Hello! I hope everyone’s August is off to a good start! I recently finished Alliana Girl of Dragons as part of a book tour! I signed up for the Instagram tour but I liked Alliana so much I wanted to share on here as well! Alliana released on August 2nd, so you can grab a copy now wherever books are sold.
(These are my honest opinions, uninfluenced by the publisher or TBR and Beyond Tours) ps before you continue this post was written by Covid brain Brooke so I apologize in advance ❤️
QOTD: Do you like books with dragons?
Mini Review –
Alliana Girl of Dragons follows the Cinderella-esque story of Alliana, a girl who meets a dragon that will change her life. Set in a fictional Japanese realm, Julie Abe uses elegant writing to capture the readers attention! ALLIANA is perfect for fans of the Castle Glower series.
This book was a Disney movie in book form! It reminds me of the Twisted Tale series if it were middle grade. Alliana was entirely unique!
If I was 10 when I read this book I would have ate. It. Up. And left no crumbs. Dragons, witches, an evil step-mother, say less!
My playlist for Alliana –
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella
Umbrella by Rihanna
Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Headspace by Riley Clemmons
Egotistic by Mamamoo
I would put a few Taylor Swift songs on here but that would spoil the book! This book was enchanting, just like folklore and evermore!
Alliana was full of amazing quotes, plus, each chapter has a cute name! Quotes –
“Words are beyond precious. We think we trade in silver and gold but words are the currency of our lives…”
“Once upon a time…”
“I am more than a girl of dust. I am not going to be forgotten. This is not where my story ends.”
“Fire burned in Alliana’s heart.”
This book had an advanced writing style for being a middle grade book and it took me a few chapters to get into it but once I got into it I finished Alliana Girl of Dragons in a day!
I’m very excited to read Abe’s YA novel which hopefully has the same beautiful writing that Alliana did!
Until the next book!