Slayers (Slayers Series #1)

Slayers (Slayers Series #1)

by C. J. Hill
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Slayers (Slayers Series #1) by C. J. Hill

Dragons exist. They're ferocious. And, in this novel from C. J. Hill, they're smart: before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it—these "Slayers" are descended from the original knights and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator's daughter who didn't sign up to save the world.

The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312675141
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Series: Slayers Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 344,004
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

C. J. Hill is the pseudonym for a popular YA author who makes her fantasy debut with Slayers.

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Slayers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I would give to be a "flier." This is a great book for teens and adults who like urban fantasy. It is action packed, full of twists and keeps you turning the pages. As a reader I look for clean books that I can feel good about letting my young adults and teens read. C.J. Hill has brought it to the table!! I can't wait for book 2!!!!! Nobody better lose their powers!!! Go Slayers! We need a camp song!
snarkyharpy More than 1 year ago
Just when I'd grown weary of all the "dragons are our friend" books and movies, Slayers bursts onto the scene. Slayers is about a group of teens destined to kill the fearsome dragons foretold to destroy the world. It's told from the point of view of a young teenaged girl who doesn't particularly want to save the world, and no one particularly likes the rich new girl, either. The characters are complex and likeable. The stakes are high and there are lots of highs and lows as Tori discovers and learns to control new powers that just may save her life when the dragons hatch and begin wreaking their destruction. There's even a fun love triangle. But when things look up, the Slayers realize there's a traitor in their midst. Slayers in a must-read for anyone who enjoys reading fantasy or young adult novels.
JulieWallace More than 1 year ago
I’m a believer! Dragons really do exist. After reading “Slayers” by C.J. Hill the storyline is plausible. Dragons may have disappeared but their return and attack on mankind is inevitable. All the stories in medieval times that Dragons exist are not fables but true. What’s great about this book is its happening today right in your own town. Well this story takes place in Washington DC but no one is safe from the return of Dragons! Tori can’t help being attracted to Team Jesse with his dark and tall features and Team Dirk with his blonde blue eyes and surfer boy attitude; really they are the “team” captains. That is how they train by competing against each other and they are very competitive. Tori’s way behind in training and very frustrated because she doesn’t know her purpose in the group. Her special power is she can hear what the dragon hears, which for now, as an egg is a heartbeat. How special is that? This story is exciting and keeps you speculating what will happen next. Not everybody is who they claim to be and with their lives on the line they have to decide who they can trust. Ryker is a side story of the boy who got away but I can’t wait until the second book when he finally joins the group and find out his powers. I believe he will be powerful and just what the other Slayers need to finally rid the world of Dragons.
Sonoran_Teen_Librarian More than 1 year ago
Teens keen on evil, ruthless dragons, superheroes with powers like flying, likable characters, mayhem, chivalry, and a bit of romance will flock to C. J. Hill's debut fantasy novel SLAYERS--don't be the last to read this ROCKING novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
gotta love dragons right???
script-girl More than 1 year ago
A new spin on the age old legend of Dragons and a new breed of heroes. I picked this book up at a great discount because the dust cover synopsis and the cover intrigued me. I didn't expect anything when I cracked it open and headed off to camp with Tory and the rest of the Slayers. And then I couldn't put it down. I hadn't heard of CJ Hill, which is a pseudonym for a well known YA author. So, this author was brand new to me and I really enjoyed the writing and the story. This book has everything you need; action, romance, mystery and a few twists. Once of which left me speechless. Of course now we're left hanging to the next one, isn't that the problem with series?!
Jessie-FairytaleAddict More than 1 year ago
Suspensful, clean, romantic, and dragons. What more could you ask for? Tori has been dreaming about dragons her whole life, now she's signed up for dragon camp. As a seventeen year old she feels somewhat nerdy doing this, but she's drawn there regardless. When she's shown to the "advanced camp" she realizes she's in for more than she bargained for. She learns that dragons are real and that she's a descendent of dragon slayers with powers and now a moral obligation to kill them before they destroy Washington D.C. This is only book 1 of the series. No big metropolis destroying showdowns, but still packed with action, secrets, choosing sides, and choosing which hot guy to date. So many important decisions... If you like dragons or any of Janette Rallison's other books this is a must read.
