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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Book Review: The Dragon's Playlist by Laura Bickle

The Dragon's Playlist 
by Laura Bickle
June 1, 2017
page 219
From the author of THE HALLOWED ONES and NINE OF STARS comes a new novel blending the magical and the real…

“This is war,” the dragon said. And she believed him.

Di fled rural West Virginia to study music and pursue a bright future as a violinist. But when a mining accident nearly kills her father, she is summoned back home to support her family. Old ghosts and an old flame emerge from the past. When Di gets a job as a bookkeeper at the same mine where her father worked, she is drawn into a conflict pitting neighbor against neighbor as the mine plans an expansion to an untouched mountain.

If the mining company’s operation goes forward, there will be more at stake than livelihoods or the pollution of the land: Di has discovered a dragon lives deep within Sawtooth Mountain, and he is not happy with this encroachment upon his lair. When catastrophe strikes, Di must choose between her family’s best interests and protecting the dragon – the last surviving bit of magic in Di’s shrinking world.

In every fight, sides are chosen. And there can be no yearning for what has been left behind.

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I always enjoy a normal human story with just a touch of myth and magic. It makes it a little less fantasy and entertains the possibility of being real. Don't we all enjoy fairytales? I, for one, desperately wish for "magic" to be a possibility in this sometimes stark and cruel world.

Di, short for Diamond, returns home from college to help her mother after a tragic accident occurred and her dad was injured at a mining site where he worked. Her home town was rife with stories of mythical flavor. One particular caught her interest. Always wanting to believe in magic, Di was caught up the myth and like those that believe in "Big Foot" set out to find the real answer. 
Add an ex-boyfriend and a charismatic newcomer to the mix and you have a well rounded fairytale! 

I read this in one sitting. Easy read and addicting. Even with the incidents involving danger and heartbreak, it speaks to the young generation trying to "do the right" thing even under the pressure of not being the easiest.

Treat yourself to this cute little fantasy!

Getting 4.25 "tree hugging" sheep!

Jeanie G

About the Author:
Laura Bickle grew up in rural Ohio, reading entirely too many comic books out loud to her favorite Wonder Woman doll. After graduating with an MA in Sociology-Criminology from Ohio State University and an MLIS in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she patrolled the stacks at the public library and worked with data systems in criminal justice. She now dreams up stories about the monsters under the stairs. Her work has been included in the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project 2013 reading list and the State Library of Ohio’s Choose to Read Ohio reading list for 2015-2016.

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