Violet Sorrengail trained her whole life to become a Scribe, however her mother (the general) is forcing her to become a dragon rider. Set at an elite college where candidates train to protect their world from war, Violet has to learn to survive. Candidates for the Rider Quadrant have to overcome a series of tasks, which include educational courses, sparring, a deathly obstacle course, and to bond with a dragon – all before the end of their first year. Between all of that, Violet has become the number one target due to being her mother’s daughter and seen as the weakest link by her peers. Her number one enemy is Xaden Riorson, the most powerful wingleader in the Riders Quadrant. If Xaden doesn’t kill her, another one of her classmates will, but Violet learns quickly to use her wits and her brain to survive each day. Full of action, slow burn romance, magic, and dragons this book has every right to be a USA today bestseller. The second in the series, Iron Flame, was just recently released and I can’t wait to read it.