By: Amie Kaufman
Genre: YFC - Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Harper Collins
Published: 5 Mar 2018
ISBN: 9781460755273


Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives. So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they're family, Rayna is Anders's only true friend.

She's nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away. In order to rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shapeshifting force of all. New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman delivers heart-pounding adventure and breathtaking magical inventions in this unforgettable story about finding one's place in a sharply divided world.

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Ice Wolves versus scorch dragons - this is sure to be fun!

In the world of Vallen, twin 12-year-old orphan street kids, Anders and Rayna, live for each other. But when Anders is caught picking pockets, Rayna is quick thinking enough to come up with story that they are in line to be tested to see if they are changelings - those who can turn into an Ice Wolf, Vallen’s protectors from scorch dragons.

But when Rayna’s turn arrives she turns into a Dragon and Anders turns into a Ice Wolf. Never before have siblings turned into enemies. Are they even related?

When Rayna disappears with other Dragons, Anders is taken to the Ulfar Academy to hone his new found abilities. But turning water into ice spears turns out not to be Anders’ strength. Maybe he is not a true Ice Wolf after all?

With a thrilling conclusion, Anders finds an unexpected strength, but can he and Rayna hope to reunite Dragons and Ice Wolves? We must wait for future instalments to find out!

Full of action and intrigue, this will have serious appeal to many younger readers, aged 8 and older. I loved it!

Reviewed by Rob