I have been on a roll with book reviews lately, mostly down to my 2o-minute commute each way to and from work on a daily basis. This weeks offering is Magnus Chase & the Sword of Summer.
I didn’t really know what to expect from this book other than the blue eyes of a wolf on the front of the book. Needless to say I expected it to feature somewhere in the book and it certainly did. The book follows 16-year-old Magnus Chase who is homeless after losing his mother and never knowing his father.
Magnus soon finds out his life is anything but ordinary and finds himself in the world of the Gods. Think Thor, Odin etc. His world is literally turned inside out as he finds out about his father, the truth behind his mother’s death and what his future holds for him.
He befriends a dwarf and an elf along the way who definitely make the story even more fantastic. Not only do you find out about Magnus’ life, you hear the stories of Blitz the dwarf and Hearth the Elf. He also make an unlikely friend in Sam but I shall not ruin that story, it is one you definitely need to discover for yourself.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a christmas gift for their son/daughter. It is a great read and easy to follow and will leave you needing to know what happens next in the story.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed it.
I’ve done a couple of book reviews on the blog lately and today is no exception. On my daily commute rather than deal with the general public, I prefer to get engrossed in a good book and this time it was the very interesting Demon Road from Derek Landy.
The book follows the very bizarre life of 16-year old Amber as she comes to terms with her strange parents and finding out who they really are inside. I hate to ruin a story for anyone who fancies reading this for themselves so here is a brief overview of what happens to Amber.
- She finds out the world is not what it seems including her parents and herself.
- She ends up driving around in a magical car with someone she doesn’t really know and who has their own secrets.
- She meets some weird and wonderful characters along the way which test her character and strength.
- Her life catches up with her in a fantastic end to the book but leads on to something more.
I would definitely say this is a well written story with some very funny parts in it making you like the characters even more. I wasn’t sure about the book at first especially when it opens with a line about murder. Don’t panic not actual murder straight away but attempted at the very least. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and would happily read another Derek Landy book in future. I hope this review gives you the smallest of tastes to what a great story it is and makes you want to run out and buy it yourself.
Here is the link if you fancy purchasing this for yourself or someone else maybe. If you love Halloween and like the idea of this book then check out this sponsored read-a-long with Book Tuber Benjamin of Tomes on Halloween evening.
Thanks for reading.
*this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review, all feedback is my own.