Do I even need to mention that I loved this book? You all know Rick Riordan is my favorite author, so I doubt it ;) But I'm going to say it anyway, I LOVED it!! I loved the mythology! While Greek mythology is my favorite, really, I find all mythology interesting and am always up to learning more about them. As is the case with Norse mythology. I am a bit familiar but not nearly as much as I am with Greek mythology. Which is one of the things I love about this: you learn about mythology but in a fun way! I particularly love that we got into the more minor gods, because we all pretty much know about Thor and Loki, mostly thanks to Marvel (not that I’m complaining... even though the mythos in the MCU isn’t all that accurate to the classic Norse mythology).
I am also very much excited about the fact that our main character, Magnus Chase, is Annabeth Chase’s (from Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus) freaking cousin! What?! What are the odds that these two are demigods but from completely different pantheons?? One Greek, one Norse... my mind is blown. There’s something about this family... and I am dying to know what it is and why! I should also mention that Annabeth makes an appearance which totally pleased my fangirl heart. Her cameo was great! I also appreciated the other little shout outs to Rick Riordan’s other series.
The Sword of Summer, just like Rick Riordan’s other books, was a very fun adventure. But it was also different because our main character is freaking dead! And no, this isn’t even a spoiler because A.) it’s in the summary of the book, B.) It is literally the first line of the book:
And C.) Chapter one is called Good Morning! You're going to die, so, I mean, make of that what you will. lol. But yeah, I really liked that aspect even though in the beginning, I admit, I was kind of iffy about. I don’t know why I worried, this is Rick freaking Riordan!
Another different thing that I also liked was the fact that there was no romance! Nowadays you can’t pick up a book without finding some sort of romance in it. Don't get me wrong! I love it! But it is also refreshing to pick up a book without it. Not all novels need it. Especially since this is an MG novel. But hey, I am totally up for Magnus finding some love ;)
The Sword of Summer was so much fun and so funny! I loved the new characters and the way the mythology was intertwined into the amazing story! I am definitely intrigued by this new series and cannot wait to see where things go from here because this one was pretty epic!
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 link to your review or comment below! :)