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Fast Forward Friday: Burn by Patrick Ness

Unlike Throwback Thursday, I’m using Fridays to look ahead to books publishing soon that I’m excited for! This new release by Patrick Ness called Burn sounds like it will be in keeping with his usual style.
Expected Release: June 2, 2020 (pushed out from May 5, 2020)

Why wait on this one?

  • Any time I see Patrick Ness’s name, I’m already interested. I’ve read several of his other books, and whether I loved or hated them, they were all truly unique stories. I deeply respect his skill and am excited to see how this new one plays out. (And also lets be real, I’ve never HATED one of his books.)
  • DRAGONS, GUYS! BUT IN A STRANGE WAY! They’re weak and frowned upon and only poor people use dragons for manual labor. What kind of world is this?!
  • If nothing else this description probably would have sealed the deal: “An all-consuming story of revenge, redemption and dragons.” I absolutely need to know how the crap dragons became this lowest rung of society.
  • A very unusual combination of 1950s and dragons. He has this marvelous way of combining things I would never think I’d see together. 1950s era both fascinates and bores me depending on the aspect, so I’m really hoping will be the former.

Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to. The dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye, though. Sarah can’t help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn’t have a soul, but who is seemingly intent on keeping her safe. Because the dragon knows something she doesn’t. He has arrived at the farm with a prophecy on his mind. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshipers, two FBI agents in hot pursuit—and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself.


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