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The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons by Katie MacAlister Review

Title: The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons

Author: Katie MacAlister

First published May 3, 2011

342 pages, Mass Market Paperback

ISBN: 9780451233448 (ISBN10: 0451233441)

Rating: 4.1


In “The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons” by Katie MacAlister, Ysolde Bouchier is facing a slew of challenges. She’s grappling with her dragon side, attempting to save a friend from her lover’s weyr, and trying to convince Baltic to meet with dragons who wish him harm.

On top of all this, she’s also determined to save a half-dragon woman in distress, resurrect a man accused of her murder, and clear Baltic’s name once and for all. With everything on her plate, being a dragon is proving to be more difficult than Ysolde ever imagined.

About the Author

Katie MacAlister has loved reading ever since she was young. Her family went to the library every week, so she spent a lot of time with her nose in a book.

However, she didn’t start thinking about writing novels until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Her editor was strict and wouldn’t allow her to include any witty dialogue or love scenes.

This prompted Katie to switch to fiction writing, where she could let her imagination run wild and create new worlds, torture her characters, and fall madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after Katie started writing novels, she sold her first romance book called Noble Intentions. She continued to write more than thirty books after Noble’s publication.

Her novels have been translated into many languages, turned into audiobooks, received numerous awards, and have made it onto the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. Katie also writes for young adults under the name Katie Maxwell and for mystery fans as Kate Marsh.

Katie currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and furry friends. She enjoys spending time online and is always happy to chat with her fans.

Editoral Review

Katie MacAlister’s The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons is a thrilling installment in the Dragon Falls series. MacAlister’s unique blend of fantasy and romance is sure to delight fans of both genres.

The book was first published on May 3, 2011, and has since captured the hearts of readers with its witty humor, engaging characters, and imaginative world-building. The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons follows the story of Aisling Grey, who is trying to adjust to her new role as a wyvern’s mate.

She soon finds herself caught up in a dangerous plot involving a group of rogue dragons who are determined to wreak havoc on the human world. Along the way, Aisling must confront her fears and trust her newfound powers to save the world she loves.

MacAlister’s writing style is both engaging and entertaining, with plenty of snappy dialogue and clever wordplay. She has crafted a complex and fully-realized world that is sure to enchant readers.

The book is filled with vivid descriptions of the mystical land of Dragon Falls, which MacAlister has created with great care and attention to detail. The characters in The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons are the clear highlight of the book.

Aisling is a strong and determined protagonist, who grows and develops throughout the course of the novel. Her love interest, Drake, is equally compelling, with a brooding charm and a mysterious past.

The supporting cast is equally memorable, with each character bringing something unique to the story. One potential flaw of the book is its pacing.

The plot can at times be a bit slow-moving, with long stretches of exposition and dialogue. However, this is a minor quibble in an otherwise engaging and well-crafted story.

In conclusion, The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons is a must-read for fans of fantasy and romance. MacAlister’s writing is superb, her characters are memorable, and her world-building is top-notch.

While the pacing might be a bit slow for some readers, this is still a highly enjoyable book that is sure to entertain. For these reasons, the book earns a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

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