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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Myth Weaver by @davidjnormoyle #fantasy #ya #bookreview



Myth Weaver


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Written by David J. Normoyle




Genre: Young Adult Fantasy


Book Synopsis


Eighteen-year-old Jagger Burns lives so much in his head that his guardian wonders if she should commit him. In the real world, he's shy, he's an orphan and he's just failed his college exams. His imaginary world feels safer. When he enrolls in a mythology class, Greek and Norse myths fill Jagger's daydreams; they become so real that Zeus's thunderbolts leave phantom burns behind. These gods have ideas of their own; they're guiding Jagger back to reality.

Each myth he relives in his imaginary world teaches Jagger more about living in the real world. With Loki and Prometheus to help him, he begins to re-enter life and gets a job on the student newspaper. But when his reporting uncovers a dangerous crime ring, he'll need everything the gods can teach him to survive. Otherwise, he'll either dream away the rest of his life in an institution, or wind up dead.

Abha C's Rating & Review


This is a story about Jagger Burns a reluctant hero. He is a young man that finds escape in a world of his own creation. The world that Jagger created had elements of Greek and Norse mythology woven in. This was a great way to learn a little bit about both mythologies and how each has so much in common. The short stories from each were interesting but gruesome and barbaric at the same time as mythology is.

My complaint is that I just couldn't identify with Jagger, if I could have seen why he was this way or what his motivation was perhaps it would make it easier. It also took him a long time to snap out of his troubles in order to save two worlds! Overall it was an interesting concept. I would definitely say that this is a book for high school aged and older, solidly young adult.

Review Disclaimer: Book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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