My Thoughts On: Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer6:12:00 PM
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Magnus Chase #1
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 . . .
Rick Riordan is an amazing author! Everything that he writes is gold! I adored the Percy Jackson and Heroes Of Olympus series! They are definitely in my top 5 favorite series of all time! Rick Riordans writing is just so light-hearted and funny! Most YA books are very heavy reads, his books are like a breath of fresh air! while they are still action-packed and are very intense, they also aren't always serious, funny moments are happening 24/7 throughout this book and definitely making the fact they are fighting giants hilarious!
Annabeth is in it! DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT A SPOILER THIS HAPPENS ON THE FIRST PAGE I'm sorry I just felt like I had to make that heard. Annabeth is there on the first page, and it honestly isn't even important! I just thought I was very cute how he brought one of the characters we love into his brand spanking' new series! Although it isn't for long, at least she made an appearance! I also find the relationship between Magnus and Annabeth hilarious, as both are dealing with separate types of Gods and for some reason I find that amusing...?
The relationships between the characters are nice they all feel like one delicious family! Magnus and his friends are so perfect together! I enjoyed reading about them a ton, the situations they got themselves in and how they reacted were hilarious! One thing this book lacked, was romance! *gasps* a YA book without romance?! That's impossible. Although they are rare, they definitely exist, and Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer is one of them! Love wasn't on their minds in this book, they were a bit busy, you know doing more important things... I'm not sure whether to view this as a positive or a negative though. Some people might enjoy the refreshing break from all the lovey-dovey mushiness in other books, but I do enjoy shipping... So I haven't really made up my mind on that yet. At one point in the series I would like a l'il bit of love though, as Rick Riordan created Perabeth, why can't he create *insert ship name for Magnus and some other girl here*
(this is freaking adorable)
The ending wasn't intese but it left me begging for more! I can't exactly give details as that would be too much of a spoiler... All I can say is READ THE BOOK IF YOU WANT TO KNOW! Okay? Okay.
Percy Jackson is better... I can't bring myself to say I love this book when I have a glorious series called Percy Jackson to compare it too! I will always love Percy. I would never betray him. I found Percy's adventures a little better, this might however be because I found the Greek Gods more interesting than the Norse! I also felt as if Magnus Chase was a bit too similar, in Percy Jackson demigods went to Camp Half-Blood, in Magnus Chase Demigods (and occasional mortals) go to a hotel. Both ideas are flawless but after reading Percy Jackson first, they just seemed a little bit too similar to me! I did however greatly enjoy Magnus Chase despite this!