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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The rest Of The UnderLander Chronicles

 All by Suzanne Collins .

Gregor and The Prophecy Of Bane
Gregor is back in the Underland and he has to find a white rat, who will lead the rats in war, and kill it.He is on the road again with his friends on a Quest.

Gregor And The Curse Of The Warmbloods
In the Underland there is a plague which any warmblood will catch(rats,humans,bats etc.).Gregor's mom catches it and Gregor finds out that he is a Rager (a kind of warrior, he kinda goes crazy and his senses heighten).He goes on a quest to find the cure.

Gregor And The Marks Of Secret
 Mice are disappearing and Gregor and his friends go to see if they find anything.They find out that the rats are being lead by the Bane(the white rat)and are taking revenge on the mice.Can they save them?

Gregor And The Code Of Claw
The final battle.Gregor thinks that he will die with the Bane in the battle that is coming.He gets close to Luxa, the queen of Underland(officially queen when she turns 16), after he rescues her from the rats.

The last 2 are darker than the rest and other than the romance between Gregor and Luxa in 4 & 5 there is nothing bad an them other than some killing and fighting scenes.They are very exciting!

I really liked them :)

Sierra

Friday, December 17, 2010

Jake Ransom And The Skull Kings Shadow

Jake Ransom And The Skull Kings Shadow by James Rollins

Summery:Jake's parents disappeared 3 years ago so when he gets an invitation to see some of their artifacts that they found before they disappeared he and his sister, Kady, go to see them.When they get there they find a hole on in one of the artifacts, it seems to be made for their coin that their parents sent to them.They place it in and are suddenly transported to another place all together!They land in a place with viking,dinosaurs,Romans,Neanderthals,an evil bad guy and mystery!Can they find their parents,help protect this village from the bad guy and survive?

Romance:Kady hangs out with a guy and at one point it looks like he is about to kiss her.Jake and one of his new friends hold hands and it seems like they like each other.

Language:None that I can remember.

Violence:There is one battle near the end,they get chased by dinosaurs and the bad guys monsters come after them too.A warrior gets hurt by an arrow and almost dies.

Other:They have Alchemists and Alchemy.

Time Period:The beginning is modern, but apparently they go back in time to this world.

What I Thought:It was very exciting and had a good plot.

Rating & Age:4 out of 5 stars 12 up.

Sierra

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Little Different...

This post is going to be a little different you remember how I did 3 in one?
Well i am kinda gonna do that.
I am going to have picture,slight description and any bad content.
Example: if they they kissed I would put it in, but not if they just implied that they liked each other.

First:
Cat Royal #2:Cat Among The Pigeons by Julia Golding
This book has a really good plot, it is very exciting.It's set when King George was on the throne, early 1800s. In this book one of Cat's friend's old master tries to claim him so it has a good bit on abolitionists, Quakers and the laws about it in England at that time.
One of my favorite thing in this book is she is wanted by the law (because she bit the old master when he was pretending to sell her) is when she escapes and hides in a boarding school for boys.She has to pretended to be a boy and it shows how little freedom the girls had.
The only bad thing would be the violence.There are street gangs and at one point her friend gets kidnapped, she gets into a lot of trouble.13 up.

The Ruins Of Gorlan by John Flanagan


This book is about how an orphan,Will, trains to be a Ranger under Halt who is a bit stiff.
It starts off a little slow, but it is a really good read!The writing is wonderful and the story is exciting,you fall in love with the characters before you know it. There are quite a bit of fights, fist, bow and sword.
Will gets kissed.Medieval time period. I enjoyed it so i would say that it is good for boys or girls. 13 up.

The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan.


Will and his friends are preparing for Morgarath to attack.They discover his plan and try to stop him.This was just as good and a bit more exciting than the first.There are quite a few fights more than in the last book.13 up.

The Ice Bound Land by John Flanagan

Will and the King's daughter have been captured by the Skandians (vikings) Halt and their friend Horace are trying to rescue them while they also try to escape Skandia.I started it and couldn't put it down!
It's very exciting and exotic/foreign.Will has to work in the slave yard and some bullies get him on a drug.13 up.

