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Friday, April 27, 2012

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Book Review: "Dragon Slippers" by Jessica Day George

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Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, #1)Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I bought this book for my daughter, and ended up reading it on her recommendation. What a wonderful choice for both of us!!!

"Dragon Slippers" by Jessica Day George introduces a new world, medieval in technology (they haven't discovered steam power yet) but modern in attitudes (women own businesses and have political power). The main character is a young girl, Creel, whose misguided aunt tries to sacrifice her to the local dragon. Through a bit of clever talk, Creel agrees to leave the dragon's cave if the dragon gives her a pair of shoes - hence the name of the book, "Dragon Slippers".

I found the plot to move forward at an even pace, the story to be believable, and the characters to be multifaceted. Ms. George foreshadows well, so that the reader anticipates some of the action without being able to guess the exact sequence of events.

Overall, I enjoyed reading the book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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