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12/13/2013

Demon King By: Cinda Williams Chima

Hans Allister AKA Cuffs AKA Hunts Alone is just trying to get by. He left the life of streetlord in order to protect his family. Hans is poor as dirt, and the only thing he has that is worth any value he can't get rid of. He has two thick cuffs on his wrists that he has had for as long as he can remember. He has been everywhere he can think of, but no one can get them off. To make matters worse, he's wanted for something he didn't do.
At the same time, Princess Raisa is getting ready to turn sixteen. After her name day, she will be eligible for marriage, but isn't sure if that's what she wants. She is a descendant of Queen Hanalea who defeated the Demon King years ago, and started the Grey Wolf line.

Recommendations: I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an interesting read. It is very gripping, and I couldn't put it down. Definitely a fantasy book, but it has some traces of metaphorical situations that make you think about your own life.

Rating: I would rate this book an 9. It is good, but Chima could have written it better. The storyline is fantastic, but there were some parts that you have to reread or think about to truly grasp what's happening
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11/08/2013

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Jason Grace has no clue who he is, or where he is. He turns up on a bus with no memory of who he is with Piper McLean and Leo Valdez. They are on a field trip and go to a school for "bad kids". Piper can convince people to give her things, but everyone claims she steals them. Leo Valdez has lost his parents, and has been in fosters homes ever since. When they get to the Grand Canyon they are attacked! What will happen now? Will Jason ever get his memory back?

Recommendations: This is a good book for anyone. It's the type of book that can be enjoyed by all! Fantastic read, Riordan truly delivers.

Rating: I would rate this story an 8. It is a great book for young and old, but I was looking for more of a challenge and this book was not a challenge.

11/01/2013

Cinder by Marrisa Meyer

Cinder is a spin off of Cinderella. It is a very loose one, but it is still there.Cinder is a cyborg whose father has died, and is left with the classic step mother and step sisters. One sister though, is nicer to Cinder than in the original. Cinder is a mechanic, and one day the prince comes to her asking for his android to be fixed. Now she is wrapped up in something she never sees coming. The Lunars are looking to integrate themselves among the humans, and the plague is threatening to destroy everyone. What will Cinder do?

Recommendations: I would recommend this to 12 and up. You could read it younger, however to enjoy it to its full potential you should be older so that you understand the background stories. Very good book, but almost too predictable. This is a Sci-Fi, and Fantasy.

Rating: I would rate this book an 8.

Warrior's Heart by Eric Greitens

This book is about a Navy Seal. Eric Greitens wrote an autobiography, and this is a young adult version. I do not like war, I am a peace activist, but this book was very good. Unlike some books that involve the Armed Forces, that is not the only focus in this book. This book is about Eric who at first has no interest in joining the arm. He just wants to make a difference in the world. Eric does some humanitarian work in high school. He sees the problems in the world, and wants to be a part of the solution. He sees becoming a SEAL a way to do this. You are only in the training for the last, at most, 50 pages.
Recommendations: I would recommend this to any middle schooler. It is very good, and inspirational.

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10/31/2013

Artemis Fowl By Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is a 12 year old criminal mastermind. He has pulled of more successful heists than most career criminals. He has a loyal body guard, Butler, who is his best friend and confidant. He has discovered the existence of fairies, and is out to get their gold. Fowl kidnaps a fairy, and takes her captive. While bargaining with the fairies he also must care for his delusional mother. Artemis's father is missing and his mother is sick and delusional with worry. Will he be able to get his gold and save his mother? Has he finally bitten off more than he can chew?

Recommendations: This is a very well written book. It is fantasy/sci-fi, but a very well mixed concoction. Eoin Colfer is another one of my favorite authors who has also written a book called, "The Supernaturalist". I would recommend this to any young adult reader who enjoys watching their world questioned. This book brings up questions about humans, and "make believe" creatures. Enjoy!

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10/25/2013

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In a distopian land that was once North America, there are 12 districts and the Capitol. Once a year the Capitol hosts the "Hunger Games". Katniss Everdeen lives in District 12, and is 16 years old. Her younger sister, Primrose Everdeen, is 12 and in the reaping for the first time. Her name is only entered once, and Katniss's is entered 20 times. Against the odds, Prim's name is chosen. Suddenly, Katniss is faced with an impossible decision. Should she volunteer? Risk it all for the sake of her sister? In the arena only one will come out alive.

Recommendations: Very good book, 12 and up I would say. It is violent, and a little complicated, but not too confusing. It has an underlying love story, but I still like it and I don't like love stories. Very good book, please enjoy!


10/24/2013

The Pact By Jodi Picoult

The Hartes and the Golds have been next door neighbors since their children (Chris and Emily) were babies. No one is surprised when they become boyfriend-girlfriend. Everyone is surprised though when a double suicide goes wrong, leaving Emily dead. Trying to comprehend what lead to this, the Pact brings you through the Hartes and Golds whole relationship.

Recommendations: This is a very hard book to read. There were times where my friend (Lil Bat), who was reading this book with me, and I had to put the book down. Many tears were shed, and it was extraordinarily gripping book. I would recommend this to fourteen and up. It does have explicit scenes, and addresses lots of hard topics. It is a great book, but a very challenging read. 

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10/22/2013

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors, so you will probably see lots of her books on here.

Luke Warren is a wolf behavioral specialist. He is so into his job that he spent a period of time with a wild wolf pack. He lives with his daughter, Carra, in Canada. Carra is seventeen and has an older brother, Edward, who is seventeen and has lived in Thailand for the past five years after a major argument with his father. Carra's parents were divorced shortly afterward, and Carra has blamed Edward ever since.
Then, something no one expected happens. Luke and Carra are in a major accident that leaves Carra only a little bruised, but Luke is gravely wounded. Edward is called home and Carra is not pleased. She says that any decisions should be made by her about their father's care, but she is underage. How will this family come out in the end? Can miracles happen?

Recommendations: This is an adult book, but is also very extraordinary. Picoult grabs onto your attention, and doesn't let go until the last word. Very good character development throughout the entire book, you learn more the more you read. In entirely Picoult fashion surprises, both unwanted and wanted, lurk around every page turn. I would recommend this book to anyone thirteen and up. Unlike some books where I would recommend this for older people so that there is more enjoyment, this book does have lots of hard places to read, and a couple explicit scenes. Very good book, but a hard read.

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10/18/2013

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Eragon By; Christopher Paolni

Eragon is a farm boy trying to help his family make a living on the rough Carvahall land. While hunting in the Spine he finds a rock. He tries selling the rock for money, but since it's from the dreaded Spine it doesn't work. Garrow (his uncle) is not pleased when he brings back meat bought by a neighbor out of charity. Later that night something extraordinary happens, the stone hatches.
Now that enemies keep appearing everywhere, Eragon must learn more about this newfound friend, and the power and responsibility that comes with it. What will he do? How will he learn? Who will teach him? Read this amazing book to find.

Recommendations: This is a fantasy story that some people say is a rip-off of Star Wars, however it is still a very good book. Christopher Paolini even said before writing that it would be very similar to Star Wars. If you like Star Wars you will either love, or hate this book. This book is very good, but I would recommend being in 6th grade or older to fully appreciate and understand this book. It isn't inappropriate, but there is some places where you have to be older to appreciate it fully.

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10/17/2013

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