Legend. Well, it kept me up until past midnight, so I must say that it was good. On one hand we have June. She's a prodigy. Top of the top. She's also in trouble. But things really go downhill once her brother is murdered. The prime suspect is the Republic's most wanted criminal, the fifteen-year-old Day. June is out to find him, and when it comes to her, she doesn't fail. Day. Prodigy? He doesn't think so. He failed the test everyone is forced to take at age ten, thus earning him the life of a fugitive. His mother doesn't even know he's alive. He hides out on the streets, occasionally interfering with government projects. But when one of the dreaded plagues threatens the life of his little brother, it's time to take some bigger risks.
I won't give any more away, just because it's way to exciting and detailed to cover here. But believe me when I say, it's awesome. Because of some angsty material, I recommend this book for ages 13 and up. Author: Marie Lu. Release date: 2011 On a scale of 1 being not so good, and 10 being the very best book I've ever read, I rate this book a 7. Check out the website at http://www.legendtheseries.com/ Oh, and sorry for the weird picture format. My usual website didn't have a good picture.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Leviathan + Behemoth + Goliath = One awesome book series.
Set in an alternative Europe at the start of World War I, it features two very different sides; Clankers, who are masters of the machine, and Darwinists, who can manipulate DNA to craft special creatures.
Darwinist Deryn (a.k.a. Dylan) Sharp has always wanted to fly, and she's not going to let anything get in the way of that- not even the fact that they don't let girls into the British Air Service.
Clanker Prince Aleksander of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is on the run. His parents have just been murdered by his granduncle, and now he has a new target- Alek.
But after an unfortunate attack on the ship Deryn is stationed on, the Leviathan, it seems that Alek and his men are the only ones who can save them, in return for being saved themselves. Can this alliance work out on both ends?
This series is amazing. I'm having a hard time returning it to the library, it's that good. Because of some complex schemes, I recommend this book for ages 13 and up. Author: Scott Westerfeld. Release date: 2009 On a scale of 1 being not so good, and 10 being the very best book I've ever read, I rate this series an 8. Check out the website at http://scottwesterfeld.com/books/leviathan/
Monday, January 16, 2012
Ollo, peoples. 'Kay, so this post is about the book Okay For Now by Gary D. Schimdt. I had been browsing on one of my favorite websites, Fantastic Fiction, and had come across this book. I remembered seeing it on the new shelf at my library, and made a mental note to check it out. When I did, it made me cry.
Doug Swieteck's life is tough. The book opens on his family's abrupt move to a small town in New York, which Doug is sure he is going to hate. But then he ends up in the library. And that's where he sees the Arctic Tern picture. This book was written in delightful variations on a main theme, from Doug's weekly Saturday grocery delivery job, to the Saturday visits to the library, to the regathering of pictures to make a book whole again.
Because of some tense themes, I recommend this book for ages 13 and up. Author: Gary D. Schmidt. Release date: 2011 On a scale of 1 being not so good, and 10 being the very best book I've ever read, I rate this book a 6. Check out the website at http://www.hmhbooks.com/schmidt/
Monday, July 4, 2011
I discovered this book a few months ago while volunteering at the library. Seeing as how I was grounded from reading at the time, I added it to my summer reading list, and just recently got around to checking it out. Kelsey is a regular high-school graduate, looking for a summer job. She manages to find one at a traveling circus, selling tickets and looking after some of the animals, including a white tiger. As the days go by, she starts to feel an odd connection to the tiger, so when the tiger is sold and the buyer asks her to accompany the tiger to India, she willingly accepts. If you like a) tigers, b) ancient curses, c) really cute guys, or d) all of the above, you will most definitely enjoy this book. Because there is some kissing in this book, I recommend this series for ages 12 and up. Author: Colleen Houck. Release date: 2011 On a scale of 1 being not so good, and 10 being the very best book I've ever read, I rate this book a 7. Check out the website at http://www.tigerscursebook.com/