Anya and the Dragon – Sofiya Pasternack

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Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: September 24th, 2019
Publisher: HMH BFYR
Recommended Age: 8+
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure, Dragons, Magic, Friendship


REVIEW:

It should not be legal for a book that promises to be so exciting to end up being so… dull. I choose my Middle Grade reads wisely, because so few actually appeal to an older audience, even though I believe they should be for everyone, not just for children. Yet clearly I made a mistake this time by letting myself be wooed by the beautiful cover and the promise of an intriguing and entertaining plot. Continue reading

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Dragons Beware! (Chronicles of Claudette, #2)

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Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Published: May 12th, 2015
Publisher: First Second
Recommended Age: 8+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Humor, Adventure, Dragons


BLURB:

Scrappy Claudette sets out once again with her pal Marie and her little brother Gaston to right wrongs and fight evil. And this time, it’s personal. Claudette is out to get the dragon who ate her father’s legs…and his legendary sword. But as usual, nothing is as simple as it seems, and Claudette is going to need Marie and Gaston’s help more than ever. Continue reading

The Tea Dragon Society

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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
First Published: October 18th, 2017
Publisher: Oni Press
Recommended Age: 6+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Culture, Children’s, Fantasy, Dragons, Friendship


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From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. Continue reading

The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Point of View: 3rd Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Slow
Genres & Themes: YA, Fantasy, Dragons


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Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her. Continue reading

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart – Stephanie Burgis

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Raincoast Books
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury US
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 8+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Dragons, Food


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Aventurine is the fiercest, bravest dragon there is. And she’s ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human. But when the human she finds tricks her into drinking enchanted hot chocolate, Aventurine is transformed into a puny human girl with tiny blunt teeth, no fire, and not one single claw.

But she’s still the fiercest creature in the mountains — and now she’s found her true passion: chocolate! All she has to do is get herself an apprenticeship (whatever that is) in a chocolate house (which sounds delicious), and she’ll be conquering new territory in no time…won’t she? Continue reading

The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins

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My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: Feburary 21st, 2017
Publisher: Crown BFYR
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Dragons

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When two warring kingdoms unified against a deadly menace laying waste to both their lands, they had to make a choice: vow to marry their heirs to one another, or forfeit their lives to the dragon.

Centuries later, everyone expects the sheltered princess Sorrowlynn to choose the barbarian prince over the fire-breathing beast—everyone, that is, except Sorrow, who is determined to control her own destiny or die trying.

As she is lowered into the dragon’s chamber, she assumes her life is over until Golmarr, the young prince she just spurned, follows her with the hopes of being her hero and slaying the dragon. But the dragon has a different plan. . . . Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday (#18)

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post created by Breaking the Spine that features our most anticipated books to be released.

There aren’t that many books featuring dragons in the world, though to be honest I haven’t had that much luck with the ones that do exist. Talon by Julie Kagawa was an utter disaster to my eyes… but Uprooted was very, very good. Anyway, hopefully this one will not disappoint!

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