BOOK REIVEW | MAGNUS CHASE AND THE SHIP OF THE DEAD, BY RICK RIORDAN

Title: Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead

Author: Rick Riordan

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Genres: Young Adult

Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from Penguin NZ in exchange for a honest review.

Star rating:★★★★

Summary: In the third book in Rick Riordan’s epic Norse mythology series, Magnus and his friends take a boat trip to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Life preservers are mandatory for this wet, wild, and wondrous adventure.

PAPERPLUS | WHITCOULLS | MIGHTYAPE

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BOOK REVIEW | THE DARK PROPHECY BY RICK RIORDAN

Title: the Dark Prophecy

Author: Rick Riordan

Series Number: 2

Publication Date: May 1, 2017

Genres: YA Urban Fantasy, Mythology

Where I received the book: I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House NZ in exchange for a honest review.

Star rating:★★★★

Summary: Zeus has punished his son Apollo—god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more—by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo do anything about them without his powers?

After experiencing a series of dangerous—and frankly, humiliating—trials at Camp Half-Blood, Apollo must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he’s gaining in new friendships—with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride. . . .

MIGHTYAPE | PAPERPLUS | WHITCOULLS

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BOOK REVIEW | PERCY JACKSON AND THE GREEK HEROES, BY RICK RIORDAN

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Author: Rick Riordan

Series Number: 2

Publication Date: May 30, 2016

Genres: Fantasy, YA

Where I received the book: I received a review copy from Penguin Random House NZ.

Star rating:★★★

Summary: Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I’ve had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I’m going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan’s legions of devoted fans–and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we’ll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let’s do this.

AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY | MIGHTY APE

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BOOK TAG | POKEMON GO!

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you can check out the original post at Aentee’s blog. i was tagged to do this after i’d already decided to do it. i don’t really play the game very much, but i like pokemon so i thought i should do it. plus, it’s a fun tag. i’m tagging jess, but if anyone else wants to do it, you’re free to do so.

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