If the dragon wins, it will be freed from the spell that has bound it to the cave for centuries. If Sorrow or Golmarr vanquish the dragon, the victor will gain its treasure and escape the cave beneath the mountain. But what exactly is the dragon hiding?
There are no safe havens for Sorrow or Golmarr—not even with each other—and the stakes couldn’t be higher as they risk everything to protect their kingdom.
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As I sit down to write this review, I'm feeling a bit frustrated. I really wanted to love The Dragon’s Price. Did I? No. Did I hate it? No. It fell very much in the murky middle for me.
On one hand, it was fun to read. Wiggins has a very natural writing style and it was easy for me to sit down and devour 50 pages before coming up for a break. Sorrowlynn and Golmarr were both very entertaining characters that I was able to connect with quickly.
So what was the issue?
At about 100 pages in I found myself annoyed. Going by the cover, title, and description of this book I was really looking forward to reading about some dragons. Like, a Smaug-level, BA trickster of a dragon. OR a foe-turned-friend dragon in the same vein as The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. But that's not really what I got. The beginning of the book focuses more on budding romance - near insta-love - that on what I was hoping for based on the book’s description. And this is what frustrated me. What I was reading wasn't bad, it just wasn't what I had in my mind that I would be reading. And that really bled into my experience for the rest of the book. By the time I really got into the story, I was already put-off by the beginning and the misleading description.
I really think that I'm going to need to go back and give The Dragon’s Price another try. Now that I know what to expect I really think it will make a difference in how I feel about what I read. I would definitely recommend this book to others, with a disclaimer addressing my issues as a warning. I think fans of both fantasy and YA romance could find a spot for this one on their shelves.