Reading Level: Middle Grade
Size: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: December 30, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 6th book in the Wings of Fire series
Source: Bought (for my son)
Rating: 4/5 stars
This book starts a new storyline in the Wings of Fire series. It was a very good book in this series and I really enjoyed all of the new dragonets that we meet. My eight year old son continues to be a huge fan of this series and I have also started to enjoy the books quite a bit. The next book, Winter Turning, is scheduled to release in June 2015.
The Dragonets of Prophecy have started a new school on Jade Mountain. Their goal is to get all the dragonets of the different tribes to co-exist and start getting used to being together instead of at war. It’s a noble goal…but it’s not without issues. One of the new NightWings, Moonwatcher, is the first NightWing in a long time with the ability to read minds and predict the future. However she has been warned time and time again to hide her power. However, when Moon starts to hear thoughts that involve treachery at Jade Mountain she feels compelled to act before someone on is killed.
This was a fun continuation of the Wings of Fire series. All of the dragons from earlier in the series are in this book as well, but they are given background roles and are older. Instead we are meeting the next generation of dragonets.
I loved Moon as a character, she is very new and nervous about starting at a new school. However, she can also be brave when she wants and always tries to do what she feels is right. All of the dragonets have distinct personalities and are easy to keep track of, even though there are quite a few new faces.
There is a lot of action and some mystery in this book. I think middle grade readers will enjoy this alot. This continues to be a series that I think kids will enjoy more than adults. However, it has really grown on me and I enjoy reading these books. They are quick and entertaining reads that are well written. This book also deals with dragons starting a brand new school, which I think a lot of kids will relate to well.
Overall this was an entertaining fantasy read that starts a new story arc in the Wings of Fire series. We meet many new interesting dragons and learn a lot more about the NightWings’ powers and history. I would definitely recommend to fans of the Wings of Fire series and to middle grade fantasy fans.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge