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 ...

Details The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner, #1)

TitleThe Storm Runner (The Storm Runner, #1)
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherRick Riordan Presents
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Mythology, Young Adult, Fiction

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....
  • megs_bookrack
    Prepare for a gush fest 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, 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 creatures and a t...
  • 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...
  • MeaganCM
    If you can read this, you've got magic in your blood. Only another godborn would be able to see the words on these last few pages. Which is why I took the risk to write down the whole truth. I was hoping to find you. Hoping I could trust you with the secret. If you wait long enough, your destiny will come knocking. Take it from me-- someday, when you least expect it, the magic will call to you." These are Zane's last words to his readers. After...
  • Taylor
    3.5"If you can read this, you've got magic in your blood. Only another godborn would be able to see the words on these last few pages. Which is why I took the risk to write down the whole truth. I was hoping to find you. Hoping I could trust you with the secret. If you wait long enough, your destiny will come knocking. Take it from me - someday, when you least expect it, the magic will call to you."...The Storm Runner is yet another addition to R...
  • Breanna
    ★★★★Zane Obispo and his dog Rosie love to hike their volcano, even though Rosie only has three legs and Zane needs a cane to walk. Then a plane driven by a pilot demon crashes right by Zane’s head and he is thrown into a new and unknown world and a prophecy he doesn’t want to be a part of.This book is centered on Mayan mythology and is an amazing way to start learning about this mythology. It has Gods and Giants and Magicians and Shap...
  • mina
    DNF-ed I didn’t have high hopes, these days I’m dreading every book I want to pick up, but even with that this book didn’t hit many points. There’s also the fact that I’m, maybe, too old for middle grade books, and The Storm runner is, after all, dedicated to the younger audience and it would be more appealing to them.The idea of Mayan mythology was interesting however I didn’t hear much about it in the 1/3 of the book that I listened...
  • 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!
  • autumn
    i was really into this!! i thought the plot was just a touch overcomplicated and had more gore than i expected from a middle grade book, but overall very fun and exciting!
  • 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...
  • Kristie
    The Storm Runner je dobrá knížka. Na to seznámení s mayskou mytologií je skvělá. Nadšená jsem byla i z faktu, že hlavní hrdina sice má zdravotní postižení (jednu nohu má kratší než tu druhou, a proto musí chodit s holí), ale to mu nezabrání v tom, aby se postavil partě démonů a dal jim co proto. Zkrátka bylo super, že autorka ukázala, že hrdinové mají mnoho podob.První polovina knihy mě bavila hodně. Jenže s ...
  • ambsreads
    full review to come
  • Cori Reed
    This was so much fun! If you love Percy Jackson, definitely check this out!
  • Liv (Stories For Coffee)
    A fun and entertaining read about Mayan gods. I loved the MC’s voice because he was so witty, and I had a lot of fun with this story.
  • 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...
  • Irena
    I was never Miss-Know-It-All when it comes to mythology.I barely know basics about Greek mythology, know even less about Scandinavian one, and when it comes to Maya, before I came across this book, I had no idea it even exists.Here is what come books for, to make us learn, end even though I can’t say that I am an expert in Maya mythology after finishing The Storm Runner, I can say that I know at least little about it.The Storm Runner is a middl...
  • Kayla
    3.5 starsI really enjoyed reading this, but it was too long and the postscript was super weird. I loved the format and the characters! Will definitely be picking up book 2.
  • Anniek
    Middlegrade novels are pretty much guaranteed to be fun if Rick Riordan is involved, and this didn't disappoint! I really enjoyed reading about Mayan mythology, as I previously knew next to nothing about it, and Zane was a very lovable main character.
  • Nicole Hewitt
    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction AddictionThere’s a whole lot to love about this little gem of a book. It’s an action-packed introduction to a little-known mythological system that features a hispanic, disabled MC. This sounds like a lot of rep and you might be wondering if the inclusion of the disability might seem like too much, but it’s all woven together seamlessly and given its due weight.What Fed My...
  • Neil (or bleed)
    I've started to appreciate The Storm Runner on the middle where the real adventure begins. Which I've got to know the Mayans version of gods and creatures along the way. The first few chapters were not that engaging. There are tension and action but it didn't capture me well enough. I must say, they actually confused me to the point that I can't follow the flow of the story. I've just read on and didn't mind what is going on with the main charact...
  • Lumelska
    I adored this book and loved the knowledge of Maya mythology that I have learned from this, but the reason it was getting four stars instead of five was that it was too similar with Percy Jackson’s story for my taste.It was not only the plot, but also some of the characters, or even scenes. I still enjoyed it, but the similarity was too evident to be missed.I adore Zane, a boy who had a disability and was often mocked for it. He was very kind-h...