Today was when the adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was released. This is the third installment of How to Train Your Dragon. If you enjoy fantasy and everything dragon, here are five YA books that you should add to your TBR. Dragon obsessed, they are all fire books!
1. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
Namsara is a child of the sky and spirit that carries love and laughter, the light. However, there is Iskari, the child of blood and moonlight. Iskari brings death and destruction. Asha is the daughter of the King of Firgaar and grew up learning these legends. And as she grows, she becomes the fiercest dragon slayer of all time in her kingdom and is now her destiny is to become the next Iskari. This is a lonely fate and she kills dragons to try and gain her freedom. However, betrothed to a cruel commandant who knows the truth of her nature, she is trapped and stuck. In order to gain her freedom, she must kill the most powerful dragon in their land. With the help of a slave boy that works for her betrothed, she must open her heart to find the truth and love. As she peels the layers of the ancient mysteries of the Iskari fate, not everything in Firgaar is what it seems.
2. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
The rite existed for centuries: when a prince is soon to become a king, they must venture into the gray lands and slay a dragon, then rescue the damsel as their bride-to-be. That’s how it has always been. When Ama wakes in Prince Emory’s arms, she wonders how she got here, what happened with the dragon, and who she was before. Now she is the princess of Harding Kingdom. However, not everything is the truth. It seems there are several secrets regarding the dragons and damsels. She may have to investigate what’s in front of her than just looking into her memories and the past.
3. House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess
Five royal houses will compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer. Who will win?
When the Emperor dies, the five royal houses of Etrusia usually send in their eldest next of kin to fight to be the heir to the throne. However, now each kingdom must select amongst their kingdom’s outcasts to compete.
Liar: Emilia must hide her dark magic if she wants to survive.
Soldier: Lucian is a warrior who swore to never lift a sword again.
Servant: Vespir is a dragon trainer whose skills can be an advantage.
Thief: Ajax has been let down too many times. He must take what he wants to succeed.
Murderer: Hyperia was born to rule, and she’ll do anything to be on the throne.
4. Burn by Patrick Ness
In 1957 on a cold Sunday morning, Sarah Dewhurts and her father are waiting in a Chevron gas station for a dragon to help with their farm. They were outcasts in the little town of Frome, Washington. they were forced to hire a dragon—which was the poorest attempt there was in order to keep the farm afloat. The dragon, Kazimir, was unique. Sarah noticed there was more to him than meets the eye. Although dragons are considered soulless creatures, he somehow was very protective of her and it’s all because the dragon knows something she doesn’t. A prophecy, a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, FBI agents in pursuit, and Sarah herself are all involved in this story.
5. Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
Kate Brighton is called a traitor because of her father’s assassination attempt on the King. She is an outcast. She is a member of the Relay imperial courier service, which she clings to so she can be part of society. Only the most skilled survive the Relay. When darkness falls and the deadly flightless dragons, nightdrakes, come out to hunt, you best be careful. But Kate has a secret, she’s a wilder, she can influence the minds of animals. She must keep this hidden or she will be put to death. One day, a massacre happens in broad daylight where the only survivor is someone she wanted to forget, her first love, her childhood friend.
The High King’s second son Corwin Tormane never asked to lead. He waits for the uror which is a special ritual to decide the fate of the next of kin. Rumors are saying that the eldest will lead. He would rather be far away from his ill father, who became ill after the assassination attempt. The night he condemned the killer and lost his love, he took it upon himself to find out more about the rumors which lead to meeting her again.
They must put the past behind them. As the daylight attack occurred, a darker force emerged with origins that have implications for Kate’s dad’s attack years ago. This thrusts them into a civil war in the Kingdom of Rime.