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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…
Praise for THE ROYAL ORDER OF FIGHTING DRAGONS
“…a fast-paced, entertaining story with appealing characters, a healthy dose of action, and a dash of humor.” ―Publishers Weekly
Review: While the book had a bit of a slow start for me it really picked up about 20 pages in, Ike discovers so many new things about himself and his father and is thrust into a centuries old feud between The Order and these giant nasty locusts. I loved all of Ike’s friends and their quirky personalities and how they made the story that much more enjoyable. My favorite character would have to be Elmira because I relate to her nerdy awkwardness and love of research (and she blogs!) and reading in general. The book wasn’t fast paced but it wasn’t slow either, I wound up reading all night (and morning) because I loved being immersed in this fantastic book. I think the reality tv disguised as a fictional tv show was a unique aspect that felt really refreshing and even though the book had a couple tropes I think it worked really well. The ending wrapped up neatly and I loved seeing some of the bad kids redeem themselves. Overall I enjoyed this middle grade adventure quite a lot and I’d recommend it to anyone wanting an adventure with some neat twists!
Rating: 4 Stars
FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
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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ENDS: DECEMBER 17, 2018
I hope you enjoyed!