Review: The Fire Keeper (The Storm Runner #2)

Title: The Fire Keeper (The Storm Runner #2)
Author: J.C. Cervantes
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Publisher: Disney Book Group
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Rating: ★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Zane Obispo’s new life on a beautiful secluded tropical island, complete with his family and closest friends, should be perfect. But he can’t control his newfound fire skills yet (inherited from his father, the Maya god Hurakan); there’s a painful rift between him and his dog ever since she became a hell hound; and he doesn’t know what to do with his feelings for Brooks. One day he discovers that by writing the book about his misadventures with the Maya gods, he unintentionally put other godborn children at risk. Unless Zane can find the godborns before the gods do, they will be killed. To make matters worse, Zane learns that Hurakan is scheduled to be executed. Zane knows he must rescue him, no matter the cost. Can he accomplish both tasks without the gods detecting him, or will he end up a permanent resident of the underworld?
In this cleverly plotted sequel to The Storm Runner, the gang is back together again with spirited new characters, sneaky gods, unlikely alliances, and secrets darker than Zane could ever have imagined. Secrets that will change him forever. 

Review:

This is the highly anticipated sequel to The Storm Runner. I loved that book so I was excited to read the second in the series.

The story started out a little slow, because I had forgotten a lot of the last book. It took a couple of chapters to get back into the story. However, once I got into it, it flew by. It was a wild adventure.

I was at a bit of a disadvantage while reading because I don’t know much about Maya mythology. If I was more familiar with it, I think I would have enjoyed the story more. It would have made more sense if all of the characters were explained more, because there were so many characters, including the many gods.

This was a great story. Fans of the series will love this book!

Thank you Disney Book Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Other Books in the Series:

What to read next:

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan

Have you read The Fire Keeper? What did you think of it?

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