Broken Aro by Jen Wylie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
Open your eyes to darkness. What do you see? Does the darkness frighten you? Now imagine the darkness being the cargo hold of a slave ship. Your city has fallen. Your family is most likely dead. You don't know anyone around you, and some of them aren't even human. Giving up would be so easy to do, but not for Arowyn Mason. Not after being raised in a military family with seven brothers. Every great story should begin with a plan. Aro's was to escape and to survive.
Escape comes, but at a price. As they reach the shore, Aro and the other survivors learn that freedom doesn't mean safety. The slavers want their property back and will do anything to get it. The party uses every ounce of their brute strength, a hearty helping of cunning, and even ancient magics to keep themselves alive. Sickness, danger, and even love surprise them at every turn. Dealing with danger becomes their way of life, but none of them ever considered that nothing can be quite as dangerous as a prophecy. Running turns into another race altogether as her world falls to pieces again and again.
*Recieved and e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Starting with action and a mystery behind the dragon's curiosity "Broken Aro" is a strong book with magic, many paranormal creatues and romance. The family is strong the heroine knows her limits, yet tries to hold on her innocence. A great read for those who like fantasy at the close style of "Lord of the Rings".