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The Dragon of Cripple Creek
3.74
Aside from most of this book being a total downer (mother in a coma, once-wealthy family now practically penniless, narrator falling down a mine shaft ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
 
The Song of the Quarkbeast (The Chronicles of Kazam, #2)
4.00
Jennifer Strange and her companions are back for more in book 2 of the Chronicles of Kazam. This time, Zambini Towers is up against iMagic in a bridge ...more
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
 
Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1)
4.21
I read this as a teenager and picked it up again to find it extremely well written, well plotted, and a lot of fun. Menolly, forbidden to "tune," as H ...more
Nov 02, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
 
Dragonswood (Wilde Island Chronicles, #2)
3.86
Wilde Island is a dangerous place to be after the king dies and war is threatening. Witch-hunting is going strong, fed by fear and medieval superstiti ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 04, 2013
 
Dragon Castle
3.72
Prince Rashko sometimes feels as if he is the only sensible one in his family. His parents are vague, good-natured, and gentle. His older brother is m ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
 
The Coming of the Dragon
3.70
King Beowulf is an old man when a boat appears on the tide, containing a naked baby, and a sword, a shield, and chain mail. Some mysterious silent mes ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
 
A Creature of Moonlight
3.61
Marni and her grandfather live a safe life as famed flower gardeners on the edge of the woods. Once, her grandfather was the king, but now, he lives i ...more
Mar 07, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
 
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
4.01
Seraphina has recently been appointed as assistant to the Court Musician. She lives and breathes music, and is perfect for the position; but she hides ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 01, 2012
 
Handbook for Dragon Slayers
3.72
13-year-old Tilda is a princess, but due to a deformed foot she knows she is not destined for marriage or even really for ruling, since there is no wa ...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
 
The Story of Owen (The Story of Owen #1)
3.82
This book gets five stars for the cover alone, but I found the story plodding and in parts a little obscure. Narrated by 16-year-old Siobhan, who is a ...more
May 27, 2014
May 28, 2014
 
Iron Hearted Violet
3.80
Barnhill is the author of The Mostly True Story of Jack, which impressed with its depth and detail. She falls a little short in this tale of a princes ...more
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
 
Shadow Scale (Seraphina, #2)
3.76
At almost 600 pages this book is a commitment, and thank goodness Hartman included a glossary and character guide at the back of the book to help her ...more
Apr 03, 2015
Apr 04, 2015
 
A Dark Inheritance (Unicorne Files #1)
3.56
D'Lacey's new book is a mishmash of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and suspense. Michael Malone discovers a crazy ability to alter his own reality ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
 
The Last Dragonslayer (The Chronicles of Kazam, #1)
3.84
Jasper Fforde can be relied upon for intelligent silliness, but in this start of a new YA level fantasy series he provides an accessible, slightly sim ...more
Dec 10, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
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