Aiko and the Dragon - J. P. Vinluca

I absolutely loved this. I got caught up in the whirlwind of adventure and was with young AIko and her faithful dog Hiromi every step of the way. I enjoy fantasy novels and novels set in Japan, and this was a combination of the two. I love a strong female protagonist, and Aiko is certainly that. The plot held twists and turns, and I hated to see it come to an end. I really hope there's a sequel!