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Publisher's Note:

With the Dragon Wars over, Creel finds herself bored with life as a seamstress. Then word comes that a bordering country has been breeding dragons in preparation for an invasion. Never one to miss out on the action, Creel throws herself headlong into an adventure that will reunite her with Shardas, the king of the dragons, pit her against a vicious new dragon, and perhaps rekindle a friendship with Prince Luka. Funny, heart-felt, and action packed, new readers and returning fans alike will dive headlong into this exhilarating follow up to Dragon Slippers.…

Dragon Flight (Dragon Slippers 2)

by Jessica Day George

Overall Book Review:

Jessica Day George has such a fun imagination and it really shined through in Dragon Flight. As book two of the Dragon Slippers Trilogy she included plenty of details to fill a new reader in just in case they hadn’t read the first book, but without making too many references to bother those who have. The main character, Creel, is a little firecracker who often has to be reminded to back down even to the king. This isn’t due to pride, rather she’s trying to protect those she loves; she is loyal to the end. George created such great characters from the dragons to the royalty peasants. Those who enjoy a little romance in the background of a story will appreciate the sweet, budding romances included in this tale. The plot is interesting to a young adult audience but also because of the dragon theme, my eight-year-old son loved having it read to him. Shannon Hale fans will also enjoy George’s writing as they have a similar style. Readers who enjoy fantasy, especially dragon stories will love the Dragon Slippers Trilogy.

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  Many (28) incidents including character joking about hurting self, including suicide; reference to characters being in a situation with the potential to die; character jokes about killing and eating an animal; verbal threats; reference to war; secondhand report of characters dying and attempted murder; secondhand reports of character getting mildly hurt; secondhand report of character getting abducted and held hostage; characters receive non-life threatening injuries; fantasy character causes damage to trees; fantasy characters fighting resulting in injuries and death; characters dropped on roof of very high building with potential to fall and die; one extended incident of fantasy characters at war resulting in death.

Sex/Nudity:  Several (19) brief incidents including kissing; hugging; holding hands; rubbing shoulders; reference to fantasy animals breeding; character makes lewd comment (no further detail given).

Mature Subject Matter:

Death (fantasy characters)

Alcohol / Drug Use:

Reference to wine being made.

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I love being able to help busy parents who just don’t have the time to pre-screen all their children’s books and know how much I appreciate it as my sons have gotten older. I feel very blessed that my amazing husband makes it possible for me to be a stay-at-home mother to four amazing boys. When not reading or enjoying time with my family, I like baking, especially trying new recipes, and the occasional sewing project.