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Dragon's Bait By Vivian Vande Velde Dragon s Bait Fifteen year old Alys is not a witch But that doesn t matter the villagers think she is and have staked her out on a hillside as a sacrifice to the local dragon It s late it s cold and it s raining

  • Title: Dragon's Bait
  • Author: Vivian Vande Velde
  • ISBN: 9780152166632
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dragon's Bait By Vivian Vande Velde Fifteen year old Alys is not a witch But that doesn t matter the villagers think she is and have staked her out on a hillside as a sacrifice to the local dragon.It s late, it s cold, and it s raining, and Alys can think of only one thing revenge But first she s got to escape, and even if she does, how can one girl possibly take on an entire town alone Then the dragon aFifteen year old Alys is not a witch But that doesn t matter the villagers think she is and have staked her out on a hillside as a sacrifice to the local dragon.It s late, it s cold, and it s raining, and Alys can think of only one thing revenge But first she s got to escape, and even if she does, how can one girl possibly take on an entire town alone Then the dragon arrives a dragon that could quite possibly be the perfect ally
    Dragon's Bait By Vivian Vande Velde

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    1. solaret on said:

      Looking back at this, it seems that Twilight has been an exceptionally bad influence on teenage fantasy Dragon s Bait fits many of the parameters of paranormal romance, which is notoriously bad, but it s also a coming of age story And that s much better than any gorgeous, powerful piece of arm candy making up most of the plot.Though there is Selendrile He s a dragon who can change into human form and an exceptionally good looking human form and is given plot related reasons to travel with the he [...]

    2. TheBookSmugglers on said:

      Oh book, why you make me so torn I 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 soon.Basically, the story follows a young girl, fifteen year old Alys, as she is accused of being a witch by her neighbours and summarily co [...]

    3. Ithlilian on said:

      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 [...]

    4. Elsi on said:

      Published in 1992, this book suffers from the this book is for young adults so it must be short mentality that existed back then And therefore, the characters are not as well developed as I would have liked In her review for School Library Journal, Margaret Chang observed While the writing is smooth and the story moves quickly, the girl s emotions are not convincingly portrayed The story s tone wobbles, sometimes keeping a comic distance from tragic events The abrupt ending may leave readers puz [...]

    5. Maddie Senator on said:

      This was a choice little find in my school library back in tenth grade, and it s been a favorite ever since I love, love, love Selendrile, and I wish I could meet someone like him The story is compelling, but not too long, and luckily it doesn t have a sequel It s nice to have a stand alone book sometimes I was also pleased that it had a good lesson Fifteen or sixteen year old Alys is falsely accused of being a witch by neighbors and sentenced to death by dragon They tie her to a big pole outsid [...]

    6. Jamie Collins on said:

      I enjoy stories like this one Not necessarily stories where the maiden is rescued by a handsome, mysterious hero, but those where help comes from an unexpected quarter where someone who s supposed to be an enemy turns out to be a friend I also like a turn about, where the weaker party is called upon to do some rescuing of the stronger.So theme wise, I m fine with this book There s simply not enough to it I don t read a lot of YA novels, but I did recently enjoy the only other Velde book I ve rea [...]

    7. Carolyn on said:

      Not your usual fantasy tropes what happens when the girl staked out for the dragon to eat, insteads joins forces with him to get revenge on her tormentors This quite good albeit short book.I really enjoyed how the author did not humanize the dragon, but instead constantly reminded the reader how alien he was, how he did not think like a human I definitely read adventures of Alys and Selandrine.

    8. Abby on said:

      I read this quite a while ago probably when I was in middle school, and all I can remember is loved it

    9. Cheryl on said:

      Not the author s best Reads like a genre Romance for tweens Alys is such a princess sure, sometimes she thinks about and even says independent or smart things, but basically it s a good thing she s got someone to rescue her Slight superficial.

    10. Victoria Ramsey on said:

      This book was an absolute delight.I need of this book I need a sequel, I need a series I need snippety dragon monster boys assisting their reluctant companions on quests for revenge I need girls being angry and finding ways to channel that I need monsters discovering their human side literally And I need moments where girls get to kiss be with the morally questionable monster dragon boy This book hit everything in my Want list and like I said, I just need of it I wish it was longer, the wo [...]

