The Dragon Flyers | Chapter Book | ARC

Thank you to Cynthia Star Books and Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinion in anyway.

 Book: The Dragon Flyers Book 1 by Cynthia Star
Release Date: October 2021
Tags: Middle Grade | Chapter Book | Dragons | Friendship | Family


A boy and his dragon. A book of secrets. And a heart-pounding adventure David will never forget!
The Dragon Flyers is the first in a series of dragons and their brave child mortals, with action packed pages, fast moving plots and a secret world of high-flying fun.

Dragons and middle grade are a combination that was always going to grab my attention. Though when I requested the book I didn’t realize this was going to be a chapter book which isn’t nessecarily what I would normally pick up.

This book is a chapter book of about 40 pages and it is really short. That has its good and bad bits.

The good is that I think that this will more easily appeal to the kids (and specifically boys) who struggle with reading. It is short, quick and to the point. If they are going to have to read for school this is quite excellent to do its job and grab them.

But the bad is that there was no room for ANY worldbuilding. We just get thrown in and there is no explanation of a lot of things. There is no room to build out any character. There is only action, action. Little description. I think its a choice because I have seen other chapter books be able to do this still. But I think that is why this book would not appeal to the kid that is a more average reader.

7 thoughts on “The Dragon Flyers | Chapter Book | ARC

  1. Hmm, interesting! I never really thought about how worldbuilding would differ in chapter books compared to longer books. I guess the ones I read when I was younger kind built the world up over several books but I read them so fast that I never really noticed. Though, honestly they didn’t stick with me as well as the longer novels did, either. So maybe my memory is mixing things up… 😉

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