Title: Dreaming of Dragons (Dragons, Book 2) Author: T.A. Chase Published: May 26, 2009 Pages: 153 Publisher: Loose Id Publisher Website:link Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Review:
This was an unexpected series for me. When I read the first book I wasn’t sure what to expect and even the beginning of it made me wonder if it was going to work. But wow – I do absolutely love this world that T.A. Chase has created and the characters in it. Such a wonderful mix of fantasy, modern day, and science fiction and it’s thrown together almost seamlessly without feeling contrived.
I do love seeing Hugh and Kael together, but I very much enjoyed learning more about George and Mordred and their past in this book. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment.
Title: The Vast Fields of Ordinary Author: Nick Burd Published: May 14, 2009 Pages: 309 Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers Publisher Website:link Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Review: The last summer before Dade goes to college is a time when everything changes. And that’s not a bad thing – he wouldn’t mind a change from his closeted friend with benefits and hostile, homophobic peers and a way to get away from his parents’ crumbling marriage. When he meets Alex Kincaid, he finds that he can and should be willing to expect more for himself.
Nick Burd presents us with an incredibly well-written tale about Dade and the people in his life. This coming-of-age story is one that seems to capture what it means to grow up, to go from being a teenager to being an adult. There’s no instant moment that it happens, but when it does, we change as people and we change how we see the world. And Dade is no exception.
Content warning: mentions of suicide
Title: The Last Olympian Author: Rick Riordan Publication Date: May 12, 2009
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★★ Review: A very fitting end to the first chapter in the saga of the Olympians. Riordan has done a great job of making each book a distinct adventure while keeping some important threads throughout the series. In, as one might expect, an epic battle, everything comes back together and the Great Prophecy plays out in some ways you might not expect.
No more than put this down and I started into the Heroes of Olympus series because I need to know what happens next!