Monday, August 13, 2012

Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus Review

Gods Of Manhattan by Scott Mebus

Look. What do you see? Sidewalks, skyscrapers, pigeons? But there’s more. More that only twelve-year-old Rory Hennessey can see. More that only Rory can reveal to others. So, look again. What do you see? Layered on our own New York is a spirit city inhabited by warrior cockroaches, malevolent subway trains, kung fu rodents, hungry gargoyles, and children made entirely of papier-mache. Built by history and legend, it’s ruled by the Gods of Manhattan, lions of New York like Peter Stuyvesant and Babe Ruth. Now everyone is racing to find Rory—the boy who can see. The boy who can change the destiny of New York.


This is probably my favorite book series of all time. This book is what made me start reading, and I mean really read. After I read this book, it was impossible for me to put others down. So I give my big thanks to you, Scott Mebus!

Gods of Manhattan is a about a boy named Rory who is what's called a "light". A light is someone who can see the "spirit city" that overlays New York City. This "spirit city" is called Mannahatta. Despite how magical and amazing it may seem to be, there is a big problem going on in Mannahatta. The gods (who are famous New York figures such as Babe Ruth and Zelda Fitzgerald) are dying. Not to mention the fact that all the Munsee Indians are trapped in Central Park. The plot will definitely keep you turning the pages.

The characters in this book are unforgettable. The main character Rory is the perfect hero. His little sister Bridget is adorable. And then there's Hex, the mysterious magician who opens Rory's eyes to Mannahatta. The relationships between the characters are wonderful and in some cases, heartwarming. The personalities of the characters will have you laughing, gasping, and all around loving the book.

If you're a fan of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson or Suzanne Collins The Underland Chronicles, you'll love Gods of Manhattan. I highly recommend it. It's a great read.

I easily give this book a five out of five! I just love it too much to give it anything else!


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