Rebecca Roanhorse’s entry in the Riordan Presents imprint was really fun. Nizhoni Begay is my new favorite. Her journey of self-acceptance and perseverance, while being typical middle grade fare, is generally delightful.
I was often hoping during this book that it was the first in a series. While it moved at the relentless pace that one expects from a Riordan-adjacent middle grade novel, some characters and plot elements seemed to get not enough attention. The sole focus on Nizhoni mostly worked, but it felt like there were gaps related to her companions.
Not my favorite middle grade mythology read, but enjoyable nonetheless. Four stars.