HOLA! I've decided that every once-in-awhile I will do a post that is the sequels to the books that I have posted. April-June.
Dragon Slippers: Dragon Flight, Dragon Spear.
The Alchemyst: The Magician, The Sorceress, The Necromancer, The Warlock, The Enchantress.
The Golden Hour: The Hour of the Cobra, The Hour of the Outlaw.
The Name of this Book is Secret: This Book is not Good for You, This is Not What it Looks Like.
Pandora Gets Jealous: Pandora Gets Vain, Pandora Gets Lazy, Pandora Gets Heart, Pandora Gets Angry.
The Penderwicks: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street.
Pendragon, Book One The Merchant of Death: The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Black Water, The Rivers of Zadaa, The Quillan Games, Pilgrims of Rayne, Raven Rise, The Soldiers of Halla.
Children of the Lamp, The Akhenaten Adventures: The Blue Djinn of Babylon, The Cobra King of Kathmandu, Day of the Djinn Warriors, The Eye of the Forest, The Five Fakirs of Faziabad.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Hola. The next book is by Cassandra Clare, City of Bones. Clarissa Fray, or just Clary, is an average girl with an artsy mom and a super-cool best friend named Simon. Her dad died before she was born, leaving her without a clue as to what he was like, mostly because her mom won't talk about him. One day, when Clary and Simon are in Pandemonium, an all-ages club, her world falls to pieces. It starts with people nobody else can see but her, and it gets bigger every day. With mystery shrouding her own mind, how will the shards of her shattered life finally fit together? I thought this was a really great book! The characters are interesting and the plot is fast-paced and twisting. My only complaint with it was that I really, really, hated the ending! However, maybe the next two books will sort that out. Three and a half stars for an exciting read!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Hola! It was recommended that I read Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld. The book starts with two vastly different people in equally different circumstances. The characters live in counties that are in a constant struggle -between those who are "Clanker" and those who are "Darwinist". Both have incredible technology but use it in opposing ways. Deryn is a hopeful, Darwinist girl, concealing her gender under the name "Dylan", in an attempt to be an airman. Whereas Alek is the son of a Clanker archduke, often compared to the child Mozart. When the impending war throws them together, how will they survive their opposing views, let alone their common enemy? I liked this book a lot, though some of the concepts were rather creepy (like mutating animals!). The characters were realistic and I thought that the dangers they faced would be very relevant in their world. Overall, I enjoyed this book, however I thought some parts were a little bit boring. Three stars.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Hola! I know! I'm sorry it has been such a long time since I last posted! But alas, I grow lazy! To make up for my absence I am doing The Two Princesses of Bamerre by Gail Carson Levine. Meryl and Addie, as the title announces, are the two princesses of Bamerre. The elder, Meryl is fearless and brave, while Addie prefers to watch her sister's theatrics. However, when Meryl contracts the dreaded Gray Death, Addie finds her only comfort in the world in need to help. Along with the assistance of the young sorcerer Rhys, Addie must go on the adventure of a lifetime, and meet enough trouble to last her a lifetime as well. I really liked this book. I thought that the way the dragon was portrayed really brought the character to life; and the strength and almost dangerous determination of Meryl was also good. The only things I didn't really enjoy was the character Rhys, and the length of Addie's journey. Rhys was not nearly developed enough in the story so I felt like I barley knew him at the end. And I thought that the book was just a little bit too short, I was fully prepared for another fifty pages. Though, on the whole, I very much enjoyed reading The Two Princesses of Bamerre, three stars.