Why did I love this book?
The title alone alludes to the action in the book, but our heroine Abby is only beginning to understand her true warrior self. And coming to terms with that takes heart, as well as strength of character. This book is a lively Beowulf-inspired adventure mixed with light-hearted humor and suspenseful cliff-hanger action. Abby is trying to save her dad’s life, so the stakes couldn’t be much higher for her. But she’s also figuring out her place in the world without a mother. Learning her heritage and the power that runs in her veins is Abby’s true quest. The monsters certainly help coax her toward that goal, which makes this a terrific action-packed middle grade book with heart.