City of Fire  by Laurence Yep
Your adventure waits, just open the book to discover a world filled with magical beings such as dragons in human form, tiny lap griffins, and reincarnations of legendary Chinese warriors, Japanese folk creatures, and goddesses in disguise.
Two-time Newbery Honor Award-winning author Laurence Yep kicks off an action-packed new fantasy trilogy. Sure to appeal to fans of Rick Riordan and Eoin Colfer , this action-packed tale takes readers on an unforgettable journey through an alternate version of our world in 1941. Twelve-year-old Scirye and her companions travel to Houlani where they enlist the help of volcano goddess Pele in an attempt to stop an evil dragon and a mysterious man from altering the universe.