The Last Kids on Earth was a series I did not think I would have any interest in reading. However, once I got going I found I could not stop because the series was so fun. Then the series got turned into a show on Netflix and things continued to take off, toys and more! I reached out to the author, Max Brallier through Twitter and we connected. I asked him if he would like to do an interview with me for the book, The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road. He agreed and we did the interview back in early August. You can check that out below.
I asked Max if he’d get word to his publicist to send me an advanced copy of the book. It arrived on Friday and I have been quickly reading through it. The book is a fun read and a great next chapter in the whole series. I love the illustrations by Douglas Holgate. I’ll be creating a video review of the book soon, hopefully in time for the September 15th release date of the book.
I missed my chance to meet Max at An Unlikely Story a while back but this week he’s doing a virtual event with Jeff Kinney, Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and owner of An Unlikely Story. I pre-ordered another copy of the book and will attend the virtual event on Thursday night. Still won’t be meeting Max in person but this will be cool.
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We received a copy of The Way to Rio Luna for free to read and review. Opinions are our own.
I am a fan of fantasy books. I’ve read all of the Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter and the like. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that approaches magic quite like this one. Our main character, Danny Monteverde appears to have read these books as well and he believes that magic is real. It is his belief in magic that gets him through some very difficult times in his life.
Danny is a foster kid who has been kicking around from home to home. His older sister is placed in separate foster care but she goes missing. It is up to Danny to find her and he believes that she has found a way to Rio Luna. Rio Luna is the land of some fairy tales that he and his sister loved and Danny is out to prove that it is real. His personal mission is to find this Rio Luna and his sister.
I read it and enjoyed it. I gave it to Andy to read and found him crying. The beginning of the book is rather sad. You have this boy, Danny who loses everything including his big sister. He is shuffled from foster family to foster family and never quite finds the right place. He’s desperately searching again hope to find his sister. It’s a bit heavy for an eight-year old who is quite sensitive. I encouraged him to keep at it because Danny has hope and he, Andy the reader, should also have hope. He continued to read and enjoyed it.