Slayer, the first in the Dragon Tamer series J.A. Culican and J.A. Armitage. Julianna has been raised her whole life to be a dragon slayer. Everyone in her village and her family have all been raised to be hunters. In their village they live below a mountain that they have to climb in order to locate the dragons that could put their village and way of life at risk. Julianna has been practicing for the last year in secret after her brother turned 18 and was given his armour and sword. Julianna took one of the training swords and taught herself to fight watching her brother be trained by their father. Julianna in her first fight against her brother bests him and after only a day of training while her brother took months before he was ready is sent with her father on her first hunt.
While hiking up the mountain hunting her first dragon, Julianna notices that there is something different about the red dragon flying over head and Julianna can’t kill it after thinking that it is just protecting an egg. When she stumbles and falls off the side of the cliff and the dragon swoops down and rescues Julianna.
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Dragon Slayers the first in the Slayers and Protectors series by Kristin D. Van Risseghem. Brooklyn has been at Slayer school for 11 months and today is the graduation hunt. She hasn’t gone out of her way to make friends and figures it’s because of the amount of money her parents have and that they are high ranking members on the council. Brooklyn accidentally wanders off on the hunt and comes face to face with a large black dragon where year three student Manny comes to her aid. After fleeing and regrouping with the other year ones, Brooklyn is the last one with a weapon. Though hesitating to kill the dragon, she finally takes the kill shot earning her a reputation among the first years and the other students. This causes her to become more popular and gets her a best friend in Noelle. At the same time Manny tells Brooklyn of his interest in her and that he can now pursue her as she is no longer a year one. In starting year two with such a large staff the new year twos are broken into three groups each supervised by the top third year students. Manny, Bronx and Staten take the different students and Brooklyn ends up with Bronx who is an uncontrollable flirt and makes the moves on Brooklyn even knowing that she is dating Manny.
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Spoiler Alert: This is book four in this series, so check out Books 1-3 before you start this one.
I can’t praise Deborah Wilde enough. Book 4 in the Nava Katz series The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave is as good if not better than the first three. Nava and Rohan are finally a couple. It only took three books for it to happen but the two have finally committed to each other. Nava is the only female Rasha in the Brotherhood. After helping her brother and twin Ari gain his skills, their relationship has grown back to how they where between them. Nava and Rohan end up when a case falls right in their laps. On a date night out, Nava runs into two ladies from high school. They both decided to take a new drug on the market called SweetTooth. But the drug for Naomi has a negative reaction and makes her go a little crazy and start hurting herself and others, while it didn’t affect Christina. Rohan and Nava take on the case trying to find the link between the demon and the drug. Nava grows stronger in her powers and starts to learn more about herself. Can the two of them find out who Candyman is and stop more people from going crazy.
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