Ember and the Ice Dragons by Heather Fawcett, 368 pages. Balzer and Bray (Harper), 2019. $17.
Content: G (some danger)
BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
Ember, 12yo, knows that she really sin’t a girl, but she has to keep her dragon nature secret. It is getting harder and harder, though, to suppress her fire sparks at the magic school at which her human father works. When her reclusive aunt invites Mina to visit her in Antarctica at her ice dragon research station, Ember and her father agree it may be safer for her there. But she can’t escape her own nature even there. Dragons have been spotted and the prince, the heir, of the land has arrived to eradicate them. Ember is determined to stop him no matter what.
Of the three middle grade dragon books I read lately, this is my favorite. Ember’s situation has the spark of the unusual that propels it above the others. She is a tough cookie who perseveres and the secondary characters add a lot of interest to the reading.
Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS