Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Princess Who Flew with Dragons by Stephanie Burgis - OPTIONAL

The Princess Who Flew with Dragons by Stephanie Burgis, 216 pages. Bloomsbury, 2019. $17.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G



12yo Princess Sofia of Drachenheim has sworn to never leave the safety of her rooms at the palace ever again. When her sister, the Crown Princess, sends Sofia on a diplomatic mission to Villenne, though, she finds that life has just as many ups as it does downs and adventure appears around every new corner.

Sofia’s world is imaginative, introducing new creatures, like kobolds, among the humans, goblins, and dragons. While the third in a series, the prequels are focused on other characters and are not necessary to read before this one. I had a good feeling about the book only two pages in as the story started off feeling like a fun adventure. Somewhere in the middle, though, the excitement faded, and I had a hard time waiting to get to the point. If you can stick it out, the ending is full of warm-hearted reunions and good feelings.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

1 comment:

Test said...

I absolutely adored the first book, but the sequels haven't made me quite as happy.