Dragons in the Waters

  • Type: Books
  • By: Madeline L'Engle
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Mystery & Suspense
  • Recommended by: Kat W.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780312674427
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For kids and cozy mystery lovers.

The comforting writing style of the Wrinkle In Time series is so familiar, but the mystically-tinged science fiction I have previously enjoyed was in this story replaced by the suspense of a tangled mystery. As a new generation of kids uncovers clue after clue, the familiar figure of Dr. Calvin O'Keefe kept me grounded, as well as other comforting and trustworthy characters who echo the best parts of humanity. Beautiful moments of pause in the story bring just as much comfort as the individuals, so suspense is never quite allowed to turn to stress.
I suggest this book to readers who have enjoyed the author's other books, young adult mysteries like Nancy Drew, or adventure shows like Expedition Unknown.