Hey everyone, it’s Sarah!
Okay, so when you have free time do you just order any and every book that slightly crosses your mind and also order boat loads of eARC on Edelweiss…no, just me? I really need to stop doing that, especially because I can see myself starting to do that again.
This novel was one of my book fugue selections, which is probably why it took over a year for me to get to read it. I finally did it!
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Alloria has perfect weather and that is all due to the Stormbeasts and their guardians. These dragon-like creatures and their humans determine when and where weather events will occur, keeping it sunny and perfect all other times. Mina has been taking care of her stormbeast’s egg for the last year, bonding with it and impatiently waiting to meet her new friend. Mina is the quietest member of a boisterous family. They are all guessing and hoping about the type of stormbeast the egg will hatch into (all are acceptable, except maybe the lightning beast, because Mina just doesn’t have the personality for it). Surprise, it’s a lightning beast! Mina and her new hatchling, Pixit, go off to the lightning school, where they will learn about their new abilities. Pixit must constantly support Mina and help show her the way to her true identity. Mina addresses everything in a unique way compared to her classmates, but that just might be the thing that this land needs.
This was a super cute book. The dragons were unique, but their amalgamation of animal-like personality traits made them cute and funny. This book was simple and straight-forward. Young fantasy readers will have an enjoyable time. There wasn’t much depth to it and really nothing that made it stand out. However, I would be willing to read sequels, because it was a quick read.