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)
ISBN9781368016346
Author
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherRick Riordan Presents
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Mythology, Young Adult, Adventure, Fiction
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Reviews The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner, #1)

  • Rick Riordan
    2018-08-08
    Welcome to the Volcano! Zane Obispo has a pretty sweet life. Since last year, hes been homeschooled, which means the other kids cant 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 hes maybe a little too addicted to pro wrestling and Flamin Hot Cheetos. As for the ...
  • megs_bookrack
    2018-07-02
    Are y'all ready for a GUSHFEST?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 ton of action and ad...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    2018-09-09
    This book was SO GOOD!!!!! Zane was absolutely adorable and had such a great voice, and although theres so much more to be explored I learned so much about Mayan mythology that I didnt know before. There was so much about this book that I loved and just cant formulate into words now, but if you enjoy Ricks books you guys definitely have to pick this one up! (ALSO: Hispanic AND Disabled rep?? I CANT SAY BETTER THINGS!)(This is not a huge spoiler, ...
  • Calista
    2019-06-14
    I did end up enjoying this, and it started out rather slow. This is part of the Rick Riordan Presents. Rick doesn't know some of the other world mythologies as well, so he set up other people to write them in his sort of universe. Here's the thing with it. I wish Rick would have just gone ahead and co-written these books and used the formula he already established. The humor was missing from this story. I mean it does have some humor, but it's fe...
  • jocelyn
    2018-01-31
    Most of my thoughts on this can be said far more eloquently by Priscilla, so I'll just leave her review here. Basically, I love the mythology aspects (obviously!) and think there were some innovative and exciting ideas. However the narrative voice really brought this down, particularly because the amount of Zane's internalized ableist thinking. I think the intent was there, but I'm concerned disabled readers would find this more harmful than upli...
  • Tucker
    2019-04-20
    Many thanks to Disney Hyperion for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThat was very disappointing. I feel really bad to bash this book considering the fact the Disney Press is so generous to me. That said, I am legally required to provide an honest review. I cannot, honestly, say that I enjoyed this book. I loved the aspect of Mayan mythology but I slowly realized that it was just not well done. It honestly felt exactly like Percy ...
  • MeaganCM
    2018-10-10
    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...
  • Priscilla (Bookie Charm)
    2019-04-23
    Im more surprised than you that I didn't enjoy this oh so promising, beloved middle grade. ~Unpopular review incoming~ Zane Obispo is a Latinx boy who walks with a cane. He's got a best friend name Rosie who happens to be a Boxer-Dalmatian mix and Zane likes to explore the volcano near his home in New Mexico. Inevitably, his story is intertwined with the Mayan gods and legends of his beloved books. Zane embarks on an adventure and faces shapesh...
  • mina
    2019-01-05
    DNF-ed I didnt have high hopes, these days Im dreading every book I want to pick up, but even with that this book didnt hit many points. Theres also the fact that Im, 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 didnt hear much about it in the 1/3 of the book that I listened too, and even wha...
  • Taylor
    2018-12-27
    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...
  • Connor
    2019-07-09
    [3.5 Stars]
  • Breanna
    2018-10-10
    ★★★★½Zane 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 Zanes head and he is thrown into a new and unknown world and a prophecy he doesnt 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 Shape-Sh...
  • Renata
    2018-06-11
    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...
  • Irena BookDustMagic
    2018-11-08
    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 cant 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 middle g...
  • autumn
    2018-11-20
    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!
  • ambsreads
    2018-09-26
    full review to come
  • joana
    2018-10-01
    "Part human?"Yes," Ms. Cab said. "Your father is a supernatural. And your leg? Its defective for one reason only. Supernaturals and humans don't mix-- it often ends badly. Bum legs, terrible eyesight, missing fingers or toes, anger-management issues."An adventure based on Maya mythology about a protagonist with a physical disability? Sign me up! Zane Obispo has a disability, he has mismatched legs as one is shorter than the other. Yet see that ti...
  • Andrea
    2019-05-03
    3.5/5This was such a fun book about Mayan mythology! I've briefly read a little bit about Maya society and remember learning about it in school, but I don't remember anything super concrete. Zane enjoys hiking the mountain nearby his home with his dog, Rosie. What he doesn't know is that the volcano is holding an ancient Maya evil and he is prophesied to release the evil deity into the world. Zane does exactly it while trying to save his friend B...
  • Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
    2019-01-17
    A fun and entertaining read about Mayan gods. I loved the MCs voice because he was so witty, and I had a lot of fun with this story. 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.
  • Cori Reed
    2018-10-02
    This was so much fun! If you love Percy Jackson, definitely check this out!
  •  ♥ Rebecca ♥
    2019-11-15
    This was a pretty decent adventure but its really hard to measure up to Rick Riordan. I will still read book 2.
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    2018-06-28
    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
    2018-06-08
    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 breathincluding the most endearing literary pooch Ive 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, intriguing Ma...
  • Anniek
    2018-09-28
    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.