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Pegasus and the New Olympians by Kate O’Hearn Review

Title: Pegasus and the New Olympians

Author: Kate O’Hearn

First published February 2, 2012

372 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9781444907513 (ISBN10: 1444907514)

Rating: 4.42


In “Look Again” by Lisa Scottoline, reporter Sarah Thompson receives a missing child notice in the mail and recognizes the little boy in the photo as her own son, who she thought had died at birth. Desperate for answers, she sets out on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth about her son’s past.

But the more she investigates, the more she realizes that someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden. With her own life and the life of her son on the line, Sarah races against time to uncover the shocking reality behind her son’s disappearance.

“Look Again” is a gripping and emotional thriller that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.

About the Author

Kate O’Hearn grew up in the bustling heart of New York City, but was born in Toronto, Canada. Throughout her life, she’s lived in a variety of places, but these days she’s settled on the south coast of England.

Growing up with three brothers and no sisters, Kate developed a love for animals and their causes, and has many animal friends (aka pets).

Before discovering her true passion for writing children’s books, Kate explored several different career paths. As the only girl in a family of boys, she was a true tomboy and loved books with high adventure.

However, she noticed a lack of female leads in these types of books.

Determined to address this imbalance, Kate began writing high fantasy adventures featuring strong, compassionate girl heroes. Of course, there are plenty of boys in the stories to keep things interesting and challenging.

Kate firmly believes that girls can be just as brave, strong, and adventurous as boys – after all, adventures are for everyone!

So why not join Kate on a few of her exciting adventures?

Editoral Review

Kate O’Hearn’s Pegasus and the New Olympians is a thrilling adventure novel that transports readers to a fantastical world of mythological gods and creatures. With a captivating storytelling style and richly developed characters, O’Hearn’s book provides an exciting escape for young adults and fantasy enthusiasts alike.

The novel follows the story of Emily, a teenager who discovers a portal to another world where the ancient Greek gods and their offspring, the New Olympians, reside. Along with Pegasus, a winged horse, and several other members of the new Olympian council, Emily embarks on a journey to stop the evil CRU organization from destroying both worlds.

With plenty of twists and turns, Pegasus and the New Olympians keeps readers on the edge of their seats until the very end. Throughout the book, O’Hearn expertly weaves in themes of bravery, friendship, and perseverance.

Emily’s character arc is particularly well-developed, as readers see her grow from a hesitant outsider to a fierce leader willing to risk her life for the greater good. The relationship between Emily and Pegasus is also heartwarming, as the two form an unbreakable bond over the course of their journey.

While the world-building and character development in Pegasus and the New Olympians are top-notch, there are a few minor pacing issues that slow down the action at times. Additionally, some of the dialogue can come across as a bit stilted and unnatural.

However, these minor flaws do not detract from the overall enjoyment of the book, which is sure to entertain readers of all ages. Fans of books like Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Harry Potter will find much to love in Pegasus and the New Olympians.

O’Hearn’s ability to bring ancient Greek mythology to life in a fresh and exciting way is truly impressive, and her deft handling of complex themes and characters makes this book a standout in the fantasy genre.

Overall, Pegasus and the New Olympians is a must-read for anyone looking for a thrilling adventure with heart and soul.

The book receives a rating of four out of five stars, with points deducted for minor pacing and dialogue issues. However, the overall strength of the writing and storytelling more than make up for these shortcomings.

Highly recommended.