Sunday, April 12, 2015

Review - Dragon's Danger by Edward Branley (Blood Bound #1)

Dragon’s Danger
Blood Bound #1
by Edward Branley

Goodreads blurb:  Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet!

Joey, Anne Marie, and David are three teens from New Orleans. They’re smart enough to understand this. Imagine their surprise when a “dragon’s egg” they bought online turns out to be from an ancient trading company that sells “collectibles and curiosities”. Suddenly it’s more than just kidding around, as they help their dragon avoid danger and evolve to its full potential!

For over a thousand years, the dragons have used the merchant concern, Hassan's Collectibles and Curiosities to help identify those worthy of becoming the "Blood Bound" -- humans who are willing to hatch dragon eggs and nurture the hatchlings to adulthood. The methods used by Hassan's have changed over time, but the results are the same. The dragons live!

It's never been easy to be a teen. Asking a teen to hatch a dragon egg is a big request. That's why it's important to choose a teen who has friends to help. Better yet, get three inseparable kids to do the job!

About the Author:  A former high school History teacher who now does computer consulting and training, Edward Branley is the author of three books in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series. He has also written numerous articles for computer publications/websites, and also co-authored a book on Windows NT that had a shelf life of less than six months.

Edward blogs at (New Orleans History) as well at his personal sites.

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My Thoughts - 2 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked the story idea!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review via Storycartel

The cover is cute and what attracted me to the book.

I saw this book on Storycartel, and I thought it would be a fun middle grade book to read.  This book should not be marketed as middle grade.  This book is confusing because it has a middle grade feel but the characters are high schoolers which confuses the whole thing further.  I get that high school students flip each other off and say f*** you, but generally this is not typically in a middle grade book.  It is a good story idea, but one of two things needs to happen either scrap the middle grade idea and rewrite it so it is definitely older high school YA and develop the story and characters more for those readers or make it middle grade and fun, make the students younger in middle school, and drop the language from the book.

I did like the story, but it was just not what I was expecting when I saw it was a middle grade story, and I think it needs work.  I was disappointed because it was not the fun middle grade I wanted.  This is my opinion and thoughts, and I urge you to make up your own mind as to whether you should read this book.

Interested in reading???

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