Black Panther The Young Prince by Ronald L Smith
Black Panther. Ruler of Wakanda. Avenger.
This is his destiny. But right now, he’s simply T’Challa-the young prince.
Life is comfortable for twelve-year-old T’Challa in his home of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. When he’s not learning how to rule a kingdom from his father-the reigning Black Panther-or testing out the latest tech, he’s off breaking rules with his best friend, M’Baku. But as conflict brews near Wakanda, T’Challa’s father makes a startling announcement: he’s sending T’Challa and M’Baku to school in America.
This is no prestigious private academy-they’ve been enrolled at South Side Middle School in the heart of Chicago. Despite being given a high-tech suit and a Vibranium ring to use only in case of an emergency, T’Challa realizes he might not be as equipped to handle life in America as he thought. Especially when it comes to navigating new friendships while hiding his true identity as the prince of a powerful nation, and avoiding Gemini Jones, a menacing classmate who is rumored to be involved in dark magic.
When strange things begin happening around school, T’Challa sets out to uncover the source. But what he discovers in the process is far more sinister than he could ever have imagined. In order to protect his friends and stop an ancient evil, T’Challa must take on the mantle of a hero, setting him on the path to becoming the Black Panther.
T’Challa and his best friend M’Baku are sent to school in Chicago when Wakanda becomes too dangerous. But M’Baku drifts away as he chooses different, cruel friends. And T’Challa discovers a dangerous plot that he feels compelled to investigate and protect those he cares about.
Black Panther: The Young Prince is a great introduction to T’Challa as a youth. This story is geared towards middle readers, but is a fun read for older fans as well. There are some fun, believable characters that pull the reader into the story. And the plot is an exciting mystery, with drama and suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced, engaging novel. And it’s a great book to tide over fans until the Black Panther film releases.
Only 109 books read this year. I was slacking!
I’m also a month behind on compiling this list! But here is the list of my favorite books that I read that were published in 2017:
Nightshift by Charlaine Harris
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:
The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Phil Szostak
Amazon / 47North:
Zero Limit by Jeremy K. Brown
Outpost by W. Michael Gear
Tarnished City by Vic James
HALO: Smoke and Shadow by Kelly Gay
Harper Collins / Ecco:
Blackfish City by Sam J Miller
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay
The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith
Macmillan Teen / Swoon / FSG / Imprint / Feiwel and Friends:
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez
Between Frost and Fury by Chani Lynn Feener
When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman
How We Roll by Natasha Friend
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff
Mayfly by Jeff Sweat
The Outcast: Prequel to the Summoner Trilogy by Taran Matharu
The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo
Penguin Teen / Razorbill:
Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
The Clinic by David Jester
Rough Justice by Kelley Armstrong
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Official Collector’s Edition by Titan
Child of a Mad God by R. A. Salvatore
Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid
Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck
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