In which Eve has some character growth, Roarke owns stuff and is an e-geek, and Summerset goes on vacation. Advertisements
Fun story. Gods coming to life is the stuff of comic books, and while this story had no pictures, the descriptions were absolutely wonderful. No Spoiler Story-line: Sam and Dean are 2 brothers who battle the Monster of the Week and win. Nice story technique: Sam’s flashback seems like spacing out and going to a … More Mythmaker by Tim Waggoner
Songwriter as solver of mysteries? Fun concept. Beauty-and-weight-obsessed mom, bored kid, and two pageant moms trash talking each other before I’m actually interested in the story? Pass. Read two chapters. I’d rather watch grass grow.
Fair warning: If you snicker at the snark, don’t read this book in public. Worst wedding plan ever: Loki wants his daughter to marry someone. This can’t go well. And apparently, Loki is not even the Worst Dad Ever ™. Wow, nice job, Riordan. I’d like Thor’s hammer to bash some awful family relationships, please. … More The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
If the gods are both Greek & Roman, then their separate halves have to stay separate or they get confused. OK. I like the ‘Greco-Roman gods are cos-playing’ explanation better, but this makes for a better plot. We follow Percy, Leo, and Annabeth as they work their way through various trials, monsters, and tricky clues. … More The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
This book is a little too hard for my 5th grader so we are reading it out loud. We read a few pages a night, complete with side discussions about How Things Were Different Then. The story follows Joseph Martin, 14 year old boy who joined the Patriots to fight the British, ended his stint … More A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy by Jim Murphy
“I can steal anything!” – and then brag about it, get sent to prison, and get co-opted to steal the mystical Gift of Hamiathes, which makes the bearer True King/Queen of Eddis. Snark! Dangerous rivers! Treachery! Gods! So much fun. I don’t know how Turner managed to make the subsequent books EVEN BETTER. The Thief … More The Thief Series byMegan Whalen Turner