A espada do verão
A vida de Magnus Chase nunca foi fácil. Desde a morte da mãe em um acidente misterioso, ele tem vivido nas ruas de Boston, usando de muito jogo de cintura para sobreviver e ficar fora das vistas de policiais e assistentes sociais. Até que um dia ele reencontra tio Randolph – um homem que ele mal conhece e de quem a mãe o mandara manter distância. Randolph é perigoso, mas r...more
Middle grade it may be, but I really enjoyed The Lightning Thief. I thought it was creative, fast-paced, entertaining and with a great message for all kids who feel a little on the outside sometimes. As with Harry Potter, it takes a normal, seemingly unremarkable kid and propels him into a world where he's a hero. And it's just fun!
The Sword of Summer, though, doesn't feel... like anything new. Some people will shriek "No!" at this, but I really think it's time for Mr Riordan to move ...more
Maybe the Percy Jackson concept is something that only works once, and now it's just being overused. It doesn't help that this book is full of Percy Jackson references that seem, well, masturbatory. And pop culture references that will look dated in less than 5 years.
Count me out for the ...more
Notes: Sometimes slow and specious, it shines in spite of soft-spots: sparkling spry and spirited in several standout sections.
I'll give Riordan credit for his mythological research, but his writing and characterizations need a lot of work still. Not only does Magnus have the exact same voice and personality as Percy Jackson and Jason Grace, but they all have a weird combination of forced snark and dad jokes that makes them sound more cartoonish than believable--and you need something to ground characters in reality when you have all this magical stuff happening. While it's great that he's trying to include more diversi ...more
I really loved all of the characters, the world building, and all of the different adventures! I can't wait to read more of this series in the future.
I enjoyed this book a great deal. I'm wanting to get into more Norse Mythology and even though this was a more funny take on those things I still enjoyed it. One star off for making my wolves the bad guys in a book once again. < -- And no, I need no commentary on that.
I loved Magnus friends, well I loved him too. There is a lot of snark and funny moments in the book. And I figured that going into this. I WILL be reading as many books as I c ...more
THE SWORD OF SUMMER was released today! Whoop xD GET YOUR BUTTS MOVING PEOPLE AND GO BUY A COPY FROM YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE TODAY :D
*This review is spoiler-free*
Rick Riordan’s books were some of the first novels I read as a reader, and throughout these past years, his books have always remained my all time favourites. Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, and now you can add Magnus Chase to that list of awesome. Why? BECAUSE THE SWORD OF S ...more
And to rebel is exactly what he does! *lol*
Gosh, I really enjoyed this book. It was such a fun read and I once again was hooked from the very first page. Uncle Rick certainly knows how to tell a good story and my heart instantly flew out to Magnus. That poor boy definitely had a hard life and at the beginning of the book I just wan ...more
Guess who's a very grumpy camper? *points to self*
In my own little world, I've always told myself that Rick Riordan can do no wrong. Okay, fine, I sort of hated The Blood of Olympus, but The Sword of Summer was supposed to be a fresh start--it was supposed to be the book that would put Riordan back up on my mental pedestal.
Well, I've been fucking let down, Rick. I'm sorry (and sa ...more
HELL YEAH. I NEED SOME LOKI ACTION.
yes, Loki, you are fabulous...
But wait... this comes out in 2015?!
I'm sorry, Loki spaz.
Honestly, the Avengers doesn't quite portray the Norse Gods as they were in the myths... they happened to have sleep with a lot more people and get drunk a lot more, but that's beside the point. I think. You may be surprised to know that my weirdness not only encompaces Loki gifs,but extends to Norse Gods as well! Upon learning that Rick would be writing this series, ...more
It took a little bit to get going and moving, but beyond that was everything I ever want from a Riordan book - humorous, heart-felt, and fun.
I can't wait for later books and I really hope we are going to get into more of the 9 realms because YES.
I went into this with kinda mixed expectations––it sounds like Percy Jackson 2.0 (and well ... it kind of is), plus a bunch of my friends were disappointed by it. But honestly, it was better than I expected. It's no PJO, but I still really enjoyed it. Some thoughts:
- I actually don't know that much about Norse mythology, so it was a fun way to learn a bit about it––although I'm sure Rick Riordan took some liberties and glossed over some things. :P
- I LOVE SAM, OH MY GOD. Why wasn't ...more
"Randolph shook his head in disgust. 'Those movies...ridiculously inaccurate. The real gods of Asgard—Thor, Loki, Odin, and the rest—are much more powerful, much more terrifying than anything Hollywood could concoct.'
'But...they're myths. They're not real.'
Randolph gave me a sort of pitying look. 'Myths are simply stories about truths we've forgotten.'"
Yes, it's time for another drinking game!
The rules are simple. Each time something similar to Percy Jackson shows up and/or happen ...more
I opt for the latter.
I like to think that I have a good sense of humour - I like to laugh at every single tiny jokes and it takes a lot to snuff out that side of me. Okay fine, to its credit Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer is funny (it certainly does has its stupid, ri-donkey-lous moments), but the humour instilled here did not succe ...more
Just hope it's more like the Percy Jackson than the Kane Chronicles.
But I really hope that Loki, if he is brought up and we all know he will be, is not a generic villain. Please?
He (and Thor) BETTER NOT be teenagers. Hell, no. I don't need drooling over Lok ...more
“Why?” I yelled.
“Because it’s a hill!”
“He loves taking hills,” Mallory grumble. “It’s a Civil War thing.”
I loved Magnus Chase! The dude was just priceless. His sarcasm and humor was outta this world hilarious. The way he reacted to half the situations he was put in, just had me cracking up several times throughout the story.
This was a super easy, exciting, witty and addicting read! The world building, plot twist ...more
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A Breakneck, Jam-Packed Roller Coaster of an Adventure..
’I Know It's Jo’s Blurb for House of Secrets, but sorry, Can't help but use it here too’
The All-The-Ancient-Gods Geek, Rick Riordan takes us in a new Adventure Up and Down the Tree of Laeradr,Worlds of Asgard’s Gods & Viking Myths.
With a Variety of resourceful characters..
Oh and don't forget the Hotel Valhalla, suc ...more
Rick Riordan, who has enthralled millions of readers with exciting tales of teenagers and their interactions with Greek, Roman and Egyptian gods and goddesses, turns to Norse mythology in his latest book, The Sword ...more
Thanks for letting me share the excellent name Magnus.”
No joking. I swear on all the books I own that this is the actual dedication of this book.
And then people dare ask me why I love metaliterature or what the heck it is...
“The once warriors-the warriors who fought bravely in the last life and will fight bravely again on the Day of Doom. Duck.”
“The Day of Doom Duck?”
Hunding pushed me down as a spear flew past.”
Seriously, how am I supposed to review a book that con ...more
I mean, seriously? That actually happened?
That ruined it for me. I’m all up for humour in books, but when the humour seeps into what I consider a serious situation of life and death, it becomes a little bit too stupid. It just didn’t feel real. Bare with me a moment here. There is a giant fire daemon that has emerged in an otherwise normal world, there’s nothing ...more
“My name is Magnus Chase. I’m sixteen years old. This is the story of how my life went downhill after I got myself killed.”
So I think The Sword of Summer is the revised edition of Percy Jackson. Everything feels the same way, Magnus reminds me of Percy and Valhara as Half blood camp. I couldn't stop comparing these two books while I was reading though, it gave me my first impression when I first read Percy Jackson. It's hilarious, delightful and engaging a lot I can't peel my eyes of the bo ...more
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The sword didn't reply (duh), but I imagined it was humming at a more interrogative pitch, like, Such as what?
"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.”