[Review] Loki's Wolves by K.L Armstrong and M.A Marr

Friday, May 03, 2013

Title: Loki's Wolves
Authors: K.L Armstrong & M.A Marr
Series: The Blackwell Pages #1
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Little Brown and Company, Hachette

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In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters--wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds, all bent on destroying the world.

The gods died a long time ago.

Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was family history--because it is family history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, South Dakota, in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt's classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke.

However, knowing the legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids--led by Matt--will stand in for the gods in the final battle, he can hardly believe it. Matt, Laurie, and Fen's lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team to prevent the end of the world.

Mythology has always been a favorite of mine wen it comes to retellings. And I am so glad I got the chance to read this story about Norse Gods. Before I go onto to explain why I think this is a work of perfection, I will just say that Kelley Armstrong an Melissa Marr can do no wrong. They are brilliant both together and apart.

The Myth of Loki and Thor is one that, until recentlt, hadn;t been touched upon very much--especially in literature. But I will say that this version created by Kelley and Melissa was amazing. It follows three young kids that are all decendents of Norse gods. It is only when the end of the world is fortold that these kids are thrust into a world of triolls, wolves and many other muthial creatures.

It is very hard to write a review like this one because I honestly thought this book was perfect. The characters were flawed yet extremely likable nd their interections with each other perfect for their age group. The only critical thing I can say is that there was scene at the end of the book that I think deserved a little more attention. Because it was a bit abrupt and I thought that the weight of what happened should have been touched upon for a few more pages. But other than that I loved every single second of this book.

Overall this book was gripping, funny, witty and non-stop entertainment. This book is good for all ages, no matter if it is characterized as a Middle Grade read. Everyone should pick up this book. It has easily become one of my favorites of the year!

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