When Eilika, a girl from a small village, finds an Earth Dragon egg, new hope flourishes for Terram. Unfortunately, her find does not go unnoticed, and danger that is lurking begins closing in from all sides. With the help of Ylva; an ice sorcerer from Ísríki, Cieri; a banished night nox, Everard; the arrogant prince of Stormland, and her best friend, Harmen, she travels through Terram to hatch the egg whilst protecting it. But can she trust these strangers? The only one who is definitely on her side is Sanct Solix, and Eilika is determined to get the dragon egg to him. But when a girl named Aster, crosses their path with her earth dragon magic, confusion arises about who really should actually own the dragon egg.
–from the blurb about Leaves of Remedy
Will they all work together for one goal, or are there traitors in their midst?
When Claudia reached out to ask me about reviewing her book, I was so excited! After all, I loved dragons, so it sounded like a story I’d enjoy. And I’m glad I decided to work this one into my review schedule because I really enjoyed reading this book!
But keep reading my review for Leaves of Remedy to find out more about what I did and didn’t like.
My favorite aspect of this book was, unsurprisingly, the world-building. Boon created an incredibly detailed, sprawling world, filled with all different kinds of people and magic. She put so much care into developing the stories and nuances of different locations and different peoples, and I absolutely loved it. Additionally, I loved the elements that were overarching all throughout the world of this book. Those things truly made these places seem realistic, and I absolutely loved it.
As for the characters, I generally liked them. I did think some of them could’ve used more development; some of them got more fleshed out later in the book, to be fair, but I do still wish there’d been information about certain people. But, overall, I enjoyed reading about all of them.
Of course, as always, I loved all the different perspectives; seeing different parts of the story from different points of view was great, as always. I particularly enjoyed Solix’s chapters; I just liked his storyline and characterization the most, I suppose. But I also liked reading about Eilika’s journey and I definitely thought she changed the most throughout the book.
Finally, when it came to the plot, it was pretty exciting. Admittedly, there were a couple of lulls in the story, but I definitely enjoyed it overall. It had plenty of great moments and a good amount of excitement, and it certainly kept me entertained.
As I said before, there were lots of different perspectives involved, so there were a lot of moving parts involved in the plot. Boon did a great job of weaving them together and making the whole story feel cohesive.
All things considered, if you’re a fan of YA fantasy, I recommend giving this one a try. Especially if, like me, you enjoy stories about dragons! It’s definitely targeted toward the younger YA audience, but with a great plot and lots of enjoyable magic involved, I think most people would like it all the same. I know I did!
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