Because you can't judge a book by its cover

Carol Jenski is a dragonspeaker, a human who understands and reads the dragon language, but she has spent her entire life hiding that fact so she wouldn’t have to deal with dragons, but in Dancing with Dragons by Lorenda Christsen, Carol has allowed herself to be talked into helping her friend Myrna to mediate a dragon dispute in China. When Carol is injured by the dragons, she finds herself spirited away by her boyfriend Richard and then blamed for an attack on the dragons in United States.

Only reporter Daniel Wallent is willing to listen to her side of the story. With Richard missing in action and Carol being hunted down by the dragons, Carol finds herself relying on Daniel but will it cost her life, or her heart?

Dancing With Dragons is the second book in the Dracim series (you can read my review of Never Deal With Dragons here) and I eagerly picked it up as soon as it was available. I LOVED Never Deal with Dragons, Christensen’s world is fascinating and a completely different take on how the dragons came to be. I REALLY wanted to love Dancing With Dragons but, I just couldn’t (and I have to mention I am not a fan of the cover art, sorry, but it had to be said). Carol is a fabulous character other than her poor choice in boyfriends (not a good track record there), independent, spunky and willing to work to clear her name. My problem was with Daniel, he started off as a jerk trying to get a story and he just never quite redeemed himself to me. The plot was great, the mystery of the dragons (I won’t give away too much here) was fabulous but (I know, again with the but) I just couldn’t like Daniel. I just feel like Carol deserved better. Dancing With Dragons is written in the first person, similar to Never Deal with Dragons so we only get Carol’s point of view, and I do wish we got more interaction with Myrna because she was such a great character. I gave Dancing With Dragons a three star rating because I do feel it is worth a read through at least once and I am really hoping that the next book in the Dracim series is more like the first book, well written with likable characters.

You can read an excerpt here.

Dracim Reading Order

Never Deal With Dragons

Dancing With Dragons

dancing with dragonsRating: Star 3copy

Content: favicon5 NB

Title: Dancing With Dragons

Author: Lorenda Christensen

Format: Paperback, eBook

Page Nos.: 184

AISN: B00GKBHIQC

Publisher: Carina Press

Release Date: March 17, 2014

Available for purchase: Amazon

Reviewer: Jessica

 

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.

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