Date released: December 18th 2014
Read/listened: December 18th 2015
Source: from publisher
I have recently been in the mood for some good middle-grade fiction and I was so glad when I was contacted to review The Dragon of the Month Club (what a mouthfull). It took me a couple of days to read it and I'm so glad I got the chance to review it!
Let's start with the cover. I really really like it. The dragons are super cute and I like how the dragon theme continues inside the book as well. If you're careful you can see tiny little dragons on some of the chapter headlines. I really like that. I also like that the book comes with a map. How cool is that! It shows that great detail was put into this particular book and the author really wanted to make it special. Also let me just say that one of the dragons in the cover looks exactly like Spyro from the playstation game.
The concept of the book is really interesting. The dragons are really well thought through and the writing is very good. It seriously didn't take me that long to read the book even though the text was pretty dense. The story was really fast paced and no boring parts were observed. The characters were likable and though some of them were in the story for such a small period of time I think we got a good picture of them all.
There are other bookish worlds immensed in the story and even though I didn't know them all (also I don't think all the kids will know all of them either) the author made a good job describing them and in the end it didn't really matter if you had read the other books mentioned or not. I think it gives something special to the story if one has read them but it's not nessessary. I had read about The Red Headed League (Sherlock Holmes) so that was fun to read from Tyler and Ayana's point of view.
The only thing I didn't like was the cliffhanger in the end. I hate those and it makes me so annoyed I don't have the next book in the series. I'm not even sure it's going to be a series because there's nothing in goodreads about the next book. The author DID write in the end of the book that this is going to be a series but you just never know.. I really hope this is going to be a series because I feel that we get to observe so small a part of the dragon's of the month. I want to know more!!
All in all this was a really enjoyable children's book and adults obviously can enjoy it too. Solid four bunnies will be sitting on this book.