August 14, 2021

#BookReview: A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert






Synopsis: When an assassin kills Princess Jiara’s older sister Scilla, her vengeful ghost is doomed to walk their city of glittering canals, tormenting loved ones until the murderer is brought to justice. While the entire kingdom mourns, Scilla’s betrothed arrives and requests that seventeen-year-old Jiara take her sister’s place as his bride to confirm the alliance between their countries.

Marrying the young king intended for her sister and traveling to his distant home is distressing enough, but with dyslexia and years of scholarly struggles, Jiara abandoned any hope of learning other languages long ago. She’s terrified of life in a foreign land where she’ll be unable to communicate.

Then Jiara discovers evidence that her sister’s assassin comes from the king’s own country. If she marries the king, Jiara can hunt the murderer and release her family from Scilla’s ghost, whose thirst for blood mounts every day. To save her family, Jiara must find her sister’s killer . . . before he murders her too.



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Rating: 2 Stars
My Review: Another one I wanted to love but sadly the characters just fell flat for me.  I didn't enjoy the story at all it was slow and just nothing to write home about.  It was a simple young adult story with a light fantasy aspect. Its not really what I would call a bad book but it just wasn't spectacular either.  I loved the ghost aspect but it wasn't enough to keep me reading. 





Review

Offers dazzling settings and swoonworthy romantic moments, using Jiara's emotional and literal journeys to hammer home the twin messages of acceptance and accommodation for different cultures, sexual orientations, and faiths.--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Laura Rueckert is a card-carrying bookworm who manages projects by day. At night, fueled by European chocolate, she transforms into a writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy novels. Laura grew up in Michigan, but a whirlwind romance after college brought her to Europe. Today, she lives in Germany with her husband, two kids, and one fluffy dog.









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