Sunday, January 27, 2013

Proud MAMA! Had to share 9 year old daughter's first book review!

Sydney's first book review! MAMA so proud (sniff sniff)
Pegasus and the Flame by Kate O'Hearn

(My daughter Sydney is nine years old and in third grade. She picked up this book yesterday afternoon at Barnes & Noble and finished it this morning! 

Besides her reading it so quickly, I am very proud of how she wanted to write a review. Syd was so passionate about it and wanted to post it for you all to enjoy. Any of you looking for a good children's series she found a keeper!)

Pegasus and the Flame (Pegasus, #1)

by Kate O'Hearn

Published February 1, 2011 by Hodder Children's Books
Barnes & Noble

When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, Emily’s life changes forever. Suddenly allied with a winged horse she’d always thought was mythical, Emily is thrust into the center of a fierce battle between the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors called the Nirads. Emily must team up with a thief named Paelen, the goddess Diana, and a boy named Joel in order to return Pegasus to Olympus and rescue the gods from a certain death.

Along the way, Emily and her companions will fight monsters, run from a government agency that is prepared to dissect Pegasus, and even fly above the Manhattan skyline—all as part of a quest to save Olympus before time runs out.


In my mind, Pegasus and the Flame would be rated five stars. One reason is because I loved it the second I saw it. Another reason was that after reading the prologue, I sat down right there in the store and started reading. I got so into it that in fact that I read all the way to the cash register. 

My Mom laughed at me for hugging my book and the people behind us smiled as I jumped up and down because I was so excited! When we got to the register, I chanted the page number I was on in my head while the lady checked it out.

She didn't bother with a bag but handed it right back to me. I read it walking out of the store and almost tripped because I wasn't looking where I was going. Neither was my brother :)

My eyes were glued to the pages all the way to Target, to the paint store (where I brought it in with me"), to BJ's and back home. Also, I read for a long time on the couch. I said, "I will almost never watch tv again, [almost]". [Figure] Skating came on and normally I would have had my eyes locked on the screen... but this time I mostly had my eyes on a page! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

Review by Sydney S. MAMA's 3rd grade daughter :)