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Friday, November 13, 2015

THE SWORD OF SUMMER: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1 by Rick Riordon \\ OMG OMG OMG!

Review by Reagan 

THE SWORD OF SUMMER
Age Range: 10 - 14 years
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (Book 1)
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (October 6, 2015)
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. 
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

OMG I CAN'T EVEN RIGHT NOW OMGCDXSFHJDSX

I CAN'T BE CALM I'M FREAKING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PPPPPPPPPPEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

MOST OF THIS REVIEW WILL BE IN ALL CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE FACT THAT I GOT IT A WEEK EARLY KILLS ME BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE KNOWS HOW AMAZINGLY AMAZING IT WAS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME I LOVED THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO WAIT SEVEN WHOLE MORE DAYS FOR IT!!!

ANNABETH WAS IS IN IT AND MAGNUS IS HER COUSIN!!! I TOTALLY CALLED THAT!
"My dad... my stepmom and stepbrothers." She turned the dragon bone blade in her lap.
"After all I've been through in the past year, it seems stupid that I resented them for so long. And my dad's relatives... I haven't thought about them in years. I have an uncle and cousin in Boston."

Percy looked shocked. "You, with the Yankees cap? You've got family in Red Sox country?"

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALL THE JOKES THAT RELATE TO PJO!!!!!!! GGGGAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! IT SLAYS ME TO THE BONE!

Okay I'm taking a break from all caps, you're welcome. So to actually talk about Magnus. Magnus is Annabeth and Percy combined into one. He's smart and sassy. Even the gods acknowledge his sassiness. You know you're sassy when the gods are like, "What no sass?" Rick Riordon is literally the god of sass. Sadie, Percy, and now Magnus.

I love, love, love Sam. She brings another culture that is brought to life by Rick, not its own series, but it's there. She is funny, and is such a good fit for Magnus. Maybe GF material, maybe BFF material. Not sure just yet.

Yet again Uncle Rick comes and saves my grades in school. Mostly in history class. That moment you probably know more than the teacher about Greek Mythology. (Except how to spell mythology.)

AHHHHH READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT'S TIME TO BRING OUT THE SHIRT AGAIN!!!!!!!




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