"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
01 June 2018
The Storm Runner
Cervantes, J.C. The Storm Runner. Rick Riordan Presents, 2018.
Zane loves his home in New Mexico, even though he isn't a fan of going to a real school again. He is afraid the other kids will tease him because one of his legs is shorter than the other and he uses a cane. At school Zane meets Brooks, a student no one at his school has heard of, and she convinces him that he is a demigod and is destined to release evil upon the world and that it is her job to stop him. All of this is going to take place in the supposedly dormant volcano in Zane's backyard.
This is a great adventure story along the lines of Riordan's many series, but the focus is on Mayan mythology. There is plenty of page-turning action and adventure as well as heavy doses of humor. I can easily recommend this book to tweens who have read all of the mythology adventures on the shelf and need something more.
Recommended for: tweens
Red Flags: mild fantasy peril
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars
Read-Alikes: Aru Shah and the End of Time, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for the purpose of review.