Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

Any book about dragons is automatically marvelous. However, even if Dragon Slippers did not have dragons, it would still be pretty marvelous. Yup, it was just that great of a read! 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
4.25 out of 5 stars
Out! Yay! Breathe fire!
Summary from Goodreads: Many stories tell of damsels in distress, who are rescued from the clutches of fire-breathing dragons by knights in shining armor, and swept off to live happily ever after.

Unfortunately, this is not one of those stories.

True, when Creel's aunt suggests sacrificing her to the local dragon, it is with the hope that the knight will marry Creel and that everyone (aunt and family included) will benefit handsomely. Yet it's Creel who talks her way out of the dragon's clutches. And it's Creel who walks for days on end to seek her fortune in the king's city with only a bit of embroidery thread and a strange pair of slippers in her possession.

But even Creel could not have guessed the outcome of this tale. For in a country on the verge of war, Creel unknowingly possesses not just any pair of shoes, but a tool that could be used to save her kingdom…or destroy it.

If I could only save one thing in Dragon Slippers, I would save the plot. It was totally original, humorous and quirky! While many fantasy authors do retellings, Jessica Day George does awesome plots with tons of action, suspense and intrigue! I was breathless as I flipped the page for more, flipping faster and faster to the end. And when the end came, well, let's just say I enjoyed that quite a bit as well. I loved the humor that was weaved into the plot as well! A lot of the situations were laugh-out-loud funny! I could not stop smiling or laughing! Plus, the originality was amazing! I loved how Dragon Slippers had dragons, slippers, sewing and princes all in one book!

Creel was a great, spunky character! She was brave, clever, smart and impossibly cool. I loved how awesome she was. Seriously, she's on my list of awesome heroines! She had the perfect combination of loyalty and following her heart. Honestly, Creel is really a great character. That's just the true truth of it.

You know what's also true? Well, everything that people have said about the dragons are true. The dragons are truly like humans, except the fact that they're dragons.... I loved how they were portrayed as good creatures with relatively good intentions. It was great knowing that Creel was friends with them. All the dragons were awesome; I loved them all! I also loved all the stories about the dragons and their hobbies...
Dogs are awesome! (If you've read Dragon Slippers, you'll know what I mean!)

So yes, I'm basically forcing you to read it.


Anonymous said...

Just found your blog, nice review, the book sounds really interesting - I'll add it to my to-read pile now! :) Hope its as good as it sounds! :)

Valerie said...

Thanks so much! :)
Don't worry, Dragon Slippers is even better than it sounds!

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