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Sif and the Dwarfs' Treasures (Thunder Girls) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-09-08 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 4 user ratings
ISBN:1481496433
LANGUAGE:English

" I hope more books in this series are published! " said.

" I feel as if this book progressed a lot smoother than the first one. Still struggled with a few words, but once again it is from nordic mythology so we expected as much. Cute story that my 8 year old daughter loved. " said.

"Predictably cute and follows the myths closely enough. Some of Loki's clever ideas were attributed to the girls, which is annoying, but I understood why the authors did it. I really liked their characterisation of Loki as a conflicted individual who doesn't know which side to be on. That is the essence of his personality in every version of his story, in my humble opinion, so I'm glad Holub and Williams agree. Can't wait for the next installment. Still waiting for Sigyn. *smiles sweetly* Oh, and Sif/Thor is the most adorable ship ever. <3" said.

"The second installment of Thundergirls keeps its lighthearted, yet snowy Hogwarts landscape. I'm glad about the authors' approach to Norse myths. The book is slow and focuses more on characters and their development, especially friendship and inner values.
Girls don't have a big role in the adventurous Norse mythology, but the authors tried to be very faithful to the original and keep the girls in their roles, but give them also more credit in their importance. I like gentle Sif, as she wasn't transformed into a female warrior or something else (this will be Skade's part someday). Thor is quite cute and depicted as he should be (not as the Avenger).
I miss a little bit the more certain crushing like in the Goddess Girls, but honestly, there was perhaps a little bit too much forced crushing in GG.
I'm confident that also Book 3, Idun and the apples of youth, will be interesting.
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"The second book in the Thunder Girls is a fun look at the story of Loki and the dwarves' treasures. Of course, since this is a series aimed at girls about girls, Sif and Freya play an important role in getting those famous treasures, such as Odin's staff and Thor's hammer, as well.

This second outing is much more enjoyable than the first. As I mentioned in my other review, the first book was slow to take off. The authors add some depth to Sif's personality (which, admittedly in the legends is basically, "I'm the pretty wife of Thor!"). She's a seer, but she's dyslexic, so her rune reading abilities are a bit sketchy. Also, the authors develop the Thor/Sif relationship in an adorable and authentic manner. They're only eleven, so they're both totally awkward. Hehehe

Loki, of course, is still the high point of the book. The god of mischief is just too enjoyable no matter what version. #sorrynotsorry
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"This was a cute story, but it's not necessarily a book that translates well from middle grade to adult readers. In terms of setup and plot I would probably compare it to Rick Riordan's books, but it's definitely written a few grade levels lower and reminded me most of the Lumberjanes prose novels in terms of actual writing style and complexity.

It was a fun retelling of the story of how Loki got Mjolnir and other gifts from the dwarves, but they made the story more about Sif [and her friends Freya, Skade, and Idun]. As a Loki fan I was kind of upset that several of his clever ideas get attributed to Sif instead, but I understand that goddesses in mythology often don't really DO anything in the original myths other than stand around and look pretty so changes definitely had to be made. I think this would be a great story for young girls who are interested in mythology but want to see more of themselves in it.
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" I hope more books in this series are published! " said.

" I feel as if this book progressed a lot smoother than the first one. Still struggled with a few words, but once again it is from nordic mythology so we expected as much. Cute story that my 8 year old daughter loved. " said.

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