Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard #2) by Rick Riordan

27904311Page Count: 471
Published By: Disney-Hyperion
Published On: October 4, 2016
Genre(s): Fantasy, Mythology, Middle Grade, YA, Adventure,
Source: Hardback
Age Rating: PG

Where To Find It: Goodreads // Amazon

My Rating: 4.75

Goodreads synopsis:

      Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.


Hey, guys!

I’ve always been a huge fan of Riordan’s writing, but he really delivered in The Hammer of Thor! The Hammer of Thor is the second book in Riordan’s Magnus Chase series and it was even better than The Sword of Summer. I can’t wait to see where Riordan goes with Magnus’s story. The ending of this book really killed me emotionally. I really cannot wait for the third book. I desperately need that book.

The Hammer of Thor follows Magnus and the gang a couple months after the end of The Sword of Summer. Magnus and his friends are sent on a quest after they get a lead regarding to the missing item that must not be mentioned lest the giants start Ragnarok. In this book, new characters are introduced, older characters develop as people, more Norse mythology baffles the readers mind, and it’s just a great time.

There are multiple occasions throughout this book that make you literally laugh out loud. Riordan has the ability to make his readers feel absolutely immersed in the world that he is weaving as he’s writing. His characters are so hilariously relatable and even though it’s very fictional, it almost seems realistic. Not only are his main characters hilarious and amazing, but the side characters are just so fantastically written and unique. Riordan introduced us to Alex who is gender fluid. You can rarely find any good books with LGBTQA+ characters, not to mention gender fluid. Rick Riordan is always breaking walls when it comes to this series. He’s such a fantastic writer.

The only issue that I had was that I wish that there were more interactions between Hearthstone and Blitzen. I think that they are absolutely adorable, and I need more of their relationship in my life. I can’t wait for book three!

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