Book Review: The Last Dragonslayer (The Chronicles of Kazam #1) by Jasper Fforde

Jennifer Strange is 15 years old that runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians. Back in the day magic was

    HMH Books for Young Readers        Published Oct 2, 2012                287 Pages
HMH Books for Young Readers
Published Oct 2, 2012
287 Pages

easy to get by but now magic is fading and modern technology is cheaper than using a spell. But one day visions and rumors begin the spread; predicting the death of the last dragon. The trick is no one knows who this dragonslayer is but what truly is know Jennifer is involved and everything is going to change.

I thought this book was whimsical and extremely creative. You begin the book of knowing about magic; knowing that Jennifer is in charge of many magicians and that things are complicated and they are broke. You understand that Jennifer is very collected and cool and a lot there are a lot of things going on, she is taking it pretty easy. She was also sarcastic, honest and just warming.  I liked that about Jennifer and I appreciate what Fforde did. She was a likeable character. . . . actually all the characters were.

The story itself wasn’t predictable. However, you weren’t left in the dark either. I wouldn’t also say there are completely blown away scenes either but that doesn’t mean the twist and turns weren’t good either. Was the book a bit slow because of it? Yes, but I am going to let that pass because it wasn’t a killjoy.

Overall this book gets 9 out of 10. I consider this book more for children 12- 14 than for young adults. Even though the main character is 15, two weeks away from 16, there was still a very “childish” feel to it. Not in a bad way it just was there.

Love, Pickles.

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