Thursday, August 4, 2022

Review: Mightier Than the Sword #1

Author: Drew Callander& Alana Harrison
Started reading: July 7th 2022
Finished the book: July 18th 2022
Pages: 320
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Published: July 10th 2018
Source: Physical copy from the author
Goodreads score: 4.44
My score:
Wildly funny and inventive, this interactive book pulls you, the reader, into the action. Yes, YOU!
You wake up in the fictional land of Astorya, where stories from our world come to life. You're a real human being (we assume), and in this fictional world, that makes you a superhero. Armed with your trusty pencil you have the power to create: what you write, draw, or scribble in the book becomes part of the story!
Only you can rescue Prince S. from the evil Queen Rulette. Aided by the Couriers--a French stoat with dangerous dance moves, a giant dung beetle, a fire ninja, a Pegasus-centaur-cowgirl and a super-intelligent femalien chameleon--you must write, draw, and puzzle your way through a hilarious adventure that is unique to every reader! And most importantly, you must prove that the pencil is mightier than the sword.

My thoughts
This book... So unique, so creative, so funny. It was a BLAST to read this book and feel involved in the story. I can totally see this being a series devoured by children, who all hold their pencil while reading this book. I can't wait to read the second book!

  • Writing: I'm not a person to write in books or to annotate. But in this book you HAVE to. I had the urge to color the drawings in this book. And you also have to fill in the blanks and draw several things for the story to keep going! It was so much fun. The book also contained puzzles and it all felt so unique and creative!
  • Fun: This book reminds me a bit of the Treehouse Series. Those books are also a lot of fun and the humor reminded me of those books. In Mightier Than the Sword the humor is something that made me laugh, snicker and have fun. It feels like you're really a part of books that use this certain writing style.
  • Ending: Ooooh! This was NOT what I had expected. I was like; Yeah, this is a children's book, probably gonna end this way or this way... Boy was I wrong! I was planning to read book 2, but now I just HAVE to read book 2! It's already waiting on my shelves.

  • Active: Sometimes I just wanted to READ. And not find a spot where I could write or draw and get up to do all this. (I'm lazy, I know). So I only picked up this book when I really felt like being active.
Such a fun, fun book! Also for adults. The humor, fantasy and creativity in this book is of the charts! I can totally see why this book has such a high rating on Goodreads. Now I just hope more people would pick up this book!

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