[Book Review] Dragon Called: Deadweed Dragons

Title: Dragon Called: Deadweed Dragons
Author: Ava Richardson
Pages: 288
Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade,
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book therefore some facts and quotes are subject to change in the published book.

If you are looking for a dragon adventure then look no further! This book follows Dayie, a servant to a group of bandits who steal and deliver dragon eggs to the southern colony. But when things go horribly wrong, Dayie is left to care for a dragon of her own. It’s up to her and her newfound friend to fight the evil Deadweed and convince everyone that she deserves it.

Oh No’s

This book info dumps way too much in the beginning. Eventually it gets better but I dont remember a single type of dragon except for the Sinuous Blue that the author constantly brought up. I wish there was a unique dragon guide to the different types.

The names. Fan and Dagfan? Nas? Dayie and Name-Day? The names feel like they were grasped out of the algae in a pond. The names do not live up to the novel but I did love “husband quote”


Um, DRAGONS! It’s literally in the title. There all all different types of dragons and different types of people. This novel really brings together the different lines of work dragons can have an those who work with them. Also, I might just be biased.


This is a great middle grade novel. As I said, dragons and training are the main factors in the novel. Also the inability for anyone to take the main character seriously. I did quite enjoy this novel though!

My similar recommendation for this novel would be Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Petro.

Favorite Quote

““Don’t think, Dayie–feel.””


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