Hello, my darling readers! I’m a huge sucker for everything myth-related (hello there, Rick Riordan!), so of course, I had to pick up Neil Gaiman’s take on Norse Mythology. Let’s talk a closer look as his retelling of old stories!
This collection of Norse Mythology features all your favorite Gods: Odin, Thor, and the trickster Loki…
I’ll keep this one really short. Neil Gaiman is trying hard to make the best of what those Norse Myths have to offer.
Some of the stories are entertaining but – and that’s not Gaiman’s fault – there isn’t much depth. You might learn a little more about some of the Gods but the bottom line is: if shit went down it was definitely Loki’s fault.
Hey, guys! It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks. For this month, Shanah came up with something very special. Each Tuesday I share my top 5 books beginning with the respective letters of the alphabet assigned for the day. This is post #3 dealing with K, L, M, N and O.
K – Kingdom of Ash
You all knew I was just waiting for a chance to name a Sarah J. Maas book. Kingdom of Ash is the final book in the TOG series and wrecked in just about all ways possible.
L – The Lovely Bones
Usually, I read the book before watching the film. In this case, it was the other way around, so I figured I knew what to expect. The book was somewhat different from the film and not necessarily in a good way. I wasn’t as thrilled by this book as I hoped I would be.
I recently finished Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. So I’m ready to dive into a series. What better choice would there be than Rick Riordan’s latest take on the Norse Gods?
Goodreads Cover – The Sword of Summer
Magnus Chase is your regular teenager. Except for the fact that he is homeless. And the son of Frey, a God. Oh, and he’s dead.
Well, Magnus had no idea that his life was about to change completely but it turns out, being that isn’t that bad. At least not when you made it to Valhalla, a place where worthy warriors get to wait and train for Ragnarok.
But before Magnus can make himself comfortable he has to go on a quest to retrieve the Sword of Summer and prevent Ragnarok from happening, well, next week…
As you know, I completely devoured Rick Riordan’s book on the Greek Gods. So I was super excited to check out his latest series on the Norse Gods. Continue reading →