|Searching for Dragons|
Title: Searching for Dragons
Author: Patricia C. Wrede
Publication Date: 1991
How I Found It: I've loved this series since childhood
Date Completed: 6/8/15
Summary: Unconventional Princess Cimorene teams up with King Mendanbar of the Enchanted Forest in hopes of rescuing Cimorene's dragon boss, King Kazul, from malicious wizards.
What I Thought: I find this series so fun. It's untraditional, yet uses a lot of traditional fantasy story elements: princesses, magic, dramatic rescues, fantastical creatures, etc.
I do not think this sequel is as naturally charming or engrosing as its predecessor, however, it's still a very enjoyable read. Cimorene still is determined to buck any traditional roles. She maintains her position as a fiery, independent woman. Any romantic connection she may make simply proves a bonus to her already complete personality and life. Love that.
Once again, if you are looking for a light, fun read for your elementary student - or yourself - I cannot recommend these books highly enough.
Will I Re-Read: At some point, I'm sure
Other Books By Patricia C. Wrede: Dealing with Dragons
A Reduced Review: Though not as intrinsically magical as the first book, this sequel continues the fun, nontraditional fairy tale.