Thursday, March 13, 2014

Try it Thursday & Review {Journey to Rainbow Island by Christie Hsiao}

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"Try it Thursday & Review."
 
I love my sponsors! They send me some amazing books to dive into. This week, I wanted to share a youth book with my readers. Sometimes, we need an adventure that we can disappear to and forget about our problems.
 
Journey to Rainbow Island 
by Christie Hsiao 
was the perfect book for me to be engrossed in.
 
 
About:
 
Yu-ning thinks her perfect life on Rainbow Island will never end—until a nasty dragon called the Obsidigon returns from beyond the grave. Now her beloved island is in flames, her best friend has been kidnapped, and the island’s Sacred Crystals have been stolen. To make matters worse, she must venture into the dark corners of the world to uncover secrets best ignored, find a weapon thought long destroyed, and recapture seven sacred stones—without being burned to a crisp by a very angry dragon.

With the help of her master teacher, Metatron, Yu-ning embarks on a dangerous journey to overcome not only the darkness attacking her home, but also the scars of sadness that mark her own heart. And while most people just see a normal kid, Metatron—and a few other unlikely allies—pledge their lives to the dark-eyed little girl with a magic bow and a crooked grin.
 
About the author:
 
Christie Hsiao is the founder of Serenity Media Group, a global entertainment company devoted to creating high quality film, TV, and digital media projects. It is her vision to create positive entertainment that is uplifting, international in scope, and that catalyzes change. Christie believes in the unique power of story to raise awareness and to compel societal transformation. Originally from Taiwan, she holds a BA from UCLA in East Asian Studies and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Christie went on to study film in New York City, where she wrote, directed, and produced several well-received films before starting her own company. Journey to Rainbow Island is her first novel.
 
 In my opinion:
 
Journey to Rainbow Island was thrilling and entertaining. I enjoyed the adventures that Yu-ning took and I loved that Hsiao provided a map in the front of the book. I often referred to the map so I would know where the next adventure took place.
 
This book was directed to a much younger audience, however, I'm not sure I would offer this book to my son. There were parts that I loved and parts that I wasn't too interested in. If the story ended up being a dream that Yu-ning was having, it would have been more realistic.
 
I liked Yu-ning's character. She had a beautiful spirit and only wanted to help those in need. Sometimes, I felt that I was right beside Yu-ning cheering her on and holding her hand. Also, at times, I felt that I had taken a journey to Rainbow Island.
 
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