The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner #1) by J.C. Cervantes

The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner #1)

Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno—for his one good leg. What Zane doesn't know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he...

Details The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner #1)

TitleThe Storm Runner (The Storm Runner #1)
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherRick Riordan Presents
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology

Reviews The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner #1)

  • Rick Riordan
    Welcome to the Volcano! Zane Obispo has a pretty sweet life. Since last year, he’s been homeschooled, which means the other kids can’t pick on him anymore. He gets to spend a lot of his time out in the desert of New Mexico, wandering and exploring with his faithful boxer-dalmatian, Rosie. His mom loves him like crazy. His uncle Hondo is a fun housemate, even though he’s maybe a little too addicted to pro wrestling and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos....
  • Ashley Nuckles
    This book was SO GOOD!!!!! Zane was absolutely adorable and had such a great voice, and although there’s so much more to be explored I learned so much about Mayan mythology that I didn’t know before. There was so much about this book that I loved and just can’t formulate into words now, but if you enjoy Rick’s books you guys definitely have to pick this one up! (ALSO: Hispanic AND Disabled rep?? I CANT SAY BETTER THINGS!)(This is not a hu...
  • megs_bookrack
    Prepare for a gush fest people because I LOVED this book!The Storm Runner is a new middle grade fantasy novel that is being published through the Rick Riordan Presents imprint. If you aren't aware, sort of the purpose of this imprint is to provide a stage for diverse voices to tell stories based upon myths and folklore from various cultures around the world. This book is based upon Mayan Mythology and is full of angry gods, magic, mythological cr...
  • Jennifer
    The countdown has begun and I am so excited to share Zane and crew with the world. I so hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it!
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    An arc of this book was sent to me by Disney Books/Rick Riordan Presents in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Rating: 4.5/5The Storm Runner is quite the book. It has characters that are very likable and humorous. They easily grew on me and I found myself having favorites quite early on in the book. And a plus, there was an adorable dog in this book, who (view spoiler)[ dies! but comes back, don't worry! (hide spo...
  • Lucia DiStefano
    THE STORM RUNNER, quite literally, has it all: characters you fall in love with (characters who are easy to root for, who are authentically human, who make you laugh and think and hold your breath…including the most endearing literary pooch I’ve encountered in a long while!); an amazing, high-stakes story that engages you from page one and keeps you guessing and holding onto your seat; and all that with a rich backdrop of fascinating, intrigu...
  • Renata
    ok so first of all: THE DOG DIES((view spoiler)[but comes back as a hellhound so that's OK I GUESS (hide spoiler)])OVERALL this fits in the same formula as Rick Riordan's books and also the first RR Presents book, Aru Shah and the End of Time. I didn't love it as much as Aru Shah and I think a big part of it was this recurring subplot with Zane's two older neighbors, the seer Ms. Cab and the mortal gardener Mr. Ortiz, who kept persistently asking...
  • Kelly Zemaitis
    The Storm Runner By J.C. Cervantes (received e-copy from NetGalley)Wow! This book is going to be very popular among my middle school students! The main character is very well developed and the book has so many twists and turns that really keep you on the edge of your seat. The author’s style is similar to Riordan’s to give you that familiarity that we all love about Percy, but it is unique in its own right. While some readers may critique the...
  • Zachary Flye (Zach's YA Reviews)
    Review:Protagonist: Zane Obispo was born with one leg shorter than the other, thus he has to use a cane and limps around. Still, he likes going hiking on the volcano in his backyard with his three-legged dog Rosie. That is until one day he meets a girl named Brooks who tells him that he's the catalyst for an ancient prophecy that will lead to the release of Ah Puch, the Mayan god of death, darkness, and destruction. From there, Zane is pulled int...
  • McKenzie Dean
    The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes is one of those books a reader just loves to binge-read. The characters are genuine and, at times, hilarious; the plot is engaging and unique; and the themes throughout the book are important and wonderful lessons to learn. The reader who picks up this book is about to go on one crazy adventure through Maya mythology with Zane Obispo and his friends! Every second spent among the pages of The Storm Runner is f...
  • Lauren Schuyler James (storied.adventures)
    Full review on my blog, Storied AdventuresI really enjoyed this! It was super cool to read about Mayan mythology! I liked that the main character had a disability, he had one leg shorter than the other. It was interesting to see him overcome certain obstacles! I liked the side characters as well! They were all well rounded, well thought out characters.This book was just a clean, fun story! Definitely want to read the next one!