LuluTheBookworm More than 1 year ago
I didn't love, love, this book but I highly enjoyed it. The aspect that caught me was the fresh take on dragons. No, they are not going to be our pets and love us. They are just the opposite. For the main part of the book we see the story progress through the eyes of Tori. The POV switchs sometimes in between, I appreciated that because it gave us a look into different peoples thoughts on the matter. Tori, well, lots of people say they didn't like her but I didn't mind her at all. She's a little bit of a wimp at first but she is definitely smart. And I loved the fact that the author didn't make her excel at everything. We find that alot, where the main hero/heroine is good at everything. That made her more realistic in my eyes. As the summary above says, they will fall in love. Particulary two will fall for one (see where I'm going here?) and those two, although one was the obvious choice the other dare I say, I felt sorry for. He really did have good intentions. But I'm still sticking with the main choice here... he's awesome. He (yes no names here) can aim arrows, ride horses, shoot a rifle (with his eyes closed!) oh and yeah... FLY! He's a keeper. I like that the romance didn't overtake the book but there was enough to keep my interest (and enough swoon worthy boys around!). One of my favourite characters though, was Bess. She's so sassy and smart, and has all the bravo in the world! The book moved at a pace that was good. I enjoyed the writing style and I loved how she incorporated super-powers. That was awesome. But I felt as though the real action didn't come until far into the book, and I'm sad to report that.... I think this is going to be a series of some sort. Sigh. I had to keep reminding myself while reading that all these events were happening over a four day period and then it ended with finally mentioned the eluded Ryker (rocking name!) Davis, the character that I wanted to know so much about! Cliffhanger? No not really. Opening for second book? Uh, yeah. But all in all I was happy with the action, there were a lot of neat elements in this story. I would recommend it to fantasy fans, dragon fans, romance people and anyone who's interested. A very well done job by one of my favourite authors!
Laura100 More than 1 year ago
Great premise, fast action and interesting characters ¿ I really enjoyed this book. Dragons are real and they¿re almost unstoppable killing machines. A group of teens find out they are descended from dragon slayers and must now train at a secret camp to develop their special talents to save people. But what if they don¿t want to fight dragons and would rather go back to their regular teen lives? The plot in this well-written and enjoyable book introduces interesting twists. I can¿t wait for the next book in the series.
bcbuchan More than 1 year ago
I consider myself to be a huge Rallison/Hill fan. Her style of writing is bubbly, witty and CLEAN. I respect that this author has created such a high standard for all YA authors out there. My young sister is an avid reader, and I often cringe when I think of some of the YA novels out there with some explicit material that she might be exposed to. No need to worry about that issue this Christmas, parents! ALL of Hill's books are free of any explicit material for all ages. As a married woman in my mid-twenties, I still fall in love with love, in each of Rallison's books. "Slayers" was no exception. When I began reading "Slayers," I was instantly drawn into the story line. This has a different, yet similar writing style to her previous books. I found that I often could not put "Slayers" down. In fact, I finished reading it on Thanksgiving. Instead of eating with my family, I holed myself up in a room, finishing the book. No regrets! It was awesome! TEAM JESSE ALL THE WAY!
Bookie54 More than 1 year ago
This book was surprisingly good. I had my doubts when I first saw the cover, but after the first chapter... I was hooked. There is both romance, and adventure--my favorite combo. This book is fantastic, and fast paced. A definite two thumbs up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't bare to put it down. My new favorite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story. Loved every part of the story line and characters. I wish I could fly with Jesse ;) I love fantasy and dragon myth. This book brings action and a small dose of romance that keeps you entertained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u like dragons and romance its starts out boring then gets amazing
book4children More than 1 year ago
