Dragon Flight

Cover of "Dragon Flight"

Cover of Dragon Flight

I got a shocking response from other people: THEY ALL LOVED DRAGON SLIPPERS!!!!! So, I decided to look for sequels, and guess what I found. Actually, no need to guess. I’ll tell you. I found Dragon Flight and Dragon Spear! I still need to read Dragon Spear, but I did read Dragon Flight. I loved it.

Creel finds out that the country of Citatie (I hope I spelled that right) is planning to attack Feravel, where she lives. Now normally, this would be routine for the country. One devastating detail changes all that, though. The army is mounted on dragons. Now, who would be the perfect choice to discover what is going on and put a stop to it. None other than Creel.

What I like: The blossoming romance between Creel and Luka, as well as the surprisng ending. We all saw it coming, but not this way.

What I don’t like: how Marta ends up killing someone. Sheesh!

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Dragon Slippers

Cover of "Dragon Slippers (Thorndike Pres...

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Creel lives on her late father’s farm with her brother, aunt, uncle, and her cousins. The family is very poor, and their crops don’t do well. Finally, the aunt devises a strange plan to marry off Creel and get lots of money at the same time. The aunt’s dream: Creel will be sent to the lair of the dragon right outside of town, and the dragon will capture her! The lord’s son will set out to rescue Creel, defeat the dragon, and take Creel home and marry her. Then, he will generously invite the rest of the family to live with Creel and himself. What actually happens: Creel is sent to the lair of the dragon. The dragon talks. The dragon has a name: Theodoarus. The dragon does not want to eat Creel. Rather, he is annoyed. Creel begs him for a piece of his hoard, so that she may leave for the King’s Seat, the country’s capital, and never bother Theodoarus again. The dragon is confused, because Creel wants gold, and Theodoarus collects shoes. Apparently, all dragons collect different things, and NONE of them collect gold. But Theodoarus does let Creel take a pair of shoes. There is something strange about the shoes she picks, and Theodoarus is reluctant to have her take them. But he honors his promise, and Creel leaves with the shoes. She walks onward towards the King’s Seat. On the way, Creel is almost captured by bandits, but is rescued by a mysterious dragon named Shardas who drops a stained glass window on the bandits. I can’t tell you more, because I don’t want to spoil the story. You’ll have to read it to find out.

What I like: Feniul! He and his dogs are so cute and funny.

What I don’t like: Earl Sarryk. Then again, I don’t think anyone would!

First Annual Story Challenge

I’m initiating the First Annual Story challenge! Please post your experiences at summer camp, be they good, bad or ugly for the First Annual Story Challenge! You can make one up as well. To share your story, post it as a comment. Every month, I will give you a new story challenge. Here are the rules:

1. The story must be about my topic.

2. The story cannot be inappropriate

3. The story can be real or you can make one up.

Enjoy!

The School for Good and Evil

First of all, I would like to apologize to my poor readers for neglecting this blog. Please forgive me. Second of all, I would like to tell you about this fabulous new book I read, The School for Good and Evil. It’s about two girls who live in a town called Gavaldon, which is cut off from the rest of the world by dark, endless woods. Every four years, two children, one beautiful and kind, one strange and creepy, are taken away by something mysterious, and are never seen again. Until Book Day. Every day, once a year, the town bookmaker finds a box of stories on his doorstep. He closes down the store, copies them all down and puts the storybooks out for sale. The faces of the missing are inside the books! The missing children are the heroes and villains of the fairytales! Foolishly, the adults don’t believe this. They spout theories. Burrowing bears. Phantom bears. Bears in disguise. Anyhoo, Sophie, one of the main characters is beautiful, loves beauty treatment, is sort of sweet and kind, and everyone in town thinks she’s a shoo-in for Good. The other main character, Agatha, loves black, lives in a graveyard, and enjoys dead things. School of Evil for her. NOT!!!!!! Agatha gets dumped in the School of Good where she is forced to wear pink, take etiquette and animal communications classes, and put up with Beatrix, the most beautiful, arrogant, prince-obssesed girl ever. Meanwhile, beautiful Sophie is forced to wear black, and take Henchmen Training and Death Curses classes. Also? She’s GOOD at it. Yikes! They want to get back to their “real” school. But, where do they really belong?

What I like: Everything

What I don’t like: Nothing! This book is amazing!

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