Review: Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

by First Mate Keira

Title: Dragon Slippers
Author: Jessica Day George
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 321
Grade Reading Level: 6-8 Grades

Summary: Creel Carlbrun is going to be sacrificed to a dragon. Her foolish aunt hopes this will put her in the path of a wealthy knight and result in marriage and the rising of family fortunes. The dragon however just wants to get rid of her, having no appetite for human girls. They strike a deal that solves both of their problems. Creel will take something from his collection and in return she will convince the knight to go away forever. Imagine her surprise when the dragon’s hoard is full of shoes.

Why I started this book:

It was on display in the young adult section of the library. I devoured it in less than 48 hours. I’m excited that there are two more books in the series! Hurray!


  • The world building is truly exceptional and full of humor and fun. It’s a feel good story with girl empowerment a central theme.
  • I loved that dragons rarely hoarded gold and jewels. Their funky collections are fabulous. Their lairs even more intriguing!
  • I loved King’s Seat, the royal city, and all the political elements between the Realm of Feravel and their neighbor.
  • Prince Luka is a wonderful second son and royal prince. He’s thoughtful, kind, and generous. There are strong romantic hints that he and Creel would be an item by the end of the trilogy.
  • My favorite dragon didn’t die. Woohoo!

Last Minute Thoughts: This book had a similar feel to Ella Enchanted, which I also adore tremendously.

Buy: Dragon Slippers (Paperback), Dragon Slippers (Hardback)

Rating: 5 Treasure Chests

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  1. This sounds hilarious, in a very non-traditional-dragon story kind of way. Thanks for the review!

  2. It’s really adorable I’ve just finished reading the second in the trilogy which I need to write up a review for asap. 🙂

  3. Susan – It’s pretty cute and would be good for boys or girls.

    Captain Yarr- Really? Me too! So one of us will review it soon, excellent.

  4. Susan S.

    Thank you Keira,
    I just showed your review to my daughter, and with a closed fist she did the, “Yes!” gesture that people do when they’re excited. Seriously, I need to find the time to pop into Captain Yarr’s blog home more often. Thanks for sending me this link.

    • You should! I’m happy to hear that your daughter is excited about reading Dragon Slippers. I told my own mom about them and got her reading the set too.

  5. I love this book im reading it for a school project.

    Even my little bro likes it!!!

  6. kenna

    i loved both books and now hunting down the last.

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