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  • Hardcover: 373 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends; 1 edition (27 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312614144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312614140
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 3.4 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,097,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dragons exist. They're ferocious. And they're smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it - these

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By Simon on 13 April 2014
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The story is reasonably well written and fairly captivating but there were a few moments where the book had a distinct aftertaste of teenage romance novel. At those points the suspension of disbelief breaks down and it becomes obvious that the scenario either doesn't have enough scientific foundation or is not removed from the real world enough to be coherent. Fair enough for the first fantasy novel of the author though. I enjoyed reading the books but doubt that I'll read them again.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Great YA Fantasy Read 28 Sept. 2011
By Wendy A. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I loved pretty much every second of Slayers.

Tori Hampton, the sixteen-year-old daughter of a senator, has to talk her parents into letting her go to St. George and the Dragon Camp. She's wanted to go for years, but once she's there, well, she's not sure she really wants to stay. First of all, the camp is a little primitive. When the camp director sends her off with a couple of buff boys to the advanced camp-hidden in the trees two miles away, complete with its own stable, gun range, and mysterious large building-the only way she decides to stay is to prove herself to the other advanced campers who somehow have it in their minds that she's pampered and unable to handle the rigors of advanced dragon camp.

Even after Tori finds out about the other campers' special powers she still isn't convinced she's where she wants to be, and it goes double when they tell her that dragons really do exist and, oh, by the way, she's got special DNA from her ancestors that makes her a dragon slayer.

Not exactly what she was looking for in a summer camp.

While dragon camp wasn't exactly what Tori was looking for, this book is exactly what I was looking for.

It has all the things I look for in a great book: a strong voice, interesting characters, a little magic, and kissing. There were some unexpected twists in the plot that were believable and enjoyable, as well as some awesome fight/battle scenes. And a dragon, naturally. This is the first book in the series, so be ready for a conclusion that isn't entirely conclusive, as well as a couple of major plot points/mysteries that carry on to the next book (which I am already anxiously awaiting).

This is a great YA fantasy pick. Simply thumbing through it to refresh myself with a few details to write this review made me want to start from the beginning and read it again.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great Book 12 Nov. 2011
By Grandma - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I've read this book, as has my daughter and grand-daughter. We all loved it.

This book has adventure and excitement and humor. It has mystery and friendships. What it Doesn't have is sex, bad language and bad role models.

I would advise all teens and up to read this book. The author has a fun sense of humor. I'm going to see if more books have been written by this author. If so, I'm going to buy for my grandchildren, my daughters and myself.

Well done, C.J. Hill
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
great read for fans of modern day fantasy 9 Dec. 2011
By Heidi (YA Bibliophile) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
First things first... the actual cover is way cooler than that image suggests. It's a darker green and has a metallic type sheen to it. Very cool. Now that that is out of the way....
I enjoyed this book. It engaged me from the beginning. I mean modern day dragon slayers descended from knights? Sign me up!
The prologue does its job well. It draws you in and sets up the story. You can feel the terror of the person having the dream. It also establishes some of the history and basic information the reader needs to know to have a better understanding of what will come.
The main story takes place seventeen years after the prologue. It is told mainly from Tori's perspective but we get glimpses in to other characters' thoughts. As a reader I really liked this. Tori is learning everything so we learn with her. The other slayers have a bit more insight so we get that as well.
All in all I found this to be a fun read. It was fast paced and had some twists. I will say that I did anticipate most of them but that didn't really diminish my enjoyment. It just made me feel smug when I was right ;) A great read for fans of modern day fantasy stories and dragons in general!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Loved it! 22 Nov. 2012
By Dena - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Dragons, superheroes, and evil villains. What's not to love?

Every now and then I come across a young adult novel that I just love, and this happens to be one of them. It was fun joyride through the imaginary modern world where dragons exist and can be controlled (somewhat) by dragon lords, and can only be slain by Slayers.

The story was a lot of fun. C.J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison) created an entertaining scenario where young superheroes go to Dragon Camp every summer for a month to train for the time when the dragons would inevitably be set loose on America. Without the Slayers, the country/world would be doomed.

Infused with humor, the story quickly unfolds as you follow Tori on her journey to discover and explore both her destiny as a Slayer and her new found abilities that come with the job. The book itself was a good length, but I read through it pretty quickly. Mostly because I was enjoying the story so much that I was dragging the book around the house with me while I chased after kids and cooked dinner. The writing was clear, without any weird spots to leave you wondering what was happening. The descriptions were easy to follow and gave a clear picture of everything that went on.

One of the things that I love the most about this author is her ability to keep a story clean. It had plenty of action, romance, and humor, all without giving me any reason to feel uncomfortable. It was a book that I could happily hand to any teenager or recommend to my mom (which I will). There was a small amount of kissing that happens, but it was very clean and age appropriate.

The humor was one of the best parts of this book. I love when an author can infuse their story with funny situations and quirky comments and have it work with the rest of the plot.

This is definitely a recommended book from me.

The Cover: I can't say that I am a big fan of the cover. I like the colors and the text, but the actual illustration is too hard to see. I am still not quite sure what it is. I am guessing it's supposed to be the dragon egg with an x-ray like view of the dragon inside, but I'm not really sure. No matter, the book was still a winner.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Well Written, but Unoriginal Plot. 3 Oct. 2013
By Book Sake - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The first thing that I have to say about this book is the lack of originality. In no way shape or form does this book have a new concept or overall fresh plot, but it does change it to suit its mood and setting. The characters are very personalized and individual from each other, but some you like more than others just because of their pure annoying attitude. The main character can be one of those characters sometimes, but that's how she's written. Although I feel like its unoriginal, while I'm reading it it doesn't bother me just because it is written well. I'll definitely read the second one, which I feel like will be a little better concerning the plot.

Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Reviewer: Kole for Book Sake
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