The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

26869768Aventurine is the fiercest, bravest dragon there is. And she’s ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human. But when the human she finds tricks her into drinking enchanted hot chocolate, Aventurine is transformed into a puny human girl with tiny blunt teeth, no fire, and not one single claw.

But she’s still the fiercest creature in the mountains — and now she’s found her true passion: chocolate! All she has to do is get herself an apprenticeship (whatever that is) in a chocolate house (which sounds delicious), and she’ll be conquering new territory in no time…won’t she?

How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Fantasy

Review: I seriously want this book to be sold with chocolate, because Aventurine obsession with that delicious treat started getting to me. I even went out and bought hot chocolate at one point. (Obviously consuming chocolate is not a requirement for reading this book, I’m just saying it’s a nice excuse to have some.)

Short review: I really enjoyed this book.

For slightly more context, it has dragons, chocolate, magic. What else could you want? There’s also Aventurine herself who is really strong-willed and a tad foolhardy, but really shines as she gets used to being human. Silke who (psst don’t tell Aventurine) I think might have been my favourite character in the story. She’s clever, also strong-willed and sneaky. I really enjoyed watching the friendship between her and Aventurine grow.

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart is a happy book. As in it made me really happy to read it. So I hope you join in (and also get some chocolate).

Recommend it?

Absolutely

Expected publication:

9th February 2017 by Bloomsbury

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