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summary Dragon's Bait 108 Falsely accused of witchcraft 15 year old Alys is staked out on a hillside and left as sacrificial bait for a hungry dragon It's cold And dark And raining And Alys. Oh book why you make me so tornI first heard about Dragon s Bait through this piece on Entertainment Weekly about unmissable teen reads And because it was an older title and because the Publishers Weekly review which I sought after I read the EW article said it is a thoughtful mainstream fantasy with a gently feminist slant I decided I needed to read it soonBasically the story follows a young girl fifteen year old Alys as she is accused of being a witch by her neighbours and summarily convicted in an unfair trial by the visiting Inuisitor She loses everything and worst of all Alys sick father dies in front of her eyes as she is dragged away to be sacrificed to the local dragonAlys thinks she is all but dead when to her surprise the dragon who shape shifts into a hot young man obviously called Selendrile does not kill her Instead he listens to her story and offers to help her to avenge herselfAnd you know I can totally see where both EW and PW are coming from but at the same timeno not reallyOn the one hand we have a uick story with a fairytale vibe Plus Alys is a great heroine Her voice is engaging ironic and uestioning Her father has been teaching her to work on his workshop against the s of their time where women don t actually work at all and she loves the feeling of being usefulThen when she is taken to be sacrificed to the dragon she wonders why is it that only maidens are always the ones to be sacrificed And the dragon boy brings to her attention that dragons don t actually make those demands at all as they couldn t care less who they eat Those choices are made by the men who rule the towns and who perceive maidens young unmarried girls with no profession as worthless This could actually be taken as really cool meta textual observation about the way we have chosen to write these stories about dragons and maidens over timeOn the other hand there is very little character development when it comes to the secondary characters very little thought about character motivation and a confusing world building that is both historical and fantastical but doesn t really care about pesky historical details or in presenting a carefully constructed fantasy worldNot to mention that there is a fairly heavy handed shallow moral lesson about revenge and how bad it is And if yes Alys arc is interesting in the way that allows Alys to take control of her own acts by becoming less and less reliant on the dragon s help and coming up with her own plans it is also incredibly frustrating how it plays out Because in the end Alys is still rescued by dragon boy after deciding that her feelings of revenge are so bad she decides that the right course of action is to take the blame for EVERYTHING bad that has EVER happened in the village and I am like WHY It is such an out of character thing to do all the so because after she is rescued those guilty feelings are never addressed againAnd then we have the romance between Alys and Selendrile And at first it is great to see addressed the inevitable allure of the not so human dark older hot guy at the same time that showed Alys mistrusting him and fearing him for the monster that he is And for the greatest part of the novel till the very end Alys is very unsure about his true feelings and fears he will EATKILL HER eventually But then they end up together anyway in the most abrupt ending of ALL TIMES in which Alys ends up FOLLOWING him because she has NO OTHER CHOICE even though he possibly EATS PEOPLE and doesn t really show his emotions toward her except when it comes to mocking her humanity He is very good at THATAnd I am like WHAT JUST HAPPENEDAnd in a way this is a really interesting choice and it points out to a darkness and to the fact that Alys wants to be with this creature but because it is so abrupt this choice goes unuestioned and unchallenged for its clearly problematic aspectsBecause this was published 20 years ago maybe it is worth reading Dragon s Bait as a historical piece of YA fiction to see how far YA has come in terms of writing and character development but also how little it has changed in terms of its most obvious problematic romantic tropesYeah I will go with that Mi rifiuto di scrivere un necrologio per luomo of witchcraft 15 year Murder out of the Blue Maliha Anderson #1 old Alys is staked Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And The Twilight Of The West out So malerisch! 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summary Dragon's Bait 108 Y stake her out againAlys hears wolves howling in the distance Then she sees the shadow of the dragon coursing across the moon The uestion isdoes the dragon see Aly. When fifteen year old Alys is accused of witchcraft by a jealous neighbor determined to force her father to sell his land the villagers of Saint Toby stake her to the mountainside as a sacrifice to the local dragon Selendrile a dragon who can assume human form has no interest in eating maidens but he does offer to join Alys in a uest for revenge against the villagers and Atherton the false priest who condemned her So begins a partnership that deepens into friendship as Alys learns that vengeance is not as satisfying as she had hopedLocated suarely within the now well established sub genre of alternative dragon fantasy this fairly light novel touches on themes such as vengeance difference tolerance and the nature of the human soul with delicacy while offering the reader adventure and romance as well Recommended for adolescent readers who enjoy the work of Robin McKinley andor Patricia Wrede William & Lucy out againAlys hears wolves howling in the distance Then she sees the shadow Running out of Time of the dragon coursing across the moon The uestion isdoes the dragon see Aly. When fifteen year Kicks Like a Girl old Alys is accused Titus (Luna Lodge, #2) of witchcraft by a jealous neighbor determined to force her father to sell his land the villagers Pick of the Litter of Saint Toby stake her to the mountainside as a sacrifice to the local dragon Selendrile a dragon who can assume human form has no interest in eating maidens but he does In the Beginning offer to join Alys in a uest for revenge against the villagers and Atherton the false priest who condemned her So begins a partnership that deepens into friendship as Alys learns that vengeance is not as satisfying as she had hopedLocated suarely within the now well established sub genre İstanbul Kırmızısı of alternative dragon fantasy this fairly light novel touches Pixie #1 on themes such as vengeance difference tolerance and the nature Pixie #2 of the human soul with delicacy while Promotion in the Merchandising Environment offering the reader adventure and romance as well Recommended for adolescent readers who enjoy the work Mars Science Laboratory of Robin McKinley andor Patricia Wrede

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summary Dragon's Bait 108 Is thoroughly alone Even when she breaks free of her bindings there's nowhere for her to go If she tries to return to her village the people of St Toby's will simpl. I ve read a few short YA books lately most of which have been good This one is the shortest of any of them and it is also good but lacks the depth that the other books have The dragon character doesn t have much of a personality at all and the girl accused of being a witch is driven only by revenge I was waiting for the part where the girl realized that revenge doesn t make you feel any better but I don t think she really got to that point not truly I still don t understand why the dragon is drawn to the girl nor why he decides to help her with her revenge Since he barely talks and has no feelings I guess we will never know Still the book is enjoyable It is so short that I had no problem reading it uickly I finished it and thought it was okay Nothing special about it at all that would warrant any rating above a three There is no complexity no excitement just go from here to there plot a bit of revenge and move on I know that YA can be deeper and better than this but oh well Dragon s Bait is an enjoyable little escape from reality and to some it may be fun to see a girl reek havoc on her tormentors To me it just felt shallow


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 144
  • Dragon's Bait
  • Vivian Vande Velde
  • English
  • 19 March 2019
  • 9780440219828