Thursday, January 12, 2012

Iris and the Dragonflies Book Review #50BookPledge




The power of a good book is that it draws you in and makes you feel as though you become one with the book.  You get to know the characters as your own network and when you finish it, without a doubt it will leave you wanting more.  Iris and The Dragonflies by Rosemary Danielis is a book that I had the opportunity to read and fall in love with and without a doubt is one of these books.  This novel is one that Young Adult readers will love and even many adults I guarantee.  If you like reading fantasy books then I would recommend to check out the first in this series and like me you'll be looking forward to more books to come.  The characters are fantastic and without a a doubt it is one of those books that captivates you from start to finish.


Synopsis:
After dragons, in the form of spell-bound dragonflies tell Iris she is their long-awaited Dragon Seer, Iris takes the first step toward her destiny by challenging the greedy mayor who wants to destroy the local creek, the dragonflies' home.  But evil never works alone and a man with his own mysterious connections to Iris will do anything to stop her.
 
Iris is truly a loveable character.  She without a doubt is different and pays dearly for it by being bullied and teased.  At age 11 Iris is also braver than many adults I know, she stands up for what is right and has the courage to follow her true life path.  I know many adults who would not have the courage or strength to do what Iris does and this makes her extra special to me.  I find that is many ways I could see bits of myself in Iris when I was younger.  However, my life was rather boring in comparison, though I never did fit in with the "norm".  I wish I had magic in my life back then I can say it would have definitely made life more exciting.  

My daughters are a bit young to read this story, but it is going to be one that I hold onto dearly as I know it will be a book that encourages them to read and develop a love for it.  I have to say I was also excited to find out that more books are in the works.  I will be looking out for them and adding them to the collection.  Another thing that I loved (yes there is more) is that you can buy the traditional paper books, but your also able to get it for Kindle.  With youth being so in touch with technology it is great that they will be able to read the book through different avenues.  I do not know about you, but if I see a child on a computer or an Ipad/Ipod, I would prefer that they were reading a book then on then chatting or just playing games.  The way I see it why fight against the system, just use it towards your own advantage. We can all learn so much by reading a book especially a really good book!

If you are looking for a gift for a young adult in your life then I would recommend you get them this book and give them a gift that will keep on giving.  This is a great novel to not only introduce how truly fabulous Fantasy books are, but also instill how being different can be a very good thing.  If your on facebook be sure to check out the facebook page for more reviews and information!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

13 comments:

Rosemary said...

Jayda, thanks for this beautiful, enthusiastic review!

Little Miss Kate said...

Great review - it can be hard to find a good book for young adults.
-sass (host)

mamawee said...

stopping by from SASS

I have tween nieces, so I am always looking for good books for them!

Pary Moppins said...

This looks like a book that my daughter would really like! I will have to keep a look out for it.

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

I really need to find the time to start reading again!

~SASS (host)

C said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I am going to have to get this for my nieces...and maybe for me! :) Thanks for sharing!

Visiting from SASS :)

Sober Julie said...

Sounds like a FAB book, thanks for introducing me to it

Katrina Brady said...

I love reading! I have one daughter who has taken after me in that respect. This is the type of book that she would of enjoyed reading. A fantasy to get the imagination reeling! SASS

Shari G said...

That's exactly how I feel after a good book. I read it and when I am done, I keep thinking about what happened to these people next. SASS

Kelly @ City Mom said...

I love that feelings after finishing a good book. This one sounds a bit too old for my daughter but not for me. I'm not usually into fantasy books, but I just finished watching a fantasy-type series on TV and it turns out I loved it so I'll give this a try for sure! SASS

Rachael said...

Even though I'm a wee bit older than the age group intended for this book, I might just have to read it anyway! Sounds great! Thanks for the review. -SASS

~*Cee*~ said...

I remember growing up and NOT having books like this to read! I was stuck with things like "Sweet Valley High" and "Babysitters Club" and they totally weren't my thing!

Thanks for introducing me to this book. While my daughter is quite a ways from the age group this book targets, I can't wait to see what's available to her when she IS that age!! Hopefully more books like this one!! SASS

Deanna T. said...

Thanks for the great review. I love YA fiction, and won't let the fact that I'm 36 stand between me and a good read. - SASS