Top 5 Reasons to Read A Dragonbird in the Fern

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As part of TBR and Beyond Tours   A Dragonbird in the Fern Book Tour, I excited to share with you all my top 5 reasons to read this brilliant book.  Make sure to check out the Tour Schedule for this tour to see all the other amazing posts. 

 

About the Book:

By Laura Rueckert

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: August 3, 2021

 

 

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Synopsis:

When an assassin kills Princess Jiara’s older sister Scilla, her vengeful ghost is doomed to walk their city of glittering canals, tormenting loved ones until the murderer is brought to justice. While the entire kingdom mourns, Scilla’s betrothed arrives and requests that seventeen-year-old Jiara take her sister’s place as his bride to confirm the alliance between their countries.

Marrying the young king intended for her sister and traveling to his distant home is distressing enough, but with dyslexia and years of scholarly struggles, Jiara abandoned any hope of learning other languages long ago. She’s terrified of life in a foreign land where she’ll be unable to communicate.

Then Jiara discovers evidence that her sister’s assassin comes from the king’s own country. If she marries the king, Jiara can hunt the murderer and release her family from Scilla’s ghost, whose thirst for blood mounts every day. To save her family, Jiara must find her sister’s killer . . . before he murders her too.

 

About the Author:

Laura Rueckert is a card-carrying bookworm who manages projects by day.

At night, fueled by European chocolate, she transforms into a writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy novels.

 

Laura grew up in Michigan, USA, but a whirlwind romance after college brought her to Europe. Today, she lives in Germany with her husband, two kids, and one fluffy dog.

 

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My Top  5 Reasons for Reading  A Dragonbird in the Fern:

 

1) Disability Rep:

I love how the author made Princess Jiara (main character) dyslexic.  There is not much representation of disabled people (physical or mental)  in books, so it was great to see a realistic representation of dyslexic.  Rueckert was clearly able to show the  challenges of being dyslexic in a society that doesn’t fully understand it.  She was also able to show that dyslexic people can be quite smart, even if it is difficult for them to read.

 

2) Queer Rep:

I love how Rueckert normalized being queer in her book. Although, they were minor characters, I loved seeing Jiara look at her brother’s relationship as being perfectly normal.

 

3) Great World-Building:

Rueckert knows how to create a beautiful world. I loved how she keep developing this fictional world throughout the book. It was cool to read about some new mythical creatures.

 

4) Fantasy and Mystery:

Yes, you read right. This book has both Fantasy and Mystery in it. Rueckert mixed these two genres to create this perfect book. It was like reading A Court of Thorn and Roses meets Mary Higgins Clark. This book story was interesting and fun to read.

 

5) This book is a Standalone:

So, you probably wondering why I would make that my fifth reason for reading this book. Well, there aren’t many books in the fantasy genre that are standalones. This makes this book perfect for readers who want to read a fantasy book, but not have to invest time into reading a series.

 

 

If these 5 reasons aren’t reason enough for you to buy your copy, then you can also check out my book review on this book.

 

 

 

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