The Beast of Seabourne was an amazing read, just as exciting as the first book. One of the reasons this was such an amazing read was because the author’s descriptions were so clear. For example, the author, Rhys A. Jones, wrote “Oz felt his scalp contract at remembering when he’d last been in this room...” The characters felt both well written and believable, and the characters were realistic. I would recommend reading book one first, but unlike some stories, if you haven’t read book one, you would have a smaller chance of being lost. This book is for all ages, so enjoy the story.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Rhys A. Jones did a wonderful job on The Obsidian Pebble. The book was well written and very believable. The characters were realistic. For example, Oz hates math, but would rather do double math for a year than move from his house. The author is British, so a small word list was included for translations, for words like 'hoovering', and 'chemist shop'. This story uses an 11 year old perspective, which made me feel like I was a part of the story. This book was so good that I am highly anticipating book two. It was an unforgettable experience. I would recommend this book for kids who love mysteries and humor.
Monday, December 15, 2014
I think this book is good. It has grammatical errors, and I was confused on some parts through the story. I feel that the author needed to plan it out a little better so the reader is not so confused. But overall, it's a good book that can be relatable to high school girls.
In Cheesie Mack is Sort of Freaked Out, Cheesie is getting ready for Halloween, and a massive Halloween prank called Plan It, you can find out what it’s going to be about. With a friend of Cheesie’s brags about the candy he thinks he’ll collect. His bragging soon leads to an all-out Candy Collecting Contest, with several tricks and tons of treats. One of them is that a giant reptile, possibly the missing Galapagos Turtle of the science teacher, is roaming the streets. This book is easily one of Cheesie’s best and is filled with his silly twists on reality!
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I think that this book was pretty good. I liked the characters and the setting because they were realistic as well as an important part of the book. Some books I’ve read seemed to me that the authors randomly chose where the story takes place. The illustrations went well with the parts of the story being told. The book was funny because it had lots of unexpected twists and turns. I recommend this book for kids who are 8-13.
Friday, December 12, 2014
I thought The Bodies We Wear was an overall great book. The plot was well thought out and executed. The world Faye lives in was explained in a way that was easy to understand, and you can’t help but be pulled in to it. Faye’s character greatly developed throughout the story and as you read, you see the way she learns and matures. I loved the relationship between Faye and Christian and didn’t think it was unrealistic, like some couples in novels. I also felt this novel nicely touched on subjects in today’s society, like drugs and substance abuse. I would not recommend this novel to anyone who dislikes dystopian or action novels. Overall, I thought this was a excellent novel and would recommend it to others.
When I first picked up this book I was afraid it was going to be another Percy Jackson series, but I was gladly mistaken, because this was an entirely new and refreshing take on mythology and the Gods and Goddesses that ring throughout Greek mythology. Although it needed more character development, and the story dragged a bit, it was still a page turner that kept me up all night! I would recommend this book for anyone looking for an easy and quick read to fill some time.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
It's a good book if you like the types of paranormal characters like vampires, shapeshifters, mediums, and other things. It has a bit of mystery in it, and some suspense and a little romance. I liked reading the book because it had the different types of the paranormal species, and I could learn more about them and the abilities they had.
Monday, December 08, 2014
In his young adult thriller, The Terminals, Royce Buckingham has written an exciting smash hit. This is the first book in his new series. I really thought that The Terminals was an amazingly written book. It included a whole bunch of the things I enjoy in a book, like action and mystery, but in a more appealing way. One of the unique parts that I really liked was when Cam’s friend, Mason, left Cam a secret message using the game Stratego. The one thing I didn’t like about the book was that the ending was a little confusing. It was hard to know exactly who, if any, of his friends died at the end. I would recommend this book to anyone over age 13 who likes books with action, mystery, and suspense.