REVIEW: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Whilst I enjoyed it, I didn't like it as much as PJO, HOO or the Trials of Appolo. It was okay, but not really memorable.
Magnus felt like Percy himself, with the same humour and character. He couldn't make the story shine on his own. Luckily, the book has some other pretty amazing characters. I love Sam, the Muslim girl with a hijab, and I'm happy with the inclusion of a deaf character.
It was funny at times, but it took me a long time to get in. I was over halfway when I started to really enjoy it, but the fact that I read it in Dutch might not have helped.
I will continue the series, but if they continue like this, I won't buy them, unlike the three mentioned above. This also strengthened my resolve to not try and read the Kane Chronicles again. I tried once but couldn't get very far, and the start of this book gave me somewhat the same feeling, but slightly better. And my 12-year-old brother, who's more in the intended age range, agrees with me, so there's that :)