Book Review: Eona by Allison Goodman

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Young Adult > Fantasy

(Eon #2)

Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon’s army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona’s power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled “Emperor” Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power – and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. . . .

Book 1: Eon review

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…and I can bravely say that Eona is one of the best YA sequels I have ever read.

Lord Ido FTW!
Man, I love my villains. 😀

Eona is very different from Eon: Dragoneye Reborn. More fast-paced, better character development, and even an effective love triangle. Oh, how I revel in the romance here!

I did not expect a love triangle, not really. For this type of fantasy will rely on the world building and the decisive plot for it to become enchanting in my eyes. And yet, the entangling relationships between Eona, Kygo and Ido were inherent in releasing the power of the dragons. Alison Goodman, how the H did you do that?

I liked that Eona was not as gullible and a pushover than when she was Eon. It was a tremendous relief that Eona was finally learning that lies, no matter how good is the intention, will never be better than the truth. She said she was done with lying, with living a stolen life. There you go, Eona. And what a fantastic story you gave me. 😀

Sure I like Kygo. But it was a fleeting crush on a forbidden prince. With Ido, it was… an obsession. A very unhealthy need to make him MINE! Ahem. *flips hair* Let’s face it. Ido’s swoon-worthy moments with Eona are hotter than Kygo’s. Oh yes, I’d rather have the Dragoneye than the Emperor, thank you very much!

I would’ve given Eona a 5, but there was little union with Eona and her Mirror Dragon. I’m expecting more of that. And I would’ve liked it more if Eona ended up with Ido. Why? I found it more powerful if Eona made Ido change for the better, if she was reason enough for Ido to choose love over power. Knowing Eona’s influence over him was far stronger and deeper than he deserved. You know? The ending would’ve been stunning! But that’s just me.

Eona was an awesome follow-up. Where do you draw the line between duty and love? Eona explored her boundaries bravely, even if it means losing a little of herself.

(I still think Eona and Ido is the better match. Just sayin’.)

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EONA by Allison Goodman

Ebook, 637 pages

Published  April 19th 2011 by VIKING by Penguin Group

4.5/5 stars

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9 thoughts on “Book Review: Eona by Allison Goodman

  1. Y’all Eona: The Last Dragoneye has IT ALL. There’s action, dragons, war, politics, world building, romance and YAY FINALLY SEXYTIMES! I mean, I get why Eon did not have romance or sexytimes, but it was nice to finally get some making out scenes. And yes, there is a bit of a love triangle, but it’s one of those power-love dynamics and anyone who has ever read a YA book know that the love dynamic is going to win out over the power dynamic. The two rival males, Kygo and Lord Ido both represent opposite ends of the spectrum. And honestly, a few of my friends were team Lord Ido and I was team WHAT THE WHAT you can’t choose Ido over Kygo.

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