Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Hi Readers! 



This has taken me forever..... Two more days of school and FREEDOM! Anyway, here's the review for Carry On!

It's sort of a companion novel to Fangirl, and I recommend you read Fangirl first, but it isn't necessary to. Be sure to read Fangirl anyway.

Carry On takes place in Watford School of Magicks (No I didn't spell magic wrong, that's just how it's spelled in the book). With the main character as Simon Snow. Yes, the Simon Snow I mentioned in my review of Fangirl. (Click here to read it if you haven't yet) Simon attends magic school at Watford, and in his first year, the Crucible,  a fancy test in which the students at watford get their roommates, puts Simon with his nemesis, Baz, Simon knows he's in for an interesting time at Watford.

Now Simon's in his eight year, and there are many weird problems at Watford. For example, the magic is running out, and a magic hungry monster is rampaging, wearing Simon's face. It's up to Simon, aka the worst chosen one who's ever been chosen (thanks Baz) to solve this! I mean he is the chosen one........ Carry On Simon, carry on.

I give this 6/5 bookish badges (I seem to be going over the limit a lot) and I hope you enjoy this fast paced fantasy - romance novel!
~Hanna

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Greetings, companions of old!

I'm sorry to have left you without any of my writing to read. As you might have read in the other writers' posts, "blame school". Actually, that's rather selfish of me to pretend that I didn't simply get lazy and not commit to my writing times. But no matter, I'm back now. You can finally be satisfied.

In other news, I got a lot of reading done. Which brings us to today's post about Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

Celaena Sardothien is 18 years old. She is also the most talented assassin in all of her kingdom.

Or was, before she was captured and sent to the mines of Endovier to serve a life sentence as a slave. The mines wreaked destruction on her body, leaving her weak and permanently scarred. After two years, however, she is retrieved from prison by the Captain of the King's Guard and recruited to fight in a competition that could win her freedom. If she can fight and defeat the champions of many other lords throughout a series of challenges, she will be granted the title of the King's Assassin and be used by her tyrannical overlord to carry out the dark deeds he commands.

Though Celaena is by far the most thoroughly-trained and talented competitor in the competition, she finds that her years spent in the mines of made her far weaker than she would have expected. Simply training for the competitions often leaves her collapsed and vomiting. In addition to her slight weakness, the Crown Prince requires that she conceal her skills and her true identity until the final battle that she might surprise her competitors and use that to her advantage. She commits herself to becoming stronger, and with the assistance of her new-found companion, the Captain of the Guard, spends many hours each day preparing on her own time. 

Throughout the book, Celaena is also struggles with court etiquette and the affections of both the Prince and the Captain of the Guard. As if all this wasn't enough to make her head spin, she is warned from beyond the grave about an evil that begins killing the competitors one by one!

Will Celaena survive this competition? Can she win? Find out in this thrilling novel, Throne of Glass!

By my rating, this book earns 4/5 bookish badges! The layered development of both the main and secondary characters is impressive.

WARNING: Book contains some profanity.

That's all for tonight!

Phillip

Friday, June 3, 2016

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Hi Readers! 

 Well so I haven't been posting again. Blame school (Yay only 11 days left for me!). Well today's review is on one of the best books EVER in my opinion. For one, the main character is basically me. Or every fangirl ever. I guess that's why it's called Fangirl.Well her's the review! (I'm going to use many fangirl terms on this).

Cath is a serious fangirl. Her life basically revolves around her fandoms. Well one fandom. The Simon Snow novels (Harry Potter but more complicated). Since it's her life she has to be good at it right? Well she's not just good, She's amazing at it! She writes Simon Snow fanfiction, which tens of thousands of people read on the internet daily.

Her twin sister, Wren, has mainly grown out of the fandom (how), but Cath hasn't. Since they're going to college, Wren tells Cath that she doesn't want to be roommates (Chloe you better not do this to me). That's just the start of her problems! With a fiction writing professor who really dislikes fanfiction and a interesting roommate, Cath's in for a very interesting college year!

This book has a companion novel, Carry On, also by Rainbow Rowell. I recommend that you read this book before reading Carry On, as that book is a companion to Fangirl. I'll be getting a review for Carry On very soon! Fangirl easily gets 6/5 Bookish Badges. I hope you enjoy one of my favorite books!
~Hanna

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

Well I haven't posted in a while... But now I'm back, and with a review for you all!

 Anyway, here's another Michael Grant novel...

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant is a interesting novel about balancing the good and evil in the world. To be honest, this wasn't one of the best books I have ever read, but it wasn't the worse either. You might want to read this book if you have nothing else to read, but don't read it if you have 50 other books.

When Mara wakes up in a mysterious place with no memory of who she is other than her name, she can sense that something is very wrong. She encounters a boy who goes by the name of Messenger. She learns that the Messenger sees the darkness in peoples hearts, and the damage it inflicts upon the world. If they go unpunished, he offers the wicked a game. Win, and they can go free. Lose, and they will live out their greatest fear. She isn't sure why any of this has anything to do with her, but she will find out soon enough.

As she helps the messenger prefom his "duties" she starts to wonder, Why was she chosen to be the Messenger's apprentice? What has she done to deserve this terrible fate? But she might never learn, and if she does, it will be too late. She will already have been the Messenger of Fear.

I rate this book 3.5/5 bookish badges. It isn't a bad book, but it isn't the greatest one either. Or maybe I just think that Michael Grant's other books were better...

- Chloe

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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Ellohay! I have made a story. 21 (sometimes 18 or 33 I don't know why) pages long. Hoorah! but now I have to edit. I ruined the beautiful writing by adding magic into the sic-fi. I know, the horror, the horror! Anyways, I love to write. So this post comes down to one question. Do you want to read my writing? (Honestly it's not too great me being in junior high haha) But like this post (can you even like it?) Or leave a smiley face below. c;
~Toodles~
Kiwi
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