It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.
Last Week’s Books:
Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstron and M.A. Marr is the first book in the fantasy series The Blackwell Pages. Thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen’s family are descendants of Thor. When they learn that Ragnorak (the end of the world) is coming, a champion must come forth to fight in the place of Thor. Matt is the chosen one, and he must find the on-Earth manifestations of other mythical heroes such as Balder and Odin so they can help him in the final battle. Along for the ride are Fen and Laurie, descendants of Loki, who usually rivals Thor. This time, the three work together to avoid the Raiders, who can take wolf forms, and prepare for the final fight. This book has some satisfying action scenes and an interesting concept, but focuses mostly on Matt’s gathering the right people for further adventures in forthcoming books. In fact, the ending bothered me because it did not seem to wrap up this first book; everything just seemed to stop and wait for book two. Still, fans of the Percy Jackson books will find much to enjoy here.
Slappy’s Tales of Horror by R.L. Stine presents classic Goosebumps tales in graphic format, told by award-winning graphic novelists and artist. Although I can’t say much about the book since I am reviewing it for Library Media Connection, I am certain this book will sell itself. The question is not whether I will buy it for my middle school students but how many copies I will buy. This book counts for my Horror Reading Challenge 2015.
Note: This is an adult graphic novel.