A review by kait_sixcrowsbooks
Dragon Pearl, by Yoon Ha Lee

adventurous funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


  • Asian-inspired MC and SCs
  • non-binary SC
  • queer polyamorous SC (as in, a one-liner character. but still)

For it being a short book, a lot happens? But also doesn't? I'm not really sure how to explain it, but the pace throughout seemed a little off to me. And the ending just seemed a bit rushed, too. That aside, however, I really enjoyed Dragon Pearl and wished it was part of a series, so we could get more adventures with Min and her friends! It's a cute book, and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes MG SFF and/or Korean mythology.

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