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Born to be a Dragon (Dragons Forever Book 1) Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Eisley Jacobs has been writing, since preschool, tentative strokes on paper that made her parents smile with pride. In high school, Jacobs discovered what would become a lifelong love for the written word. It was not until fifteen years later that she began to pursue that love in earnest. Jacobs now writes Middle Grade Fantasy and YA Fantasy. In her free time she homeschools her children and plays with cameras, pencils and paper, musical notes and glue (aka, she is crafty).

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  • File Size: 486 KB
  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456360965
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058ZWK9Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #889,809 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Eisley Jacobs lives in Shingle Springs, California with her three children and husband.

Eisley actively writes the characters that stroll through her head. The first YA Novel she completed was in high school, but some how got lost in the shuffle into real life. While studying at college, stories began to plague her mind and she tried her best to keep them at bay while she did more important things like... like... who are we kidding. Her grades suffered because the voices wouldn't stop. So instead of going insane, she wrote.

It wasn't until 2005 that Eisley realized her love of words needed to go somewhere besides the bottom drawer of the file cabinet. She began to write a young adult fantasy series (which is still a work in progress) and continued until she had two complete books and feverishly worked to complete book three.

However in 2010, a blue dragon named Deglan interfered in her attempts to finish the final book in the YA series and thus BORN TO BE A DRAGON was hatched. The novel was written in less than two months and almost a year after completion, found a home in the hearts of children across the globe.

Now, with the third book in the DRAGONS FOREVER series out, DRAGONS OF THE DEEP out she is actively working on the sequel to the YA Sci-Thriller, PIECES OF ME then plans to finish up her epic fantasy YA, Rings of Time.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By LK Gardner-Griffie on July 19, 2011
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For someone who loves the children's through young adult market, books written for a middle grade audience are some of the most fun to read. The target audience is always ready to suspend disbelief and allow their imaginations full reign and yet are looking for some more complex issues to encounter between the pages. As a child, I loved to lose myself in a book. To enter the world the author devised and play the words on the page like a movie in my head... and, I'll admit it, I still do. For those moments, the characters are friends and foes, and their world becomes real.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup." ~ Anonymous Dragon

I love this quote -- it makes me giggle every time I read it. Jacobs has the quote on the title page of the book, and it gives us the flavor for what is to come. Deglan is a ten-year-old hatchling, who has not yet taken part in the Rising Ceremony. The Rising Ceremony causes Deglan some concern because his mark, which every dragon receives at birth, has been changing...and it's not supposed to. Deglan is afraid because Lord Edric has been searching for the dragon of legend for as long as Deglan can remember, and the dragon of legend has a mark in the shape of a dragon, instead of the more usual crescent or star. Which is exactly what Deglan's mark has morphed into. Could he be the dragon Lord Edric has been seeking? And if Lord Edric discovers his mark at the Rising Ceremony, will his family be banished... or worse?

Meia, is a ten-year-old foster child who has been bounced from family to family, mainly because of her dreams and nightmares about dragons, until she has finally been placed with a family who take her obsession in stride.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cr8aSmile on September 6, 2012
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A good read for kids and adults. This book might be classified as YA but I don't think anyone is too old to enjoy a story about dragons, adventure, and true friendship.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By barsibhow on August 21, 2011
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I first heard about this book because the author is a friend of a relative and I checked into it. Worth it! I am a grandma and I loved it. Sure, it's written for middle school ages but so was the Hobbit. The story is easy to follow which is not always true when the author changes first person from one character to the other. I bought it on my Kindle and am going to read it again someday soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. McCorkle on September 2, 2011
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This was such a delightful, fun book to read! Meia's story was so touching that it brought tears to my eyes. And the dragon Deglan and his story was fantastic. This is a novel you're going to want to read aloud to your children and share with them, trust me! Run out and get it now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer K Frost on February 8, 2012
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I loved this book! Very unpredictilbe and fast paced. Gave me everything i was hoping for. character were well developed. ne lost threads. perfect ending for a second book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Allyson on July 19, 2011
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I just finished this book on my Kindle App and can't wait for my signed copy to arrive to give to my 9 year old to read! What a wonderful story! It is imaginative, exciting and fun! With two main characters, a boy dragon and a girl human, it is really a book that will appeal to both boys and girls. It tells the story from both perspectives, alternating chapters, and I really like the way that unfolds the story and shows you what they are both thinking/feeling. I couldn't get enough of this and even as an adult can't wait for the next book to come out so I can see where else this story takes me! A must read!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CandysRaves (and Rants) VINE VOICE on July 20, 2011
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10 years ago few and far between were the fantasy novels for young kids. Luckily, things have changed quite a bit since then and now there are many series and stand-alone novels in the fantasy genre for pre-teens to choose from. Of course, this can make it easy to miss some real gems.

Born to be a Dragon is one of those gems that I plan to share with my own kids. Set in a sort of "Alternate Reality" where dragons and magic are real, Eisley Jacobs has crafted a story that is on one hand pure fantasy, but on the other easy for children to identify with. The dragons are as big and as powerful as in any series, but what sets this book apart is the protagonist, Meia, is so likeable and easy to identify with that it was hard for me to put this book down.

You see, Meia is different in a lot of ways. But two things really set her apart from the other kids at school: 1.) She is a foster child that never knew her parents at all and 2.) All she talks, thinks, or even dreams about are dragons. And everyone knows, there is no such thing as dragons! Her last foster family definitely didn't understand, and this new foster family doesn't even seem to want to give her a chance, they've already called her case worker at least once. But soon Meia comes to realize that for her dragons are not just her obsession, they are her destiny.

This first book in the series is really promising and I'm looking forward to more. The book is completely stand-alone; it is a complete story with a great climax. However after reading, I'm sure you'll be just like me, waiting to continue the journey of Meia and her friend Deglan.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lori Hall on August 15, 2011
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this up. Middle-grade story about dragons...okay, sure, I'll give it a try. I wasn't disappointed. First of all, not directly related to the story but something I loved - ever chapter had it's own dragon picture leading in, and the artwork was a lot of fun. It was a nice touch.

But that was more like the pretty icing-flowers on the cake. The story itself was fantastic. A dragon with a mark that makes him a threat to the leader of the dragon clan. A girl who dreams of dragons. A lot. To the point where it gets her bounced from one foster home to another for being 'too weird'.

Both characters struggle to embrace their uniqueness without being ostracized from their worlds. As the story moves on and their lives come together, they grow as individuals and become close because of who they are, not what.

I enjoyed the unique approach to dragons in this world, and how the fantasy aspects mingled with a reality I'm already familiar with. This was a fun read, and would be a fantastic book for pre-teen kids who want to give fantasy a try, but aren't too big on other-world settings.
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