Wednesday, June 6, 2012

RTW: Best Book of May

It's Road Trip Wednesday on the YA Highway!  Today's topic is:  What is the best book you have read in the month of May?                                                                  


I think the best book that I read in May was the book King Arthur by Frank T. Thompson.  This book wasn't the classical story about how Arthur pulled the sword out of a stone, or had to slay dragons and save the beautiful princess Guinevere.  This version was much more realistic.  At first I didn't know if I was going to like it because it didn't have any magic or dragons.  I like that kind of stuff!  But after a few chapters in, I realized the story didn't need any dragons or magic.  It was funny at parts, sad at others, and had really awesome action packed fighting scenes!  This book was mainly about King Arthur and his 100 knights going to fight the ferocious Saxons.  There were victories and defeats, but each time a battle was lost or won, the knights seemed to come closer together as a stronger army and a stronger "family" as I progressed through the book.  King Arthur is a book I would highly recommend!




Thanks
-Alyssa :)


22 comments:

  1. There are so many King Arthur books, it's great when someone can do something different with the story. Since many Arthur stories focus on Merlin, magic, and dragons, this was probably a good direction to go. Great review, Alyssa, and I will note your recommendation. :)

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  2. Oh, great cover, too! This sounds really interesting.

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    1. I know! It looks so cool! It was an amazing book! :D

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  3. Love King Arthur stories. Have you seen that series with Jamie Campbell Bower? I really enjoyed that version.

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    1. I haven't seen that yet... But I'll be sure to check it out! :D

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  4. I haven't read any Arthur stories without magic - this sounds pretty good, though! Glad you liked it!

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    1. Yes, even without the magic it was totally awesome! :D

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    1. Yeah! It was amazing! :D Thanks for the follow! :D

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! This sounds like a great book, so thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for commenting :)

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  7. I am always in for any kind of King Arthur story! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I'm a sucker for King Arthur stories ;)

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    1. Yeah they are awesome! :) Thanks for stopping by at my blog! :D

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  9. Just my kind of book! Thanks for the review, Alyssa :)

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for the follow! :D

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  10. I'm currently reading The Rain Before it Falls by Jonathan Coe and I'm loving it. It was given to me by someone in my writing group when we met at Christmas for a book swap. By the way there's an award on my blog for you.

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  11. I'll definitely look into it! It looks pretty cool(:

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    1. It was very good!! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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