Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dragons, Castles, and Magic..Oh My!

I am always on the lookout for fun, fantasy/adventure books to read to my daughter.  She gets bored easily with children's books and wants more sword fights, magic, and far off imaginative books.  Since she was three years old, she's loved Lord of The Rings, Star Wars, Narnia, etc.  She'll even act out her favorite scenes over and over!

So, when the opportunity to write a review on a children/young adult book came along, I was skeptical. However, Iris and the Dragonflies by Rosemary Danielis sounded like a very promising mommy daughter cuddle time story with enough adventure to keep my daughter engaged.  Boy, was I right!

Quickly into the book, my daughter and I were transported to a world where a little girl, Iris, could talk to dragonflies!  She began to realize she has other powers, like hearing her friend Grace's voice telepathically.  Although, Iris isn't very popular at school, or even at home.  She feels her parents don't listen to her at all when she tries to tell them about her strange gifts.  They think she's a silly little girl.  

You will find out quickly that Iris is very brave for an 11 year old.  She stands up for what she knows is the right thing to do, even with adversaries and obstacles in her way.  All of this fantasy takes place in a very grounded reality, making it that much more fun for my child to get into and pretend she's Iris.

Travel with Iris from Canada to the countryside in Ireland as she gets in touch with her family roots and discovers more magic and mystery.  Then back to home to Canada where more adventures with her friend Grace await.

This book is a page-turner for young adults and us grown-ups who love fantasy!  This would be a great gift for young girls this summer.  You may not see her put this book down until she's read it from front to back.

Purchase Iris and the Dragonflies for only $.99 right now on Amazon for your Kindle (or kindle app).  Or better a paper copy for a gift (or to keep from scrambling for a charger cord when you are in the middle of reading).

Find out more about this wonderful book and the amazing author on Facebook.

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

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

Lindsey, thank you so much for this AWESOME review!

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