Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Serpent's Ring by H.B. Bolton

The Serpent's Ring (Relics of Mysticus, #1) Evan and Claire Jones are typical teenagers, forced to go with their parents to yet another boring museum ... that is, until something extraordinary happens to make their day a little more than interesting. After following a strange little creature into a closed exhibit, Evan and his older sister, Claire, discover the Serpent’s Ring, one of the magical relics formed from the shattered Mysticus Orb. Purely by accident, they have awakened its powers and opened a portal to Sagaas, land of ancient gods.

Before the siblings can comprehend what has happened, the Serpent’s Ring is wrenched from Evan’s hand by an enormous bird and flown back to Aegir, the Norse god of the sea. Evan and Claire, accompanied by a band of unlikely heroes, must retrieve the Serpent’s Ring before Aegir uses its immense powers to flood all the lands on Earth.

My Review:

This was a fun and easy read that I'm sure my sons will enjoy. I am definitely not the target audience for a middle grade fantasy, but I still enjoyed the book. I thought the author did a great job of creating real-life characters, Evan and Claire fought and teased, yet complimented each other's talents and truly cared about each other. I also loved the author's descriptions. I could almost taste the eclairs Evan was stuffing in his mouth and feel the golden sand Claire formed into a boat.
Football has taken over our lives or my older boys would have read this book before I posted the review. I can't wait to share it with them and get their input. In my opinion The Serpent's Ring will be well-loved by many middle-grade readers.
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10/1- Lisa’s World of Books with a Review and Guest Post
10/2- Beauty and the Bookshelf with an Interview
10/3- The Flyleaf Review with a Review and Giveaway
Love. Pray. Read. with a Review
10/4- The Book Monsters with an Author Interview and a Giveaway
Imaginary Reads with a Review and Guest Post
10/5 Lizzy’s Dark Fiction with Review, Guest Post and Giveaway
10/8 Love. Pray. Read. Book Giveaway and Spotlight


  1. I updated the link to The Flyleaf Review, sorry about that, she had some issues and switched to a new site or something. But it's if you wanted to change it. Sorry!

    I'm glad you enjoyed the book! It felt like one younger readers would enjoy more since it's more about the plot. I hope your boys enjoy it when they get a chance to read it! Thanks for being on the tour!

    1. Thanks Candace! I'll get that fixed and start my boys reading soon!

  2. Thanks for the review, and I hope your boys enjoy the book.
    As far as the bouncing pastries, I'd love to nibble on one right now :)

    1. Those bouncing pastries sounded fabulous! Thanks for sharing the book with me. Best of luck on the release.

  3. Sounds like a good book! I was just reading a blog post somewhere about how nice it is to see young adult/middle school age books that include sibling and other family relationships as an important aspect, instead of just friendships and budding romance!

    1. That's a great point, Nicki. I love that too. Thanks for stopping by.


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