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The Girl with the Dragon Heart (Dragon Heart 2) Paperback – 10 August 2018
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- Item Weight : 240 g
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1408880776
- ISBN-13 : 978-1408880777
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Children's Books (10 August 2018)
- Dimensions : 15.1 x 1.9 x 16 cm
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #305,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I definitely loved the first book in this series. This sequel follows Silke, Aventurine’s best friend, and is written from her perspective. Silke was engaging, funny, witty, and realistic in the first book, but in this book I just utterly fell in love with her. The plot is much less focused on The Chocolate Heart (the chocolate shop where Aventurine works), but instead follows Silke as she is hired to investigate a mysterious delegation of fairies visiting the royal family – and her attempts to find out what happened to her parents so long ago.
It’s hinted at, in the first book, that Silke’s background is less than happy, and she and her brother live parentless in the dodgy end of the city, but it’s not until this book that the extent of this is seen. Silke’s life has made her street-smart, hard, and quick, and has tested her gift for story-telling. She appears at first glance to be your typical kind of smooth-talking, self-sufficient rogue sidekick, but in this book we get to see right to her heart, and it’s the greatest portrayal of a flawed character I’ve seen in children’s literature.
I love Silke so much, okay? She worries; she over-plans; she fantasises about situations and is disappointed by the way things turn out in reality. She’s constantly seeking approval, whether from her brother, or the Princess, or the people at The Chocolate Heart, but she hates that she wants that approval. She finds it hard to believe that people love her as much as they clearly do. I have never seen imposter syndrome written about so vividly and so well. Silke is angry. She’s powerful and smart. She loves fiercely and would do anything to protect her chosen few. She’s so, so clever, and so, so afraid of being found out.
I would read "The Adventures of Silke Putting The Washing On". I’d read "Silke Goes To The Supermarket". I’d read "Shh, Silke Is Sleeping". I just love her.
This, of course, is not to say that this plot isn’t wonderful too. Stephanie’s writing shines, as always, with what I’m coming to understand is her trademark charm and masterful control of pacing. The story absolutely rollicks through the fairy visit, and comes together with a glorious set-piece ending that I would love to see animated. There’s plenty of that gorgeous chocolate, too, and found family (in more than one sense). There’s space for a whole series of books in this world, and I hope to see them!
If you have a child, buy them these books. If you’re not a child but you still love MG, then buy them anyway!
Silke is a storyteller, and she is determined to be the hero of her own story. But when the Crown Princess recruits her for a spying mission during at visit from they mysterious fairy court, Silke finds herself facing the darkest fears from her past, and the mission quickly unravels around her.
It's great to see this world from Silke's point of view, and the addition of the fairies expands the world quite a bit. The fairies are quite frightening in spite of the lack of bloody violence in the story. Their magic is powerful, but their ruthlessness and manipulativeness make them truly dangerous foes for Silke, who must battle the traumatic memories of her past even as she deals with the fairies.
The emphasis on the power and skill of diplomacy is another great aspect of the book, and the climactic battle of wits is clever and fun.
And, as with the first book, all of the lore of chocolate is given lavish and loving detail