Saturday, April 14, 2012

Review: Dragon Flight - Jessica Day George

Dragon Flight
by Jessica Day George
Middle Grade
Read From: Mar. 24, 2012 - Mar. 26, 2012

At first glance, a Reader might think that Dragon Flight is going to have the same storyline as Dragon Slippers, just slightly different. And while that may seem fine, because Dragon Slippers was a wonderful story, one always hopes for a new and even better story with a sequel. Well, Jessica Day George does not disappoint. There are plenty of surprising new twists in this one that really spice things up and create a brand new and exciting second adventure. Creel is, as always, at her wittiest and bravest, and even though she is struggling with her feeling for Prince Luka, it doesn't get in the way of the adventure. All of our favorite dragon characters are back, too, of course, and just as fun and wonderful as we remember them. The only character that seemed to slip a bit was Luka. I still loved him, but it almost felt that he slipped into the background; his role was a little less prominent, which I was sad about. But the new characters and the continued difficulty of humans trusting dragons makes up for this plenty. I do hope, though, that Luka is once more front and center in Dragon Spear.

Like Dragon Slippers, this volume ends on a happy-sad note, so be prepared to cry a little, and also be prepared to have the urge to shout and hate a couple of characters, because trust me - you will. I'm glad I wasn't in a public area when I was reading those particular passages; I might have frightened a few people with how openly angry I was at those characters. Oh, they made me mad! Which is another reason why I loved this book so much. If there is a despicable character, and you find yourself loathing that person and want to tear his/her eyes out, then the Author has done his/her job.

Thumbs up for Dragon Flight. I look forward to the next one!

Others in This Trilogy:
1)Dragon Slippers
2)Dragon Flight
3)Dragon Spear

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