Better late and all that. Tuesdays are a busy day so posting will be late in the evening.
|Title:||Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1)|
|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. |
|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.”