Thursday, July 17, 2014

Prince Iggy and the Tower of Decisions Book Review Blast

Welcome to the book review blast for Prince Iggy & the Tower of Decisions by Aldo Flynn!

Kirkus Reviews called the second book in the Adventures of Price Iggy, “a satisfying sequel to a memorable first book featuring an unprepossessing hero who might just become a household name.” This quirky and fast paced story with 30+ illustrations is ideal for middle grade readers and adults looking for a different kind of hero. Foreword Clarion wrote “delightful, adventurous story…Fynn uses this volume to address adolescent anxiety and self-doubt.” and IndieReader concluded Prince Iggy and the Tower of Decisions “offers excitement and surprises to keep young readers engaged.”

Iggy and his friends set sail for the Rose Kingdom. But Iggy isn’t sure if he has what it takes to really be a prince. Well, he’s about to find out… 

When the Lucky Rose 2 blasts off into space, Iggy meets the Rose Star and literally has an out-of-body experience. And that’s just the beginning. His adventures include confronting a hungry shark face-to-face, dancing in a live-or-die talent competition, and battling a blue dragon with very clean teeth. 

And when Iggy finally makes it to the Rose Kingdom, Queen Victoria refuses to give up the throne. If Iggy wants to become ruler of the Rose Kingdom, he must enter the Tower of Decisions. Only problem is, very few people make it out alive…

About the Author: Aldo Fynn

Aldo Fynn enjoys writing wacky, fantastical stories. Prince Iggy and the Kingdom of Naysayer is his debut novel. It’s the first book in theAdventures of Prince Iggy Series. He’s also written two wacky, laugh-out-loud picture books. He lives under his desk and promises he won’t come out until Book 3 in the series is complete. Which is a shame because his desk is based in Los Angeles, where it’s sunny and 70 degrees most of the year.

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Iggy recently discovered he's the long lost prince of the Rose Kingdom, but he's kind of on the run from people who want him dead. When the famed Rose Star begins to blink in and out, everyone worries. Iggy's crew figures out that the star is using Morse code though. Iggy will soon find himself in space, trading bodies with a star, and then adventuring through the Tower of Decision to see if Iggy is truly a worthy leader of the Rose Kingdom.

This is an adorable book! It took me a little bit to settle into it having not read the first book, but it was very enjoyable. Iggy and his trusty advisers are fun. I imagine it would always be an adventure with them. The story really goes to some creative places, including "body" swapping with Iggy and a star. I thought this was a particularly enjoyable part of this book. It was very funny.

Along with the fun story, there were some very good messages about staying true to yourself and how to deal with difficult tasks. Of course, like any good series there's a bit of a cliffhanger at the end. This is a book that younger kids and adults could enjoy as well. It is fun and imaginative. I look forward to more books in this series.

Book provided for review.

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