I've been telling myself a lot of things this week. First of all, to stop giving out six stars on every single review, because if I could I would. But I can't so I shan't. And also to not eat that cupcake sandwich with strawberries in the middle. It's not that good Annabeth, step AWAY from the plate.
Anyway, it's been a busy week for me over here. There's school, writing AND reading books, them it's like "Holy poop!! It's Sunday!!!!" Then you know, scramble to the computer to write this post. So I'm trying to sound somewhat composed as I find out something to ramble about. So first let me do the weekly search for a decent book in my bookshelf to review.
Aha!! The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis!
Right now, you probably think you're normal. Well, so did I. I'm Jack McKinley. Relatively normal kid who is destined to die in six months. I have the G7W, a gene that makes you have seriously awesome super powers. Cool, I know. But there's a catch. If you don't find the cure made of 7 Loculuses in the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, I die. And that task, by the way, is pretty much impossible.
Peter's book is through Jack's POV, like the summary above. I love the way he wrote it, really forming each character's personality. You really get to know Jack throughout the book, and in the second book too. (I'm in the middle of reading it, an it's one of those rare sequels that are better than the first book.) If you liked Percy Jackson and the Olympians you're probably going to like this book. That's why THE COLOSSUS RISES has made it to *** three stars!! The only problem I had with this book is that it wasn't relatable for me. I mean Peter had a challenge here. He was doing a concept that has never been done before, and is not relatable. Partly because we know it's not going to happen sometime in the future. Some of the characters you can relate to, but what they feel, I cannot. But you do sometimes feel bad for the characters. Jack went through a lot of hard adventures, and in the end, I hope it gets better, because then, after all that, there might just be cupcakes!!