Silmarillion – Read It and Rate It

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Silmarillion is the epic history of the Elves in Lord of the Rings. Tolkien writes a masterpiece here, as The Silmarillion is one of my favorite books. The stories contained within the book are all intriguing. Contained in Lord of the Rings is an excerpt from the Lay of Beren & Luthien. Here, The Silmarillion dives deeper into … Read more

Lords of Discipline – Read It and Rate It

Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book follows 4 cadets who attend a military college and have to deal with the constant hazing and secretiveness of the Institute. They must band together to uncover the secrets of a group called “The Ten,” and struggle to make it to graduation. This was one of my favorite books that we had to read because of … Read more

Wildflower – Read It and Rate It

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore Autobiography Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is by one of my favorite actresses which is Drew Barrymore, and I first heard about this book when I was watching “Ellen,” so I knew it had to be good. There were a lot of things in this book about her that I knew nothing about, so it was pretty interesting hearing about her history of acting. … Read more

Lake House – Read It and Rate It

Lake House by James Patterson Adventure Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The main plot of “The Lake House” stems off from the Maximum Ride series. A few of the characters names and roles have changed, but the overall image has not. Max and her flock are now residing with Kit and Frannie in a secluded lake house, far from any intruders. Until 1 day, all that changes. I enjoyed … Read more

Sail – Read It and Rate It

Sail by James Patterson Adventure Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The main setting of “Sail” is on an old fisherman’s boat which hasn’t been in use since its owner died years ago. Now, the owner’s wife and completely abnormal kids break this peace by going on a family vacation, along with the owner’s daughter. On board is a widow, her brother in law, her children (one bulimic, one always intoxicated, and … Read more

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Read It and Rate It

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Adventure Classic Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is about a young boy and an African American slave who escape town to the free states. Along the way they face many obstacles such as prejudice against color. Although this book has an older style of writing, I enjoyed it very much. I liked reading the various forms of … Read more

Positive – Read It and Rate It

Positive by Paige Rawl and Ali Benjamin Autobiography Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The memoir “Positive” is a real-life told story about a nineteen-year-old girl who is also the author, Paige Rawl. She tells the story of how she was bullied in middle school and how she was able to overcome the ordeal to change her world for the better. I personally thought this book is truly amazing because it … Read more

Milkman in the Night – Read It and Rate It

The Milkman in the Night by Andrey Kurkov Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) This book is about three people who are struggling financially and all experiencing odd things. For example, Dima has a cat that can’t die, Semyon has a night life he is not aware of because he sleepwalks, and Irina is being chased down by a large group of people who want her breast milk. There honestly is not … Read more

Magicians – Read It and Rate It

The Magicians The Magicians #1 by Lev Grossman Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing) This book is about Quenton Coldwater, a regular guy in high school living in Manhattan. One day he goes for a job interview, but finds the man dead. Hours later he’s still sitting in that same room, but now there are dozens of police and detectives there. A lady comes up to him and tells him that he … Read more

Fangirl – Read It and Rate It

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This was a book about a girl, Cath, who is a freshman in college with a lot of responsibilities. She is in a junior level Fiction writing class with a paper that is due, a dad who mentally breaks down, and uninterested, non-attendant mother, and a ton more on her plate. Living her life as a twin can be helpful, yet … Read more