Audience: YA, one curse word, violence, minor kiss scenes
Length: 432 pages
Author: Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: October 3rd, 2017
Image & Other Reviews on: Goodreads
I already love the movie How to Train Your Dragon. And I imagine every one of those dragons like Toothless haha (though okay, they were described as a lot more ‘intense/scary’).
All the dragons aside, this book had me hooked. It had all the components that make a solid series starter.
I appreciated that Asha could hold her own, slaying dragons, and watching out for her family. Her love story wasn’t a true given, and not insta-love. This made the conversation stand out more as I kept trying to figure out how it would all end.
Plenty of betrayal and horrid Gaston-like characters. I was plenty enraged by the twists and turns, most things worked out at least.
There could be some more backstory for a few characters, but I think that’s going to open up in the second book based on the ending.
Having to hold in a spoiler that would mess with your soul, so if you’ve read it, DM me on Instagram!
One curse word, and some violence [non-gory]. A few minor kiss scenes that stay in the appropriate realm for younger audiences. Very clean book in my mind!