Dragons, superheroes, and evil villains. What's not to love? Every now and then I come across a young adult novel that I just love, and this happens to be one of them. It was fun joyride through the imaginary modern world where dragons exist and can be controlled (somewhat) by dragon lords, and can only be slain by Slayers. The story was a lot of fun. C.J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison) created an entertaining scenario where young superheroes go to Dragon Camp every summer for a month to train for the time when the dragons would inevitably be set loose on America. Without the Slayers, the country/world would be doomed. Infused with humor, the story quickly unfolds as you follow Tori on her journey to discover and explore both her destiny as a Slayer and her new found abilities that come with the job. The book itself was a good length, but I read through it pretty quickly. Mostly because I was enjoying the story so much that I was dragging the book around the house with me while I chased after kids and cooked dinner. The writing was clear, without any weird spots to leave you wondering what was happening. The descriptions were easy to follow and gave a clear picture of everything that went on. One of the things that I love the most about this author is her ability to keep a story clean. It had plenty of action, romance, and humor, all without giving me any reason to feel uncomfortable. It was a book that I could happily hand to any teenager or recommend to my mom (which I will). There was a small amount of kissing that happens, but it was very clean and age appropriate. The humor was one of the best parts of this book. I love when an author can infuse their story with funny situations and quirky comments and have it work with the rest of the plot. This is definitely a recommended book from me. The Cover: I can't say that I am a big fan of the cover. I like the colors and the text, but the actual illustration is too hard to see. I am still not quite sure what it is. I am guessing it's supposed to be the dragon egg with an x-ray like view of the dragon inside, but I'm not really sure. No matter, the book was still a winner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is totally awesome! I'm only ten and read this book three times. Its so awesome. Its appropriate for young teens or preteens. This book has romance,action,and adventure! Those are the three things that make a book awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I can say is when will the next one come out? Ive been searching and searching all over google, all the while holding my breath and hoping I just might get lucky and the book comes out tommorow. But alas, I cannot find even a simple release date! Well, nobody better get killed by dragons while I wait with baited breath for the next installment in this series!!!
townieofdonorisland More than 1 year ago
WOW! I never thought I'd be a fan of dragons but after I read this book, I want to read another dragon book! Tori is described to be a spoiled brat but she ends up being loyal, and caring with a little bit of spunk. At the beginning she is unsure why she loves dragons but later learns from Dr. B that she is actually a dragon slayer. She begins to train with the other slayers so she can help defeat Overdrake from taking over the U.S. Tori starts out at camp being underrated by the other slayers but she rises to the top and proves them wrong by the end of the book. Definitely one of the best books I ever read. I couldn't put it down. I HIGHLY Recommend, so read it!!! TEAM JESSE!!!!!!!!!!!
CleanTeenFiction More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The author C.J. Hill is a pseudonym (pen name) for one of my favorite authors. I own 9 of her books! Obviously I'm a fan. My husband liked it too so it's not just for girls. =) Have you ever read a book where you wanted to read it slower so it wouldn't end and you could stay in that fictional world forever? That's how Slayers was for me. I wanted to go to dragon camp and be a Slayer. It's been a few days, and I'm still daydreaming about being a dragon Slayer. These teenagers have some pretty awesome powers, but you'll have to read and find out the specifics yourself. Tori, the main character, is a Senator's daughter. She wasn't the typical girl you'd pick to save the world in her expensive clothes and stilettos. Which is what made the book and journey so fun. The majority of the book was from Tori's perspective, but a few pages throughout were from other side characters. I liked those times where I could sneak into other characters' thoughts. CJ does a great job having a big group of characters that each stand out. There were 9 Slayers plus other side characters. I loved all the action and romance. Overall a wonderful read! I recommend it to everyone.
meggadance More than 1 year ago
Slayers was so enjoyable this author Incognito has always had me laughing and feeling the butterflies of first love. I love Slayers! I can't wait to read more of the adventures of these heroes. Janette always has me turning pages in to wee hours of the night. I have gotten our local library to purchase almost all of her books. Wow ,Rallison you really pulled off this world of dragons. I can't wait to see where it takes us readers next. It's so great that I know before I even pick up one of her books I will love it! So happy I picked up C.J. Hill's book I only did because I knew it was Janette Rallison's. Hope you pick this book up and read it til 3:00 in the morning like me. Happy Dragon slaying!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peace out. Im free. Ima goin back to true evil. Later you perverted freak!
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