My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There. I finally finished this book. Not through any fault of Mari Mancusi's--It's just that I had to download the book to my computer instead of to my kindle, which isn't exactly convenient. I can't take a laptop with me everywhere.
But anyway, thank you NetGalley and NLA Digital LLC for this free book to review!
All fourteen-year-old gamer girl Sophie Sawyer wants to do is defeat Morgan Le Fay in her favorite Arthurian videogame. She has no idea the secret code sent via text message is actually a magical spell that will send her back in time to meet up with a real life King Arthur instead.Arthurian legend + modern video games = one brilliant idea. Seriously. Whether your an expert on him or if you only know the Disney version (I'm somewhere in the middle), this book will still make sense.
Of course Arthur's not king yet--he hasn't pulled the sword from the stone--and he has no idea of his illustrious destiny. And when a twist of fate sends him forward in time--to modern day high school--history is suddenly in jeopardy. Even more so when Arthur Googles himself and realizes what lies in store for him if he returns to his own time--and decides he'd rather try out for the football team instead.
Now Sophie and her best friend Stuart find themselves in a race against time--forced to use their 21st century wits to keep history on track, battle a real-life version of their favorite videogame villain, and get the once and future king back where he belongs. Or the world, as they know it, may no longer exist.
All of the characters had distinct voices. Sophie is actually a likable female protagonist, and I was rooting for Stu throughout everything. Their humor was awesome.
The time travelling concept, while still confusing, made at least a little sense. Usually those things go completely over my head, but not this time.
Mari Mancusi is going to write more books about Stu and Sophie, right? RIGHT??? Because her writing style is clear and smooth. I will definitely keep an eye out for more of her books.
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