Book Review: The Sword of Summer





Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book Review

Magnus Chase Book CoverTitle: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

Author: Rick Riordan

Length: 491 pages

Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction/Norse Mythology

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Source: Christmas gift from my sister 😀

Blurb: Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and truant officers.

One day, Magnus learns that someone else is trying to track him down–his Uncle Randolph, a man his mother had always warned him about. When Magnus tries to outmaneuver his uncle, he falls right into his clutches. Randolph starts rambling about Norse history and Magnus’s birthright: a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

The more Randolph talks, the more puzzle pieces fall into place. Stories about the gods of Asgard, wolves, and Doomsday bubble up from Magnus’s memory. But he doesn’t have time to consider it all before a fire giant attacks the city, forcing him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents….

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.

I died.

I literally died.

I LOVED the Percy Jackson series, and I LOVED this book. The way Rick Riordan wrote it, and the way it was so hilariously filled with sarcasm and action it just GGAAAAHHHHHH

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Sure it doesn’t come out until this fall (😭) but at least there is a second one right???

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Magnus’s sarcasm in this whole book was absolutely hilarious. Even in the most serious and dangerous scenes he would always have to make some random comment that just make matters worse for other people. And the chapter titles? They were half of the funniness! They all somehow related to the chapter they titled, but they were SO random! Like:

Phil The Potato Meets His Doom

Let the Crafting of Decorative Waterfowl Begin

Let’s Play Frisbee with Bladed Weapons!

Hey, I Know You’re Dead, But Call Me Maybe

And many, many others of that sort.

I also really loved how Rick Riordan brought in references to the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series. There even was one of the Percy Jackson characters in the book. I won’t say who, but it’s definitely one of the best characters of the that series. 🙂

Magnus hasn’t met anyone in this book that could be a possible hookup, but I bet she will come in somewhere in the second or third book. And maybe she won’t. Maybe he’ll be a bachelor. Who knows? But considering that in all the other series Rick Riordan has done there are couples, I bet there will be one in this series as well.

There were also many plot twists and things/events that you couldn’t imagine happening that do happen, but that just adds to the awesomeness of it all. 🙂

Favorite Quotes

“Yes, this will do nicely until I find that–ah, other weapon which is not officially missing.”


I’m pretty good at multitasking, so I figured I could flee in terror and argue at the same time.


“I will now escort you to dinner.” She forced a smile. “If you embarrass me, I’ll be the first to kill you.”


“We won’t go the wrong way,” I promised. “Will we, Jack?”

“Hmm?” said the sword. “Oh, no. Probably not. Like, a sixty percent change we’ll live.”


Blitz unceremoniously shoved the head in the water, bag and all.

“Dude,” I said, “the state river authority isn’t going to like that.”


I cannot say any more for fear of saying any spoilers.

My final words?

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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

PS: Maddy just made her own Etsy shop and she wants me to spread the news! Go check out her AMAZING photos at Maddy Crone Photography!

PPS: I kinda stole the same format as Izel does her book reviews sorry bout that. Your format was just so neat and nice! 😛, so I would like feedback about how you like it. 🙂


2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Sword of Summer

  1. YES. I am so glad you liked this so much! To be completely honest, I’ve been a bit hesitant about reading this when it comes out because I’m worried that it won’t be quite as good as the Percy Jackson series, but you’ve eased my fears. (Although, I felt the same way when I started Heroes of Olympus, and, alas, look where I am now). So glad that Annabeth is in this (my spirit character TBH) and that there were some Percy Jackson cameos as well. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! ♥

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    1. Thanks! Yup, it’s a really great book. Haha! Yeah, sometimes I get that way myself. I’m not allowed to read the Heroes of Olympus series yet, but all of my older siblings have, and they REALLY like it.
      I know right?? Annabeth is probably my favorite character from that series.
      Thanks so much, Zoe! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂
      ~ Suzy


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