This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Isle of Dragons: The Hidden Library is a work of fiction penned by author L. A. Thompson in the fantasy, adventure, and action subgenres, and is the follow-up to the first Isle of Dragons novel. It is intended for the young adult reading audience. We return to the thrilling saga of Jade, our steampunk heroine, as the narrative unfolds in a richly imaginative world fraught with wonder and danger. Jade and her companions embark on a quest to locate a magical library that holds the key to defeating the corrupt King Jarrod. The story intensifies as childhood friends turned rivals, Jade and Kaylen, race against time to find a hidden portal that could either save or doom their world.
Author L. A. Thompson's storytelling is nothing short of brilliant and magnetic, with a perfect blend of fast-paced action, magical obstacles, and intriguing revelations about the Isle of Dragons to deepen readers’ understanding of the world around them. The characters are well drawn with natural dialogue, and, as you grow to understand the world more, it’s easy to see how realistically their attitudes are shaped by the culture and challenges around them. The stakes are high as Kaylen grapples with decisions that could have far-reaching consequences, and the suspense keeps readers on the edge of their seats chapter after chapter. Thompson's world-building is so incredibly vivid, with layers of fantastic description and atmospheric lexis to conjure up cinematic and multisensory backdrops for the action. The plot is also well-paced, with a lot of unexpected events, which is sure to keep readers engaged from start to finish. Overall, Isle of Dragons: The Hidden Library is a must-read for those who enjoy immersive and enchanting tales of magic, friendship, and the battle between good and evil.