Review: Tommy Hopps and the Aztecs by Vic Connor


Publisher: IBPA

Publishing Date: December 2016

ISBN: 9782970074700

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 3.6/5

Publishers Description: When he takes a family vacation to Mexico City, Tommy Hopps is just a normal, fourteen-year-old kid — but that’s all about to change. Sleeping soundly in his family’s hotel room, Tommy is awoken by a ghostly presence: a threadbare pirate. When the unusual intruder attacks his parents, Tommy fights back … and gets transported to the Aztec Empire in the year 1521. He finds himself all alone in a strange world. Bizarrely, a few Aztecs seem to recognize him — as someone else. Pursued by warriors, strange creatures, and a mysterious woman who claims to be his wife, Tommy must rely on himself to survive while searching for a way to return to the present.

Review: This was made for young teens but at times is pretty graphic what with hearts being yanked out of chests and what not.

This was a pretty good read: Nice movement, good world building and average character development.  Tommy is a bit dumb at times…almost too dumb to be believable and the supporting cast was not very well developed due to the story line being devoted to the “Tommy Show”. Silence and Puma are built fairly well but we never get to go too deep into their pasts to generate much interest in them.

 I am not sure what direction this series is going to go, but I may hang out for the ride. 


4 thoughts on “Review: Tommy Hopps and the Aztecs by Vic Connor

  1. So.. Tommy is 14… when he gets transported to the Aztec world, is he still 14?
    Sounds good though, the Aztec world…

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