Reviews and Blog Posts: dragons

A creature of moonlight

by Rebecca Hahn

Reviewer Rating:
3
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I don't know if it was a "stunning debut" but it was not bad. A little slow to start, a little slow to continue and then a rush to the end that felt strange. But among all this pacing shenanigans there was a pretty little story about love, loss, identity,...

The tropic of serpents : a memoir of Lady Trent

by Marie Brennan

Reviewer Rating:
3

Three years after the events of A Natural History of Dragons, Isabella is finally ready to embark on her next expedition, this time to the savannah and swamps of Bayembe. On arrival, she and her companions are immediately welcomed into the Oba's palace complex, and are eventually granted permission to enter...

Seraphina

by Rachel Hartman

Reviewer Rating:
5

I downloaded Seraphina onto my phone mainly as a backup in case I forgot to bring a book with me when I left the house. Instead, I ended up clearing everything off my schedule and staying up late into the night to finish the book. The kingdom of Gorred and...

The dragons are singing tonight

by Jack Prelutsky

Reviewer Rating:
5

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight is a great, imaginative book of children's poems written by Jack Prelutsky.  The beautiful pictures by Peter Sis add to the enchanting effect.  Each poem features dragons, from nice dragons to nasty dragons, and from mechanical dragons to imaginary dragons.  This is a good book for...

Discount Armageddon : an Incryptid novel

by Seanan McGuire

Reviewer Rating:
4

The first of the Incryptid series, try this book if you like your strong women armed with both throwing knives AND attitude. Verity Price comes from a family of cryptozoologists. Generations ago, they broke with the Covenant of St. George over philosophical differences (the Prices wanted to study the cryptids...

Seraphina

by Rachel Hartman

Reviewer Rating:
3

Like many other governments, the kingdom of Goredd entered into a peace agreement with another very powerful dynasty in hopes of putting a stop to the senseless death and destruction brought on by war. It's provided four decades of peace between the two, but it's frail.  There are still fears and doubts....

A gold star for Zog

by Julia Donaldson

Reviewer Rating:
3

This is a beautifully illustrated children's book!  The story, like most children's books, conveys a message.  In this one, Zog finds out no matter how much he way want to achieve in school, he needs a little help from a new friend to get to the gold star he covets so...

A natural history of dragons : a memoir by Lady Trent

by Marie Brennan

Reviewer Rating:
5

Against all admonitions not to it was the cover of Marie Brennan's A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent which first made me judge the book worth reading. Just look at all those tiny numbers pointing to the different parts of the dragon as though they correspond to an...

The hobbit an unexpected journey

Reviewer Rating:
5

   I had read author J. R. R. Tolkien's book "The Hobbit" and I watched this movie specifically to see if director Peter Jackson would stay true to the original work. I should not have worried though because Jackson does an excellent job of both tying into the aforementioned trilogy...

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