Genre: New Adult/Fantasy
Rating: out of 5
Theme: Parenting, Children, Relationships
*This book was kindly given for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.*
Being parents to a four-month-old dragon isn’t as easy as it may seem…well, it doesn’t seem easy at all.
When Rose decides to correct a woman’s insensitive and incorrect way of thinking about dragons, she inadvertently encourages this woman to want a dragon herself!
Catching wind that two more dragons are showing signs of hatching, Rose rushes over to discourage the woman, who is clearly unfit to be a dragon mother, from adopting a dragon, but can she?
Love, love, love this cute series. One of the aspects that I love here is the innocence throughout the book’s pages. Even though the characters are in their twenties, going to school, and trying to figure out how to manage raising a baby (dragon), everything is very clean, sweet, and simply entertaining.
Though set in the past where women are viewed as just wives, Ms. Sorensen does something special in allowing Rose to be a strong female lead. When Rose is referred to as “Mrs. Henry Wainscott” in the local newspaper and her husband is given credit for her field of study, paleontology (since it was more typical of men to focus in this field of study than women), Rose doesn’t let it get her down and has no intention on giving up on her field of study. The young woman is not afraid to say how she views baby dragons’ treatment and their futures. She goes as far as to correct someone’s insensitive comment about dragons. Then, Rose ensures that she is present when the next baby dragon is ready to chose his parents to make sure he will be treated well.
What’s nice about this read is how realistic it seems, even with baby dragons as prominent characters. It shows how challenging raising a baby can be. Though the baby here is a dragon and is different than a human baby, he has specific needs and feelings like any baby would. Also, the marriage between Rose and Henry shows its ups and downs, just like actual relationships. The young couple struggle with money, trying to keep up with Virgil’s (their baby dragon) diet, and sometimes this causes a strain in the relationship. Again, very realistic. Without giving too much away, I also enjoyed how Ms. Sorensen decided to end her novel in regards to these two young people and the “roles” they are “meant” to have as husband and wife. It was very fitting.
The plot flowed so well that I was done before I knew it. There were several times when I laughed, especially at the dragons’ thoughts. Oh yeah, these dragons are telepathic right from they awaken inside their eggs! So cool! The telepathic thoughts are hysterical and brings the rest of plot together nicely.
Though the dragons’ thoughts were presented in the same font as Rose’s thoughts, it was easy to distinguish whose thoughts belonged to whom.
I would love for this to be a longer book, so I can read more about this young family and the rest of the unhatched dragons, but it’s also fun reading snippets of their lives. For potential readers, I do think it would be beneficial to start from the beginning to fully enjoy the series.
Overall, this was a simple and enjoyable read that I cannot wait for the next one to come out!