    11. Magadored wants to extrude your face normals on said:

      To sum up this book Patronizing, moralistic, boring characterization Featuring an annoying male lead, Selendrile is a typical pretty boy with exotic magical features With long white blonde hair and purple eyes, his true form is that of a big spankin lizard He s ever so knowing, without ever indicating it is what he s supposed to know, but that just adds to his mystical allure Entirely unlikeable, Selendrile is borderline abusive with our female lead, Alys He enjoys hauling her off without her co [...]

    12. Andrea on said:

      Alys is framed for witchcraft and sentenced to dragon The dragon, however, offers vengeance, not death.This is the second or third book by Vivian Vande Velde which I ve read All have been very short competent fantasies which haven t worked for me.In this particular outing, we have a typical story about revenge which is basically view spoiler a little morality lesson about how vengeance is a bad bad thing and you shouldn t do it This is not necessarily wrong, if predictable, but when you set up a [...]

    13. Nicoleta (The Cover Hoarder) on said:

      It took me a day and a half to finish this book It was short, i think it was the shortest fantasy book I ve ever read.It s a standalone and as such it is entertaining as a light read, it lacks depth This is what I think happened this book came out in the period where fantasy was marginalized than SF can you tell I m not a SF lover at all and during this time it was thought that children and teens have the attention span of mice so fantasy novels that exceeded 450 pages were considered already t [...]

    14. Stacy on said:

      He refused to release her hands until she looked at him again He smiled, but this time the amusement didn t reach his eys It is not often, he said in a voice that was soft and husky but well within the norms of a human of his apparent age and build, that I find a damsel flinging rocks at me He paused as though considering and slowly added, It happened once with a knight, but I d already eaten his horse and most of his weapons The squire, too, as I recall He tipped his head slightly as though wai [...]

    15. Alyssa on said:

      I enjoyed this book, it was relatively short 196 pages and the only reason I gave it only three stars was that it wasn t a complex plot and the character development was fairly shallow I really liked the premise of the story about a girl set out for dragon bait only to make a tenuous agreement with the shape shifting fae to get revenge on those who condemned her as a witch The lessons she learns I won t add any spoilers don t seem to really get learned or at least the author doesn t do a good jo [...]

    16. Noella on said:

      The townspeople are convinced Alys is a witch after people accuse her of suspicious behaviour around the village She is taken up to the hills and offered to the dragon At first I was intrigued by how Alys would obtain her justice I didn t expect it to come in the form of help from a boy with pale hair and amethyst eyes who could shape shift into any animal The dragon form was seriously underutilised in the book I guess I expected any story with a dragon to have some epic fight scene or something [...]

    17. Wealhtheow on said:

      Alys is a young girl in a medieval village like any other until she s abruptly accused of being a witch and staked out on a hillside to appease a dragon Furious at the betrayal, she makes a deadly deal with the dragon she ll help him and he ll kill the villagers Their travels together bring them to a better understanding of each other s prickly natures, but the final reckoning looms

    18. Grace on said:

      Vivian Vande Velde is one of those writers of old who can create a fantasy world and give you believable, interesting characters in only a few pages A lost art 1 She does YA romance in a way that YA romance has ceased to be, without the gushing of instalove yes, it s a thing now , without the constant fixation on outward appearance, and without the need for definite, I love you, you love me HEA 2 She does the biggest paranormal romance plots and offers in three simple, satisfying books Shapeshif [...]

    19. Karyn Kar Mun (Thy Evil Queen) on said:

      There is a big difference between A romance written in a fantasy setting and A fantasy novel with romance in it Most authors do not write a well balanced story with both elements to use a famous example, Harry Potter is heavy on the fantasy and very light on the romance Unless, of course, if you re reading fanfiction Dragon s Bait is neither It is a story of a girl and a dragon, and as a fantasy novel it is a total fail, because the world building was not well thought out at all You get a vaguel [...]

