Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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. (Summary via Amazon.com)
I’m excited to tell you about this new series from Iain Reading, author of the Kitty Hawk mystery series (see those reviews here, here, and here). In The Dragon of the Month Club, Ayana and Tyler discover a magical book that enrolls them in a special club for conjuring dragons. I love the idea of conjuring a new dragon every month! Each different dragon, from the sand dragon to the paper dragon to the fog dragon, is so creative.
But there’s more than just dragons in this book. When something goes wrong with a spell, Ayana and Tyler are suddenly transported to a different world, in which they must make their way through various stories and settings from the books scattered on Tyler’s floor. It has kind of a Wonderland feeling as the kids travel through their book world. This includes old-fashioned fairy tales, the sci-fi classic Dune, and the world of Sherlock Holmes. Any book lover will enjoy the mixture of favorite old stories and brand-new dragons. So neat!
Although I really enjoyed this book, I’m even more excited about the next in the series. I can’t wait to see what new kinds of dragons await!
Rating: Good but Forgettable