The Sword of Summer - Rick Riordan

Title: Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Hyperion Disney
My Format: Kindle
Source: I own it

 

Report Card
Characters B

Plot B
Setting/s B+

 

I wanted to like this book. I really did. And I did like this book. The problem with Magnus is that he reminded me too much of Percy. The half-ass hero who dumb lucks his way through quests. And Sam reminded me too much of Annabeth. She's smart and tough and she knows something about just about  everything they come up against. Then there's Hearthstone and Blitz who are basically Grover separated in two. Sometimes useful, mostly nervous. They just felt like knockoffs to me. 
The story was pretty much the same as well. A sorry bunch of heroes with a deadline to save the world. 
But there was humor, lots of it. That really kept the story going. Nothing was expected. There was a lot thrown in to keep the story fresh, like the regenerating goats, for example. Totally random, but I like it.

So, I guess I did like the story. Loved it, actually. But it felt repetitive.