Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lord of the Flies

name by author Lord of the Flies
By: William Golding
Reviewed by: Caroline B., 16
Rating:  rating.

This is one unique and adventurous book. What do you get when you throw a group of boys on an island, without any adults, to fend for themselves? Chaos. At first, the boys find it exciting and fun to explore the terrains and live freely without any rules. However, they soon realize that they need rules to maintain order and to survive in this wilderness. The book revolves around the central theme of human impulses toward civilization and toward the will of power. This book is a must-read for the summer, as it explains how mankind must work together to truly survive.

I would recommend this to: 13+

Friday, June 7, 2013


Inheritance by Christopher Paolini Inheritance
By: Christopher Paolini
Reviewed by: Megan T., 18
Rating:  Really liked it.

This is it. The last one. The end of a saga. The Inheritance Cycle. The war is almost over. Now Eragon and Saphira fly to the Vault of Souls and the Rock of Kuthian to find the answers they need. What they find is more than they could have ever hoped for. But, in the end, Angela's first prophecy for Eragon must come true. And you will only understand if you read the end to this amazing tale of Dragons, Dwarves, Men, Elves, and Urgals.
I would recommend this to: 13+

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Fire by Kristen Cashore Fire
By: Kristen Cashore
Reviewed by: Megan T., 18
Rating:  Really liked it

Fire is an interesting tale of magic and monsters. But not monsters like you and I are used to. You see, Fire is the last human-shaped monster. She is beautiful. She is deadly. She just wants to be left alone. That doesn't seem to be a possibility when a hunter shoots her with an arrow. Now she and her lifelong friend Archer (I know right? Irony.) must request more guards for their home. Crown Prince Nash instantly falls in love with her Monster beauty, he literally can't help it, while his brother Prince Brigan seems to hate her. But we all know how that will end. It is a romantic fantasy after all. (But I promise there's nothing above PG.)

I would recommend to: 14+

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Graceling by Kristen Cashore Graceling
By: Kristen Cashore
Reviewed by: Megan T., 18
Rating:  Really liked it

Graceling is a world side by side with Fire. Here, some humans are Graced with a certain skill. Lady Katsa's is apparently killing. Her uncle, King Randa, likes to use her skills to his own ends, but Katsa doesn't quite agree with his orders. So, she forms The Council. The Council helps people all over the Seven Kingdoms who are hurt in any way by their corrupt rulers. Then Katsa meets Po. A Graceling like herself but so very different from her. Can she trust him? Can she save a kingdom? Can she save them all? Only one way to find out! Read it!

I would recommend this to: 15+

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tiger's Quest

Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck Tiger's Quest
By: Colleen Houck
Reviewed by: Jackie C., 17
Rating:  It was amazing!

Tiger's Quest is the sequel to Tiger's Curse ...

Kelsey's story continues with Ren and his brother Kishan. But Ren gets captured and the only way to find and rescue him is to complete the next part of the curse.

I would recommend this to: 15 and up

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Little White Horse

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Groudge The Little White Horse
By: Elizabeth Groudge
Reviewed by: Megan T., 18
Rating:  Really liked it.

The tale centers around Maria Merryweather, an orphan at 13, who must right the wrongs of her family and reunite the people of Moonacre.

The Little White Horse is a true children's fairytale. Filled with an age old curse, little men that move at the speed of light, and dogs that look an awful lot like lions; The Little White Horse will renew that childhood belief in magic.

Also see my review on the movie based on this book, The Secret of Moonacre!

I would recommend this to: Everyone

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Secret of Moonacre

The Secret of Moonacre by Graham Alborough and Lucy Shuttleworth The Secret of Moonacre
By: Graham Alborough and Lucy Shuttleworth
Reviewed by: Megan T., 18
Rating:  Really liked it.

This little movie was based on a story I know and love well, The Little White Horse. But there are a few differences. In this adaptation Maria discovers that she is the latest in a long line of princesses. But not just any princesses! No, Maria Merryweather is the next Moon Princess of Moonacre Valley. It is her responsibility to find the clues the last princess left for her ages and ages ago.

Even with the help of Marmaduke, Loveday, Rolf and an unlikely bird, will Maria save the Valley in time?

I would recommend this to: Everyone