Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday Book Review: Cora and the Nurse Dragon by H. L. Burke

I love to read, especially fantasy, and when I fall in love with a book I like to share my enthusiasm by writing a review. This is the first review I've actually featured on my blog, but this is an extraordinary book, and I want readers of MG fantasy to know about it!

Cora and the Nurse Dragon by H. L. Burke feels like a historical fantasy, because the author has obviously done a lot of research to make her setting feel like the early 20th century, with the addition of very believable dragons. The main character, Cora, is smart and spunky, and I loved taking this journey with her.

The writing was superb, and sucked me in from the very first page. The story is compelling and full of suspense as the stakes (and the danger) grow ever higher. The supporting characters are well-drawn, and Cora's best friend Abry makes me wish I had a friend like her, who is loyal AND good at math!

I don't want to reveal too much about the plot, but just be prepared to fall in love with the dragon pictured on the cover, and don't begin reading this book at bedtime, or you will stay up late to finish it. It's THAT good!

I whole-heartedly recommend this to dragon lovers of any age, but young fantasy readers especially will enjoy the story and feel like they've made several new friends, both human and dragon.

I bought both the Kindle AND the paperback. You can, too: