Friday, November 23, 2018

Book Review - The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi + Giveaway

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An ancient and powerful relic is accidentally dropped down the Well of Dreams.  While trying to retrieve the relic, the young King Arthur falls into the well and time travels to the 21st century.  Arthur is desperate to return back to his time but, when he learns about his fate, he is hesitant to return back to his time. 

Sophie and Stu with the help of Merlin find themselves racing against the clock to bring back the pint-sized hero. While Stu is pretending to be Arthur, Sophie travels back to her time to retrieve Arthur. Utilizing their gaming experience, will Stu and Sophie be able to save the correct timeline?

I found the book to be a fun and enjoyable read. I liked how the author combined elements of gaming and fantasy. I thought the "pattern/cheat code" to release the sword from the stone to be quite funny. I remember having to do button combos like that to unlock special Easter eggs. The novel was a fun light-hearted read about young Arthur in a geeky way.

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About The Book:
Author: Mari Mancusi
Pub. Date: November 20, 2018
Publisher: Disney Hyperion 
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 346
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Young King Arthur accidentally time travels to the 21st century and googles himself, discovering the not-so-happily ever after in store for him once he pulls the sword from the stone. He decides he'd much rather stay here--and join the football team instead.

Now modern day gamer geeks Sophie and Stu, with the help of Merlin, find themselves in a race against time to pull a Camelot-size caper--get that sword pulled from the stone and the stubborn once and future king back to the past where he belongs. While Arthur takes on the role of wide-receiver in an attempt to save the football team from a losing season, Sophie and Stu sword-fight, joust, and horseback ride their way through Camelot as they fight to save the timeline. If they fail, the world as they know it (not to mention the existence of pepperoni pizza!) will cease to exist forever.

About Mari:
Mari Mancusi always wanted a dragon as a pet. Unfortunately the fire insurance premiums proved a bit too large and her house a bit too small--so she chose to write about them instead. Today she works as an award-winning young adult author and freelance television producer, for which she has won two Emmys.

When not writing about fanciful creatures of myth and legend, Mari enjoys traveling, cosplay, snowboarding, watching cheesy (and scary) horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—playing videogames. A graduate of Boston University, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon, and their two dogs.

Mari is pronounced like the name Mary. Mancusi is pronounced man-COO-see.

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Giveaway Details:
3 Winners will receive a finished copy of THE CAMELOT CODE: THE ONCE AND FUTURE GEEK, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:
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11/21/2018- Jump Into BooksReview
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