Saturday, 1 September 2012

Review: Pegasus and The Flame

Author: Kate O'Hearn
Edition: Hodder Children's Paperback
Released: February 1st 2011
Series: Pegasus #1
Pages: 344

MYTHOLOGY AND REALITY COLLIDE IN A NEW LEGEND

When Pegasus crashes on to her roof, 13-year-old Emily's life becomes that of legend: epic battles, desperate chases, captivating flights astride the beautiful winged-stallion and one heroic quest to save Olympus before its Flame is extinguished... for ever.


MY REVIEW:

This book is amazing! I really can't say much more than that. I LOVED it! Even though it might look more like a middle-grade novel, I'm sure all ages could read and enjoy it as much as I did! It had a brilliant, unusual storyline, outstanding and individual characters and everything was perfectly executed and tied in very cleverly. I managed to finish it after only a few hours because it was that good!

If I could give more than five stars, I would! I honestly don't get why this book's affected me so much, but it did! The Pegasus myth is barely used in books so you could say I was very relieved to leave behind all the Persephone-based books I'd been reading! Now I can safely say the Pegasus myth is my absolute favourite! But don't just think this book revolves around Pegasus, the whole of Olympus is involved!

Emily, one of the main characters, was very well-done and easily likeable. Even though the story was done through third person, I still connected and understood her. She was admirable, kind, loving, caring, brave and willing to do whatever it took. I can't think of anyone more perfect than Emily could have been! And of course, I also adored Pegasus! He cared so much for Emily - it was really quite adorable! So it wasn't difficult for him to soon become my favourite Olympian. There's just such a vast range of characters in this book to know and love! And most even had their own back stories too!

O'Hearn's writing style was so engrossing and enticing, it didn't let me go! I literally didn't stop reading until the final page was turned. She has a great ability to write action scenes that are easy to follow and managed to pull off a very powerful and emotional ending. And not only did she write chapters focused on the one character and storyline, she alternated between two! Emily's and Paelan's (an Olympian). She very skillfully managed to intertwine both of their stories together. And even though at the start you don't think you'll like Paelan after what he did, you can't help but warm to him as he begins to develop. He soon became one of my favourite characters!

Overall, Pegasus and The Flame was amazing! It had great characters, a unique and very addicting storyline with a brilliant myth and a very skillful writing style. The ending has definietly left me wanting more and I can't wait to continue this series! Unfortunetly I haven't managed to find the sequel, Pegasus and The Fight for Olympus yet, but I won't be giving up anytime soon! I really recommend you read this, I'm sure all ages could love it!

FIVE STARS!
A HUGE thank you to Hachette for sending me this book to review! :D

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

PS: Just curious: do any of you have a favourite myth/olympian? I'm pretty sure you'll have guessed mine is Pegasus by now. ;) Oh, and before I forget! Sorry for the lack of posts (and comments!) this week, school's been pretty hectic! :3

6 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks amazing! I love Greek mythology but haven't read any Peresphone-based myths... yet! I need to read this. I'm so glad you liked it, and get your hands on the seqel ASAP ;) Great review xx

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  2. This looks brilliant! I haven't read a Pegasus-based book for so long and I really want to get back into them. Maybe I should start with this! I've also been reading tons of Persephone myths recently, so really need to get away from them like you have. :)

    Thanks for the amazing review, Rachel. :) xxx

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  3. Never heard of this book before but it sounds great! I'm definitely going to find out more about this book. Great review!

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  4. Wow sounds like an awesome book! I'll keep this one in mind. Btw I am doing a giveaway of Jody Gehrman's Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft (a ya-paranormal) for US/Canada + International on my blog. Check it out?

    Leigh | Little Book Star

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  5. Glad to see you liked this, I've been dying to read it and I just put it on hold at the library :]

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  6. Thanks so much for the amazing review!! This book sounds really intriguing, I am so glad you enjoyed it! :) I hope you find the sequel!! :)
    Thanks for the fantastic review!! :)
    Beth xx

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