Reviews by Tag: mythology

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Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Iron Widow

By Xiran Jay Zhao
5
Rated by
Anonymous
May 23, 2022

This book is definitely in my top 10 books of this year. I loved the portrayal of lgbtq+ themes with fantasy. It also has a mythological aspect to it. It’s honestly refreshing to see a book that has lgbtq+ as a subplot and focuses more on fantasy. Most lgbtq+ book are more slice of life or coming of age, although those are fun to read from time to time. Overall I loved this book.

Teen Review
Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe

By Madeline Miller
4
Rated by
Mariam S.
Feb 21, 2022

Madeline Miller’s Circe is a retelling of the ancient Greek myth of a witch with the powers of transformation. Born to Helios, the Titan god of the sun yet evidently without any powers of her own, Circe has a childhood in the shadows, largely unnoticed unless harassed. She discovers her magical abilities after picking flowers grown from the blood of gods and is cast down from the halls of the gods for her offense. Stranded on an island and forbidden to leave, a cast of characters from Greek mythology enter her story.

Teen Review
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Sword of Summer

By Rick Riordan
4
Rated by
Paranjay S.
Jan 31, 2022

This is the first book of the series Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. In The Sword of Summer, 16-year-old Magnus Chase lives on the streets of Boston when he discovers that he is the son of Norse god Frey. His uncle tasks him with finding a sword to protect him from a fire giant named Surt. Magnus attacks the fire giant but dies saving the civilians on the bridge. Magnus wakes up in Hotel Valhalla, the place where einherjars go for their bravery.

Teen Review
9 From the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan

9 From the Nine Worlds

By Rick Riordan
5
Rated by
Shreya A.
Nov 29, 2021

9 from the Nine Worlds is a funny and distinctive fantasy fiction by Rick Riordan. This book is about Magnus Chase’s friends and their individual journeys through the 9 worlds. I love the way the author makes each chapter different and the way he transforms everyday things into something funny. I recommend this book to anyone who already read the other three Magnus Chase books or someone who wants to read a few funny short stories.

Teen Review
Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead

By Rick Riordan
5
Rated by
Shreya A.
Nov 19, 2021

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead is a thrilling and funny fiction novel by Rick Riordan. This book is about a guy named Magnus Chase.  He and his friends travel across the nine worlds in search of a way for them to defeat Loki and return him to his chains and delay Ragnarok at the same time. I love the way the author makes the most serious moments really funny and exciting. The sarcasm in this book is so funny and original, I couldn’t stop laughing!

Teen Review
Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

By Rick Riordan
5
Rated by
Shreya A.
Oct 21, 2021

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor is a funny and absorbing fantasy fiction by Rick Riordan. This book is about Magnus Chase who entered the world of Norse Gods. He is given the task of retrieving Thor’s hammer from the king of earth giants. He and his friend’s scheme and travel to every length, even if it means that they have to let out the God’s oldest prisoner. I love the way Rick Riordan portrays the gods, he makes them act either serious or super funny.

Teen Review
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

By Rick Riordan
5
Rated by
Shreya A.
Oct 21, 2021

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer is a humorous and adventurous fantasy novel by Rick Riordan. This book is about a homeless 16-year-old boy named Magnus Chase. He travels the nine worlds as an einherjar. He and his friends find a way to keep the Norse God’s enemy tied up on a magical island. I love the way Rick Riordan humorizes even the most tragic events. I recommend this book to anyone wanting something good to read or anyone wanting a good laugh.

Teen Review
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Halo

By Alexandra Adornetto
4
Rated by
Rowan D.
Oct 21, 2021

Bethany Church has a secret, one that she must keep hidden from those around her at all costs. She is an angel. Bethany and two other angels, Gabriel and Ivy are sent to earth with one mission: bring good to Venus Cover, a small town with he gradual brimming of evil. The three angels attempt to conceal their otherworldly powers, effervescent glow, and vast wings, but they know that above all, they must steer clear of all possible human entanglements. Bethany didn’t anticipate any possible hiccups, until she meets Xavier Woods, a human like no one she has ever met before.

Teen Review
Spells Trouble by P.C. Cast

Spells Trouble

By P.C. Cast
2
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

Two twin teenage witches, Mercy and Hunter Goode, are next in line to become protectors of the gate to the underworld. Everything seemed to be going alright, until their mother becomes the first victim of the creatures that lurk in the underworld. Now, they must set all aside and protect the world. Will they succeed in their task? Read more to find out!

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