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This book starts off very strong; I loved the opening sequence, and I loved the worlds that this author creates. But the central conflict leaves me flat. Aventurine leaves her totally loving family and home one day, and can't go back. Her family tries to find her. When they find the person who transformed her, they want to kill him. ALL Aventurine has to do is convince them that she's their dragon-daughter, and whoosh! conflict over. That didn't require much bravery. The moment in the book that *did* require bravery was when things went askew in the chocolate shop - and rather than stay and face the music, Aventurine does the most cowardly thing possible: she runs. So, this was a really well-written story with not much of a point.