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Jb2003
Dark Serpent | Kylie Chan
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I didn‘t realize this was part of an already developed world, so I‘m sure there are some details that didn‘t resonate as they should have, but I enjoyed the writing and story anyway. Looking forward to picking up more books in this series.

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GatheringBooks
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#RedRoseSeptember Day 27: Fats‘ review: “In the author‘s note, it was mentioned that the book was based on a Chinese folktale about the Dragon King who ruled over many Chinese tribes” not just #TwoTribes. “Through this book, parents are reminded to recognize the potential in their children, while children will realize that each of us possesses a special gift that we can use to help others.” Her full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-9K0

arlenefinnigan Excellent! 4mo
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kateteaching7and8
The Dragon Warrior | Katie Zhao
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Zhao's debut novel is a middle grade fantasy inspired by Chinese mythology and folklore. This is a fast-paced novel that takes you on a trip across the United States. There is a strong focus on the theme that things are not always what they appear and that one shouldn't judge based on appearances. The book has a strong female protagonist and a lot of humor. #netgalley #katiezhao #dragonwarrior #middlegradelit

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sheffner
Soundless | Richelle Mead
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Mehso-so

An okay read. I liked it in the beginning, but found myself struggling toward the end. I would have liked more world building and more fantasy in the plot.

Owlcrate Challenge-2/19

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Sweettartlaura
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Mehso-so

DNF‘ing this.
It‘s not awful. But it‘s dragging.
I‘m a quarter of the way through and don‘t care at all.
To be fair, YA & fantasy are both not my usual genres. But if a story is good enough, I can be enthralled no matter what.
This doesn‘t make that cut.
If you like YA or fantasy, don‘t shy away - you‘ll probably like this.
But if you‘re like me, this one isn‘t going to keep you interested - pick something else.

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Schlinkles
The Dragon Warrior | Katie Zhao
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Mehso-so

This was more of a 3.5⭐️ for me.

I was excited to read this one. It‘s Rick Riordanesque but with Chinese mythology. I love that it‘s an #ownvoices story written by a Chinese American author. I definitely think that the book will benefit from the inclusion of a glossary (which there are pages set aside for) because there is a lot of Chinese terminology used that isn‘t explained in context. There is a lot of clunky writing too.

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Schlinkles
The Dragon Warrior | Katie Zhao
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Finishing up my “homework” for the ABA‘s Children‘s Institute. Bloomsbury was kind enough to invite me to a dinner with a couple of their authors.

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Hooked_on_books
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Other than being shockingly tall, Genie is your typical high school high achiever hoping for the Ivies. Until one day a mysterious new guy shows up and she learns she has extraordinary, supernatural abilities. I loved this book! It has a touch of Chinese-American Buffy to it in the best way. And the reader, Nancy Wu, is fantastic.

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