i received a copy of skandar and the unicorn thief from simon and schuster au in exchange for an honest review.
skandar and the unicorn thief is the perfect book for those looking for something like harry potter and percy jackson. (although not as good as percy jackson, i do think it’s a worth while read).
this book follows young skandar smith as he becomes a unicorn rider. it’s something he’s wanted for as long as he could remember. skandar and the unicorn thief is your typical chosen one story.
i loved the darker vibe these unicorns give off. they aren’t sparkling horses. they don’t fart rainbows (or whatever it is that unicorns supposedly do). instead they’re terrifying beasts that are bonded to a human rider. i found this concept very unique and clever.
while i enjoyed this book, i don’t see why people don’t just read percy jackson and harry potter. this book was a nice blend between the two, but it didn’t add anything new to the market. i think it’d be the perfect adventure for middle graders to immerse themselves into if they didn’t want to read “older” books.