After absolutely loving Blazewrath Games, I needed the sequel ASAP. So when Page Street sent me an early copy, I was so thrilled! Dragonblood Ring is a phenomenal action packed book about choices and teamwork. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.
After the Sire’s capture, teen athletes Lana Torres and Victoria Peralta travel to Puerto Rico with their former Blazewrath team. While Lana discovers her roots, nothing fills the void Blazewrath’s cancelation has left in Victoria. But it’s up to their team and the Bureau to protect their dragons.
But when reports of burning towns and kidnapped dragons dominate the news, Director Sandhar refuses to answer the girls’ questions. So they follow him into his Transport Charm into Le Parc Du Chasseurs.
In this French theme park, they find dragons forced to fight. When the Blazewrath World Cup ended, people turned to this illegal sport for wealth. So now, not only are the Sire’s followers looking to release him, the leader of this fighting ring wants Puerto Rico’s dragons to fight in Bloodbath too
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
TW: panic attack
Dragonblood Ring delivers action from cover to cover. In the wake of Blazewrath Games, Victoria and Lana’s entire world has changed. For Victoria, who is she without the games? And for Lana, can she find a place for her with her teammates in this new fight? I was instantly swept up with the current of action and tension that Ortiz delivers. What I loved was that Dragonblood Ring examines the value of teamwork.
What we can bring to a team. How we can be the best version of ourselves for our team. To figure out how to accept help and open up. That we can be so focused on our own success, without seeing our role in the team. This theme is incredibly important to both Lana and Victoria, especially as Lana is still reeling over the grief and guilt from Blazewrath Games. While I related the most to Victoria’s journey about having to see the picture around her – while also acknowledging the need for action – I enjoyed Lana’s character development!
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If you enjoyed Blazewrath Games, then you absolutely need to read the sequel. And if you haven’t started this series, let me tell you it’s full of dragons, action packed scenes of games and battle, and emotional characters. Find Dragonblood Ring on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, Bookshop.org & The Book Depository.