Friday, June 5, 2015

Down the Wormhole by Ana Franco

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Source:  I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Ana Franco has created a story for all ages.  She has taken mythology and turned it on its head.
For fans of the Percy Jackson series they will find a friend in this book.  You have two orphanages separated by gender.  When Kitty shows up at the girls orphanage and is accepted in, she learns a fantastic secret about the teens you will meet in this book.  Although they have everyday names like Andrew, Anna, Natalie and Thomas they are in reality gods and goddesses.  The author has combined several different myths to create this story. You have of course a couple of gods who are up to no good.  There were some liberties taken with the gods in her story.  I like that.  I hate having the same thing rehashed in different stories.  For those who are not familiar with the different myths some back story would have helped.  That would be my only suggestion.  Over all I really enjoyed the book and can say with all honesty that this is an author I will recommend to students and one I will be watching for more great books.

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