Friday, August 26, 2016
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer / Rick Riordan / 497 p.
Having read the Percy Jackson series (and loving it!) I was happy to see this new series from Riordan: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. This one features Magnus Chase (cousin to Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson series) and Norse mythology. Magnus has been homeless for two years at the start of the book. While pointing out how the homeless are often treated (or ignored), he makes it clear that he doesn't feel sorry for himself and no one else should either. He's sarcastic and irreverent and the kind of person I'd love to hang out with. As always in Riordan's books, this 16-year-old is a bit surprised to find out he is descended from a God. Readers of YA Fantasy will love this book.