Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sewing Stained Glass Windows

Title: Dragon Slippers
Author: Jessica Day George
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Series #: 1 of 3
Date Started: June 14, 2009
Date Finished: June 14, 2009

Rating: A

Description (from Barnes & Noble): When an orphan girl named Creel befriends a dragon, she unknowingly inherits a pair of slippers that could be used to save her kingdom, or destroy it. Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale and Cornelia Funke’s Dragon Rider, the light tone and charming characterizations bring this heartwarming fantasy to life. Older middle grade readers and young teens alike will appreciate the adventure, fun, and dragon-drenched action!

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Really short review today, because writer's block is a terrible affliction.

I love fantasy (obviously), but I really love dragons, and I love stories about dragons, which means I'm very biased towards any book that includes even a single dragon in it. So this book was absolutely perfect for me! The human characters were fun, if somewhat cliched. But the dragons were awesome! I love that the author decided to take the traditional view of dragons as vicious, fire-breathing treasure stealers amd completely throw it out the window. She even mentions the stereotype in the book, and it was great that she made her dragons her own.

So if you're into fantasy or dragons, read this book. A

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