    20. Eden on said:

      Short, sweet and wonderful, Dragon s Bait is perfect for people with short attention spans or those who aren t into swallowing high fantasy and for everyone else, too Vivian Vande Velde takes the classic theme of revenge and turns it into an enjoyable fantasy tale for all ages.Alys The whole novel is about her personal growth, and watching her develop is the real treat of the story, especially as so much of it happens when she s butting heads with Selendrile hot name alert , the dragon Though Se [...]

    21. Melissa on said:

      I would love a sequel, but at the same time I felt that this book was a complete and satisfying story by itself The book spans less than a week, but by the end of the adventures both the heroine and the dragon have come to learn something new and their outlooks are changed because of that This shows some growth in the characters which I like.Can t say I love the protagonist since she seems to cling to the dragon and expect him to provide all the answers, but she does take action when needed and [...]

    22. Erin on said:

      Meh I wanted to like it, but I never felt like it quite settled into a purposeful story Yeah, that doesn t make a lot of sense, I know, but I m at a loss to try and describe why this particular story didn t float my boat The premise is OK greedy wheelwright wants his neighbor s land and accuses the teenage daughter of witchcraft when they refuse to sell She s condemned and staked out to be eaten by a dragon who instead helps her get revenge Maybe I just didn t feel like Vande Velde was certain w [...]

    23. Tripleguess on said:

      There is something special about this book special enough to make me come back and edit my first review I have read longer books, developed books, books with sequels and yet many do not have the charm of this hastily written little gem There are so many icebergs extending far down under its apparently shallow surface Almost than a physical landscape, it has an emotional landscape The fact that nothing is spelled out for you only adds to its attraction Did she think Did he mean Did they say The [...]

    24. Ktine on said:

      Reading this felt like I was watching a Disney movie And I definitely don t mean that in a bad way This was a short read, but it didn t change the fact that this was wonderful.I liked the fact that this book explores the question, Is it wrong to yearn for revenge Will you truly be satisfied when you have done the deed Also, you can actually see that the girl changes for the better at the end of the book Which is always a whooping plus point for me There is absolutely no insta love here Heck, the [...]

    25. cheappirate on said:

      This is one of the best books that I have read in a long time Alys is accused of witchcraft and therefor left, tied up, on a mountain by the people of her village, to be eaten by the small dragon roaming nearby She gets free before she sees the dragon and wonders what to do Then she see s the dragon She kind of wants to get this over with so she starts throwing rocks at it to get it s attention The dragon soars over andturns into a 17 year old man, Selendrile Instead of eating her, he offers his [...]

    26. Katelyn Harper on said:

      To this day, Dragon s Bait is one of my absolute favorite books I don t even know how many times I ve read it, delighted by it each time Basically a young girl, Alys, is accused of being a witch and as her punishment, she is sacrificed to the dragon The dragon, Selendrile, has no interest in eating her he s actually amused by her overwhelming desire for revenge He then agrees to help her plan out her revenge on the town that falsely declared her to be a witch While reading Dragon s Bait, I was a [...]

    27. Sarah on said:

      Wanted a quick read and choose this book I read it in highschool and remember liking it ok, but dont think I enjoyed it as much on this read through The set up for the story is interesting but not particularly well executed and I didnt really like the main character While I have enjoyed how this author often does the unexpected in her genre stories the moral lessons from this book were no surprise If this book had been a little longer and better paced it might have worked for me, but as is I jus [...]

    28. Jackie "the Librarian" on said:

      Alys is an independent girl running her father s shop during his illness, when she is accused of being a witch by her neighbors, who really just want her shop She is tied up outside the village and left for the dragon that has been rampaging to eat.But when he arrives, instead of eating Alys, he offers her a chance to take revenge on her enemies Should Alys take the dragon up on his offer Wouldn t it be ironic if she ended up committing the crimes she has already been found guilty of doing Cleve [...]

    29. Heather on said:

      I read this in middle school I think that was about ten years ago and just picked it up again when I happened to spot it while shelving books at work While not great literature by any means, it s a very quick and very satisfying read Although I haven t read Twilight, I suspect this is its equivalent, only with a dragon instead of a vampire If you re looking for a sort of feel good fantasy novel and appreciate romance in a story , this will entertain you for a couple of hours I thoroughly enjoyed [...]

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