Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Rilley

A Brief Summary: A zoo is a place where normal people can see exotic creatures. The Great Zoo of China that is now being unveiled will showcase creatures previously believed to be just stories. Dragons, zoos as the world knows it will never be the same.

My Review: This book was mind blowingly amazing. It keeps you hooked from the prologue to the last page. There's an incredible dynamic between the humans and dragons. With one species grossly underestimating the other.

Granted I've had an obsession with dragons for as long as I can remember. Nurtured by books such as Dragon Rider and Eragon I've always wanted a pet dragon but now this story makes me rethink that idea. Oh well that just makes the story better.

I love how the author took so much care in making the idea plausible. Adding in history in the form of myths, giving the dragons abilities that real animals have, and finding the perfect place to set the story.

If any of Matthew Rilley's other works are even half as captivating I'm going to have to look into them. This book is truly a masterpiece.

There is a large amount of gore in this novel but that's to be expected. For as a favorite quote of mine goes " meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

This book is set to be released on January 27th of 2015 it is definitely a book to watch for a pick up when it hits the shelves.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review.

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