Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin –OPTIONAL

Martin, George R.R. The Ice Dragon 120 pgs, Tor Teen, 2014 (Reprint edition). $14.99
A young girl name Adara was born in winter, she lovea everything about that season, and is a bit like winter herself, cold and quiet. Her family doesn’t understand her. Adara hates it when summer comes, bringing with it her Uncle, a dragon riding warrior who fights in the war. War can only be fought in the summer, because the fire-breathing dragons will only fly in the warm weather. Adara has a secret, in the cold of winter, she flies on an ice dragon. When the war finally reaches her family’s home, in the heat of a summer, Adara gets a surprise and a chance to help save her family.  
I am big fan of The Game of Thrones books, and was excited to see that he had written a book for younger readers. This was an interesting story, but I found the main character difficult to bond with or care about. I think upper elementary students may enjoy reading this, though it is a very quick read, more along the lines of an easy chapter book, though content wise its better for upper grades. The cover is very appealing and I think that will be a big draw.  
EL  –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian

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