Talons of Power by Tui Sutherland

4 stars

This book follows the timid water-breathing animus dragon named Turtle. Turtle  has magic powers, but he feels at conflict with himself to wield such power and rarely uses them. He keeps them a secret, as well as his love interest in a fire-breathing dragon named Peril. She cannot physically be touched by any dragon other than Turtle, because he used his magic one time to enchant his scales so that he could withstand the hot, sizzling scales of Peril. Keeping his magic and his crush on Peril a secret becomes increasingly challenging, and makes for a very entertaining story.

Student, Grade 10