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Loki’s Wolves by K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr

In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters–wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds, all bent on destroying the world.

The gods died a long time ago.

Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was family history–because it is family history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, South Dakota, in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt’s classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke.

However, knowing the legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids–led by Matt–will stand in for the gods in the final battle, he can hardly believe it. Matt, Laurie, and Fen’s lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team to prevent the end of the world.

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Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never head of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as “Prince Charming.” But all of this is about to change…

Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other associated terrors to become the heroes no one ever thought they could be. Four imperfect princes. Five audacious princesses. One hilariously unforgettable adventure.

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This story is packed full of adventure and hilarious plot twists! ย I laughed a lot throughout this one. The princes were just kind of pathetic in the cutest, most endearing ย way possible!! ย Starring some Fairy Tale characters you know, and lots you only thought you knew, A whole bunch of fun! That’s what this book is!

I gave this book *9.5/10

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Loki’s Wolves by K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr

In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world, an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. When this apocalypse happens, the gods must battle the monsters–wolves the size of the sun, serpents that span the seabeds, all bent on destroying the world.

The gods died a long time ago.

Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it was family history–because it is family history. Most people in the modern-day town of Blackwell, South Dakota, in fact, are direct descendants of either Thor or Loki, including Matt’s classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke.

However, knowing the legends and completely believing them are two different things. When the rune readers reveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids–led by Matt–will stand in for the gods in the final battle, he can hardly believe it. Matt, Laurie, and Fen’s lives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable team to prevent the end of the world.


If you like Percy Jackson or Harry Potter, chances are you are going to LOVE this book!!

Poor Matt just wants to make his parents proud, do well in school, and just be a regular 13 year old boy! It proves pretty difficult to do this when you are destined to stop the end of the world though.

One of my favorite things about Loki’s Wolves are the illustrations! I am such a sucker for any kind of picture in a book, and these were amazing!! I tried so hard not to flip ahead and I failed hard! They are just so well done!! Go ahead and flip though. It won’t reeaaalllyy spoil the story. A couple of paragraphs ahead you’ll just be able to guess what happens next. Heads up…you’ll be at least slightly wrong every time.

Illustrations aside, this book reads sort of like a comic book! I’m not sure if this makes sense to all of you, but that was the feeling I got from the very beginning. It just feels like a comic book kind of story…but told in words…make sense?

There’s action, there’s adventure, there’s comedy, friendships and trolls! Some betrayal mixed with uncertainty and some amazing bravery! What an amazing read!! I absolutely loved Loki’s Wolves!!! I hope you enjoy it even half as much as I did!

I gave it 9.5/10

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The Boxtrolls by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

This story is about an orphan named Eggs who has been taken in by boxtrolls when he was a baby. Boxtrolls sleep during the day, collect bits and bobs and ย from the streets of Cheesebridge during the night to build their gadgets, and eat bugs. The boxtrolls are disappearing each night and Eggs must get to the bottom of it. ย Can Eggs and his new human friend Winnie save his family and defeat the evil boxtroll exterminator Snatcher? They will find out a lot about themselves and the character of the people they think they know the best.

I originally picked up this book because it is based on the new movie, which I now cannot wait for! This book has very loveable characters, an evil villain you love to hate, and wonderful life lessons hidden in the pages. ย Most of the action happens in the last half of the book, so if you are having a hard time getting into this story, stick with it. Its worth it!

This novel and movie are based on a book called Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow. ย I have not read it yet, but I’m very excited to check it out!

Take a look at the movie trailer for The Boxtrolls!