Review Dragons Are People Too by Sarah Nicolas

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Long time no review Addicts! I apologize for my absence...life has gotten out of control. I also apologize to Sarah Nicolas for being late to post my review. But late is better than never, so here's my final  thoughts and addiction rating for this new YA series featuring were-dragons!!!!!!


Dragons Are People, Too

Summary from Goodreads:
Never judge a dragon by her human cover...

Sixteen-year-old Kitty Lung has everyone convinced she’s a normal teen—not a secret government operative, not the one charged with protecting the president’s son, and certainly not a were-dragon. The only one she trusts with the truth is her best friend—and secret crush—the über-hot Bulisani Mathe.

Then a junior operative breaks Rule Number One by changing into his dragon form in public—on Kitty’s watch—and suddenly, the world knows. About dragons. About the Draconic Intelligence Command (DIC) Kitty works for. About Kitty herself.

Now the government is hunting down and incarcerating dragons to stop a public panic, and a new shape-shifting enemy has kidnapped the president’s son. Kitty and Bulisani are the last free dragons, wanted by both their allies and their enemies. If they can’t rescue the president’s son and liberate their fellow dragons before getting caught themselves, dragons might never live free again.



MY REVIEW:
DRAGONS ARE PEOPLE TOO by Sarah Nicolas was one I have been very excited to read. I love that paranormal is getting a shot again, but that this time, instead of Vampires or werewolves, Dragons are getting featured! So freaking excited!!!!!!
And Kitty, our heroine is a great character to play a spy/thief/bodyguard dragon girl. She's fun, spunky, tough, snarky and a hot head. Outside of the personality, she's also got colored hair, naturally colored. All Dragons are marked by that apparently. To be specific, Kitty is a Chinese dragon, and the daughter of  two badass DIC (Draconic Intelligence Command ) agent dragons.
She does have her whiny moments, and there were things about her that bothered me, but they were over shadowed by the things I did like so I'm not really upset about them.
Jacob was an interesting character. No, he's not Kitty's romantic interest, but he is her assignment. Jacob is the son of the President of the USA and Kitty is his undercover bodyguard. He gets kidnapped after the first few chapters so we don't get to see a lot of him, even after they rescued him. I hope that changes with the next book. I like him, and there was a lot left open with his character.
Now, Sani. He is Kitty's love interest. And he's......okay. I liked him, but he wasn't as badass as I wanted for a teen boy Dragon, especially one with his very sad back story. Without spoiling it, I did like his reasons for holding back his feelings for Kitty, but when they finally did kiss, it was a bit of a let down. That's not to say Sani wasn't a good character, but I just wasn't sure what his purpose was outside of keeping Kitty's temper and rash behavior in check. (That and it was a good excuse for Kitty to go all googlie eyes teenage girl)
The world building was good, I liked the layers that kept the world from knowing about Dragons, or at least I did until that secret got blown to smithereens after the first chapter. But I just felt like there could have been more. I liked the back and forth-who-is-the-bad-guy thing, but the book ended without giving us any real kind of conclusion.
While not as bad as some I've read, I felt like the book ended a few chapters away from the end of the book, not at the actual end. This is probably just my own pet peeve, but unless you're leaving me on a monster cliffhanger a la Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit style, I want resolution at the end of a book.
That was the biggest part of my beef with DRAGONS ARE PEOPLE TOO. 
Despite that I did still enjoy the book and I would read the next book to see how Kitty, Sani and Jacob develop as characters. I am also looking forward to other things, but I can't say them without giving away spoilers so..................
I'll leave it at this: I would totally recommend this book to all those desperate for YA paranormal to be a thing again. This is also great for fans of Urban Fantasy and anyone who likes a lighter--much lighter--play on Game of Thrones. (I use this reference only because of Khaleesi and her dragons! And the whole repressing an entire culture of people thing.)
There you go Addicts, I hope you've all enjoyed this review. Once again I apologize to Sarah and Entangled for the delay in my posting, but thank them very much for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!
~Dynomoon

About the Author
Sarah is a 30-something YA author who currently lives in Orlando, FL with a 60-lb mutt who thinks he's a chihuahua. She believes that some boys are worth trusting, all girls have power, and dragons are people too.

She's a proud member of the Gator Nation and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but has switched careers entirely. She now works as an Event Coordinator for a County Library and as a freelance book publicist and author's assistant. She also blogs at YAtopia and video blogs at the YA Rebels.




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