In reading the brief synopsis of this book it was about all the things that I knew would catch my interest, and keep me awake long enough to finish it because normally reading puts me to sleep, but not this time. No, no, no, by no means. I have been interested in fairy tales and mythology all my life, but this book was different. This book was smack in the middle of a little girl who I related too when I was growing up. From the very beginning it caught my interest & it was difficult to walk away. Iris to me was a very strong individual really, but yet timid and lived in her own little world until she found another world that called to her. Little Dragon Flies that she realized she could speak to & understand that opened a whole new world for her & that she was the key. I started to read about Iris, a child who is a bit of a loner, and many a times went off into her own world until she was amazed by the one that drew her in, and the adventure she was about to begin. Being the same as a child so I started relating from the very beginning. Then she had a teacher who I believed recognized her quality within, and from the beginning understood her need for understanding especially when her first friend (a dragonfly met it’s fate due to a bully), and the teacher gave it back to Iris to do what she must.
As I read this story it became more of a place that I could go to, and forget about reality, and hide within the realm of the author’s fantasy. The author had a way to pull you in with emotional thoughts, and heartwarming scenes, but yet keep you on the edge of your chair with her mythical characters. At times they were a bit complex, but as you read on you were back in a comfort zone smiling and giggling at the author’s whimsical way of explaining a scene, but yet pictorial and totally spell binding.
If I may insert here I would like to apologize to the author for taking so long to do this review, and it was not because of lack of interest, but lack of time due to circumstances beyond my control. I would also like to thank this author for opening a whole new world to me. I have a few medical problems that cause pain, but when I sat to read this book I felt like Alice in Wonderland falling & falling into the world with Iris and her friends, and all the characters that kept her looking and searching for the truth, and a solution. I walked where Iris walked and saw what she saw, and felt warmth of friendship when she felt the warmth, but yet shivered at the terror. I highly recommend this story to children of all ages, and adults with the a heart filled with curiosity of another world that could be. Yes, this author has a very talented gift that she wants to share with all of us, and she shared with me a new life in the world of books to take me from the sorrow, and pain of reality. Thank you my new friend. May this world treat you with as much patience, and kindness as you have afforded us, and give you your just rewards for such a wonderful story.
Just on more thing if there is a Part II I hope you will consider me to review that one also, and too my readers if you have something you need to get off your mind, and want to relax in a different realm I highly recommend this book. This book was very entertaining, and kept me spell bound at times almost in the sense that you could actually feel like you were on another plain watching the sky and waiting… waiting… waiting…
Let me reiterate the author has a way with words, and held my interest to where I hated to walk away, and because it was downloaded to my computer I could not take it with me to read elsewhere. Many a time what may happen next, and what was waiting around the corner, and each time I was wrong, and expressly surprised, but yet delighted. What a vivid imagination of a parallel universe, and experience of literature. Many times I was in awe at such a turn in the story, and never would’ve thought it would lead to such an ending, but is it the end…
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