Five Star February: Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia Wrede

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Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One

 Title:  Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1)
 Author  Patricia Wrede
Summary Cimorene is everything a princess is not supposed to be: headstrong, tomboyish, smart – and bored. So bored that she runs away to live with a dragon – and finds the family and excitement she’s been looking for. [1]
Why I Loved It: Strong non-traditional princess. Love. Wit and snarky humor. Love. Reminiscent of both The Paperbag Princess and The Princess Bride. Love. Listening to the giggles of my 10-year-old as I share it with her everything night before bed. LOVE!
Who would like this: If you like fairy tales and really like when authors turn them on their heads and play with the tropes, get this one now.
Favorite Quotes: “I didn’t ask what you’d said about it,” the frog snapped. “I asked what you’re going to do. Nine times out of ten, talking is a way of avoiding doing things.” “And even if I wanted to be rescued, you’re going at it all wrong.”
“What ?” said the knight, thoroughly taken aback.
“Shouting, ‘Come out and fight,’ the way you did.  No self-respecting dragon is going to answer to a challenge like that.  It sounds like a child’s dare.  Dragons are very conscious of their dignity, at least all the ones I’ve met so far are.”