I was so freaking excited when I spotted this book over on Netgalley, I just adored Katie O’ Neill’s other book I read: Princess Princess Ever After. I just needed this new book of hers in my life.
The start was a bit slow, but it quickly picked up and then I just needed more, I absorbed the story, the characters, everything, like sponge. Even now, after reading it, I just need more.
I was shipping Greta and Minette, but also Hese and Erik. Greta and Minette from the start, when they first met up, and Hese and Erik after seeing them together, how sweet they were and it really ignited when I saw their backstory (which by the way, brought tears in my eyes).
The book takes places in 4 seasons, each one brings something new. We see Greta grow. We see her find out more about herself. She is a gifted blacksmith, but she is also growing as a caretaker of the tiny dragons.
The same goes for every character though, each season continues the story we have but brings new elements that will make you love the characters more and more.
Greta was a wonderful character, I loved her so much. She was sweet, caring, never gave up, was there when Minette needed her.
Minette was my second favourite character. It was really interesting to see her open up more and more as the seasons pass. Her backstory is a sad one, I can imagine why she did what she did. I would have probably done the same thing.
Hese and Erik were also terrific characters, and it was really sweet to see those two together. They are doing great things, and I loved that they took Minette under their wing and helped her out.
The ending? I loved it, and I just need more of this world, more about this Tea Dragon Society.
The art was fabulous, then again, I didn’t expect anything less. I loved the art in Princess Princess Ever After. The style here in this book is slightly different, but still gorgeous. I just love the colours, how simple it looks, yet you can see that there is a lot of love and work in it.
I also like that we have an epilogue with some information on the society, about tea dragons, leaves, and much more.
All in all, I would highly recommend this book to everyone. Lovely art, cute characters, lots of shipping, dragons, and more.