Loki’s Wolves (The Blackwell Pages #1) – Kelley Armstrong & M.A. Marr

Posted October 21, 2013 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

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LOKI’S WOLVES by Kelley Armstrong and M.A. Marr

pub-2013

About LOKI’S WOLVES (taken from goodreads.com)

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.

Review of LOKI’S WOLVES

I was really excited starting this book. I love Kelley Armstrong SO MUCH! Melissa Marr though, I don’t know. I feel like she may have brought this book down a little. I feel like this book has basically the same structure as every other fantasy action book. It reminded me of Percy Jackson because of the whole Gods thing. It was different enough that I still enjoyed it though. It’s definitely written for a way younger audience than me though. That’s probably the only reason I didn’t give it five stars. I didn’t enjoy it as much as a 13 year old would.

I didn’t appreciate the close resemblance to Percy Jackson and how these kids are related to the Gods. I like how they picked the Norse Gods though, that made it a little different. I don’t know a lot about the Norse Gods so it was pretty cool learning about them all. The characters were all pretty cool. I didn’t really have any problems with them. They weren’t fantastic though. This whole book was good, but not great. Maybe for younger kids it’s great but being older it’s not as good as I hoped.

I would still recommend this book though. Especially if you’re under 16 or so. Give it a try!

4 out of 5

chelsea

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