Thursday, March 5, 2015

{Nerd Blast} In the Time of Dragon Moon by Janet Lee Carey

Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books (March 24, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0803738102
ISBN-13: 978-0803738102


“The author’s world-building is detailed and fascinating, and Uma is a strong, admirable heroine. This is a must-purchase for libraries owning the earlier installments and a great choice for where teen fantasy is popular.” —School Library Journal

"A story of courage and romance that readers will not soon forget. While Uma's struggle to help the queen and save her people is intriguing, the depth of her character reaches much further, exploring issues of race, gender, and identity....The text will be a sure favorite of fans of high fantasy." —VOYA

"Both elegant and immersive." —BCCB

"A satisfying tale of a girl who must come to terms with her own blended identity." —Kirkus


"Painful, cathartic and cautiously hopeful." —Kirkus, starred review for Dragonswood

"Readers will look forward to the future of Wilde Island. . . Perfectly crafted" —School Library Journal, starred review for Dragonswood

"Stunning, lyrical prose." —Booklist, starred review for Dragon's Keep

"While the story has roots in traditional fairy tales and legends, the author has crafted something new and magical." —School Library Journal, starred review for Dragon's Keep

An epic fantasy about dragons, dark secrets, Pendragons, and magic

On the southernmost tip of Wilde Island--far from the Dragonswood sanctuary and the Pendragon Castle--live the native Euit people. Uma, who is half Euit and half English, and not fully accepted by her tribe, wants to become a healer like her Euit father. But the mad English queen in the north, desperate for another child, kidnaps Uma and her father and demands that he cure her barrenness. 

After her father dies, Uma must ensure that the queen is with child by the time of the Dragon Moon, or be burned at the stake.

Terrified and alone, Uma reaches out to her only possible ally: the king's nephew Jackrun, a fiery dragonrider with dragon, fairy, and human blood. Together, they must navigate through a sea of untold secrets, unveil a dark plot spawned long ago in Dragonswood, and find a way to accept all the elements--Euit, English, dragon, and fairy--that make them who they are.

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Photo Credit: Heidi Pettit

Janet Lee Carey 
is the award-winning author of nine Young Adult novels including her newest release, In the Time of Dragon Moon, book three of the Wilde Island Chronicles, ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Winner of the Mark Twain Award and finalist for the Washington State Book Award, her books highlight the courage of children and teens, and explore the challenges of staying true to your values while following your dreams. School Library Journal starred review calls her work, “fantasy at its best-original, beautiful, amazing, and deeply moving.” Statistics have shown that children who read are more compassionate. Janet links each new book with a charitable organization empowering youth to read and reach out. She tours the U.S. and abroad presenting at schools, book festivals and conferences for writers, teachers, and librarians. Janet and her family live near Seattle by a lake where rising morning mist forms into the shape of dragons.


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