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
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 →
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
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 →
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
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 →
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
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 →
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
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 →
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
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 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!