Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Loki's Wolves by Kelley Armstrong and Marissa Marr

Matt lives in a small town where everyone is a descendent of a Norse god or goddess and the myths are not just stories, they are history.  During a festival Matt hears the town's adults say that the signs indicate the coming of Ragnarok, the end of the world.  The only way to stop Ragnarok is for the gods to battle all the monsters that will be coming.  Since Matt is a descendent of Thor, it's up to him to fight the ancient monsters but according to the prophecy, he won't live through the war.  The only chance he has is to unite with Fen and Laurie who are related to Loki.  The two boys have never gotten along but to help save the world they set off on a quest to find the rest of the modern day gods and goddesses.  Since The Lightning Thief students have been looking for mythology like mad.  Although there are other books that include mythology, this is the first one I've read that feels like Percy Jackson and is well done enough that I can recommend it.  I like all the characters and was suitably unhappy by the death at the end of the story.  I hope it catches on!