Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee is another gem in the Rick Riordan Presents collection. Dragon Pearl is the perfect mix of science fiction and folklore, with well-written characters. I became completely immersed in Korean mythology after reading, which only makes me want to learn more.
There is something about a mythology story set in space that makes me completely giddy; there aren’t many authors these days willing to take the risk, Yoon Ha Lee rose to the challenge with an exciting novel.
The plot of the story was engaging, but the pacing could be a little slow at parts. I definitely felt as if there were some parts that could have been left out. The supernatural elements of the story were great, but it made the story drag a little towards the middle.
The main character Kim Min was wonderfully developed, as the main character she is by far one of my favorites out of all the books I’ve read this year. Min is brave and inspiring; this will resonate with the intended age groups. Min reminded me of myself, she means well but is always getting herself into trouble.
The last half of the book felt a little rushed. I would have preferred the author to take just a little bit of time in this section of the book as opposed to the middle.
Overall this story was exciting and definitely peeked my interest. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.