Here’s a post by Liz Bourke at tor.com: Two Books About Family Situations
The two books are these:
This caught my eye because I quite liked Dragonhaven, a book I haven’t read for a while. Opinions are, I believe, mixed. I’ve always liked Liz Bourke’s book reviews, so I was quite curious to see whether she enjoyed this one.
Also, I have two books by Zen Cho on my TBR pile, and of course I KEEP hearing about her books ALL THE TIME, and someday, someday. No guesses about when, but if any of you have read Black Water Sister, by all means tell me what you thought. In fact, if you’ve read Dragonhaven, what did you think of that one? I wouldn’t say it’s one of McKinley’s best, but that sets the bar fairly high. As I say, I liked it.
Liz gives both books a thumbs up:
Black Water Sister: “[I]t’s a striking, appealing narrative of family, displacement, “home”-coming, coming-of-age… and ghosts.”
Dragonhaven: [T]the teenaged protagonist is constantly exhausted from parenting a newborn marsupial dragon (definitely endangered, also grows up to breathe fire) and spends most of the book in a dazed parental fugue. You may be surprised (or not) to hear that Dragonhaven is nonetheless a compelling read.”