Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He’d much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno—for his one good leg. What Zane doesn’t know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he’s destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in—unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can’t even walk well without a cane?
Feisty heroes, tricky gods, murderous demons, and spirited giants are just some of the pleasures that await in this fresh and funny take on Maya mythology, as rich and delicious as a mug of authentic hot chocolate.
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Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Middle Grade/YA Mythology/Adventure
If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
I definitely plan on finishing the series.
Who would you recommend this for?
Whoever enjoyed Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson/The Kane Chronicles), this would be right up your alley.
I absolutely adore mythology. Mostly Greek and some Egyptian, but if I get the opportunity to read a book that follows any sort of mythology, I’m all for it.
This book was super interesting. I loved reading about the Maya gods and demons. Although I wish there was more of it. This book wasn’t totally descriptive. It didn’t really go into too many details of, not only the physical appearance of the gods but also about their back stories and the actual myths surrounding them.
I’m hoping we’ll get a little more about it in the next books in the series.
Honestly, my favorite character was literally the dog. I found most of the characters fell a little flat.
Now based off of my review, you’re probably wondering why I rated it so high. It’s because it was a damn enjoyable read while I was reading it. But nothing really stuck with me about it. A couple days later and I can barely remember any of the characters names.
Maybe that’s just typical for a book reviewer (LOL we’ve all been there) but this one is a complete blank. It was good, just forgettable.
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Until next time,
2 thoughts on “The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes”
Great review. I was unsure about this book. It is in my TBR but not in the immediate list to buy
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It’s definitely worth the read, I think.
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