Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review - Blast of the Dragon's Fury by L.R.W. Lee @LRWLee (Andy Smithson #1)

Blast of the Dragon’s Fury
Andy Smithson #1
by L.R.W. Lee

Goodreads blurb:  From the After Life, ten-year-old Andy Smithson’s relatives initiated a curse 500 years ago. Now they no longer agree it should continue and one is willing to sacrifice Andy’s life to end it. Unaware of the disagreement and with no say in the matter, Andy is unexpectedly and magically transported from his home. He finds himself in the Land of Oomaldee, facing mortal danger at every turn as he seeks to find a scale from a rare red dragon, the most ferocious of dragon species, to break the curse and save his life.

About the Author:  Since the age of eight, L. R. W. Lee wanted to write a children’s book, but felt she did not have anything significant to share; she sought to change lives while entertaining. A degree in Accounting did not provide riveting fodder for a best seller, so she waited. Over a decade, she founded and grew a company, during which, she worked closely with a mentor from whom she learned uncommon thinking that changed her life. After selling her business in early 2012, she had time to write and, more importantly, something significant to share.

L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and son.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***I own this book, but the author was also kind enough to send me a copy for my classroom to share with my students

The cover is awesome and reminds me of Sleeping Beauty where the prince is battling the dragon.  Of course it is a completely different picture, but that’s what jumped into my mind :)

Okay when I started reading this book, I was confused as to what was going on which made it a little slow for me.  Of course, the confusion quickly cleared up.  I definitely found myself chuckling thinking my son would love this book.  Ah, who knew a fart could be so useful….lol  Totally my son’s sense of humor.  While I know this book is a middle grade book, I think most boys would find amusement and adventure in this book.

As a parent, I love that it brings up issues of truth, honesty, integrity, and perseverance.  These are all things that tend to be difficult to teach our children, and I think the book does a fabulous job illustrating them.  I think I’m definitely going to have my son read this book or read it with him in the future.

Andy and Alden are great characters and are easily relatable to readers.  Definitely plenty of adventure, and I can’t wait to start the next book.  I think this series will only get better with each book.

I recommend this book to any boy who loves adventure, dragons, puzzles, and those who find humor in a fart (this alone will attract my son).

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