Author: Jeanette Medina
Published: May 25th 2013
Page Count: 68
Shelf: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
A life that’s brought nothing but pain.
A tattoo that’s more than what it seems.
Eighteen-year old Veronica has had enough. Her alcoholic mother has only delivered a slew of abusive step-fathers and life is only getting harder. What was to be a simple tattoo for her birthday brings more than she ever imagined.
Liam is a shape-shifting dragon. He lives on her shoulder, watching her, helping her. Having the dragon come to life and teaching her courage becomes a new lifeline for Veronica. But Liam will eventually become a permanent tattoo on her skin – never to take the shape of the protector she became attached to.
Will she embrace her life or will a broken heart shatter her soul forever?
The interesting characters really draw you in. Medina’s cast of characters is quite well developed for a novella. They are individuals whom I’d love to see again. I love the unique take on the dragon concept and their interactions with humans.
Overall, this was a good novella that would have made a brilliant novel had it been padded out a bit more and had some more time under an editor.
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