Book Review: Searching for Dragons

Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

5 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

King Mendanbar, Monarch of the Enchanted Forest, is having trouble with wizards burning up bits of his forest. He visits Kazul, the King of the Dragons, for some advice, but Kazul is missing, and Mendanbar teams up with Princess Cimorene to find Kazul and restore the Enchanted Forest.

I enjoyed this book even more reading it for the second time! I still wish that there were a little more romance between Mendanbar and Cimorene, but I do enjoy their friendship and the way they respect and rely on one another through all the sticky magical situations they find themselves in.

There are so many delightful characters in this book! Even the side characters shine with originality and wit.
The basic plot is rather straightforward, but there are so many misdirects and twisty roads for the characters to get delayed and misguided and thrown off course, that it feels like a complex plot.

December 2013 Reading

These are the books I read in December!
Sorry about the buzzing noise. My neighbors were leaf-blowing or something in their yard. What do you think of my fuzzy poncho?! It sheds furry strands everywhere. haha!

Books I Read in December 2013:

Homesick: My Own Story, by Fritz, Jean
The Dragon Prince, by Blum, Vicki
Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow, by Rollins, James
Murder on Astor Place (Gaslight Mystery, #1), by Thompson, Victoria
The Enchanted Wood, by Blyton, Enid
The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, #1), by MacHale, D.J.
For Your Paws Only (Spy Mice), by Frederick, Heather Voger
Cecile: Gates of Gold (Girls of Many Lands), by Casanova, Mary
A House Called Awful End (Eddie Dickens Trilogy, #1), by Ardagh, Philip
Mother Carey’s Chickens, by Wiggin, Kate Douglas
Why Not Catch-21?: The Stories Behind the Titles, by Dexter, Gary
The Musketeer’s Seamstress (A Musketeers Mystery, #2), by D’Almeida, Sarah