Title: Dragon of the Month Club
Author: Iain Reading
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thank you to Kelsey Butts at Book Publicity Services and Iain Reading for sending me a copy of this book to review!
This book is a story about two teenagers Ayana and Tyler who become best friends by meeting in the dusty corner of the library and that corner becomes their meeting/hang out spot until they discover a new book which details on how to summon a dragon.
They go back to Tyler’s house and attempt this spell and summon a water dragon, after a few attempts they succeed and end up drenching Tyler’s bedroom in water as a result, but after completing the spell, they see that they can subscribe to the book and on the thirteenth of each month they’ll get a new page added into their book and they end up summoning a variety of different kinds of dragons, the possibilities are endless, Fog, Steam, Sand, Paper.
One day when summoning a dragon their summoning goes terribly wrong and they end up in some fantasy land that is made up of the different books that are laid out around Tyler’s bedroom, dealing with villains from the different books and be able so summon dragons to help them on their journey they search for their way out, their one hope is across the land, at Mobius’s Tower.
The books that Tyler has laying around his room are actually based on actual books, Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman, Dune by Frank Herbert, The Wolf of Zhongshan and Sherlock Holmes, these are the real books that are included in this book there is also a made up one for Mobius’s Tower, which are the books of Professor Mobius and the series of science books mentioned.
I really enjoyed reading this book, it was quick and easy to read like Iain’s Kitty Hawk books, I finished this one in one evening as this book is only 224 pages, and at first I was a bit worried it would be a little childish for me however I was completely wrong and I throughly liked this book, the characters were well written and I mostly enjoyed the dragons and their descriptions! They sounded absolutely adorable and the cover is really cute too! If you like dragons and adventure I recommend this book!! This is classed as a young adult novel however I can see this as a middle-grade book as well. Also like his Kitty Hawk novels, this has super short chapters and I love the layout for it! The ending of this book was a huge cliffhanger and now I’m left waiting to find out what’s gonna happen next and what’s in store for the two best friends.
Links below are to more information on Goodreads and places to buy a copy! I will also the link to the first book in the Kitty Hawk series by Iain Reading!