The Dragon's Price (Transference #1) by Bethany Wiggins ~ Review

The Dragon's Price (Transference #1)

Hardcover304 pages
Published February 21st 2017 
by Crown Books for Young Readers
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars


Fans of Julie Kagawa’s Talon and Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn will devour this action-packed fantasy adventure about a girl who chooses to surrender herself to a deadly dragon rather than marry an enemy prince.

When two warring kingdoms unified against a deadly menace laying waste to both their lands, they had to make a choice: vow to marry their heirs to one another, or forfeit their lives to the dragon.

Centuries later, everyone expects the sheltered princess Sorrowlynn to choose the barbarian prince over the fire-breathing beast—everyone, that is, except Sorrow, who is determined to control her own destiny or die trying.

As she is lowered into the dragon’s chamber, she assumes her life is over until Golmarr, the young prince she just spurned, follows her with the hopes of being her hero and slaying the dragon. But the dragon has a different plan. . . .

If the dragon wins, it will be freed from the spell that has bound it to the cave for centuries. If Sorrow or Golmarr vanquish the dragon, the victor will gain its treasure and escape the cave beneath the mountain. But what exactly is the dragon hiding?

There are no safe havens for Sorrow or Golmarr—not even with each other—and the stakes couldn’t be higher as they risk everything to protect their kingdom.


Thank you Random House for sending me a copy of The Dragon's Price for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

Bethany Wiggins brings on the swoon in this fierce novel. I love dragons and we get them in all magical forms in The Dragon's Price. The entire twist on the dragons treasure was genius. Yes there is an insta-love story, even when they reflect towards the end it is proof that it is insta-love. That being said the story was done in a way that I did not care and am dying for more.

Sorrow would rather end her life by being given to the Dragon then be given in marriage to someone she does not love or go home to a family with no love for her only cruelty. Sorrow is so in over her head, but I like how she speaks her mind and acts how she feels. For a girl kept isolated and controlled this girl has had enough. She meets Golmarr and starts to see things in a different light. They soon end up on an adventure neither would have ever fathomed taking.

Bethany pulled me in and now I need more. The dragon's were fantastic and I especially loved the Ice Dragon and can not wait to discover more of the dragons that lurk in the Kingdom. Bring on book 2!

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About the Author:

Bethany Wiggins 

is the author the Transference Trilogy, as well as novels StungCured, and Shifting. Bethany lives in the desert with her husband, five quirky kids, and four black cats. You can follow her on Instagram, and on Twitter at @wiggb, and visit her at


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