You may be wondering what I’m up to now with the “Rapid Review”. The truth is that over the past year (and perhaps even earlier) we were literally bombarded with requests for reviews. I have (with much guilt) been sitting on some books that I agreed to review and I have not fulfilled my end of the bargain. Trust me, I have not forgotten and I feel terrible about it. These “Rapid Reviews” will be my attempt to catch up on some of the reviews I agreed to complete. Importantly, these reviews will also be shared on Amazon and Goodreads. For my “Rapid Reviews”, I will also be providing links to other reviews of the same book.
Title: Power Play – Hero’s Sword, Volume 1 | Author: M.E. Sutton | Publication Date: November 20, 2012 | Publisher: Delabarre Publishing, LLC | Pages: 64 | Recommended Ages: 6+ (read-aloud) | Reviewed by: Renee (Mother)
Summary: All Jaycee Hiller wants to do is survive eighth grade. Mostly that means hanging with her friend, Stu, avoiding the cheerleading squad, secretly crushing on Nate Fletcher, and playing her favorite video game, Hero’s Sword. When she receives a new video game controller, Jaycee finds herself magically transported into the Hero’s Sword video game world. Survival takes on a whole new meaning. No longer battling with a plastic joystick, Jaycee picks up a real sword and bow & arrow and readies herself for battle. Can she save Lady Starla’s rule in Mallory, keep herself in one piece, and maybe even learn something about surviving middle school? [Read More…]
My Rapid Review: I was initially approached by the author to promote her book via a Book Spotlight. As I do with all books I’m requested to promote, I read at least the first five chapters. Well, with this one, I tore through the whole thing in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. Then, I shared the book with my daughter who went on to read it all in one sitting as well! She loved it and I loved it!
Like it or not, our kids are growing up in an era of video games and my son and daughter both love them too. In the story, the main character – geeky 13 year-old Jaycee – is magically transported into her favorite video game, Hero’s Sword, where she encounters the characters from the game and where she must wield a sword and shoot a bow and arrow (turns out she’s a natural). In short, SHE becomes the hero of the video game. I just love the premise behind this book – awesome!
Power Play: Hero’s Sword (Vol. 1) features a relatable main character, fast-paced action, devious enemies, and an exciting plot that will absolutely capture the intended audience’s imagination. I think (and my daughter fully agrees!) that M.E. Sutton has hit on a winning series. I highly recommend Power Play: Hero’s Sword to all tweens, but to reluctant readers in particular, due to the ease of language, the video game setting, and the fast pace and physical length of the book at 64 pages.
Other Reviews of Hero’s Sword (Power Play, Book 1)
* This book was provided to me by the author free-of-charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. *