Dragonfell

Dragonfell

?An adventurous dragon tale that delivers an emotionally satisfying ending.? ?Kirkus Fly with the dragons in this stunning fantasy from Sarah Prineas, author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series! Rafi Bywater is unlike anyone else. The people in his village don?t trust him because he spends too much time in an abandoned dragon lair. When a stranger, Mister Flitch, accuses Raf ?An adventurous dragon tale that delivers an emotionally satisfying ending.? ?Kirkus Fly with...

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Title:Dragonfell
Author:Sarah Prineas
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:006266557X
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Dragonfell Reviews

  • Joanna
    May 20, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

  • Kogiopsis
    Jul 05, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

  • Dana
    Apr 12, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

    Review coming soon... ...

    (3.5 stars) Interesting look at the effects of the industrial revolution on dragons. Recommended for grades 4 & up. eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss ...

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  • Amanda
    Apr 30, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

  • Charlotte
    Apr 20, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 21, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

  • Brandy Painter
    Apr 08, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

    Review coming soon... ...

  • Yapha
    Dec 31, 2018

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

    Review coming soon... ...

    (3.5 stars) Interesting look at the effects of the industrial revolution on dragons. Recommended for grades 4 & up. eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss ...

  • Tracey
    May 25, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

  • Beth
    Jun 01, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

  • Debra
    Jan 02, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

  • Devin
    Jul 09, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

  • Lesley P.
    Mar 07, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

  • Olivia Farr
    Mar 19, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

  • SBC
    Jul 07, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

  • A
    Jun 15, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

  • Anna Mae
    May 20, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

    Review coming soon... ...

    (3.5 stars) Interesting look at the effects of the industrial revolution on dragons. Recommended for grades 4 & up. eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss ...

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  • Laurie
    Apr 22, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

    Review coming soon... ...

    (3.5 stars) Interesting look at the effects of the industrial revolution on dragons. Recommended for grades 4 & up. eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss ...

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  • Jennifer Priester
    Jun 15, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

    Review coming soon... ...

    (3.5 stars) Interesting look at the effects of the industrial revolution on dragons. Recommended for grades 4 & up. eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss ...

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  • Deena Lipomi
    Apr 22, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

  • Liza
    May 26, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

    Review coming soon... ...

    (3.5 stars) Interesting look at the effects of the industrial revolution on dragons. Recommended for grades 4 & up. eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss ...

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  • Erin Pierce
    Jul 11, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

  • Celia McMahon
    Dec 08, 2018

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

  • Amy
    Jun 13, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

  • Danielle Benich
    May 28, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

  • Alexa
    Jun 05, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

    Review coming soon... ...

    (3.5 stars) Interesting look at the effects of the industrial revolution on dragons. Recommended for grades 4 & up. eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss ...

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  • Eva
    May 26, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

  • Michael Arnold
    Jun 05, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...

    "It feels like flying." From the first page of this middle grade adventure book the author has us right on the edge of the fell feeling the wind lift us up. For the middle grade child, male or female looking to discover their own unique spark of talent and a place where they belong....

    Rafi wonders what happened to the dragon that used to preside over his village until a fire strikes, he is accused of being "dragon-touched," and he sets off on a journey for his own safety while learning what happened to the dragons and what he really is. This somewhat predictable mid...

    I havered a bit between four and five stars, because I was pretty tense for a lot of the story and so couldn't actually enjoy it as much as I would have liked...but now I know how things work out, that won't be a problem when re-reading! ...

    Just the sort of fantasy I really enjoy - well-written, fun, with an interesting plot and characters and a great pace. I'm not sure I found the resolution with the villain satisfying or convincing, but the rest was grand! ...

    I love dragons, and the characters in this middle grade novel do, too. And they go on an exciting adventure to find the missing dragons and warn them about an evil man. The dragons are not always what they expect, though...and neither are the protagonists. Young readers should love it!...

    Why isn't this a series? Why can't I have more of this world and the characters? Let's take a moment to celebrate the strong female MC (a scientist!), and the unusual MC, and the adventures they have! Let's celebrate good and dragons and unusual hoards! Hurrah for Prineas and her books...

    Lovely little story, so sweet. ...

    Good read. ...

    For a kids fiction novel it kept me interested but wished that it would go more in-depth with the dragons. Overall it was an okay read. ...

    Liked the overall flow and that there wasn't just one kind of dragon. Not a fan of Rafi's transformation, which is why it's a 3-star not more. ...

    Cute story. Great for kids who love dragons. Recommend ages 8 years old + ...

    Review coming soon... ...

    (3.5 stars) Interesting look at the effects of the industrial revolution on dragons. Recommended for grades 4 & up. eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss ...

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  • Kristey
    Apr 18, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

  • Anita McDivitt Barrios
    Jul 10, 2019

    This is fine. It?s serviceable. It?s decently written, and every beat is both predictable and telegraphed, and I spent the entire book wondering if I?m a cynical has-been and children will love this, or if they, too, will find it to be a retread. I think it?s the latter. This i...

    E-arc provided by Edelweiss and HarperCollins. Thank you so much! So, I'm a thirty-something woman who, now and again, loves her some MG fiction. Soooo, when I saw this listed, read the synopsis and got a good look at that cover, I knew I had to read it. I've been in a dragon mood l...

    (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] This was charming - the kind of book I would have loved to get as a book on tape for a family road trip as a kid. It ain't world-altering, but it's fun and a fast read, and as a dragon connoisseur I quite enjoyed Prineas's variation.

    I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and absolutely loved it!! Such a unique and fun read! Very age appropriate as a middle school novel. Epic adventure with dragons galore!! ...

    This was sweet. I would have loved it when I was the age of the target audience. Instead I just liked it. I loved the goats though. LOVED THEM. ...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Rafi has always been a little different, but he and his father scratch out an existence in their small village, where his father weaves cloth. When two suspicious looking characters, Gringolet and Stubb show up at their door and talk about cottages in a...

    Full review can be found here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfic... DRAGONFELL is a fun middle grade that addresses being different and not fitting in easily in the context of a fantasy with dragons. Rafi has always been a little different. He has trouble in school not being abl...

    1. I started watching Game of Thrones and loved it. But eventually it got to be too much for my sensitive self, and I stopped watching, but I never stopped loving the dragons or the Mother of Dragons, and yes, I know how it all turned out because I read the summaries on Wikipedia. ...

    Rafi has never fit in with the other children in his village ? he spends too much time at an abandoned dragon lair and just can?t seem to learn to read. When strangers threaten his village Rafi sets off on a quest to learn more about his past and the disappearing dragons. He befrie...

    This is a new-telling of an old concept, a dragon-shifting human who's unaware of his abilities. Rafi doesn't know he's a dragon in a human boy's body, but he can reach into his father's blacksmith forge with bare hands and not burn himself, and he enjoys climbing up to the previous...