Book Review: Dealing with Dragons

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1) 
by Patricia C. WredePeter de Sève (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

Princess Cimorene, who hates the endless embroidery lessons and dancing lessons at court, decides to run away and ends up being the “captive princess” of the Dragon Kazul. Studying Latin, cooking anything she likes, and concocting magic spells are exactly what Cimorene loves, and she has the time of her life with Kazul. If only those pesky knights and princes would stop hanging around trying to rescue her! When a group of sneaky wizards start spying in the dragon’s caves, only Cimorene has the wits and courage to stop them.
I love this whole series, and I’m so happy to be rereading it again! Cimorene is utterly delicious. She’s sensible and clever, although surrounded by stupid idiots. She’s independent, and she gets annoyed when people chide her for being different.

One of the best things about this book is how Cimorene finds like-minded people who truly appreciate her as she is, instead of expecting her to conform to the “normal” Princess etiquette and rules of court. She finds her people, her friends, her tribe, and she flourishes among them.

I love the magic and the whole world of the Enchanted Forest! So many magical characters and scenes, with a lot of tongue-in-cheek references to classic fairy tales. The writing style is witty and fun, making me chuckle in every chapter. The plot keeps moving along with lots of mystery and interesting creatures and odd situations. Just brilliant writing!

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