Okay, I've never been a fan of fantasy. I've never even seen a Harry Potter movie, much less read one of the books. However, I just finished a book that may change all that. Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George is a fantastic book.
I loved the first line--"It was my aunt who decided to give me to the dragon." The main character is Creel, and her aunt decides to sacrifice her to a dragon in hopes of Creel being rescued by a knight who will marry her. Instead, Creel becomes friends with the dragon and with a couple of other dragons. One of the dragon gives her a pair of slippers. With the slippers on her feet, she travels to King's Seat in hopes of becoming a dressmaker. She doesn't know about the power behind the slippers.
I loved Creel. She is courageous, fiesty, loyal, and kind. I highly recommend this young adult novel. It is a wonderful reading adventure. And, I think I might just like fantasy novels after all. The sequel comes out in May! Maybe one of these days, I'll give that kid named Harry a try. Who knows, I might like it as well.