A while ago I received this book for a blog review and it turned out to be a nice surprise!
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 Personal Review:
I will be honest with the fact I’m still finishing this book, but I can’t wait to let you know my opinion. This is a fun read due to the fantasy elements of magic and adventures of Ayana and Tyler. The first thing that caught my attention was “The Book World Map” displayed as you start to read the first chapter. It reminded me of Game of Thrones (which sucked me in), but it was nice to be reassured this book was for “young adults.” It starts off with Ayana moving to a new city and starting in a new school, then dive into the adventures in a new world with dragons in the following chapters. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but I will say it was easy to relate to Ayana starting out in a new place but intrigued me with the bold text saying “How to conjure your own dragon in six easy steps.”
The only thing to keep in mind that it is a bit hard to keep up with characters and the plot, so it feels like it is more for upper primary levels. But I would use this as a read aloud for my middle primary levels, just because I know they’d love the different dragons, magic spells and adventures in a new world.
*Disclaimer: I was given this book for a review with my personal and honest opinions.