To be clear, that’s a really strong 3.5 stars. The concept for this series is right up my alley. My love for natural history combined with fantasy and adventure made this one a must-read for me. For a while, I thought I would be disappointed because this being the first in a series, the build-up to all the action was a little slow as we got to know Isabella and how she became involved in the study of the natural history of dragons. Once the action got started it was a fun, funny, edge-of-your-seat read. I am looking forward to reading about Isabella’s further adventures.