The Dragon of the Month Club by Iain Reading

the dragon of the month club

Title: The Dragon of the Month Club
Author: Iain Reading
Publication Date: December 18th 2014 by Createspace
Source: Finished Copy from the Author
Rating: ★★★
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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.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of a review. No compensation in any form was received for the review of this book.

This book was definitely a fast read, considering the simple yet exciting writing style of the author. It was refreshing to read another Middle Grade book since the last time I read one was back in 2014!

This tells the story of bestfriends, Ayana and Tyler, and how their daily routine changed because of one book which taught them how to conjure dragons.

Dragons, honestly! I’m really fond of dragons and I do love watching shows/movies with dragons. I did enjoy reading this book because it really made an honest effort to incorporate dragons into the story. It was also nice to see how the author stringed different classic stories such as Sherlock Holmes into the story.

As much as I wanted to love it, I had a bit of a hard time trying to relate to the characters. It had tons of potential though. I liked the visuals in the book. I also think that younger audiences would like it better than I did. I would recommend this book if you’re really fond of dragons and adventure.

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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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