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Joy, love and dragons!
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019
What a joy!
I read this in one sitting after a busy day. I was quickly absorbed by the story, the second in a series that picks up right where the first one ended. Kavita, Jaxon, Vik, Aunty and Kenny jump off the page with themes of family and friendship. The dragon at the center of the story grows and grows every time it eats something sweet, so there's an element of race against time to get it back to the magic realm.
It's Brooklyn and Queens, but Brooklyn and Queens with dragons! A tension exists between keeping magic in the magic realm and keeping it out of the "non-magic world;and there is Blue a villainish character who wants the worlds to merge. He has his reasons and like the other characters he isn't all one thing or another.
I enjoyed hearing from Aunty and I learned about the Siddi in India, people brought from southeast Africa by the Portuguese to work as slaves in India. I love how Zetta Elliott infuses her stories with cultural knowledge, history and curiosity.
Looking forward to the next in the series!!