War Car (Kingdom of Engines, Book 2)
By: Nathan Van Coops
My Rating: Four out of Five Stars
Best for: 14 and up
Sword Fight: Kingdom of Engines, Book 1 was a Mad Max/King Arthur/[Insert teen drama TV series here] mashup I loved and didn’t even know I needed. It was a blast to read, so I had high expectations for book 2.
Consider my expectations met! War Car: Kingdom of Engines, Book 2 is a worthy successor. This time there is plenty of Mad-Max war car action mixed with King-Arthur sword fights, but instead of rich-kid teen drama, the war cars and swords are mashed up with the wild, wild west! Just like the first book, it works!
War Car is fast paced and a ton of fun. I loved that I could check out, sit back, and get lost in the absurdness of modern-day knights who fight with legendary swords and drive blazing-fast sports cars reinforced with James Bond style gadgets! There’s an interesting story that pulled me along, friendships that gave me things to root for, creepy bag guys who deserved what they got, and a ton of car racing, crashing, sword fighting, and stabbing!
Give it a try, I bet you’ll have as much fun as I did!
PG language, sexual content, and violence.
Fun for 14 and up.