Source: From the Author and Book Publicity Services in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this book in no way altered my opinion or review.
Publication Date: February 22, 2015
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.
The Dragon of the Month Club was a surprisingly quirky story about two friends who come together over a book and find themselves thrown into other books... I know that sounds crazy but it is so much fun.
Ayana and Tyler become fast friends at the library and one day stumble upon a book about conjuring dragons, the magic is real and they soon discover that they really can have dragon pets. One day a spell goes completely wrong and instead of a dragon appearing they are thrust into a magical world. Now they are just trying to get back to the real world.
This is where this book gets good, yes the dragons are cool, but really this is the best. The two end up in various books and tales that were around them upon botching the dragon spell. So you get Dune, Fairytale, Sherlock Holmes, they even talk about other books while there. As a younger reader, I loved these kinds of books, they gave me insight into other books to read and also made it seem like falling into a book was a completely plausible thing to happen - much like walking through a wardrobe to Narnia (I still try, by the way).
This was a very creative way to both have a book but also have it be about different books and it is done in a very fun way. The book s are not spoiled, and they lend their locations and ambiance to the story at hand.
I guess I should also mention that even in the magical world the kids are still able to summon dragons, and they do! Lots of them and they seem adorable and very pet like.
I really did enjoy this book and hope that others are able to pick it up and give it a read. Perfect for young readers and their parents.
1 copy of The Dragon of the Month Club by Iain Reading
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There is an ongoing contest for readers to win a one-of-a-kind hardcover version of The Dragon of the Month Club with their artwork as the cover.
“Draw a picture! Write a story! Take a photograph! Bake some cookies! Mold a dragon out of clay! Knit one out of yarn! Make one out of LEGO! Whatever you want! Just let your imagination run wild because anything goes – the more creative the better! Send your dragon in and then on the 13th day of every month one entry will be chosen at random and featured on the official Dragon Of The Month Club website. Each month’s lucky winner will also receive a free one-of-a-kind personalized hard-cover edition of The Dragon Of The Month Club book featuring their winning artwork (or other creative content) on the cover or inside the book itself,” says Iain.
To learn more, go to http://www.dragonofthemonthclub.com/
About the Author:
Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.
Iain writes young adult novels. He is the author of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, The Wizards of Waterfire Series, and the dragon of the month club. To learn more, go to http://www.amazon.com/Iain-Reading/e/B00B0NGI6Q/