Rating: High Five
Who I'd Recommend to: Fans of Erin Hunter, Percy Jackson, and Cornelia Funke
One will have the power of wings of fire . . .
Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously. If Pyrrhia's dragons need her, Clay, Tsunami, Glory, and Starflight to end the war, she's ready to try. She even has some good ideas how to do it, if anyone would listen to her.
But shattering news from Morrowseer has shaken Sunny's faith in their destiny. Is it possible for anyone to end this terrible war and choose a new SandWing queen? What if everything they've been through was for nothing?
Buried secrets, deadly surprises, and an unexpected side to scavengers are all waiting for her in the shifting sands of the desert, where Sunny must decide once and for all: Is her destiny already written?
Or can five dragonets change their fate and save the world . . . the way they choose?
Anyways, I just love Wings of Fire. The characters, the charm, the humor, the mystery, the EVERYTHING. (sorry, I'm in a mood for caps today :) ). I could repeat everything I've said in the previous reviews about the writing, but I'm sure that will bore everyone to death (it did with my brother) so I'm just going to stick with the story and characters today.
SUNNY! To be honest, when I started this book, Sunny kind of blew me away. Sutherland just made her seem... so one-sided in the previous books, but then when actually get her perspective there's an overflow of thought, depth, and emotion. Her faith to the prophecy, the way she has a kind excuse for everything everyone does, and her undying love, trust, and loyalty in her friends is what we previously think makes Sunny Sunny. But there's so much more layered in - her hurt and annoyance at the way people look at her- treat her, rather - her understanding, her search for the good in everyone... it's all a lot deeper than expected. I really enjoyed her perspective, and actually liked her indignance (spelling? again, sorry).
Thorn, Smolder, and Deathbringer were also some of the highlight characters, in my opinion, from the story. Deathbringer wasn't actually in the book that much, but when he is, I can't help laughing out loud at his comments. Thorn seemed like the perfect mother for Sunny...fiercely protective, loving, overall caring and loyal, but sharing some other qualities similar to Tsunami, too, which made me laugh as well. Smolder was an interesting character....I won't elaborate, but I wonder how differently Tsunami, Clay, Glory, and Starflight would have treated him.
The ending was great... suspenseful, action-packed, everything you want in the climax of a series.