The Girl with the Dragon Heart Series: Tales from the Chocolate Heart #2
Published by Bloomsbury USA on November 6, 2018
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Cooking & Food, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women, JUVENILE FICTION / Royalty
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Format: Ebook Arc
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A chocolate-filled, girl-powered fantasy with a witty heroine who learns what home truly means, perfect for fans of Shannon Hale.
"Will satisfy readers who hunger for feel-good tales that pack a girl-power punch, like Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted or the movie Moana." --School Library Journal on The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
Silke has always been good at spinning the truth and storytelling. So good that, just years after arriving in the kingdom as a penniless orphan, she has found her way to working for the most splendid chocolate makers in the city as a master promoter. Although Silke loves her work at the Chocolate Heart, she’s certain it’s not going to last, and what Silke wants more than anything is somewhere to call home--somewhere safe. But when your best friend is a dragon-turned-hot-tempered-girl, trouble is always right around the corner.
Then Silke gets the opportunity she’s been waiting for: the Crown Princess personally asks her to spy on the Elfenwald royal family during their first visit to the kingdom. In return, Silke will have the home she’s always wanted in the secure palace. But Silke has her own dark, secret reasons for not trusting fairies . . . and her mission isn’t as simple as she hoped. Soon, she discovers that her city is in danger--and that maybe it’s more her home than she ever realized.
Can Silke find out the truth about the fairies while keeping her own secrets hidden?
A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year
Middle-grade books that let each book shine with a different character make the series stand out. In this one, Silke takes center stage as she is the best friend of adventurine, the dragon/human character from book one. Silke lost her parents to the faeries of Elfenwarld when she and her brother were children traveling to Drachenburg. Now the faeries are visiting and are seeking something the people there have an alliance with dragons. All is not as it seems, and Silke is personally asked by one of the princesses to find out what the faeries genuinely want. This book is charming and shows the strength of Silke’s dragon heart and how far she goes to figure out the truth. A charming sequel.