Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Book Review Tuesday: Blast of the Dragon's Fury (Book 1 of the Andy Smithson Series)

About the Book:
Ten-year-old Andy Smithson is magically brought to the Land of Oomaldee while he is doing dishes one night. Unbeknownst to him, he is there to break a 500-year-old curse.  Andy learns that his quest is the Dragon’s Lair to find an ingredient critical to breaking the curse - the scale from an elusive red dragon, the fiercest of all dragon species. Andy nearly destroys the castle amidst adventures battling fire-breathing dragons, fighting vicious vulture attacks, escaping people-eating giants and more.

A middle grade (5th & 6th grade) fantasy adventure that entertains while teaching uncommon life changing narratives.

Publisher: Createspace
ISBN: 978-1482312645
ISBN -10: 1482312646
Available in eBook and Print
Publication Date: April 2013
Genre: Middle Grade Adventure

Overall Thoughts:
Those who follow or know me already understand my love of fantasy novels, especially middle grade and YA. I have always found myself drawn to these types of storylines since I was little, but if you add a hint of mystery…I’m your new biggest fan. I love solving puzzles and trying to guess what will happen next, and I certainly got both in the first book of the Andy Smithson series. You not only have your typical fantasy with magical creatures, wizards and castles, you also have a bit of paranormal with a pinch of mystery as well.
I found as I reached chapter three of the book I had a hard time putting it down. Last time this happened was when I read the Harry Potter series. These are two very different types of books but I was drawn in the same way. I enjoyed the little hints given but where I could totally guess the outcome. The magical world created by L.R.W. Lee is vivid and the words easily painted a picture in my mind. 

I feel L.R.W. Lee has a possible winner here for middle grade readers. Teachers and homeschooling parents will be able to use this book to help teach core lessons about values, and the author has study guides/worksheets on her website for such a task.

You can find out more about L.R.W. Lee, her middle grade fantasy adventure series and her World of Ink Author/Book Tour at http://tinyurl.com/bnfe6ax

Twitter: @LRWLee

Places where available: Amazon.com

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