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by K. L. Armstrong
Kind of a Percy Jackson but for Norse myths. It has a lot of plot twists and sad parts, but mostly is happy. SPOILER: I love Baldwin and its just so sat what happens to him! Cannot wait for the sequel
Princess of the Midnight Ball
by Jessica Day George
This book is an amazing book! It's a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and it's full of fun and adventure! I would say this belongs in the YA section, and it's the first book out of three in Jessica D. George's Princess series.
by Eoin Colfer
My book review The supernaturalist is a very good book by Eoin Colfer. It is fast paced story and the characters are excellent. The main theme of the book is that the supernaturalists (a bunch of kids and a lab mistake) go out and blast these blue creatures called parasites. The parasites suck the life out of dying things. The main character is Cosmo Hill, he was an orphan in Satellite City . A huge satellite controls everything in the city. The orphanage is an awful place, the boys are tortured to death (in the way of medical and chemically harmful testing). Cosmo must escape but when he does he finds himself in the midst of a complicated web of mayhem. Ok now you know enough…..go read the book!!!!!!!!!!!
Five Children and It
by Edith Nesbit
Although best known for The Railway Children, E. Nesbit is one of the great masters of the Fairytale genre, alongside such geniuses as Christopher Paolini (Eragon) and C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia.) But these stories existed before the Narnia books. It was Nesbit who invented the idea of children of the (then) current time period encountering magic of past traditions. Like the immortal Narnia books, E. Nesbit’s novelettes are easy reading and rather tame, intended for children. At the same time, the plots are riveting, the characters are well realized, and comedy enlivens the stories. Wet Magic and The Enchanted Castle are good examples, but The Five Children and It is among Nesbit’s greatest achievements. The premise: five children (duh) encounter a comical, grumpy being who grants wishes, but the wishes seem to only lead to trouble and often danger. Full of charm and well worth reading, whatever your age. The Five Children and It is relevant to today, as similar books like Harry Potter continue to hit the shelves and fly off, continuing the tradition E. Nesbit began.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
by Carrie Ryan
Zombies are really big these days. Maybe not as attractive as vampires, but they represent the dark side of undead lore. In this book, set in a post-apocalyptic world, we are introduced to a young girl named Mary, who lives in a tiny village surrounded by a chain link fence. Beyond the village exists the "forest of hands and teeth" which is home to the unconsecrated aka the zombies. Mary's world is ruled by a religious sect known as the Sisterhood, who oversee everything from marriage to funerals. They also promise protection from the unconsecrated. That is until a weak link in the fence releases the unconsecrated upon the village, and forces Mary and her friends to flee into the fence-lined paths of the forest, in a desperate search for a safe haven, and a hope that the ocean Mary's mother always told her about actually exists. This story is both touching and a little scary. It adds a kind of emotional factor you can't really feel in zombie movies.