Shelf Control 003 – July 10, 2019

Shelf Control 003 – July 10, 2019

I like this weekly post, courtesy of Bookish Fantasies! Wanna jump in on the fun? Here are the instructions.

Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • If you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…

Have fun!

Title: Eon (Eon #1)
Author: Alison Goodman
Published: August 31, 2010
Length: 531 pages

Synopsis (via Goodreads):

She has a powerful secret… with deadly consequences.

For years, Eon’s life has been focused on magical study and sword-work, with one goal: that he be chosen as a Dragoneye, an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. 

But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.

When Eon’s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic… and her life.

how did i get it?

Pretty sure it was during a Barnes and Noble binge. I bought both books in this series because they were huge and looked interesting.

when did i get it?

I honestly have no idea. Maybe in 2015? Definitely not when it first came out.

why do i want to read it?

Does it actually have dragons in it? I sure hope so. Because I swear I am the mother of dragons. I love anything dragon related and I can’t get enough of well written, good dragon novels. I think the last one that I read that was my absolute favorite was Talon by Julie Kagawa, and I need to get on that series ASAP. The first book was a fun taste to what Kagawa had in store. Now, if it doesn’t have actual dragons, will I be upset? Maybe.

So I think there’s a pattern emerging in this theme. I think there’s a pattern emerging in my bookshelf. I think I may just need more dragons in my life. Mythical creatures for the win, honestly. Mermaids? Dragons? Domovoi? Werewolves? Upir? Succubi? Give it to me all day, every day.

Has anyone read this duology? It’s pretty hefty with being over 500 pages. I’m pretty sure the second one is over 500 pages as well. That’s a pretty long story, am I right? Let me know your thoughts!

Also way not used to seeing Jamie Chung as a blonde… but it looks cute on her!

6 thoughts on “Shelf Control 003 – July 10, 2019

  1. I’m totally with you in that there can never be enough dragons! I read this book years ago, but sadly I don’t remember much so I can’t help you on the dragon question – I’ll need to pick it up again as well 🙂

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  2. Ooh, I like this post! I think I’m going to give it a try 😍 And I honestly don’t think you can ever have too many dragon related books on your shelves. Especially when they’re cool/badass dragons! 🐉

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    1. Yes Dini! I’d love to see you take this post on and see what’s on your shelf 🙂 It’s so fun to play every week and it gives me a chance to stare at my shelf and decide what I want to pick out.

      Oh thank goodness! I was worried too many dragon books would be too much but I’m glad you agree with me 🙂 You’re the best.

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      1. I’ve just been scrolling through my GR TBR and it’s so insane I’m actually feeling a little intimidated by it. I think I need to start culling some books off this list 😅 I think I’ll do this post on a Saturday since I don’t usually ever have a post lined up for that day!

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