Title: Dragon Captives
Author: Lisa McMann
Series: Unwanteds Quests
Recommended for: 4th – 8th grade
Pages: 419 pages
Call Number/Link: J FICTION MCMANN, L.
Synopsis: Identical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe have amazing yet uncontrollable magical abilities. They’re naturally more gifted than even their brother, Alex, the head mage of Artimé, could hope to be. But when they accidentally use their magic in the jungle of Artimé to strike down a beloved creature, Alex is furious, and threatens to lock them away until they can learn to control their power.
The threat is soon forgotten, though, when Hux, the ice blue dragon, comes to Artimé bearing the horrible news that his siblings have been enslaved by the notoriously evil Revinir, ruler of the dragon land.
Seeking a chance to right their wrong and escape their brother’s wrath, Thisbe, Fifer, and their friend Seth sneak away to rescue the dragons from grave peril. Will their untrained abilities be enough to save the dragons—and themselves—when they come face-to-face with the Revinir?
This is a spin off series from the original Unwanteds series. If you wanted to begin with this one, enough information is revealed that you would be ok. I would highly recommended that you read the other series while you wait for the next book in the series, you will enjoy it. If you have read the series you will be able to see some old friends from the original series and see what has happened to them. This series was a fast read, with short chapters and a lot of action. I felt that the main characters had growth and that they will continue to see more growth. This book ended with some twists and a cliff hanger so we will have to see what comes next. I am hoping that some of the unanswered questions from the first series will get answered. I will definitely be reading this series. On a side note I listened to the audio of most of the first series, so I was unable to for this series because the old characters were just awful to me. Simber the huge cat/ tiger with wings voice was grating. I understand that the series is now following the sisters, so they chose a female voice, but it was hard to adjust I gave up after listening to 3 disc. I finished the book by reading, much more enjoyable.