Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Dragon of the Month Club by Iain Reading

Book Description:
The Dragon Of The Month Club is the exciting first installment in a new book series that tells the story of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who stumble across an extraordinarily magical book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of a very special and exclusive club - The Dragon of the Month Club.
On the thirteenth of every month a new dragon conjuring spell is revealed and the two friends attempt to summon the latest Dragon of the Month. The varieties are almost endless: Air Dragons, Paper Dragons, Fog Dragons, Waterfall Dragons, Rock Dragons, Tree Dragons - not to mention special bonus dragons for all the major holidays, including a particularly prickly Holly Dragon for Christmas.
But one day when a conjuring spell somehow goes wrong Ayana and Tyler find themselves unexpectedly drawn into a fantastical world of adventure based on the various books scattered all across Tyler's messy bedroom. Traveling from one book-inspired world to the next with nothing to rely on but their wits and a cast of strange and exotic dragons at their disposal they must try to somehow find their way home again.
Drawing inspiration from some of literature's most memorable stories - from 19th century German folktales to the streets of Sherlock Holmes's London - the adventures of Ayana and Tyler bring these classic stories to life in delightfully strange and unexpected ways. Filled with fascinating detail and non-stop action these books will spark the imaginations of readers of all ages to inspire a life-long love of reading and seeking out books that are just a little bit off the beaten track.

My Thoughts:
This was a good start to a promising series.  I liked Ayana and Tyler.  They become friends in the library and in the back, dusty shelves find their treasure.  A book that tells them how to summon dragons.  There are different kinds of dragons and the summoning has to be done just right.  When they make a mistake, they wind up in a different world and have to use their wits to get home.  
I was expecting this to be a typical children's book but it was more.  The two kids the book is about are well written and their friendship grows mainly because of the book.  While the book has dragons, it's main focus is Ayana and Tyler.  I like how there are several stories all twisted up into this one story.  There were characters that I never expected to meet in this book there and written into it so well!  
It was a 4/5 for me.  I like the author's writing style and am looking forward to more.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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