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Book Review: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Sword of Summer

15724396Author: Rick Riordan
Format: Hardbound
Number of Pages: 507
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: October 6 2015

SynopsisMagnus 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

My review

A new hero is born indeed!

I fell in love with Magnus Chase after reading the first ten sentences in the first chapter. He is sassy, sarcastic and a total bad ass. Typical Rick Riordan character. Magnus reminds me of Percy because of those traits and also because of their love for their mothers, also because of the puny chapter titles. I like how nerdy Magnus can be, he reads books and watches the TV shows that we watch (Doctor Who for instance). I like the characters development on the story, how they strengthen their connection with each other every time they overcome a struggle.  

Hearth and Blitz are my total must have besties, they are the realest and the ones whole stay with you til the worst. So as Sam, she’s really cool and bad ass. I love how Magnus gets to know his true self more and how his mother affected the person he is now and his belief in himself and his abilities. I would definitely love to here more about Natalie Chase in the upcoming books. Magnus has this amazing trait on not holding grudges and keeping a level head even in the direst of the situations.  

Magnus Chase is my new bae, seconds to Percy Jackson (he’s always gonna be my first).

I love the mini cross overs like Annabeth and some Percy Jackson references like:

  • ‘I dunno. Something pocket-size and innocuous. A pen, maybe?’
    The sword pulsed, almost like it was laughing. I imagined it saying, A pen sword. That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.
  • Chapter 48 (If you know what I mean…)

There are also these pop culture references like the fact that Thor watches The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones whatda? And this dwarf tavern whose owner probably bought the 1989 album and is the reason why Taylor Swifts songs are blasting in his taverns speakers. Like I said, fun and great book to read. Its has that element of not letting you put it down until you finished reading it. Sword of Summer has no boring parts. it will make you laugh unfailingly ven just reading the chapter title. So if you haven’t read the book yet you better grab it now and join newest demigod hype.

I rate it:
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