  • Jennifer
    3-1/2 stars. This is the second book published under Rick Riordan's new Disney imprint "Rick Riordan Presents". In Rordan's own words, the purpose of this new imprint is:" publish great books by middle grade authors from underrepresented cultures and backgrounds, to let them tell their own stories inspired by the mythology and folklore of their own heritage."I do love the idea of an established author helping to promote new authors, especia...
  • Jackie Nolan
    First of all, I want to say how amazing I think the idea behind Rick Riordan presents is, to publish books by authors from underrepresented cultures and backgrounds. I absolutely loved this book! The action started from the beginning and kept me engaged until the very end. I didn't know anything at all about Mayan mythology before reading this book, so I enjoyed learning along the way. Zane is an amazing character and I enjoyed watching his growt...
  • Astrid
    Copy received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The Storm Runner is one of those rare books that I wish I could read over and over for the first time-- that's how good it was. I couldn't put this book down because of its fun storyline along with its likable heroes and cool villians. What makes this book worth five stars is mainly its plot. The progression of the story was so well-done, and not a single page was unnecessary or boring...
  • Mckinlay
    *I received this book for free from netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*[3.5 stars] Full disclosure, I forced my way through this book even though i was in a major reading slump so i reserve the right to totally change my mind upon rereading.Frankly, I will read anything that Uncle Rick slaps his name on. And after reading and LOVING Aru Shah and the End of Time, i had very high expectations for this book. Sadly I was di...
  • Kimberlee
    I was provided a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.After the successful read of the first Riordan imprint Aru Shah and the End of Time I was really excited to give The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes a chance. There were a lot of things that I enjoyed about this book and some things that really really annoyed me.The Storm Runner follows Zane, teenager living a normal life in New Mexico at . . . the base...
  • Annie
    Yay I really liked this book! You can read my longer review on my blog, but here are my main reasons:+ Maya mythology! I've never read a book based on it and it was so interesting.+ Disability rep (this isn't something I've seen a lot in books either)+ The characters—Zane was so sweet and funny and also I love his uncle, Hondo!+ It's narrated as if it's a letter Zane is writing to the gods, which I thought was so clever and different.Please not...
  • Kat
    *Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of this book!*Zane knows he's different - he has a bad leg that causes him to limp, and lives in the desert with his mother, Uncle Hondo, and three-legged dog, Rosie. He works a few hours a week with the old lady next door, who works as a phone psychic. Oh, and there's a volcano in his back yard. What he doesn't know is that he's also the son of a real-life Mayan god, and that he's the subject of a very import, po...
  • Cara
    This didn't read as smoothly as I wanted. The story felt clunky in places. That being said, I don't think the intended audience would have the same opinion at all. I think they would love the similarities to The Lightning Thief, and find the story action packed and fun. Reading about Mayan mythology was interesting. I knew nothing on the subject, and the story didn't suffer from it.
  • Matthew Noe
    I received an advanced copy of this at ALA 2018. Here's my honest reaction: AHHHHHH! YES! I more-or-less know nothing about Mayan mythology, so this was eye-opening and now I want to know more (which is what I think half the appeal of these books are from an adult standpoint). J.C. brings a clear voice to each character and the representation here is so important. I am left wanting the next book (and this one isn't even technically published yet)...
  • brujar reads
    Wow! I feel like Zane is real, he is so fearless. Cervantes has created such a fun magical world with her fabulous words and incredible imagination. I am so thrilled to see Mexican children being represented in adventure fiction. This is a MUST read for all ages... Can't wait to read the sequel.
  • Yapha
    Part of Rick Riordan's imprint of #ownvoices retellings of mythology, this adventure through Mayan history and culture successfully brings the adventure to life in keeping with Riordan's own Greco Roman novels. Zane lives with his mother and his uncle in rural New Mexico. One of his legs is shorter than the other, which forces him to use a cane as he walks. When a new girl at school approaches him to discuss a prophecy that he is part of, Zane ha...
  • Angie
    Zane Obispo is just your normal kid living in the desert at the bottom of a volcano. Then a demon crashes a plane into the volcano and he discovers he is part of a Mayan prophecy. Zane is destined to release the god Au-Puch from his prison in the volcano and set about the destruction of the world. To help him on his journey to kill Au-Puch he has a narwal named Brooks and his uncle Hondo. Plus there are Mayan gods on his side. Of course the rest ...