Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor

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“A fantastical futuristic world of myth legend, and adventure.”

Zachery Ying is just trying to fit in. But by doing so he is caring about others’ opinions too much. He starts throwing out his mom’s lunch since he’s afraid people will judge the food. There’s a voice that tells him how it is, and how he cares too much. Zachery brushes off the voice until he’s attacked. The voice offers him a deal. In return for hosting the emperor’s spirit, the emperor will help him grow stronger. But, something goes wrong, and instead of being one with Zachery, he’s one with an Ar headset. Zachery must seal the gate to the underworld, save his mother’s soul, and stop a doomsday.

I really liked this book with the witty conversions, the pop culture references, and relatable characters. This book was really easy to fly thru because of the characters they were relatable and believable. Another thing I liked about the book was the diversity of the characters and how the author went into detail about where they came from and didn’t just say they were all Chinese. Finally, I would recommend this book to anyone who liked Percy Jackson, Avatar the Last Air Bender, history, mythology, and futuristic worlds.

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Author Xiran Jay Zhao
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date 03-May-2022
ISBN 9781665900706
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Issue May 2022
Category Tweens