Reading Level: Middle Grade
Size: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: March 24, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 5th book in the Wings of Fire series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
This is the fifth book in the Wings of Fire series and wraps up the main storyline of this series so far while starting a new one. It was an excellent continuation of this series. I really enjoyed it.
This book follows Sunny. Right off the batSunny is kidnapped by some NightWings, but she quickly escapes and ends up exploring the SandWing region and searching for her parents on her own. Sunny has many adventures and uncovers many secrets. In the end a new Queen for the SandWings will be chosen. Who will that Queen be and what sort of fallout will that decision result in?
I have been reading this series because my 8 year old son reads it and absolutely loves it. While I still think kids will enjoy this series more than adults, this series has grown on me. It’s really well written and as the series has continued I have started to enjoy it more and more.
There is a lot of adventure and action in these books. All the characters are dragons and they are all characters I have come to love over the course of this series. Sunny is an excellent character and I really enjoyed reading about things from her perspective. Sunny it the little dragon and the happy dragon. Her friends love her but always underestimate her. This is the book where we get to see how tough Sunny is and watch her explore her full potential.
Additionally the Scavengers are in this book a lot more. A long time ago I figured out that the Scavengers were humans (however my son was still a bit confused about that and hadn’t realized that they were humans until we talked about it). We see a lot more about the Scavengers past and lives. This makes me think that the Scavengers will play a larger role in future books and also that the history of the Scavengers is most likely going to influence or has influenced this world in a big way.
I am very curious to see how this series progresses. It sounds like book 6 in the series starts a different storyline. This book did wrap up the whole Dragonet Prophecy storyline really well and hinted at what the new storyline will be about.
Overall I really enjoyed this book a lot. It does an excellent job of wrapping up the Dragonet Prophecy story arc. These books remind of the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, but are better written in my opinion. I think middle grade readers who enjoy fantasy should definitely check this series out. It is a series I think middle grade readers will enjoy more than adults. If you are an adult I would recommend checking out Sutherland’s Menagerie series; I feel like that is a fantasy series that adults can get into a bit better. I look forward to reading the sixth book in this series.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge