Reviews

Jaiden and Anjali Medina and the Mythical Kings by Felix Alexander-Review

Hi, everyone!

I was once again given the opportunity from the people at Booktasters to review one of their up and coming books. This week I’d like to talk about Jaiden and Anjali Medina and the Mythical Kings by Felix Alexander.

Synopsis

Jaiden and Anjali’s father has disappeared the day after the Day of the Dead. Thinking that their father was just running late, the siblings head to the library. Once someone hears about their father’s disappearance, they discover their father is a member of a secret group called the Order of the Scribes. The Order of the Scribes has existed since the first library in history was constructed. To find their father, they must remember everything he has taught them about mythology and legends in order to find the Mythical Kings.

My Thoughts

I did enjoy this book very much. I would’ve enjoyed it more if I was younger. Being in my late teens, middle grade books don’t really appeal to me as they used to. Though, this does not affect my views of this book.

I thought the book had a very interesting concept, but at times the text was a little too chaotic. There was too much going on at once.

I loved the idea and the plot line.

I wish there was more character development and a little more depth to the characters themselves. All we know is that their father went missing and they have to find them. There wasn’t really a backstory to build off of.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I hoped to. (I feel as if I’m being too harsh. 😦  )

 

Until next time,

Hannah Stoffield

 

Reviews

Path of Jen by Sidney Wood-Review

I was given the wonderful opportunity from the people at Book Tasters to review Sidney Wood’s novel Path of Jen. I would like to thank Book Tasters before I begin this review. Without their help, I would’ve never discovered this great novel.

Synopsis 

Path of Jen follows the story of an average teen named Jen. Her and her dad go on a trip to Tehran (the capital of Iran). Ever since the uprising of ISIS and the Iran/Iraq war, Tehran has been in a state distress. Due to the current events, Jen and her father must take caution. The trip went as planned until Jen was kidnapped.

My Thoughts

Going into this novel, I didn’t know a lot about ISIS and the Islamic State. I should’ve known more about them, but this book helped me have a better understanding. It helped relieve some of my confusion.

Some of the events such as the kidnapping have sensitive material.

I thought this book was very well written. Each moment was described in crisp detail. The only thing that I was a little iffy about was some of Jen’s thoughts were a little corny. I don’t know how to describe it, but it didn’t sound like someone would say let alone think. They weren’t really realistic?

Either way I really enjoyed this book. I give it 4/5. Path of Jen is gripping and a definite read for teens and adults.

Thank you for reading!

Until next time,

Hannah