Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
I really enjoyed this one; it’s best for the kind of reader who likes books that take their time, with plenty of attention to details of world and character. It’s fresh, unexpectedly funny, and a bit heart-wrenching. I very much liked how Johnston resists the easy and cliched in favor of a more interesting take on dragon, relationships, and friends. Plus, there’s a Canadian setting, and what I swear is a Doctor Who joke.