Review: Odin’s Ravens (The Blackwell Pages #2)

Posted February 19, 2015 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

odins ravensOdin’s Raven by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr

Where did I get it? A Christmas present to myself. One of the last books I bought before stopping for Christmas.

About

Seven kids, Thor’s hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world.

When thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen, a modern day descendant of the Norse god Thor, was chosen to represent Thor in an epic battle to prevent the apocalypse he thought he knew how things would play out. Gather the descendants standing in for gods like Loki and Odin, defeat a giant serpent, and save the world. No problem, right?

But the descendants’ journey grinds to a halt when their friend and descendant Baldwin is poisoned and killed and Matt, Fen, and Laurie must travel to the Underworld in the hopes of saving him. But that’s only their first stop on their journey to reunite the challengers, find Thor’s hammer, and stop the apocalypse–a journey filled with enough tooth-and-nail battles and larger-than-life monsters to make Matt a legend in his own right.

Cover

The art is really, really nice. This cover is pretty cool.

Initial Thoughts

I read everything Kelley Amrstrong writes so my expectations of her are always high. This one didn’t disappoint.

My New BFF

I still really like Laurie. I’d take her and Matt as my bff’s easy. They grew a little bit in this book while still being the same characters I loved in the first book. I like how they both are very similar to the Gods they represent.

My Crush

I will never stop loving Fen. He’s very interesting and that’s what keeps my entertained. Odin was another character that really started to grow on me the more we saw him. He’s like the quiet, smart one that sits back and lets everyone else work things out. He seems the oldest of all the characters. He knows exactly what he needs to do and he does it.

Writing Style

Lots and lots of action and adventure! My favourite! There was never a boring moment and I could hardly put the book down. You feel like all the characters are your best friends but they still surprise you sometimes. That’s what happens when you stick two great authors together.

Closing Thoughts

This is one of the only middle grade series that still keeps me interested. I think it’s funny how Thor’s and Loki’s descendants have to get along and it gives them a hard time throughout their adventures. There;s just a lot of humour in general in this book. You can tell it’s for a younger audience which bothers me a little but I have to read all of Kelley’s books. There’s a pretty high possibility that the descendants will complete their mission and save the world. I can’t wait to see what happens next! Some crazy plot twists are going to happen I can feel it!

Quote

“Are you prepared?” she asked when the other Valkyries had their passengers in place.
“Sure,” Matt said. “But we could use a soundtrack this time. Maybe a little Wagner. Da-da-da DUM dum.”

 5 out of 5 stars

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