Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Blog Tour: The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay by Aoife Lennon-Ritche – #5StarReview and #Giveaway

Hi Y'all!  Thanks for coming by our stop for the blog tour of
The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay
by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie
presented by Tantrum Books!
My review and the entry for the giveaway
are below and you can follow the remainder of the tour
by clicking on the banner above.  Enjoy!

This winter, siblings Ruairi and Dani Miller visit their ancestral homeland: the legendary Viking island of Yondersaay. Even with Granny Miller’s storytelling to pass the time, the pair manage to find trouble. In less than twenty-four hours of their arrival, Ruairi is mistaken for the lost Boy King of Denmark, kidnapped by Vikings, and scheduled to be sacrificed at sundown. Granny isn’t very pleased.

The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay
by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books

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But when everyone except them goes Viking, the three turn to Granny’s epic tales of the legends of Yondersaay, The Gifts of Odin, and King Dudo the Mightily Impressive for clues. But not all stories end happily, and Ruari, Dani, and Granny will have to write their own happy ending.

The Princess Bride meets Vikings in this enchanted tale of high adventure, buried treasure, villainous treachery, violent ends, and – of course – true love. Aoife Lennon-Ritchie’s debut middle grade novel, THE EXTREMELY EPIC VIKING TALE OF YONDERSAAY, is a humorous and heartwarming story for readers ages 9+.

My Review:

Mystery and danger, adventurous and fast-paced, The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay was a great story that was perfectly written for someone about my age – 10 and in 5th Grade.  I loved learning more about the Vikings and their myths and legends.  I had heard some of the names like Odin and Thor and Loki before and it was exciting to hear more about them.

The story was exciting because the kids were fun and about my age.  It took me a while to practice pronouncing the brother’s name – Ruairi, Ruairi, Ruairi.  Dani and Ruairi’s Granni made me laugh.  My Grammie is kind of like her.  I liked that it wasn’t just a BOY story because girls sometimes get left out.  The author did a great job making Dani just as important as Ruairi.

I loved how much I wanted to keep reading the book.  I mean, I read and I read and I read because it was that exciting.  Sometimes there was a word or two I did not know but I could look it up or ask my mom if I could not figure it out.  The author did a really great job in my opinion.  I think both boys and girls of my age or older would really love this book and should read it.


I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

Enter the Giveaway:

Good Luck! Malin

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