I hope you enjoyed this!
Till next time!
Sierra

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Goose Girl (Books Of Bayern 1)

The Goose Girl Books Of Bayern 1) by Shannon Hale.

This book is a retelling of the fairy Tale The Goose Girl,

Summery:Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee or Ani, always thought that she would inherit the throne.When her Father dies she learns that her mother wants to marry her off to a prince in another country instead and have her brother rule.On the way half of her guard and her lady-in- waiting betray her and kill all the other guards.She escapes to a house on the outskirts of the capital taken in by Finn and his mother, she soon ventures into the capital and takes a job as the goose herder.She discovers that not only can she talk to birds,  she can talk and listen to the wind.One of the 3 languages: people speaking, animal speaking and nature speaking(wind,fire,water,trees).She meets and falls in love with Geric who turns out to be the prince she was supposed to marry.She needs to expose Selia her lay-in-waiting due to several attempts on her life.

Romance:Geric and Ani(who also has the nickname Isi) kiss and at one point she is embarrassed because he sees her ankle.

Language:None that I can remember.

Violence:A couple of the traitors come after her and they are a bout to cut off her hand or foot but don't.

Time Period:Medieval, another world.

What I Thought:I love all these books and they are so good!Enna Burning is a little depressing and there is one part that is bad in it but other than that her books are clean.

Rating & Age:5 out of5 stars. 14 up.

Sierra

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Summery:Jason wakes up with people he doesn't know and he can't remember anything!After a weird attack by venti (storm spirits) he ends up with a girl and boy who say they are friends with him and being taken to a camp where everyone is a demi-god or nature spirit.He then goes on a quest to find and free Hera who stole his memories and unlock mysteries that surround him.
Leo's best friend doesn't remember him!Then he finds out several things: he is the son of Hephaestus, he has to go on a quest and how to tame a metal dragon.He feels worthless next to Jason(son of Jupiter/Zeus) even though he does have his secret power...
Piper's boyfriend who she worked so hard to get doesn't remember her!Not only does she not have a boyfriend, she gets attacked by venti , gets trashed at Camp Half-Blood by the Aphrodite cabin then she finds out that she is also a child of Aphrodite and must go on a quest with her friends.But there is a giant who tells her that she will betray them or her father, whom he has captured, will die.


Romance:At several times Piper or Jason will want to kiss the other or hold them and Piper leans on him a couple times.Or sleeps on his lap.
Leo gets 2 immediate crushes but they're quite comical.Medea talks about how her husband, Jason, betrayed her and put the boys kinda under a spell.

Language:I can't remember any.There might have been d**g.

Violence:Couple fights, talk of turning people into ice/gold.Talk of someone dieing.

Other:The gods,magic,how the gods had kids.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:It was so exciting!I read all 550 pages in less than 12 hours(I am homeschooled!).The plot is great and I am so getting the next book Son of Neptune coming out next fall.

Rating & Age:5 out of5 stars and 14 up.

Sierra

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gregor The OverLander

Gregor The OverLander by Suzanne Collins



Quick Summery:When Gregor falls down an air vent after his sister Boots, he finds himself in a land full of humans and over grown spiders,rats,bats and cockroaches.Learning that his Dad who was lost 2 years ago had passed by and fallen into the rats hands he takes up a quest prophesied by an ancient prophecy.He goes with bats, spiders, cockroaches, 2 humans who are royal, 1 rat, his Dad the"lost one" and his sister. to rescue his Dad and defeat the help rats.

Romance:None.

Language:None.

Violence:A good number of people die and it is a little gory.Describing one of the spiders eating the other after it dies.

Other:This one guy who took people down had visions of the future and made a bunch of prophecies.

Time Period:Modern.

What I Thought:It was really exciting!It was funny in parts and Gregor was truly heroic!It might have a tad dark 3/4 of the way through but other than that it was AWESOME!This series Suzanne Collins did before The Hunger Games, which were darker and had a couple bad parts, and is great for younger kids and even teenagers who love fantasy.

Rating and Age: 5 out of 5 stars and 10 and up.

LOVE,
Sierra