Saturday, 13 February 2016

The Dragon of the Month Club by Iain Reading (Children's, 9 years +, 10/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

  December 2014, Createspace, 236 pages, Ebook, Review copy 

Summary from Amazon (I don't gain anything by linking to them)
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. Travelling 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.

Nayu's thoughts
This is a partial review because it got too scary for me to continue. It's an awesome concept, which is why I wanted to review it. Imagine being able to create a dragon every month! How the dragon gets created is inventive, and I was really sad to stop reading, but there's a character who started getting a bit too gruesome for my liking. I sensed that continuing would lead to me being freaked out so it's with sadness that I stopped. However, please do pop on over to my friend Grgenius's blog, Satisfaction forInsatiable Readers which has a full review! Hopefully you will be more tolerant of grisly fairytales ^o^ 

Find out more on Iain's website

1 comment:

Gina R said...

Thanks for the shout out Jess! I know exactly whom you are referring to....definitely a creepy fella. Happier reading my friend!