Christmas After All

February 2, 2015

Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift Dear America series by Kathryn Lasky Historical Fiction Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) I love how this book is combined with history.  The Great Depression was a very hard time, and this book describes some of the hardship very well.  I am overjoyed to have books like this one.  Without them, we wouldn’t be interested in…

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Grimm Conclusion

January 12, 2015

The Grimm Conclusion Companion to A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz Adventure Fantasy Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is a really great book.  It has some of the characters and settings from the other two books.  There is one part where it’s really confusing, but you then understand it.  This book is really good, but not my favorite of the whole series.  

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Final Warning

January 12, 2015

The Final Warning Maximum Ride series #4 by James Patterson Adventure Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is really great because it is an adventure book twisted with romance and science fiction.  In this book the main character Max is fulfilling her destiny.  It’s really good and I hope when you read it you really enjoy it.  

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

January 8, 2015

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Wimpy Kid #9 by Jeff Kinney Humorous Fiction Illustrated Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Greg Heffley’s mom has the brilliant idea of taking an educational family road trip after she reads about it in a glossy issue of “Family Frolic” – her favorite magazine.  It’s pretty much a disaster from start to finish.  The Heffleys have crammed everyone and everything…

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Insurgent

December 29, 2014

Insurgent Divergent #2 by Veronica Roth Adventure Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I absolutely love this book because it continued right on from Divergent, the first book.  When Tris and Tobias set out to fight their way back to Erudite headquarters there’s so much action and the book never leaves you bored.  It does always keep you hanging, though.  I definitely recommend reading…

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Magic Thief

Magic Thief Magic Thief series #1 by Sarah Prineas Fantasy * Star (A waste of time!) Magic Thief was a boy who lived on the streets and stole things in order to survive.  He then became an apprentice of a well-known wizard and saved the decaying magic in the city.  I didn't like it because there was absolutely NO climax in the story.  There was also NO build-up to a…

December 29, 2014
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Clariel

Clariel Abhorsen series prequel by Garth Nix Fantasy * * * Stars (Pretty good) Clariel longs for her former home when her family moves to the city to further her mother’s ambitions in the Goldsmithing Guild.  Clariel’s dream is to become a Boarderer and live in the Great Forest, but everyone else seems to have other plans for her – like setting her up as a puppet Queen.  When she…

December 25, 2014
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Champion

Champion Legend series #3 by Marie Lu Dystopian Science Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) June and Day have been apart for a year when Day gets a message that June wants to see him.  The Republic is in trouble.  If it can’t produce a cure for the plague that is sweeping through the Colonies, they will attack.  The Republic has no such cure, but its leader believes they…

December 25, 2014
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Eye of Zoltar

The Eye of Zoltar Chronicles of Kazam #3 by Jasper Fforde Fantasy * * * * Stars (Great!) In order to safeguard her dragon friends from the Mighty Shandar, Jennifer Strange must undertake an information-seeking expedition (not a quest!) into the perilous Cambrian Empire to uncover the last resting place of the Eye of Zoltar – a powerful pink jewel that may or may not exist.  She and her companions…

December 18, 2014
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Four

December 11, 2014

Four Companion novel to Divergent series by Veronica Roth Adventure Romance Science Fiction Review # 1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This is a book based from the Divergent series also by Veronica Roth. In this book, Four, otherwise known as Tobias Eaton, is telling the story through his point of view. This book is addicting and interesting/fun to read, but is lacking a lot of details. I understand…

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