Well, this is one of the many awesome benefits of being a youth services librarian in a bustling department - I have several coworkers who are just as obsessed as I am! We do weekly book reviews for each other during unit meetings, it is a great way to expand my collection knowledge beyond the books I manage to read myself!
This week: "Pick a character from a book you are currently reading or have just finished and tell us about him/her."
Creel is a young girl making her fortune with her sewing and embroidery skills. She has made her way in the world after her mother's death and her idiot aunt's attempts to have her saved from a dragon lead her on adventures she never dreamed of. She is smart, independent, honest and kind. She makes friends and enemies on her adventures, but never stops speaking her mind and working hard. I really love her!
I just got my hands on the third of Jessica Day George's excellent J Fiction dragon series, Dragon Spear. I picked up the first (Dragon Slipper) based on author recognition, since I read and enjoyed her two YA fairy tale retellings, Princess of the Midnight Ball and Princess of Glass, and the series hasn't disappointed. So fun and clever and spunky. A blurb on the back compares it to the works of Patricia C. Wrede, and while the comparison hadn't occurred to me, it is perfect. I enjoy them both!