Bel Reviews: Mary Janice Davidson and Anthony Alongi's - "Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace"


davidson and alongi_JSI’ve been a fan of Mary Janice’s Undead series for over a decade, so when Better World Books had a sale on their preloved books, I was stoked to see something from her I hadn’t read yet, and was even more pleased that it’s for a middle grade/young adult market.

 Thanks to Goodreads for the description…

“She knew that growing up would mean changing. But Jennifer wasn’t prepared for the blue scales or the claws, since no one had told her that she came from a bloodline of weredragons. Her greatest challenge? Protecting herself from her family’s ancient enemies and preparing herself for fierce battles. And that’s a lot to expect of a girl just coming into her own.”

The twists in the tail tale are beautifully crafted. Foreshadowing is forgivable and the ending has you chomping for book two, Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light.

This husband and wife team have a refreshing view of friendships between guys and girls, and make you wish the guys in their early teens, in real life, were as level headed as their characters are.

These books first came out in 2005, so they may be a little challenging to find.

 If you’re in the mood for something light, sassy adventurous, sweet and quick to get through, see if you can track down a copy.

 Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages

Published January 30th 2007 by Ace (first published August 2nd 2005)

original title

Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace

ISBN

0441014747 (ISBN13: 9780441014743)


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