For some strange reason, I assumed that my 40th book for the year was going to be a small quick read, and boy was I wrong! ‘I am the Kraken: The Buccaneers’ Relic’ by Micah Kolding is a big book of adventure meant for kids. Guess I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I was younger, but it’s definitely a fun one for the age group it targets.

The book follows the story of Destiny Curry, a 16-year-old, who finds herself in an alternate world, where pirates still rule the oceans and wild creatures run amok. Most of the names of the characters were really weird and funny, like there is a character called ‘Tankini’, I think I cracked up every time a reference was made to the moniker.

While I am not a big fan of books with pirates and monsters, Kolding weaves an interesting & elaborate tale and keeps you hooked to the story. There are all sorts of interesting things happening and you wouldn’t really know what to expect. Like a Mermaid that fancies belly buttons!

P.S – On an unrelated note – I published my second book ‘Love, Loss, Lockdown’. It’s a collection of short stories, so check it out.