The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

Publication date: 9 February 2017

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Aventurine has a fierce longing to spread her dragon wings and explore the world beyond her family’s cave in search of her passion, if only she knew what it was. After another lecture from her mother, and more sneering from her brother, she sets out on her own to prove she is more than capable of looking after herself. And when she comes face to face with her first human meal, she looks forward to showing her family that she was right.

But what is that intoxicating smell? Chocolate… She quickly discovers this is no ordinary human, and it’s no ordinary chocolate. Aventurine finds herself transformed into a puny human – wingless, clawless and with stumpy little teeth – and has to learn how to adapt to her new form. The one thing she does know is that she’s found her passion; chocolate! And she must have more.

Once in Drachenburg, Aventurine seeks out an apprenticeship in a chocolate house, and must learn to trust other people as well as herself. She needs to find a way of staying true to her dragon heart, while adapting to life as a human, with her new family of human friends.

Bursting with characters that pull you into their world, this is a beautifully crafted, page turning fantasy, full of adventure and suspense. It’s as warming to the soul as a hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night.

Great for fans of How to Train Your Dragon, Eva Ibbotsen, fantasy, adventure, dragons and chocolate.

Ebook courtesy of Bloomsbury PublishingPLC via Netgalley.

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