Forward, Toby. Fireborn: A Dragonborn Novel. Bloomsbury, 2013.
Bee is an apprentice to an evil fire wizard, and on the day of her naming ceremony, he steals her magic. Now she will need help from another wizard and his apprentice to get her magic back from the evil wizard.
The narration in this book is beautiful. I loved the lyrical quality of the fairy-tale story. This was not a "read for my fifteen minute break and then put down" kind of book; I needed lots of uninterrupted time to get lost in the story and enjoy the world-building and the characters. This book is not fast-paced, so I would not recommend it to readers with little patience for narration, but strong readers or those who enjoy taking their time to read through a book will enjoy this one very much.
Recommended for: tweens
Red Flags: minor fantasy violence
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
Read-alike for: Inkheart, the Redwall series, Paolini's Inheritance series