Book Review/Giveaway: Dewi & the Seeds of Doom and Vin and the Dorky Duet. Ends Feb 17th
Dewi and the Seeds of Doom by Maggie Lyons
About the Book: When Dewi is clobbered by a falling rat, the nosy Welsh dragon snoops his way into a challenging predicament. Helped by a toad with a passion for chemical wart cures, Dewi discovers that a megalomaniac baron is secretly breeding mutant corn at an unfriendly castle. To thwart the genetically modified-corn baron’s sickening plan, he must use moxie and firepower in a series of catastrophe-skirting capers.
My Review: Dewi is a Welsh dragon, and he is the son of Owen, Dragon of Pembroke. While Dewi was out he was hit on the nose by something that fell from the sky which turns out to be a sick rat drop off by a kestrel. Something didn’t seem right with this sick rat so Dewi decided to investigate with the help of his friend Mr. Jones the toad.
After talking to the kestrel who dropped the rat and with some important information from the sick rat named Bomber, Dewi decided to check out the Castle Gloomsgor. What he saw made his spines rise like a row of hot red peppers along his back. There laid a row of cages full of rats and the evil Baron Doom and his servant Peegor are doing a weird chemistry experiment with corn. Dewi needs to bring this to the attention of the Royal Welsh Court. Will they believe him or would he has to come up with a solution himself? This makes for a good mystery and a detective story.
I really enjoyed reading this book but I wish it had some illustration to help tell the story.
Vin and the Dorky Duet by Maggie Lyons
About the Book: When he walks through the door and sees the sharky grin on his sister’s face, Vin rightly suspects Meg is hatching a plot. Worse still, he’s central to the outcome. Meg tells him everyone expects him to play her duet for trumpet and piano at the student concert. Vin is horrified.
His only escape is to persuade another trumpet player to take his place. Meg has the hunky Brad Stewart in mind, and she challenges Vin to introduce her to him. To do that he must first befriend Brad’s nerdy brother, Eyeballs, the last person Vin wants to be friends with until Meg’s promise of a David Beckham autographed soccer jersey changes the seventh-grader’s mind. He has five days to accomplish his mission—Operation BS.
Vin’s game plan, thwarted by exploding fish tanks, magnetic compost heaps, man-eating bubble baths, and other disasters ultimately succeeds, but not exactly as he expects …
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Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of these books from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
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