Friday, August 28, 2009

Magyk


This book is about the family of Septimus Heap. Septimus was lost at birth, but on the same day his family found a baby girl. Twelve years later the baby girl is found to be the missing princess. This explodes the lives of all the Heaps, a boy from the young army, and a mage into mass caos.

They all end up in a marsh battle to reclaim thier country. In this story the find Septimus and new friends. I loved this book and thought it was so full of unexpected suprises. I gave it 4 stars.(****) Review by: Alyssa N.

written by: Angie Sage

Friday 56



Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

He was older now and if he didn't get his strength back soon,how could he possibly hope to beat it this time.--Curse of the Bane The Last Apprentice by,Joseph Delaney

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Vampire Diaries Books 1 & 2 by, L.J. Smith



The Vampire Diaries -The Awakening & The Struggle

This was a just ok..It wasn't a bad book but wasn't great either I hope that makes sense.It reminded me alot of Twilight BUT this was written Before Twilight so I guess I should say twilight reminded me of this book.It ended in the middle of a big scene and I really don't don't feel the need to run and get the next book off the shelf,so that should tell you something right there.Younger teens who like paranormal romance may like this but I enjoyed her NightWorld books better.I am really curious how this is going to be a TV Series.2 1/2 Stars

Monday, August 24, 2009

Teaser Tuesday


I will be gone tomorrow so thought I'd post this early!
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and it asks us to...

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

The Lace Reader by, Brunonia Barry
Page 109-It is the journal I wrote at McLean.Dosed with Stelazine,my face hanging and droopy.I wrote my history as I remembered it

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday 56



Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The Vampie Diaries The Awakening by L.J. Smith
"Now," she continued,looking at the other two with sparkling dark eyes," we all press our thumbs together and swear.

Feel free to post yours in comments.

The Society of S by Susan Hubbard


The Society of S is a book about a teenage girl and...never mind, I won’t tell you. Although, the book summary does spoil it rather nicely. The book centers around Ari, a rather sheltered child living with her father. I’m not going to continue boring you with plot summary because that’s what reading the book is for, right? After all, now I’ve cleverly created mystery which will entice you to read it out of sheer curiosity. That is exactly what I recommend, read it.
The characters are interesting and not simple cardboard cutouts unlike other supporting characters with blind loyalty or simple motives. As most young adult novels center around, the theme deals with the coming of age and, in effect, coming to terms with yourself. That’s not particularly a bad thing because Society of S does it quite well. The writing is engaging, extremely so. However, I’m not sure which category to put the book in. It’s somewhat of an adventure mixed with some fantasy, and a more of a science fiction persona with a dash of conspiracy to make it fun. Unlike most science fiction I’ve read, the writing was fluid and never seemed to sputter on inexplicable, scientific jargon—the plague that most sci-fi seem to suffer from.
The villain was vaguely clear after some time, although to some, he might appear more Machiavellian than “evil.” Strangely enough, the actual Society of S isn’t even mentioned until the last 50 pages or so from the end. It doesn’t play a prominent role except for, perhaps, only the lifestyle it imposes. Again, one of the best aspects of the novel (now horribly clich├ęd by today’s writers) will stay unknown until you so choose to read the spoiling book summary or decide to read the book yourself. I recommend avoiding the summary and head straight to the book. I award The Society of S by Susan Hubbard 4 stars. ****

Review by Alisa Heskin

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Arthur and the Seeing Stone
- Kevin Crossley-Holland

A well written story of a boy named Arthur, in the year 1199. Arthur is a young boy, soon to become a man. He is diligent
in his studies and practices his yard skills often. He takes great pride in his ability to read and write. He speaks as often as
possible with his friend Merlin, as he tries to understand the things that happen in the world.

Merlin gives Arthur a piece of obsidian, which Arthur treasures more than anything. As he holds it, it grows warm and shows
him things. One of these things is himself, but not himself. The boy in the stone looks like him, and bears the same name, but
they are not of the same world. Some things that Arthur-in-the-stone does, happen in his world, with some variations.

A very good book, with a twist on the old ledgends.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

T.A.B. Review Aimee by, Mary Beth Miller




Aimee by, Mary Beth Miller is just another yawn.There is nothing special about it.The story line seems a bit over used,I'm sad to say.Zoe,the main character of the book,is dealing with the death of her best friend Aimee who killed herself.Except,everyone believes that Zoe helped Aimee die,even her family.So after a big court case,Zoe and her family move away from their hometown leaving her old life behind.During the course of the novel you slowly learn why Aimee killed herself and at the end Zoe realizes it was not her fault that Aimee died.
There is nothing really new or eye catching about this book.It is an overused storyline in todays society and is very depressing,not even the end can lift the black pawl on this book.To give it some credit though the characters are very well developed and the storyline,though overused,is very sturdy.There is no rambling on about insignificant things.I give this book 3/5 stars.
Sara Schuster

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Bone Crossed by, Patricia Briggs




In the fourth book of the Mercy Thompson Series Mercy is once again up against bad vampires including an old enemy Marsilia.This is a great series I love Mercy she is such a strong independent woman.She takes care of herself even though she has all these Alpha Males/Werewolves on her side ,She fights for who she cares about and she fights for herself and tries her best not to become a "victim".What I really like about this book was that after the awful trauma she went through in the last book it wasn't just oh that story is over she's all better,no she deals with post traumatic stress and panic attacks.I like that she is relatable even in a fantasy world.
I also appreciate the fact that the writer of this book Patricia Briggs doesn't need to go into the long drawn out sex/love scene her writing reminds me of the old movies where you got to see the build-up and then the couple closing the bedroom door.
I will definitely keep reading about Mercy ,and recommending this book.5*****