Title: Wing Walker (The Swooning Moon Saga #1)
Author: MT Finnberg
After Alliance bombings, Planet Swooning Moon is in ruins—only the megalopolis Capitol survived under its blue dome. A harsh world awaits in the wilderness. Among thousands of broken-down amusement parks, dragon poachers raid the air and gangs of youth, ‘wing walkers’, pace the marshlands looking for magical items to sell for a few coins.
Eighteen-year-old Cassie just joined the scavengers.
She’s heartbroken after losing her best friend in a tragic accident. But on Swooning Moon, everybody knows dragons can alter reality. All she needs is a sage dragon’s magic…Right?
More used to dragon-singing at her parents’ opera house, she doesn’t exactly know how to fit in, but she finds an ally in Jay Tachebana, rascal son of the most affluent mobster, who flies around in samurai attire in his father’s ‘ludicrously smooth’ billion-dollar racer craft hunting dragons.
When Cassie and Jay venture deep into uncharted grounds, they discover there’s a good reason why Swooning Moon is encased in guarding spells…and underneath, something dark is awakening.
Fast-paced YA fantasy/Sci fantasy that will draw you right in
Cassie is no ordinary girl. She’s a dragon singer, capable of making connections with even the most rampant of beasts. She’s good at it but when she decides to run away to gain the oath of a sage dragon, she begins to wonder if she’s good enough. Desperate to gain the oath, and bring back her lost friend, Cassie finds herself hurled into a world of danger and romance.
I absolutely adored this book! Wing Walker was different from a lot of fantasy books that I’ve read. Cassie went through a great transformation through the story. She seemed like a rich girl, wearing a gala dress out into the wilderness, but as the story progressed, so she did. She was gentle yet fierce when it came to every challenge she faced, and I was sad when the book came to an end.
I am happy, however, to see that this book is part of a series because I’m excited to see where Cassie’s journey will take her next.