When I read the synopsis for Dragonswood a few months back I really wanted to read this book! I thought fairies, dragons, and humans in a story set in for lack of a better word olden times sounded extremely interesting. Well my friends it was! I really liked this book I’m not going to say love or gush about it though. I didn’t feel a strong connection with Dragonswood like I have with some other books.The story was written very well and the details were extremely good I could imagine the spider webs in the trees and see the scales on the dragons. I also found the story to be pretty predictable but that didn’t stop me from reading. I didn’t figure everything out. I really enjoyed the strength of the MC Tess in a world where women were considered second class citizens only worth what their looks could gain their father’s in money or power; she stood out as an individual who wanted her own life her own way. That did get her into trouble but it also made her grow as a person. The love interest known as Garth Huntsman was very charming and sweet I didn’t fall head over heels for him and swoon like I do for the boys in other books. Oh well can’t fall for them all right?My absolute favorite part of this story was the dragons! I wish there would have been more parts with them in the book! I loved their wisdom and their humor and how even they liked the humans they still saw them as hairless worms. Lord Kahlil the ancient dragon was definitely my favorite!To end I chose a scene that I thought was cute and funny, it’s where Tess is trying to figure out if she can trust Garth Huntsman or not and she has climbed a tree to think.“Tess?” Garth’s head was thrown back to peer up at me in the branches.”Why scurry up a tree? The stew will be ready soon. Won’t you come down?”I gripped my knife. Why had I trusted him? I knew better than to trust a man. “You’re angry with me.”“No, I’m not.”“Don’t lie; I know anger when I see it.” He looked so small standing far below. Like a grounded blackbird.Seagull trotted up to him and whinnied. Garth patted her neck. “Now see, you have Seagull worried.”“Tell her I am happy up here in the tree.”“She is happy up there in the tree, Seagull.”I smiled a little. “Tell her I am tired of sudden anger, of punching fists, black eyes, cuts, and bruises.”“She is tired of sudden anger, fists—““Punching fists,” I corrected.“Of punching fists, black eyes, cuts, and bruises.”Seagull huffed and nodded. Garth and I laughed.“Will you come down now and have some dinner?”“You go ahead and eat. You must be famished.” I felt gnawing hunger but would not admit it. The man did not obey. Instead he climbed. My breath caught. What was he doing?Garth positioned himself on a thick branch across from me and slightly lower so his head was not quite as high as mine.“This is my tree,” I said.He poked a pinecone. “So you own it?”The rest of this scene had me cracking up Dragonswood is out in stores now so if you want to read a good story with dragons and fairies I suggest you pick it up!