About Acne, Asthma, And Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon

Allyson fights acne, not trolls. As an inhaler-carrying member of the asthma society, she just wants to meet the father who turned her mother into a paranoid, move-across-the-nation freak. Now she’s trying to fit in at yet another school, but for the first time in her life, she has a best friend, Beth. When Allyson accidentally spits fire at kidnappers in the mall, she realizes why her father isn’t in the picture: she’s half dragon. Her acne? Emerging scales. Her asthma? The side effects of her dragon’s fire breath. Instead of freaking out, unflappable Beth reveals her own troll heritage and explains how things work with the supernatural creatures hiding within the modern world of smartphones and skyscrapers.

When trolls kidnap a unicorn, Beth gets blamed. Allyson is determined to prove Beth’s innocence and keep her friend off the unicorn chopping block. When they start looking for the kidnappers, they get a call from the last person they expect: Allyson’s father. He tries to warn them off, but he’s been put under a spell by the kidnappers to keep the victims from escaping. Nothing short of death can stop him. Now Allyson must choose between killing the father she’s always dreamed of, or letting her best friend die for a crime she didn’t commit.

Reviews for Acne, Asthma, And Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon

Acne, Asthma, and Other Signs You Might Be Half Dragon by Rena Rocford is such a great fantasy book I had to stay up all night to finish. It has a wonderful cast of creatures such as trolls, unicorns, griffins, dragons, goblins and more. A fun ride across the road with Allyson and Beth as they try to prove the innocence of Beth in a kidnapping. Meanwhile, everyone, creatures too, are after them. Allyson is also changing into a dragon, her best friend has secrets of her own, and more. It is a hoot! This book has action, adventure, suspense, [...]

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Although I loved the cover on this one, after I read the blurb, I wasn't sure I'd like it or not. . .but since I already had it, I figured I might as well give it a go. And I'm so glad I did!

This is a modern day fantasy, grounded in the every day world as we know it. Well, except that humans aren't alone. Fantastical creatures--unicorns, dragons, trolls, and so many others--live among us but look so human, no one except for their kind can tell the difference. Allyson is just about to turn fifteen and has never given [...]

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Allyson is not your average teenager, even if she doesn’t know it all yet. She lives with her mother, who makes her move all over the country every few months. It seems Allyson had finally found a friend at school – Beth. Everything seems to be going just fine. And then the weird things happen…

It all starts at the mall, the girls are minding their own business, doing some shopping and suddenly three big guys surround them. To protect herself and her friend Allyson suddenly breaths fire.

If that wouldn’t make Allyson rethink her current life, the fact that Beth is [...]

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Opening almost immediately with a bad-ass kiosk avoidance scene, this book immediately caught my attention. Oh, you don’t know what kiosk avoidance is? Well, let’s fix that. You know when you go to a mall and there are tons of those little shops set-up in the center of walk-ways? They aren’t even shops, usually, just carts. Well, those are kiosks. Typically the people at these kiosks are very pushy and will do almost anything to get you to stop and let them pitch a sale at you. Including grabbing you. Well, you [...]

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