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The dragon of the month club

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  64 reviews
The Dragon of the Month Club is a new young adult fantasy adventure novel by Iain Reading.


The Dragon Of The Month Club is the exciting first installment in a new book series that tells the story of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who stumble across an extraordinarily magical book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of a very special and e
Paperback, 236 pages
Published December 18th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Veronica ⭐️
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Ayana has recently moved to a new town and a new school. To escape the school bully she takes refuge in the local library where she meets Tyler and they soon become firm friends. In the Library they come across a magical book that adds new pages each month with instructions on conjuring a different dragon each time. After filling out a form in the book they soon find themselves enrolled in the Dragon of the Month Club. Some are easy to conjure whilst others will take more time and skill. When on ...more
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Dragon of the Month Club was a fun and creative read I really enjoyed. Two children going on an adventure and conjuring dragons along the way to help them – as well as all the good and bad people they encounter – truly made magic believable to me in this story.

The first thing I want to clarify, is that this novel read more like a middle grade or upper middle grade novel to me than a young adult novel. It’s the kind which is suitable for any age though – and I’m sure an adult will be able to
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
*** Note: I received this book from the author via Kelsey @bookpublicityservices, in exchange for an honest review. I am glad I got chance to read this book. ***

4.5 Stars

The Dragon of The Month Club was a middle grade fantasy, written in third person narrative and totally imaginary story that had everything in it that any kids would love to read – unusual and magical dragon conjuring book that actually conjures a dragon of various types (mentioned in blurb above), unexpected adventure into a lit
Isobel Radakovic
3.5 stars.
When this book was offered to me, I knew I couldn't say no to magic and dragons and spellbooks! The combination of all these things was something I had never heard of before, and I was intrigued.

From the beginning I loved Ayana and Tyler's friendship. It really seemed like they had finally found something good in their lives and they had this strong bond. I also enjoyed seeing the dynamics of the friendship, seeing who took the lead and who followed.

However, I did find this story hard
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I couldn't resist when I was offered a chance to read this book. I love fantasy and dragons, plus I'm a sucker for books that use other books as part of their plot (like Inkheart, for example). All in all I was really happy to have read this book.

First, I would like to clarify that this book is more of a middle grade level than a young adult level. It doesn't matter to me, but it might if you have a child.

Anyway, I really liked the friendship between Ayana and Tyler. I felt that it was well thou
Stacy Renee  (LazyDayLit)
This was really fun!

This review was originally posted on Lazy Day Literature

I accepted a free physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Ayana and Tyler meet for the first time in the dusty stacks of the local library. Though they attend separate schools, they quickly become best friends and end up discovering an extraordinary book that teaches them how to conjure dragons from everyday elements like water, earth, and steam. After joining the mysterious 'Dragon of the Month Clu
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Ayana and Tyler are two young tweens who connect at a library and find they have many things in common. Their journey into the exclusive Dragon of the Month club begins as they find a book hidden away in the older section of the library, the part where the dust mites live.

The book is full of magic and adventure. They conjure dragons using spells from the book. Every month a new dragon appears mysteriously. Sometimes they are simple, sometimes they are complex. One spell leads them on an adventur
Laura Thomas
This was so fun. There be dragons! Just look at that fun cover.

A girl tormented by a bully hides in an old part of the library. She meets a lonely boy. Now they’re best friends. One day they come upon a strange little book about conjuring dragons. Why not try it? Practice makes perfect and soon they’ve conjured their first, a water dragon, which proceeds to soak everything. They practice some more. But, one conjuring goes wrong and they are sucked out of their world and dropped into a magical on
Kailey (Luminous Libro)
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
Ayana and Tyler find a magical book that teaches them a new dragon-summoning spell every month. When one of their spells goes wrong, they are whisked into a magic land that manifests from different books and furniture in Tyler's bedroom. They conjure several dragons to help them in their adventures, until they have a little entourage of creatures following them. Travelling across the wilderness, crossing oceans, and encountering strange characters from Tyler's books, the two friends struggle to ...more
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rating:  3.5 Stars

With the goofy looks on those dragons faces and the fact that I'd very much at least entertain the notion of having a pet one (before realizing how very bad an idea that would be), I had to read The Dragon of the Month Club, a middle grade novel by Ian Reading in which Ayana and Tyler find themselves in possession of the ability to summon dragons, some inspired by the holidays. 

Of course, what would the fun of it all be without a little mischief and mayhem? The dragons themselv
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: The Dragon of the Month Club
Author: Iain Reading
ISBN: 9781505633665
Rating: 7/10
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Teen

"The sudden transition into the brilliant light was painful, and it took a lot of squinting and gradual eye opening before they were able to get a proper look at the world around them.
They were on a long sandy beach at the barrier between the trees and the water that stretched off into infinity in both directions from where they were standing. Something about it reminded Ayana of th
Elizabeth Tyree
Aug 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute book! Great representation of friendship and, of course, awesome dragons.
Boundless Book Reviews
Based on the title, The Dragon of the Month Club, my first impression was “this is going to be a silly kid’s book,” I am thrilled to say, I was wrong! I accepted this book, in exchange for an honest review; I decided it would be a book to share with my 10 year old daughter; being a mini nerd like me, she loves fantasy, and dragons! We have shared a nightly “story time” routine since she was 2; and yes, we still do this at age 10, only now, we share the reading. Thanks to Ian’s exceptional writin ...more
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A book to conjure a dragon? I would so love to be a part of this club
The Dragon of the Month Club by Iain Reading is a book that I liked a lot. This book follows the moment that Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers became friends to having an accidental trouble moment when they are trying to conjure a dragon. This book is in third person point of vi
Cathy Ryan
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
After her father walked out and because her mother lost her job, Ayana Fall and her mother have relocated to a small town in Alberta. Ayana misses her home in Vancouver, the majestic Rockies, and her friends. To make matters worse she’s being targeted by a school bully. After a particularly horrible encounter with the very unpleasant and vicious Heather van der Sloot and her cohorts, Ayana seeks solace in the dim and dusty reaches of the library. Emotion overwhelms her, tears falling in earnest ...more
Ken Rahmoeller
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the back shelves of the local library, Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers find a book that not only lets them conjure a dragon, but allows them to become members of the Dragon of the Month Club. Now, on the 13th of every month, they receive instructions for conjuring a different type of dragon. The book warns of the dangers of not performing the spells correctly, but that doesn’t stop our heroes from trying out as many spells as they can.

