The Legend of Wild Horse Beach' is an interesting tale of children, unicorns and dragons. Written for young children, the writing is simple and would easily suit early readers. There are passages of nice description and the plot is easy to follow.
I enjoyed the world building – the dragons in particular were engaging and included some interesting detail.
On the other hand, I found the characters of the children harder to engage with. While we are given a very brief introduction to them in the beginning, as a reader, I would have liked a little more time getting to know them and understand their relationships before jumping straight into the action. Although, younger readers might not be so concerned.
The pacing of the novel was fast and well suited to its audience. Some plot points were a little convenient (or occasionally unbelievable) and, while I know that younger readers are less likely to be critical of this, there were times that these pulled me out of the book.
This was a novel with real potential that just lacked a little fluency. The author has some really creative ideas and there were hints of backstory that left me incredibly intrigued.