Magic's Perdition by [Jensen, Melissa]Available at Amazon

This tale has all sorts of magical creatures including a teen dragon full of angst (well, he’s a teenager for a dragon anyway, and he has good reason to be full of angst).

He lives with a motherly sorcerer and an adopted sister on a vividly described world of magic in a small town.

The prevailing technologies correspond to early or mid-twentieth century but there are advanced robotic dogs, cats, and other things. There is also an enchanted forest, a slew of mysterious deaths, and a dark backstory that includes a wicked queen. It all leads up to a satisfying climax and ending.

It’s kind of steam-punkish, detective-novelish, and science-fictionish all rolled into one, a feast for fans of mixed-genre fantasy. And there’s a dragon! What’s not to love?

Five stars for an entertaining read.