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review 2017-04-11 21:33
#24 - Magnus Chase and The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer - Rick Riordan

This is the first book in the Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard series which is Rick Riordan's series about Norse mythology.

 

Rick Riordan’s books are always such pleasant reads: they have great characters, a lot of humor and some great but crazy storylines about Gods and stuff.

 

This series is about Norse mythology, and after reading and really enjoying the Percy Jackson series, I wanted to start this one. I will probably read all of Rick Riordan’s series (if you don’t know, he has a bunch of books about Greek and Roman gods and he also wrote a series about Egyptian mythology) but I really wanted to read this one first because I feel like we don’t know a lot about Norse mythology. In school, I learned about Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, but Norse mythology was not part of the deal. It is such a shame because it is as interesting as the other mythologies and I found it fascinating (listening to a lot of Folk Metal kind of introduced me to the subject. I actually listened to some great bands about Norse mythology while reading this book. Maybe I could do a post about some of those bands... would you be interested?)

 

I love how the author addressed the subject; it is pretty accurate with a lot of real facts but it is set in today’s world and Gods are doing crazy stuff, like using smart phones or watching television while still being their god selves. I think it is such a great idea and the author always does it with a lot of humor. His series also overlap: in this book for example, we meet Annabeth again whom you will remember from the Percy Jackson series.

 

It was thus not surprising because Rick Riordan's books always follow the same pattern, but I knew what I was going to get, and it’s exactly what I wanted. I'm really looking forward to continuing on with this series!

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text 2016-08-12 18:10
Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (New Covers W/Poster)[PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS][Paperback] - RickRiordan

Goodreads summary:

Because the summary of the last book (Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian) will give you spoilers, I decided to give you all the links of my reviews of the previous books in this series. In my review of the first book you'll see a summary too. Here are all the links:

#1: click

#2: click

#3: click

#4: click

 

My opinion:

I like the conclusion to this series, but that's all I can see about my opinion. (If I could still rate in in comparison to the rest of my ratings of this series I would give the last book 3.5 stars). This series is just a series that you either love or just appreciate, and I ''just'' appreciate it. I admire Rick Riordan as an author and he has done an excellent job creating this world, especially with all the mythology in it, but it was sadly enough my cup of tea (anymore). I know it's middle grade and mostly I don't mind reading books when a character is much younger than me, but I honestly think that this series really is for middle grade readers (I know older reader love it too though, but sadly enough not me). The thing for me was that I just don't like fantasy stories that much anymore (which I already knew, but I still wanted to read it). I still recommend it to everyone who (still) likes to read fantasy and/or about mythology. I just wished I read it when I was a lot younger. 

 

What is your opinion about this series?

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review 2015-06-19 20:08
Review on The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan

My review of Rick Riordan last book in the Heroes of Olympus series is up come check it out 

Source: myowlslibrary.blogspot.ca/2015/06/review-on-blood-of-olympus-by-rick.html
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