Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Wishing Moon by Michael O. Tunnell
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney
“Dead” he said, smiling.
“And the children?”
“You killed the children?” she cried
“I’ll kill anything,” said the man she had to marry.
This is a re-write of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Mary, who is in the charge of Lord and Lady Macbeth has no home. When her father is found to be a traitor to the king and hanged, Mary knows her life might be forfeit. but when she goes deeper into this mystery, she understands that something more horrible might be at stake here.
Pony with a crooked star
Runs a ride that goes to far.
The owl wins against the wren,
the hollow tree a pen for men.
I really did like this book. the beginning was a little tough for me to understand, but as it gets going it was fabulous. It had just the right about of romance, and It wasn’t at all scary. Also, I was surprised, but it was rather funny as well. I would say that it would be good for ages 10 and up, and I would give it five stars.
He was just in time to see Lady Mary send some other boy off on her pony. She was yelling about eggs.
Fleance was mystified.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Witch Child by Celia Rees
Friday, August 14, 2009
Pendragon by D.J. MacHale
I’d been meaning to read the Pendragon series for a very long time, but every time I went to my local library the first book was checked out (I finally came to the conclusion that it was lost) So one day I went to a Barnes and Noble looking for a new book to read, and I saw Pendragon: The Merchant of Death (the first book) I picked it up and looked at the back cover, it looked slightly interesting, and even though I’ve never really had an interest in Science Fiction I bought it (or rather my mom bought it) And let me tell you, It is one of my all time favorite series. There are 10 books in the series (I’m reading the second book currently.) And so far it is awesome. It’s the story of a 14-year-old boy named Bobby Pendragon who is a seemingly ordinary boy until he gets sucked into a war involving everything and place in the universe. As the reader we get to read journals that Bobby Pendragon sends to his friends back on earth. These books are amazing, mostly because a couple of chapters into the book I actually cried, and I’ve never cried because of a book before, but the author makes you really care for the characters. So if you have any free time I would defiantly recommend the Pendragon series.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Leven Thumps (series) by Obert Skye
When I first saw the book Leven Thumps at my local Wal-Mart I almost snorted. I mean come on, a book whose main character has the name ‘Leven’? And a magical world called Foo? I count myself very lucky to have looked past the weird names and bought this book. So the very next weekend I (reluctantly) opened the book and started the first chapter… five chapters later people were waving their hands in front of my face to make sure I was still alive. Shockingly I loved the book. It had adventure, action, suspense, and it was funny. I found myself smiling more then once. So my advice? Go to your local book store or library and get this book! Like right now! Look past the weird names and the childish book cover, you’ll be in for a real treat!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
What I thought: I thought it was really good. 4 stars. An interesting and intriguing story. Some of the elements of the story are kind of predictable or old, yet other parts of the story, the result, and everything else is completely unexpected and mysterious. It is very good. I recommend it to anyone that likes books such as Charlie Bone, Harry Potter, Spiderwick, Series of Unfortunate Events and more, as well as anyone who appreciates mythology.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
book carnival… is it even still existing?!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Daniel X: Watch The Skies by James Patterson & Ned Rust
Summary/Description: Daniel X is a boy who wants revenge, and he is going to go up and down the “list” to find and hunt every bad alien there is, leading up to the big alien, the prey, number uno, who killed his parents when he was younger. He has plenty of powers to fight them with, whether he is teleporting himself, transforming himself (or others), making things appear (such as the pack of friends that help him), or something as simple and innocent as playing music in his head. Will he succeed in hunting and destroying Number 5 on his way up to the number 1? Will he live to tell the tale? You’ll have to read this one to find out.
I thought this book was pretty great, though I think I liked the first better. I rate it 4 stars! As dumb as the descriptions may sound, it’s a great story, with many elements of adventure and surprise. Obviously, you should read the first book first, which is also a great book. Have fun reading. 🙂
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz
Description/Summary: Mathew Freeman ‘matt’ is a juvenile delinquent. But it didn’t start that way. He was just another 8 year old when his parents died, and he went to live with his Aunt. He didn’t like it at all, but who would? The only person that seemed to be nice to him was his new friend Kelvin, and they got involved in some crime. Little did they know that their next crime would start such weird things. After breaking into a warehouse and they get caught, Matt will have to go to another home far away as part of the LEAF project. His new guardian seems pretty crazy, but what he thinks is only the half of it…
…and you’re going to have to read it to find out more. I need to go get the sequel, like, now. (Evil Star)