Of course, one of the spells eventually backfires and the p
Oxana Tomova
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

I think it's obvious that the cover might give the impression this book is probably for children and that wouldn't be completely false - this book can be read by anyone and they can enjoy it. (I sure did!)

The plot follows the story of two friends that slowly make their way through the magical word of books. There's a little magic in the mix and, you guessed it, dragons. And those dragons are probably my favourite characters.
Isabel (The Reader & The Chef)
I really enjoyed reading this book.

The Dragon of the Month Club threw me back to the good old days of my teenage years. I remember back in my elementary days when I used to read these kinds of books, where the chapters are titled and they hint you what is going to be about. It's that kind of read that is entertaining, educational, easy to read and just plain awesome. I knew I was going to love it at the moment that I read Iain Reading's dedication: "this book is dedicated to lost friendships".

Sandra Stiles
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

The 13th of each month is a very special date for Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers. They are brand new members of The Dragon of the Month Club. Their adventure begins when Ayana, hiding in the library after a run in with her worst nightmare, Heather van der Sloot, who constantly bullies her. It was because of her hiding in the library that she meets and becomes best friends with Tyler. While sitting in the library she
Ashley Dawn
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a good start to a promising series. I liked Ayana and Tyler. They become friends in the library and in the back, dusty shelves find their treasure. A book that tells them how to summon dragons. There are different kinds of dragons and the summoning has to be done just right. When they make a mistake, they wind up in a different world and have to use their wits to get home.
I was expecting this to be a typical children's book but it was more. The two kids the book is about are well writt
Kasey Cocoa
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Readers of all ages love to become so invested and wrapped up in their favorite books they forget everything around them and sometimes wish they could vanish into their book-world. I can remember feeling that way as I struggled with bullies and moving around, often getting lost with Alec astride The Black. I love how the children in this book are going through what so many kids go through and how they handle their situations. They are well crafted and fleshed out as children should be. The writi ...more
Inah (Fueled By Chapters)
This book was definitely a fast read, considering the simple yet exciting writing style of the author. It was refreshing to read another Middle Grade book since the last time I read one was back in 2014!

This tells the story of bestfriends, Ayana and Tyler, and how their daily routine changed because of one book which taught them how to conjure dragons.

Dragons, honestly! I'm really fond of dragons and I do love watching shows/movies with dragons. I did enjoy reading this book because it really ma
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoy reading because books take me to new worlds but this book took me to many worlds. The main characters are Ayana and Tyler. Ayana has recently moved and is having a hard time fitting in when she meets Tyler in the library. While spending time together in the library they discover "THE BOOK." It is called How to Conjure Your Very Own Dragon in Six Easy Steps.

They join the dragon of the month club and begin getting instructions to conjure new types of dragons. One day when they are co
Ruth B
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, children, 2016, 2017
It all changes in Ayana and Tyler's lives once they find a book that says they can conjure dragons, yes! real and alive dragons. What starts as a simple test to see if the book works soon becomes an extraordinary adventure through a magical world.

This book is fantastic, it has two kids as main characters but anyone can enjoy it. They both have sweet and genuine personalities and their lives needed a bit of fun in it.

As other Iain books, this one has an excellent writing style, the rhythm is stea
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 5 months


Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVED this book! I cannot wait for the second book to come out!!!

This book was beyond awesome, my favorite dragon is Dune Buggy because he sounds so cute. My favorite part is the wolf part because he is mysterious.
Book Bunny
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
2/5 stars
PG for a frightening fairy tale villain said to cut off children's thumbs.
Recommend to children getting into fantasy.

The Dragon of the Month Club is a fun adventure story for kids, though older or more particular readers may find it a bit bland. While the premise is interesting, the story is mostly fluff -just cute and sometimes silly fun.

Kids will like exploring the worlds of other books along with Ayana and Tyler, though they will likely not be familiar with most of them. Sherlock Hol
Chance Hansen
May 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
I think this book is having a bit of an identity crises. It feels like a YA in the body of a Mid-Grade but also a Mid-Grade stuck in the body of a YA.

Cover (It's a Battle of the Books edition)
I actually really like this cover. The bright green with the purple text is pretty nice. That makes the cover have this strong pop to it. I did notice that each of the dragons on the cover are sprinkled through the chapters nicely. Back cover has a really nice dedication to Drayton Valley on it. With that
I would like to thank author Iain Reading for a copy of this book to review. Though I received this book for free, that has no impact upon the honesty of my review.

Goodreads Teaser: The Dragon Of The Month Club is the exciting first installment in a new book series that tells the story of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who stumble across an extraordinarily magical book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of a very special and exclusive club - The Dragon of the Month Clu
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Well, I am in the minority here, as I could not finish this book. Like many other reviewers, books about dragons and books about other books are a real draw for me. It's a big disappointment to me that this promising-sounding book did not deliver for me. I've been trying to get through it for probably 6 months, and finally realized I was never going to put in what had become drudgery to finish it. I enjoy reading children's books, so I was not specifically bothered by the fact that the book was ...more
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