“Supero con creces al primero, lo ame.”Silvis wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am on page 324. So far, this book has been filled with action and trust being broken. I have had a hard time putting the book down. Thankfully, even though it's a lengthy book it's not a difficult read. Some parts that I liked are more of the scenery paragraphs and description paragraphs, even though there aren't that many so far. One of my favorites is the description of a blood amulet. "A blood amulet only worked if it was received as a gift, and one carved from red jade instead of the usual ox-stone would have cost a lot of money." It's not super descriptive, but that's why I like it. It outlines the amulet, but still leaves enough room for the reader to make up their own image of the amulet.”Anna B wrote this review Sunday, November 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
I really enjoyed the Eon Duology, and found Eona to be a satisfying conclusion, taking the story in a completely new direction, adding depth and higher stakes. I've delayed reviewing it for a while because my feelings are kind of mixed about it still, and I can't really explain why it's not a 5-star read for me even though I was totally riveted. I think it has to do with the romance that finds its way into the second book and turns into a love triangle, but is based mainly on physical attraction. That always bothers me a little, so it interfered with my acceptance of the scenario a little bit. It's a minor complaint, but enough to drop my rating down by half a star.
Other than that, I found it an engrossing high fantasy and had a really hard time putting it down. The outcome of the love triangle is not clear from the start, Eona's struggles to grasp a situation she was not prepared for makes finding truth and trust complex, and the ending is climactic, keeping the final direction uncertain right until the end.
It was riveting, but I didn't always like it, if that makes sense. Eona's uncertainty about what to believe made me question everything as well, and I actually ended up wanting it to go a different direction. It's one of those books that doesn't necessarily give you everything you want as a reader, so I have mixed feelings about it. I love it when a book can make me feel conflicted like that! All-in-all, highly recommended for YA fantasy readers who want something a little different (more of a Chinese/Japanese-based culture) and like a bit of romance mixed in.”
“This is the book where Eona finally accepts herself as a girl. however the empire is still corrupt and Eona is still unable to control her power. I think anyone who loves magic or fantasy will strongly like it. This book shows the detail of the book. You can feel the immense power of the dragons while you read. Anyone who likes fantasy will enjoy this book.”Arthur Zhao wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was tourture to put this book down! I could never predict what was going to happen next, I was in agony of suspense the whole way through! And the dash of romance helped :D”JAMIE wrote this review Friday, September 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Eona had barely become accustomed to her new role as dragoneye to the Mirror Dragon, when the emperor is overthrown in a bloody coup. Chaos reigns in the kingdom as Lord Sethon brutally takes power. Only two dragoneyes live – Eon and Lord Ido; ten dragons grieve the loss of their murdered dragoneyes. On the run the emperor’s son Ryko struggles to muster a force and develop a strategy to defeat Sethon. Young and untested Ryko trusts Eona’s honesty, elevating her to Naiso (top advisor). Can untrained Eona master her dragoneye power and hold off the grieving rage of the other dragons? Can she find the black folio before Sethon, unravel its mystery and harness its power for the emperor? Goodman has created a detailed world inspired by ancient Chinese and Japanese cultures, crafted a masterful good-evil intrigue and peopled this world with interesting, rich characters. Goodman has fashioned a page-turner with enough intrigue, battles and surprises to satisfy any fantasy lover. ”MB @ the Library wrote this review Saturday, August 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Major spoilers ahead so be warned.
Eona was a fantastic sequel to Eon. I honestly could not put this book down once I started to read it. It was just so addictive.
I loved Eona’s character in this book. Once her secret was out, it was easier for her to do things without the fear of revealing her true identity. Of course, nothing in Eona’s life was that easy because the trust between her and her allies were fragile especially with Ryko. The tension between them was very uncomfortable and it broke my heart because their relationship back when Eona was Lord Eon was one of my favourite relationships. Adding more to the tension was Eona’s complete hold over Ryko’s will when she healed him. Every time she controlled him or Lord Ido made me very uneasy because no one should have complete control over any person. I loved Eona’s loyalty to Kygo despite all the information that he withheld from her. The relationship between Eona and Kygo was just so complicated but oh so hot. Being close to an emperor wasn’t a piece of cake but Eona managed it. Eona still made decisions that I didn’t agree with but they did not make me frustrated like they used to. I think it is because I finally understood the position that she was in. Although she is surrounded by allies, she is utterly alone because of the enormous power that she wields but can’t control. The fact that the only person who can train her is Lord Ido makes me so angry.
I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that Eona believed that she changed Lord Ido for good. I did not trust him one bit and every time he interacted with Eona made me want to punch something. He just makes me so uncomfortable! I don’t understand how anyone could be attracted to him at all. Don’t get me wrong, I hate him with every fiber of my being but Lord Ido was a great and well-written character. As always, Dela was bad-ass as always. We got to see more of her relationship with Ryko and it was heart-breaking. I wished we could have gotten more scenes between Eona and her mother but I’m thankful for what we got anyway.
The last few chapters were just so intense. There were a lot of ‘OH MY GODS, WHAT IS HAPPENING?’ scenes and I loved it. I wished that we got an epilogue though. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Eona and her friends just yet.
Anyway, these books are just so underrated so if you’re reading this: GO READ EON AND EONA RIGHT NOW!!
“Such an amazing story. I can't help but be disappointed at the abrupt ending - I wanted it to keep going.”Becky D wrote this review Wednesday, April 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Eon's secret that she is really Eona is out, mostly only to her supporters to keep her hidden as long as possible from Sethon's reach. But the lies and secrets in Eona's life are still ongoing. She holds back secrets that she's afraid would mean the death of her and is slowly losing herself. I could see Eona falling into the trap of believing her own lies and also having difficulty trusting her friends. It doesn't help that Lord Ido is corrupting her mind using her doubts to turn her against the people she should trust. Eona is keeping things about her ancestors from the new Pearl Emperor Kygo and feels betrayed when she finds out he's keeping things from her too. Eona as uncovered her femininity, she has come into her herself as Lady Dragoneye Eona but now in this conclusion of the series she has to learn to trust and earn trust and find out who she is as a person. I continue to be awed by the Asian influences and the epic world building. A very good concise series, not overdone or unnecessarily drawn out.”Genea wrote this review Monday, April 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have read this. It is an okay book by my standards. My standards are not high, nor are they low. Nor are they not high. They are high. Sorry for the confusion. Please accept my sincerest apologies. Thank you.
This book is about a female dragoneye, and is continued from the last book. Read my review on that book first before coming to this. Eona is the dragoneye. She has the destiny of the empire in her hands. She has to save a bunch of people and kill a bunch of people. That was nearly all she did in the book. It wasn't very exciting.