Friday, September 2, 2016

Will Joshua Defy Artemis?

Joshua and his friend, Charlie, are having a great time sledding when an unexpected visitor shows up. She's from the “other realm” and tells Joshua that Leandro sent her, and that he must come back with her to save Apollo. Although they aren’t sure what to do, Joshua and Charlie end up being transported back to the Lightning Road. It’s been awhile since they were last there and now they have a new task at hand. Artemis has their good friend, Apollo, locked in a cell. When they try to break him out things take a turn for the worse. Now Charlie and Joshua have no idea who to trust and how to get back home. There are dangers everywhere and people are not free to go about their lives. Artemis is ruling and she's dead set on getting powers from the oracle, who she believes is Joshua. Will he prove to be the oracle? Is there a way to save the slaves and humans trapped in this realm? How will Joshua know who to trust and what to do? This book is filled with action and adventure, so you'll be turning those pages.

I was excited to read Joshua and the Arrow Realm after reading the first book in the series, Joshua and the Lightning Road a couple years ago. I like that this was a continuation of an exciting story, but that it could also be enjoyed on its own. Charlie is a fun character. I loved his French phrases and nicknames for others. Joshua is growing up and it was nice to see him feeling more confident, even if he doesn't always realize it. I like the new characters that were introduced, and I hope to meet up with some of them again in the next book. The other realm has a lot of interesting parts to it, and seeing the way the gods and goddesses act is fascinating. This is a great book for kids in 4th grade and up who love mythology and stories with lots of action. I read this in one day, so it's full of page turning adventures- but there are sad parts too. I know there will be more for Joshua to do, and I look forward to the next book in the series. 

Has anyone else read Joshua and the Arrow Realm? Or have you read another book by Donna Galanti? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Reading!

~L
  
Read our interview with Donna Galanti to find out more about the story!


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  1. Nice there's a middle grade series boys can enjoy.

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    1. Thanks Alex! My son, the real Joshua, helped create the characters too and enjoys the series. :)

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  2. the book is really all over the blogosphere!

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    1. Joshua will be excited to hear - I will let him know! :)

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  3. Sounds like such a fun read and i do like that it can be read as a book in its own right and not just a continuation of the series.

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I totally wanted to write a book that readers could enjoy without having read the first one - so glad it seems so :) .

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  4. Sounds like a fun adventure for Joshua and Charlie :)

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty! It's always good to have a friend on an adventure - they are lucky to have each other.

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  5. Jess and Stephanie, thanks so much for having me back on with Joshua's new adventure! I really appreciate you reading and reviewing and glad you enjoyed!

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    1. Donna- We are thrilled to spread the word about Joshua and his adventures. You have written an excellent series that kids and adults will love. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  7. That sounds like such a fun book! Congrats to Donna!!!

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  8. It sounds like a page turner for sure... I like books like this... I think Valentina would love it to xox Congratulations Donna !!!

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    1. Launna, I would love to know if Valentina does like it! Hope so :) . Thanks so much for the congrats!

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  9. Congratulations to Donna! And what a fun adventure!

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    1. Thanks Olivia! It was a fun adventure to write for sure.

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  10. I haven't read this story, but the characters sound intriguing, with lots of action to keep the reader reading. Congratulations, Donna. Best of luck.

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    1. Beverly, Joshua and his friends are sure put to the test in this story! Thanks for for congrats!

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  11. This was really an exciting book to read. It has so much adventure and excitement that young readers are going to really enjoy Joshua's story this time around.

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    1. Thanks for reading Lee! So glad you enjoyed!

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  12. Sounds a fun read! Congratulations Donna!

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    1. Thanks so much Nas :) and it was super fun to write!

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  13. Ohh, I love the sound of this book!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I hope you enjoy reading it!

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  14. That sounds like a fun story. I've been buying books to give to my grandson as he gets old enough to read them and this seems like a good one to add to the box.

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    1. Mary, let me know if he does read and enjoy as I would love to know. This series is great for ages 9-13 (or 9-99 as I like to say because I still love to read middle grade!).

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  15. Congratulations, Donna, on another Joshua book! I especially like how characters who weren't sure of themselves slowly grow confident, even when they don't realize it.

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    1. Claudine- I loved that too! :) ~L

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    2. Claudine, thanks so much! It's also fun to grow with the characters as you write them too :)

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