Draaaagons! (The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins)

The Dragon's PriceThe Dragon's Price by
Series: Transference #1
Published by: Crown Publishers on
Genre: Dragons, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads
Rating: 4.5/5

When two warring kingdoms unified against a deadly menace laying waste to both their lands, they had to make a choice: vow to marry their heirs to one another, or forfeit their lives to the dragon.

Centuries later, everyone expects the sheltered princess Sorrowlynn to choose the barbarian prince over the fire-breathing beast—everyone, that is, except Sorrow, who is determined to control her own destiny or die trying.

As she is lowered into the dragon’s chamber, she assumes her life is over until Golmarr, the young prince she just spurned, follows her with the hopes of being her hero and slaying the dragon. But the dragon has a different plan...

If the dragon wins, it will be freed from the spell that has bound it to the cave for centuries. If Sorrow or Golmarr vanquish the dragon, the victor will gain its treasure and escape the cave beneath the mountain. But what exactly is the dragon hiding?

There are no safe havens for Sorrow or Golmarr—not even with each other—and the stakes couldn’t be higher as they risk everything to protect their kingdom.

WHAT A COOL IDEA!!

^ That’s the #1 thing I have to say about The Dragon’s Price. I looove the idea of this book. There are so many cool and exciting concepts! I won’t tell you about the most epic thing, because it’s not in the synopsis, but just know that it’s aaawesome.

Things I loved:

  • Great world building! I loved the differences between the two kingdoms. I wanted to live in this world and be a horse-riding, staff-wielding princess.
  • Draaaaagons! (Although, View Spoiler » )
  • There was a sweet romance. There was kind of an insta-attraction, but I wouldn’t call it insta-love. It slowly developed throughout the story and I really enjoyed it.
  • I adoooored the main character, Sorrowlynn! Mostly I loved the goals she set for herself: finding strength (both physical and mental) and independence. She’d lived a really pampered/sheltered life and was determined to change that moving forward.

The Dragon’s Price was missing a little inexplicable X factor for me to give it five stars, but I still really enjoyed it! It was fun, exciting, and quick to get through. I’ll definitely be keeping up with the rest of the series!

It was implied that we’ll be digging more into the history of the kingdoms in the next book and that’s something I’m really looking forward to!

The Verdict

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