On the page, it's written as having completely no romance, but it has. So very in need of chocolate. I had it shelved as a "really excited for" and boy was that a mistake. Then so goes around in the city and in a fuck no, I do what I want attitude and I LOVED IT. The dragon-turned-girl desiring to make chocolate just wasn't enough of a page-turner for me. The premise is great but I just could not get into it as much as I'd hoped. Burgis writes very well and her pace and character are just wonderful...to a point. PERFECT juvenile fantasy novel. will satisfy readers who hunger for feel-good tales that pack a girl-power punch, like Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted or the movie Moana." This is a pretty good story about a dragon who after getting her first taste of chocolate which she loves is turned into a human girl and must try to live in the world of humans while wanting to live somewhere she could eat chocolate all the time. ... Chocolate is Healthy is a non-fiction book encompassing both the health and food genres teaching ... Chocolate is Healthy is a non-fiction book encompassing both the health and food genres teaching . 2nd out of 94 books — 22 voters Popular Fantasy on Goodreads … The New and Improved Chocolate series is based on the Excruciating Patience series of books. Who knew that dragons and chocolate could mix so well together? Aventurine's fiery spirit is immediately endearing, and a diverse cast of fully realized supporting characters fill out a fantasy world that readers will love to inhabit. My favourite character (apart from Aventurine and her brothers and sisters) is Silke, the Artful Dodger-type friend that Aventurine makes in the city. Start by marking “The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (Tales from the Chocolate Heart, #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. answer choices . I love this book. I have been waiting for so long to share this one with you guys. - Caroline Carlson, author of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series"A gloriously fresh story to be read with a steaming cup of chocolate at hand." In The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, Aventurine is turned into a girl, but inside she remains ALL dragon, every fierce, lovable inch of her. - Booklist on KAT, INCORRIGIBLE"Regency romance and fantasy adventure all in one, this is a satisfying read and a promising beginning to a trilogy that is sure to be popular." :), DNF before due back at the library. I must admit that, having bought this as part of the Shrewsbury Bookfest shortlist, I wasn't drawn to the idea but within the first paragraph I was in. Most of all, I love how Aventurine's dragon sensibilities reveal so much about human behaviour and motivation - the hideous, the good, the indifferent. At less than 250 pages I struggled to finish, wanting to quit when I had 100 pages left. I LOVE. I was definitely going to love it. Her writing style flows, and just makes this book easy and fun to read . T. Aventurine is my kind of hero -- hot-tempered and passionate, brave and sometimes foolhardy. the journey begins as two stunning, winged animals—a unicorn and a horse—fly up to Patrick’s bedroom window. The good news: she's found her passion—chocolate, of course—and she's going to apprentice herself to a chocolatier. An appealing chapter book for young fantasy fans." in MG/YA. 67% average accuracy. But oh, the chocolate! Or this, "As I looked into her eyes, I realized something that I'd almost forgotten on our long journey; even without any claws or scales, humans had always been predators, too." SURVEY . 0. Aventurine is horrified, hungry, and cold but refuses to let this setback stand in her way. Great Books to Give the Kids This Holiday. Submit your email address to receive Barnes & Noble offers & updates. Click or Press Enter to view the items in your shopping bag or Press Tab to interact with the Shopping bag tooltip. I didn't like this at all. Does it really pick up in the second half? VERDICT A delicious fantasy treat that will satisfy readers who hunger for feel-good tales that pack a girl-power punch, like Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted or the movie Moana.—Darla Salva Cruz, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY, ★ 2017-03-06Aventurine is tired of being treated like a baby hatchling.The young dragon dreams of exploring the world, but her mother wants her safe at home reading books and finding her passion. I saw the title and dragons? This book is trademark Stephanie Burgis: fun, fast, and full of heart. Edit. The governor. Like how she knows what bricks are, but doesn't know what carriages are -- or continually referring to eyebrows as face-fur (for some reason, that went on chapter after chapter: "The face-fur over his eyes lowered, making him look oddly nervous again.") Yet, other parts were just annoying. Burgis writes very well and her pace and character are just wonderful. In Stephanie Burgis’s The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart, Aventurine is turned into a girl, but inside she remains ALL dragon, every fierce, lovable inch of her. Welcome back. The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (Tales from the Chocolate Heart, #1) > Lists by. When pushed beyond her limits, she finds and understands her own abilities and rescues herself, helped by friends to whom she has opened up. ... Who visited the Chocolate Heart in Disguise? As apprentice, Aventurine is launched on a new course, one on which she finds the strength to align her dragon and human selves while making chocolate that just might save the kingdom from some fiery enemies. (Silke is just amazing!) Wealthy students. But oh, the chocolate! For example, this is cool: "In dragon culture, bright colors were a source of pride, but human males seemed to be positively afraid of them. Sometimes it takes more than a great paper towel to clean it ... Caitlyn Le Fey is enjoying her first autumn in England, nut-picking in the forest, creating ... Caitlyn Le Fey is enjoying her first autumn in England, nut-picking in the forest, creating delicious treats in her grandmother’s enchanted chocolate shop, and dreaming of cosy evenings with the handsome Lord James Fitzroy. And she's ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human. I saw the title and dragons? And with an urgent desire to give a copy to everybody I know who might enjoy it! And guess what? So yeah, one of my favourite books ever. I enjoyed every moment of it . It has my two favorite things in it combined into one--a dragon chocolatier. This story is a delightfully delicious blend of magic spiced with adventure and a heart as sweet and warm as molten chocolate.