Monday, January 7, 2008

Review: Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley

Book: Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley

Genre: YA (ish) Fantasy

Rating: B

I've really been looking forward to reading this book, however, it wasn't as "blow-me-away" as I expected, and as other Robin McKinley books have been. I enjoyed the story which is about this boy who finds a baby dragon and all the struggles he has keeping it alive and all the consequences he and his family face because of his choice. The details about dragons are amazing! But after awhile, they got a little tedious or something and it just kind of went on and on. I don't know. So, I enjoyed it, but not even close to Beauty, or Sunshine, or some of her others.


  1. It sounds great, tho I have found that to me, half her books are wonderful (Beauty, Hero & Crown, Blue Sword) and others I just don't like (Outlaws of Sherwood, Spindle's End). I wonder if I'd like this one?

  2. I LOVED this one! It was slow going at first, and if it hadn't been by Robin McKinley, I might have put it down after the first couple of chapters, but I thought the payoff was huge. I agree with Jeane that some of her books grab me more than others, but I think when I look back on 2008, this will be one of the most memorable reads of the year for me.



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