Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dragons vs. Drones by Wesley King-ESSENTIAL

King, Wesley, Dragons vs. Drones. pgs. 288. Penguin Random House, 2016. $16.99. Language: G, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG

8 years earlier, Marcus Brimley's CIA father disappeared under mysterious circumstances and was labeled a traitor. Determined to prove his father's innocence Marcus uses his genius math skills to crack the mystery. He soon becomes obsessed with the specific, unusual weather patterns that were occurring at the time of his father's disappearance. When Marcus goes into what he thinks is an identical storm to the one 8 years earlier, Marcus rides into the storm. He ends up in a parallel universe inhabited by dragons. Unfortunately, the CIA's drones follow him in. To save the dragons of Dracone, he'll have to enlist the help of Dree, a girl with unusual gifts, and dragons to fight the drones. Will he find out what happened to his father? Will he stop the CIA from destroying the dragons?
The plot is complex with lots of twists and turns. The main characters are well developed and engaging. The author does a great job of pulling the reader into Marcus' world. This fun, action-packed fantasy adventure is perfect for reluctant readers and/or dragon fans.

EL. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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