Tag: dragons

Aug 11
The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman (review)

The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman (review)

Kai had a smaller part in this book due to his kidnapping. However once he appeared again, his use of draconic powers was pretty cool! We also get to meet a few more dragons, and lots more Fae. There is lots of cloak and dagger, Irene has to pretend to be a Fae for part of the book. She also has to outwit a great many people, and manages to make at least one new friend. I loved the Fae Train, and how Irene has to use the Language to tell a Story in order to make a few small… Read more »

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Jul 27
The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy (Pennyroyal Academy #2) by M.A. Larson (review)

The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy (Pennyroyal Academy #2) by M.A. Larson (review)

The first book concentrated a lot on what was happening inside the Academy. On the lessons, friendships, intrigue and day-to-day. This one had a little of the school day stuff, but mostly skimmed over that to focus on the friendships, things that happened before school started, and the mysteries Evie was trying to solve. For a lot of the book, the four friends were separate from each other a lot. Not in physical distance, but emotional. From hiding away, to finding other friends to hang out with, it didn’t have the closeness of the previous book. They do eventually work… Read more »

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May 26
The Dragon in the Driveway (Dragon Keepers #2) by Kate Klimo (review)

The Dragon in the Driveway (Dragon Keepers #2) by Kate Klimo (review)

In this book we get to meet dryads and hobgoblins, as well as old friends and enemies. I loved how Daisy and Jesse went from thinking the hobgoblins must be evil because they were so ugly, to being friends and finding them kind of cute. Emmy is larger now, and just as adorable. She’s speaking in full sentences, but with her own twists and flair. She’s also learning new magics, especially if they help her get her way. The art is still cute and I love how every chapter has a little glimpse of what’s happening because of the pictures…. Read more »

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May 05
The Summer Dragon (The Evertide #1) by Todd Lockwood (review)

The Summer Dragon (The Evertide #1) by Todd Lockwood (review)

I loved the details about how dragons were raised, how they bonded to their riders, and all the little things. Like cutting small holes in a baby dragons wings, so that when they are adults, straps can be passed through the holes to help their rider stay in place. The world was rich with tidbits and details, everything coming together to make a world I was happy to be lost in. I enjoyed the characters as well, especially Maia and Darian, Keirr and her father. I especially loved the drawings that headed each chapter. They were really well-done, and helped… Read more »

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Feb 03
The Masterharper of Pern (Pern #15) by Anne McCaffrey (review)

The Masterharper of Pern (Pern #15) by Anne McCaffrey (review)

I’ve always loved Robinton, so getting a look into his life before he was the MasterHarper was fun! Petiron was an awful father, I can see better why he and Robinton don’t get on well. But his mother was such a sweet woman. She easily made my favorite character list. I also loved seeing the characters we know as old or middle-aged, as children and young adults. We get to meet Lord Groghe before he became a Lord. C’gan as a young dragonrider, Lessa as a toddler, Jerint, Shonagar, Silvina, Manora, Sebell, and a host of others I’ve already forgotten…. Read more »

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Nov 08
Masques (Sianim #1) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Masques (Sianim #1) by Patricia Briggs (review)

This was the first book Patricia Briggs ever wrote apparently. It is not as good as her Mercy Thompson or Alpha & Omega series’. So if you haven’t read anything by her before, don’t start with this book. That said. I did enjoy it a lot! I loved Wolf and Aralorn. Their interactions made me laugh more than once. The supporting characters were decent, but with the exceptions of Myr and the ae’magi, weren’t anything memorable. They were not puppets, they were developed. Just not as well as they could have been. I liked the magic we were introduced to…. Read more »

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Oct 29
Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman (review)

Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman (review)

There were a lot of words used in this book that I had only ever read before, never heard spoken. So it occasionally surprised me when they popped up in the book. There were also a few words I wasn’t familiar with at all, but was able to mostly figure out in context. There was a lot of description, and plot, and just generally lots of things happening in this book. I’m not sure I would have liked it as much if I had been reading it myself as opposed to listening to the audio book. Not because there was… Read more »

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Oct 21
Disciple (Book of Immortals #1) by Kassandra Lynn (review)

Disciple (Book of Immortals #1) by Kassandra Lynn (review)

There were a lot of unique ideas in this book. I loved how we learned about the world with Celine, and how creative some of the ideas were. I really liked the different artifacts used in the book, and how Celine tried to change things. I loved Celine and Aaren the most. With Aaren ending up my favorite in the book. I liked how we got to see character progression, not just as they aged in years, but also how they thought about things. As the characters learned and gained new skills, they changed how they did things. One character… Read more »

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Aug 27
Dragonheart (Pern #21) by Todd J. McCaffrey (review)

Dragonheart (Pern #21) by Todd J. McCaffrey (review)

I’ve been a longtime fan of Pern. I own every book prior to this one, and have read them many times over. This is most likely the reason I knew immediately why certain riders were tired or muddle-headed. If you are new to the series, then it will be an unexpected twist. For us oldies, we just had to wait to see when it would happen. One thing I noticed, and is most likely just me. But a chicken dish was referenced in the book. I don’t remember chicken in earlier Pern books. Except the ones dealing with when the… Read more »

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Aug 19
Wish Bound (Grimm Agency #3) by J.C. Nelson (review)

Wish Bound (Grimm Agency #3) by J.C. Nelson (review)

I loved how a lot of the things you wondered about through the other books in the series finally was explained in this one. Like the evil cheese in the Agency’s fridge. Why Rosa hates Marissa. Why magic goes so horribly, weirdly wrong around Marissa. (And I totally didn’t see the answer to that coming!) I really liked Mikey, his character really grew in this book. Grimm is still my favorite, as he has been in all the books. But I also loved reading about the Adversary (the devil), and we get to meet god as well (though I’ve already… Read more »

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