Aventurine is a fierce dragon who longs to go out into the world. But she’s still young by dragon standards, her scales not yet hard enough to dare to venture out into the world. When she finally gets fed up with staying in her family’s caves, she leaves in an attempt to prove that she’s able to take care of herself in the outside world.
But instead, she gets duped by the first human she meets into drinking a pot of enchanted hot chocolate. She’s transformed into a twelve-year-old human girl, helpless without her fire and scales. One thing, however, keeps her from despair. She’s finally found her passion--chocolate.
Aventurine leaves for the city to find an apprenticeship at a chocolate house. But when she finds one, she discovers that the business is in danger. Can Aventurine save the chocolate house, follow her passion, and at the same time be reunited with her family?
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart was a fun read. Aventurine was an entertaining main character who was extremely funny, particularly because she saw everything in a medieval-type world through a dragon’s eyes and looked at things in a very different way. I love dragons, and I love chocolate too, but you don’t have to love either to love this book! This book reminded me of The Girl in the Tower and The Language of Spells, so if you like either of those books, check this one out! I would highly recommend The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart to readers ages eight and up.