipulates and loves/hates with abandon but I have a feeling that is how this author wanted her to be. Perfect characters are boring and here we have a character that is just as flawed as humans are. It was brilliantly done and I alternated between liking and hating her a few times through this book.

Overall, EONA is a madcap ride from start to finish and you will either love it or hate it. If you enjoy a fantasy that has imperfect characters, a gripping storyline and a fast pace, then I highly recommend EONA though I recommend reading book one, Eon, first to understand how the story got started. I can’t wait to read Eon then EONA again to see what happened to Eona in the beginning. Truly a marvelous story and one that is sure to be read again by me.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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