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Book Review: Katie O'Neil - The Tea Dragon Festival [ARC]

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"Just because something comes easily to you, does not mean it has no value. You find it effortless because you love it, and that is why it is your gift."

The Tea Dragon Festival is the second graphic novel in the Tea Dragon series by Katie O'Neil. It is a cute middle grade graphic novel that has been capturing the hearts of many readers like -- so I decided to see why everyone was raving about this and read it..

by Katie O'Neil

Began reading: 27th August 2019
Finished reading: 27th August 2019


The Tea Dragon Festival 


Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely! Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago. With the aid of Rinn’s adventuring uncle Erik and his partner Hesekiel, they investigate the mystery of his enchanted sleep, but Rinn’s real challenge is to help Aedhan come to terms with feeling that he cannot get back the time he has lost.



I gave this book:

[ ★★★★ stars ] 

may contain spoilers

I received an ARC of The Tea Dragon Society from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much, as well as to the author, Katie O'Neil, and Oni Press for allowing me to read and review this.

Now before I start, I just want to say that I was getting constant kawaii pokemon vibes, and honestly, I was fangirling from a cuteness overload!

The art is really well done!

The characters are adorable!

And I want my own tea dragon!

This was a lovely quick read that is very easygoing and relaxing. Because of this, I think the story beats are less noticeable, which can be a good thing - depending on which way you look at it. It can make the read float seamlessly, far from a tedious experience; or it can make a story boring. It did the first.

It was so close to getting 5 stars, too! But it just didn't quite get there, only slightly missing the mark.

Would / Will I read the prequel to The Tea Dragon Festival, 'The Tea Dragon Society'?
YES! If it is anything like this book, I definitely will be.


Did you enjoy The Tea Dragon Festival as much as I did? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments below!

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Hi, I'm Hannah. This is my blog.

Adventuring into fictional universes is always something that I have thoroughly enjoyed. Now, as an aspiring author, I get to create them too.