Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl

To keep the family safe, Min?s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impover To keep the family safe, Min?s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. T...

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Title:Dragon Pearl
Author:Yoon Ha Lee
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Dragon Pearl
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:312 pages pages

Dragon Pearl Reviews

  • Isis
    Apr 14, 2018
    Aw, this is just delightful. Thirteen-year-old Min runs away from her home planet to find out the truth behind her brother's supposed desertion from the Space Forces, and also, she's a fox. In fact this universe is populated with not just humans, but also supernaturals: creatures from ...
  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
    Aug 16, 2017
    Space opera based on KOREAN mythology. My people! Someone hold me. ...
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    Feb 08, 2019
    If I could, I would give this three and a half stars, however, rounding up to 4 stars doesn't sit well with me, so, I guess I have to settle with a 3. I did enjoy this book. I mean - its a quick and easy read and I was entertained the whole way through but I didn't really connect w...
  • Melanie
    Feb 04, 2018
    I haven't been this excited for a middle grade novel ever. This sounds like literal perfection. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...
  • Trish
    Jan 29, 2019
    My first book by this author and I was confused why he'd need a "Rick Riordan presents" on the cover. I still don't know. But Rick Riordan has character art and more insight on his website so maybe he's writing in the universe of the thousand worlds? We follow 13-year-old Min as ...
  • Bradley
    Jan 30, 2019
    I read this specifically because it was penned by Yoon Ha Lee. I'm a completionist that way. BUT, I'll be honest, I am not particularly fond of most YA. It tends to be cookie-cutter plots and characters that feel like dough. It's fine if you like fat and sweet things that aren't tha...
  • Beth
    Sep 17, 2018
    Min is a young fox spirit living on a planet that has very limited resources. This means she is growing up relatively poor. When her brother is accused of abandoning his position in the galactic fleet, Min runs away to save her family from her rash actions and to find out what really h...
  • Fran
    Jan 20, 2019
    Such a gorgeous, excellent, beautiful adventure. I would like more right now, please. ...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Dec 21, 2018
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... To keep the family safe, 13 year old Min?s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in and resents the endless chores, the cousin...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Jan 16, 2019
    Korean mythology. A feisty gumiho (fox girl). A plot that does not let up. And sci fi! Color me delighted. Seriously. I was delighted and entertained by this incredibly original and complex world and the action-heavy plot. Occasionally I was like, "just let the girl t...
  • Lindsay
    Feb 01, 2018
    The "Rick Riordan presents" imprint focuses on writers of different cultural backgrounds doing for their traditions what Riordan did for the Greek myths. In this one Yoon Ha Lee explores his Korean traditions with a space opera setting (The Thousand Worlds) that includes dragons, gobli...
  • Svenka
    May 23, 2017
    "Space opera based on Korean mythology." Say no more. ...
  • Lata
    Feb 02, 2019
    I liked this fast-paced story a lot. When Kim Min, young fox spirit, hears that her older brother is suspected of deserting from his Space Forces post in a quest to find the Dragon Pearl, she accidentally knocks the Investigator who brought the news unconscious and decides she has to f...
  • Megan Agee
    Jan 21, 2019
    I really liked the Korean mythology! This was a bit slow for me but the story was interesting. ? ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jan 15, 2019
    The cover of this book is sooooo cute! This was a really good middle-grade book!! Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...
  • Mari Yeung
    Apr 26, 2017
    2.5 stars Well, this didn?t go as expected. RTC ...
  • Rick Riordan
    Dec 09, 2018
    A Thousand Dangerous Worlds Min is just your regular teenaged fox spirit, living with her family on the dusty backwater world of Jinju. Oh, sure, like all fox spirits, she can change shape into whatever she wants: human, fox, even a dining table. And, yes, she has the power to C...
  • Anniek
    Feb 17, 2019
    The Rick Riordan Presents imprint has already proven to publish the most amazing and diverse middlegrade books, and again, it delivered. This was as much fun as it sounds. ...
  • Bogi Takács
    Feb 16, 2019
    Review probably a bit later IY"H? (I liked it :) ) Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Jan 20, 2019
    The lasting prejudice against us annoyed me. Other supernaturals, like dragons and goblins and shamans, could wield their magic openly, and were even praised for it. Dragons used their weather magic for agriculture and the time-consuming work of terraforming planets. Goblins, with the...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Mar 14, 2018
    "Space opera based on Korean mythology." EXCUSE ME?! *hits Want to Read until it breaks* ...
  • Acqua
    Feb 17, 2019
    This is one of the best things I've ever read. Dragon Pearl is a Korean-inspired space opera following a teenage fox spirit, set in a queer-inclusive universe. I can't believe I almost didn't read it just because it was middle grade; if I hadn't loved Ninefox Gambit so much, I would...
  • Sharlize D'Souza
    Feb 13, 2019
    DNF'D at page 105. I really wanted to love it ..I just couldn't! ...
  • megs_bookrack
    Sep 17, 2018
    Middle Grade Adventure at its BEST!!! This rollicking space opera follows 13-y.o., Min, on her quest to find out what happened to her older brother, Jun. When an investigator shows up at her house, accusing her older brother, Jun, of deserting the Space Forces, Min knows ...
  • Alexandra Elend Wolf
    Jan 22, 2019
    2.5 stars ?Seems to me, Min, you make your own luck.? I entered this book with so many expectations -why do I keep doing this to myself?- and, oh so hype, the premise seemed really cool and, well, it didn't help up. I kept falling asleep every time I read more than a...
  • The Captain
    Feb 12, 2019
    Ahoy there me mateys! I have been meaning to read more of this author?s work ever since I read the odd but interesting short story called the starship and the temple cat. It can be found for free at the beneath ceasless skies website by clicking here. I do own the first book in his m...
  • Sepani
    Mar 12, 2019
    This is the first time that I read a Korean mythology. Though the book was not up-to what I expected, I'm not totally unsatisfied. To be honest, the only reason that I selected this book because it said "Rick riordon presents". ...
  • Mel Anie
    Feb 04, 2019
    Pretty good and enjoyable! RTC! ...
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    Dec 24, 2018
    A super fun and adventure filled book that any middle grade (and older) person will enjoy. I was honestly so happy when I heard about this book and my heart was literally jumping out of me because ASIAN REP IN MIDDLE GRADE, I'M LIVIN!! Also, the plotting, the character development, the...
  • may ☆彡
    Aug 19, 2018
    Finally, a book based on KOREAN mythology!! I think I?ve been waiting forever for a book like this!!!!! ...