January 10, 2018

#BookReview: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

About the Book:

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.

Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it's a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl--a subspecies of dragon--who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she's tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.

This title will be released on February 27, 2018.

Reviewed By: Lauren
Publisher: Random House Books for Young 
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Fantasy, Dragons
How I Acquired this book: Publisher
Overall rating: ★★★
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About the Author: As a child, RACHEL HARTMAN played cello, lip-synched Mozart operas with her sisters, and fostered the deep love of music that inspired much of Seraphina. Rachel earned a degree in comparative literature but eschewed graduate school in favor of bookselling and drawing comics. Born in Kentucky, she has lived in Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, England, and Japan. She now lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada. To learn more, please visit SeraphinaBooks.com or RachelHartmanBooks.com.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This one I was so excited to get to read I loved this authors other books where this spun from called Seraphina!  

Check out author's other books? YES
Recommend this book? YES

Notes and Opinions:  This book was a little slower than I would have liked but so were the Seraphina titles. These are books that are a slow burn are all about the story! They are some of the most amazing stories that I have read that come alive with magic and fantasy! This one although not directly about dragons is a coming of age story that I couldnt put down.  I do wish that we would have gotten more dragons like the other books but this one was still very good.  If you are looking for something to take your time with then check this one out the story won't do you wrong. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Another great story!

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