July 30, 2021

ARC REVIEW: A Game of Mirrors (Kevin Martinez and the Crimson Knights Book 1) by M.A. Torres

Kevin Martinez and the Crimson Knights: A Game of Mirrors by M.A. Torres

Rating: 4 Stars
Release Date: December 14, 2018
Format: eARC
Publisher: Black Spire Books

When you have a series like Kevin Martinez and the Crimson Knights, it brings up thoughts of smash hits like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson (which is a lot to live up to). M.A. Torres' first book in the series, A Game of Mirrors, does not disappoint. 

The main character Kevin is sent to another world (Derathiel) through a mirror when he is forced to enter a haunted house by his bullies. The story is reminiscent of a Dungeons and Dragons adventure come to life. Instead of having athletic heroes with useful abilities, this is a quest for a bunch of nerds. Between the storytelling, the plotline, and the unique characters the feeling while reading is akin to being brought into a movie adventure (instead of simply reading a book). They used to simply role-play parts in fantasy adventure quests, now they are living it (better than me haha). 

The inclusion of weapons with histories and names in this story (Flameclaw, Tombstone....) was a unique twist that reminded me a lot of other famous weapons like Excalibur. It was comical to see the various pop culture references in this book. I was constantly laughing while reading. 

This series is marketed as a read for younger audiences, but readers of any age should enjoy this without any issue. 

NOTE: I received a free e-ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This did not affect the content of my review in any way. 

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