Saturday, September 6, 2014

Peanut Goes to School by Thea Harrison [Review]

Peanut Goes to School (Elder Races #6.7) by Thea Harrison
Peanut Goes to School (Elder Races #6.7) by Thea Harrison
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: July 1, 2014

Elder Races
1. Dragon Bound
2. Storm's Heart
3. Serpent's Kiss
3.5. True Colors
4. Oracle's Moon
4.5. Natural Evil
4.6. Devil's Gate
4.7. Hunter's Season
5. Lord's Fall
5.5. The Wicked
6. Kinked
6.5. Dragos Takes a Holiday
6.6. Pia Saves the Day
6.7. Peanut Goes to School - Paperback | Kindle
7. Night's Honor

Thea Harrison
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Dragos Cuelebre is no longer the only dragon.

Dragos’s son Liam Cuelebre (a.k.a. Peanut) is springing into existence, reminiscent of the first of the Elder Races who were born at the beginning of the world. At just six months of age, he has already grown to the size of a large five-year-old boy. He can read, write in complete sentences, and his math skills are off the chart.

A white dragon in his Wyr form, Liam also holds more Power than almost anyone else. In an effort to give him a taste of normality, no matter how fleeting, his parents Pia and Dragos enroll him in first grade.

They hope school will help teach Liam how to relate to others, a vital skill that will help him control his growing Power. But school has a surprising number of pitfalls, and relating to others can be a tricky business.

When a classmate is threatened, Liam must quickly learn self-control, how to rein in his instincts, and govern his temper, because there’s no doubt about it—he is fast becoming one of the most dangerous creatures in all of the Elder Races.
Thoughts on Peanut Goes to School: Good gravy, I love this family. From Dragos's fierce personality to Pia's more gentle approach to getting things done to Liam's inquisitive nature. They just work for me. I adore their interactions and the way they band together when needed.

While the Cuelebres fascinate me as a whole, this is Liam's story and I really do love the way he looks at life and all the various experiences he has. He's not like other children and Pia and Dragos don't have a guidebook on how to make his life "normal," but they do a stellar job showing him how much he's loved and how to interact with those around him.

Side note: Seeing Dragos through Liam's eyes slayed me. That crafty old dragon is a downright awesome dad.

An absolutely captivating peek into the mind of the Elder Races' only child dragon, Peanut's story gives us a glimpse at some of the trials he and his parents have to face and show us how strong the Cuelebres are as they feel their way through Liam's childhood.

I absolutely wouldn't mind seeing more of Liam in the future.

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