I absolutely LOVED this book! I was so excited when I found out about it... I have not read any of Melissa's books, but I love Kelley's Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising series, AND I love mythology! Right then I knew I HAD to read this book! So, imagine my excitement when I got home from school one day and found an ARC waiting for me! Apparently, I won it in a giveaway and I didn't even have a clue about it! It totally made my day :)
I thought it was very unique that instead of the gods themselves being present, all the characters were descendants of the Norse gods. And with Ragnarok (AKA the end of the world) approaching, it's up to these kids to work together and save the world!
That's a lot of pressure for a bunch of kids. But these kids, as I said, are descendants of the gods and actually have really cool powers to help them along the way, which I thought was pretty awesome. There were so many diverse characters; I had my doubts about the Loki kid at times, but he actually ended up surprising me! Matt may only be a kid, but I thought he was a fantastic leader! I really liked all the different POVs and getting to know each of these characters.
There was also an insane amount of action, which I absolutely love in a book, and some very awesome creatures. And don't get me started on the mythology itself... It was just awesome! I love mythology, but I only know the basics of Norse, so I thought the authors did a great job explaining the mythology and all the different gods.
Unfortunately, my ARC didn't have the pics, but I cannot wait to see the finished product!
This was such an amazing MG read, fantastic for the kiddos, and I cannot wait to read more!
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)