7 Characters In The “Mouseheart” Book + Giveaway
It’s been a while since I’ve talked my 10-year-old into reading a book! He doesn’t enjoy reading (to put it mildly) but I read the synopsis of Mouseheart to him and he decided to give it a shot! We haven’t quite finished the book because school is ending tomorrow, we are moving to Hawaii in three weeks, and reading goes a little slow for us BUT we are thoroughly enjoying the book! It is very fast paced, which my son loves, and full of battles, conflict and fierce loyalty. The characters in Mouseheart each have their own completely different personalities which helps both of us while we are reading together. I quite often mix up characters in books and forget who is who, but that didn’t happen at all in Mouseheart. My son’s favorite part are the battle scenes. If we are reading and have to go somewhere in the middle of a fight he gets mad and either reads it on his own or brings the book with him. That is really saying something for my bouncing-off-walls kid! I couldn’t be more excited that my son has found a book he loves. We were also thrilled to hear that this is just the first of a series! We will be the first in line when book 2 comes out!
Here are 7 characters featured in “Mouseheart” -
1 - Hopper - Though small in size, there’s no questioning the enormity of Hopper’s courage. His true destiny is revealed when he escapes from his pet shop cage and finds himself in the dark tangles of the Brooklyn subway system. Perhaps a tad naïve at first, he soon develops the heart of a true warrior.
2 – Pinkie - Hopper’s sister, Pinkie, is fierce and bullish—maybe even a bit of a bully. You can call her mean, nasty, stubborn, vicious; that’s fine. But never question her loyalty!
3 – Pup - Pup is Hopper’s brother. He may be a runt and he may be scared of the world outside, but if one thing is true, it’s that he believes the best about and sees the goodness in everyone—even those with nefarious intentions and questionable moral character.
4 – Queen Felina - Two words describe Felina, queen of the feral cats: gorgeous and cruel. Her long, luscious white hair is always perfectly coiffed, even after striking a deadly blow. She rules with an iron claw.
5 – Emperor Titus - Fierce and formidable, Titus is the Emperor of Atlantia and its outlying colonies. His closeness with the feral cat queen is sometimes questioned, but never challenged. After all, it is Titus who founded Atlantia and it is Titus who keeps his rats—and the refugee rodents he takes in—safe from the perils of the metal monsters (we’d call them trains), the savage Müs, and the roving rebels of the transit tunnels.
6 – Firren - Don’t mistake Firren’s petite stature for weakness. The leader of the rebel ranger rats is anything but weak. She’ll just as soon run you through with a sword as she will blink.
7 – Zucker - Zucker is prince of the Romanus, a tribe of rats who live in Atlantia. Though he is of royal blood, Zucker isn’t too happy about the responsibility. Still, he hopes to leverage his privilege to make Atlantia a better place for all tunnel-dwellers. He only wishes his best-friend, Dodger of the Müs tribe, was still alive to help see this vision come to pass.
Synopsis – “Hopper is just an ordinary pet-shop mouse—until he escapes. Soon he finds himself below the bustling streets of Brooklyn, deep within the untamed tangles of transit tunnels, and in Atlantia, a glorious utopian rat civilization. But all is not as it seems. Hopper misses Pinkie and Pup, the siblings he lost in the escape attempt. Atlantia is constantly threatened by roving rebels who wish to bring the city to its knees. And there are cats everywhere, cats who would normally eat a rodent in a second, but leave the rats unharmed . . . and no one can seem to answer why. Soon Hopper is caught in the cross-hairs of an epic battle, one that spans generations and species. As the clashes rage, Hopper learns terrible, extraordinary secrets. Deadly secrets about Atlantia. Painful secrets about his friends. And one powerful secret about himself.”
Mouseheart can be purchased on Amazon for $15.99 (ARV). It is 320 pages long and great for ages 8-12.
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