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Rare Form

Descended of Dragons, Book 1
By: Jen Crane
Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
Series: Descended of Dragons, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

A secret past

Fiery redhead Stella Stonewall can't decide between a margarita and a manhattan. The rest of her life? Please. Stella has never really fit in, and her pretty world comes crashing down when she learns it was never her world at all.

Rowan Gresham is domineering, brooding, and as sexy as chocolate-dipped sin. When he transports Stella to the magical realm of her parents, she recognizes her rightful place immediately. Gresham's motivations are less clear.

A scorching chemistry

The enigmatic Gresham aids in Stella's metamorphosis, and their chemistry ignites, though a longtime girlfriend and a significant age difference stand in the way.

A battle for the rest of her life

Stella's life fast-tracks to extraordinary when she enrolls at Radix Citadel for Supernatural Learning, an enchanted college whose students turn furry on the regular. As Stella learns to navigate the magical new world of Thayer, she must also find her animal form, a task as elusive as her ancestry.

©2015 Jen Crane (P)2016 Tantor

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"If you love fantasy with a twist, then Rare Form is the book to read." ( Us Girls & a Book)

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  • Melanie Hope
  • 18-01-17

good story

Liked the story a little childish and spastic but overall I liked the story I would recommend patience for some of the childish behavior.

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  • Barbara Scott
  • 12-11-18

Slight and short

Rare Form is a pale adult version of a Harry Potter rip off. Oh there were enough twists from that plot to make it different. Instead of aspiring wizards, the student are also shape changers evolved from animals other than apes. The ersatz Hogwarts is a college and the students are old enough to be sexually active. Written in first person through Stella who is snarky and considers herself clever. The best character is Gresham who is her mentor and as he reveals ‘too old for her.” We find out later the extent of their age difference. Like too many first books of a series these days, this one is both too short and too long. Building the world goes on forever and just as we have the ducks in a row, it’s over. Go out and get part 2. I won’t, I know.