A fantastic coming of age story with a touch of magic and dragons!
When Elizabeth purchased a small pearl necklace she did not expect for her entire world to be turn upside down. First she was chased by a dragon and then realizes that she can hear his voice in her head. Then she finds out that there is an entire island of dragons and that there is someone out to control them and rule the world. What does that have to do with her? Well, to find that out you just have to read the book!
What I really enjoyed about Green’s debut novel is how she really put thought into the different dragons and the rules of this world. Things start out a little slow but once she was forced to flee to Romani (the island of dragons) everything changed. Elizabeth had to learn quickly who were friends and who was actually an enemy. Plus, add to that a crazy villain who wants to capture her and use her to locate and all powerful dragon who can grant wishes so that he could take over the non-magical world… yeah, there was a lot going on. That was a lot of pressure to put on Elizabeth but she definitely rises to the occasion! Oh and did I mention that there was magic?
The book itself was a quick read and was rather enjoyable. This is a wonderful debut novel by a young writer and I cannot wait to see what she writes next. You really were able to see the struggles that Elizabeth had to face from being and average girl to suddenly being a Queen of Dragons. She had to grow up in a short span of time and the way this was portrayed was perfect. You didn’t have this character that was perfect and knew everything that needed to be done, you just had a real girl learning as she went along. My only complaint was that the ending itself seemed to come rather quickly compared to the rest of the story but that is most likely due to the fact that there is going to be a sequel. Overall, the book was very enjoyable! If you are looking for a coming of age story with dragons and magic, give this book a try.