December 08, 2018

#BookTour: The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons by Dan Elish @JeanBookNerd #Giveaway

Title: The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons
Author: Dan Elish
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Pages: Paperback300 pages
Pub Date: August 7th 2018
Publisher: Vesuvian Books

Book Source: Jean Book Nerd
My Rating: 4 Stars
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Synopsis:  

Born to... Fight?

Ike Rupert Hollingsberry is haunted by the past because complete strangers won’t let him forget that his famous father died on the set of The Fighting Dragons, a cult favorite that still has people talking. But when he’s attacked by a large locust, like the one that killed his dad, Ike is helped by the geekiest nerd of all, Elmira Hand. Killing the giant locust is only the beginning of the surprises in store for Ike as he is whisked away from New York City to an isolated Florida compound to assume his role as the next in line to lead the Royal Order of Fighting Dragons—that are NOT supposed to exist—and learns his dad’s death was a cover-up for a far greater purpose…
 







About the Author: 
 Dan Elish is the author of nine novels, including The School for the Insanely Gifted, The Worldwide Dessert Contest, and Born Too Short: Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case (Simon & Schuster), which was named a New York Public Library "Book for the Teenage" and a "Young Adult Choice for the International Reading Association.”

Dan co-wrote the book for the Broadway musical 13with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, which premiered on Broadway in 2008 and is slated to be a movie by CBS Films. Dan is also a TV writer who has worked on shows such as Cyberchase (PBS) and Jo-Jo’s Circus (Disney). Dan has received fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences and is represented by Matt Bialer at Greenburger Associates. He lives in New York with his wife and children.  

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My Review: This book was so funny and I can not wait to be able to give this to my youngest.  She is going to get a kick out of it.  The characters in this one were very humorous which made this one a very fast read. This one really reminded me of a trailer that I saw of the last few months about King Aurther.  Where normal kids come together from a school and learn to fight the coming darkness.  

I think this one will empower kids to do more than they can. I remember growing up and baby sitting kids when I was 11 years old and today's kids can bearly do anything other than playing on their phones.  This was a very fast paced book with a lot of action, magic, and friendship!  It was very realisitic which really surpirsed me. Because so many of these come off as very far fetched.  The one thing this did have was info-dumping.  It wasn't to bad but it was there.  I wished that it could have been summed up in a prolouge or something else.  

In the end this wasn't an edge of your seat story for me but it was still pretty enjoyable. I wished books like this were around when I was in middle school becuase I totally would have loved to read it.  It had a good amount of twists and turns and wasn't predictible which was great. 





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