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Storm Clouds: Hero's Sword Vol. 2 (Volume 2) Paperback – January 14, 2015
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At last, the next day while stuck in the house, there is a quest worthy of her presence and she is once again transported into the game. Lyla Stormbringer meets back up with Lady Starla of Mallory and her trusty chief steward, Roger. Jaycee is more comfortable in the fantasy world of Hero's Sword this time around, as she and Roger became quite close during their last adventure -- like father and daughter. Remember, this is a middle grade book, folks. There is a new mystery afoot and Lyla Stormbringer has been called to action! Devin, a neighboring estate has been robbed of their precious Sapphire Star necklace, and have accused Mallory's own Lady Starla. *Gasp* Lyla must solve this mystery and set things straight before the estate of Mallory is under siege. Will Lyla be victorious?
Lyla Stormbringer reminds me a lot of Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, but on a much more kid-friendly scale. hehe.
This second installment is even better than the first. The storyline has more depth, and more imagery to go along with this tale of adventure, drama, and even a little bit of fairy tale romance. I became more fascinated by the main cast of characters, cementing my interest in this awesome series. The writing style is spot-on for a middle grade adventure, and there is enough action, suspense, and mystery to keep the reader flipping the pages to find out what happens next. I highly recommend this series to fans of middle grade fantasy and video games. I definitely look forward to reading more by this author.
** Received ebook for free via Story Cartel for an honest review
The cover is cute, and I think it attracts children to it :) especially how videogame-ish it looks.
Jaycee Hiller is a typical middle grade student who is picked on by some but has a great many friends as well. It shows kids how to move on and how to persevere. She is a video game player who likes to literally live inside her game world.
This is another fabulous tale of Lyla Stormbringer and a quest for Mallory. It is full of adventure, theft, attacks, fights, lying, and so much more. I think if my son would have read it that he would love it. Unfortunately, I can’t get him to sit still long enough to read with me lately.
It is very well written and flows along nicely to keep your attention. I totally recommend this for you to read with your children or for your middle grade students.
So I didn't read the first book and was a little confused on some points of the story. From what I understand Jaycee actually created the game that she's playing, which in and of itself is pretty cool. It made me smile when she gets frustrated about the virtual world not conforming to what she's designed it to do.
This is a pretty interesting book and I enjoyed it. The only reason I didn't give it a 5/5 was that it felt kind of awkward in the beginning. Though, I imagine, that might be due to the fact that I didn't read the first book. The parts where Jaycee is in the real world were not as in depth or intriguing as her adventures in the video game.
All said, I did enjoy this book and would like to go back and read the first one.
I received a digital copy of this book from StoryCartel in exchange for an honest review.