Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Kingdom Keepers" by Ridley Pearson

Have you ever wished Disney world could come to life? If so Kingdom Keepers is the book for you! In this futuristic Disney tale, 5 kids become holographic tour guides at Disney World. Its all fun and games until they go to sleep. While asleep they cross over to Disney World. The rides then start coming to life. The kids get involved in a plot that is to big for each of them alone, so they join forces! I rate this 5 out of 5 stars! A awesome book!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"The Mistmantle Chronacles: Book 1: Urchin of the Riding Stars" by M. I McAllister

Do you like animals? Fantasy? Adventure? If so you'll LOVE this series. The first book tells the story of Urchin a orphaned squirrel. He is found by the seashore. When Crispin a knight on the island, Mistmantle, takes him in, his life gets fun. He gets various jobs. He meets new friends, gains new enimies and discovers a plot to usurp the crown. I liked this book so much I bought the whole trilogy. I give it a 4 of 5 stars. A great read!

"Rave Master" by Hiro Mashima

Rave Master is a very unique manga series.
It starts out with a boy named Haru Glory that lives in a place called garbage island fishing then reels in a weird dog like creature, then later goes to a restaurant and is mocked for having a weird creature then he meets an old man named Shiba that tells Haru the weird creature is named Plue and is the protector of a stone named Rave then Haru finds out he's the new heir of Rave and that he must destroy the Dark Bring which is a stone that can only be destroyed by Rave and that an organization called Demon Card uses it as a weapon of destruction also both the Dark Bring and Rave posses magical powers then battles someone from Demon Card and then during the battle Haru uses the power of Rave to win then he returns home and is harassed by Demon Card again but this time they destroyed the island then Haru finally defeated the Demon Card group on the island and they fled from the island but they broke Haru's sword so he must go to sea so he can reach the song continent to get his sword repaired by the legendary blacksmith Musica but his sister doesn't want him to go but Haru convinces his sister that its for the best then Haru sets sail for the song continent then after that the story is pretty straightforward defeat Demon Card, make new friends and protect Rave i would strongly recommend this for Manga fans that love action adventure and funny shenanigans hope I you decide whether or not to read this book series.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Coraline" by Neil Gaiman

this is a story of a girl who moved into this house she wanted to go outside and explore but it was raining and her parents said no so her father said go count everthing blue, count ala of the windows and count all the doors and door knobs. there was a in the cupboard, 21 windows,14 doors all but 13 opened that is because one was locked but when coraline (sorry forgot to mention that is the girl in the story) mom unlocked the door it was all bricked up. So she went to bed because she didn't like what he father made for dinneer it was made up of it's leek and potato stew with a tarragon garnish and melted gruyere cheese.She was just about to fall asleep until she heard a noise that sounded like tik tik tik tik. Then when shewent trough the door it was another whole world.

Friday, November 20, 2009

"Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer

Bella Swan, after being left by the love of her life, Edward Cullen, is being forced with a decision. Becoming best friends with Jacob Black in "New Moon,"healed her when Edward was gone, but also made an awkward relationship, because Jacob loves Bella. Now she is forced to choose between her love of Edward, the talented teenage vampire, or Jacob, the warm loving teenage werewolf. Bella also has to face graduating high school, and Victoria. Victoria is after Bella, after Edward killed her mate James. Now, Bella is being threatened by an unknown vampire who knows how to get around Alice's visions. That vampire even went as far as stealing Bella's belongings with her scent on them. Is it the Volturi, who are planning to visit Bella to see if she is a vampire? Is it the newborn Vampires who are killing many people in Seattle? Is it an unknown threat? Will Bella survive to become a vampire? And, will she chose the love of her life, or her best friend?
I love "Eclipse." I give it, like most of my books, five out of five. This is the third book in the Twilight series, and is really great. I recommend this book to people who have started the Twilight series already. I have read this books twice.

"The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo

Despereaux, a mouse, was born in a castle. He was small, and the only one to survive being born in his litter. He was not an ordinary mouse, not always thinking of food. He loved to read, and could hear things other mice seemed not to hear, with his large ears.
But Despereaux isn't the only character in this four part story. There is Roscuro, who wants revenge on the Princess Pea, and Miggery Sow, who wants to become a princess. These characters weave a story like no other, that shows the change of light and darkness in people's lives. The differences in these characters, develops different plans and shows how each character developed into who they are.
So,why does Roscuro want revenge on the Princess Pea? Well,it has a lot to do with soup and light. Why does Despereaux get taken to the dungeon, and who does he love with all of his heart?Why does Miggery team up with Roscuro to get the Pea to the Dungeon? Why is the dungeon so dangerous, that if you venture to far inside you will never come out? Why does Despereaux lose his tail, and what is the red thread for? To find out you have to read "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo.
I give "The Tale of Despereaux" a five out of five stars because it i s one of my favorite books I have ever read. I've read it more than once, and loved it every time. It is so funny and cute, and I will read it again. This is a classic.

"Notes from a Liar and her Dog" by Gennifer Choldenko

A girl named Antonia got this dog named pistachio and the has yellow fur that smells because of all the dead skin on pistachio and Antonia and her friend switched because Antonia got good grades and Antonia's mother doesn't really care about that kind of stuff. So Antonia's friend brought home Antonia's report card and Antonia brought home her friends report card a month past, not much happened all that happened was Antonia got in trouble a lot and she didn't like it at all. Then Antonia took pistachio to the vet because he didn't feel good and he kept on pouching on Antonia's floor any way she brought pistachio to the zoo where he almost got killed by a lioness but he ran and got outside the fence. Then him and Antonia had to go home and could not go back again ever.

"Holes" by Louis Sachar

A boy named Stanley yelnats got acused of stealing Micheal Jordan shoes from a charity fund. He went to court but the judge gave him two choices either go to jail for 10 years or go to camp for 10 years and Stanley said "Well i have never gone to camp before". So judge said "Than it is settled then you will go to camp for 10 years. The day Stanley went to camp it was a very hot day and the chains on his hands and feet were so tight that it made them sweat. The bus driver said " Here we are at the camp have fun". Stanley walked off the bus and looked all over the place and could not see any place in mile the only thing he could see was the camp he was going to. He went into the registration office and was in reliefe because it was so hot outside that when he walked into the office it had air condioning. After they were all done registraion they went out side and then the man said to Stanley " If you run no one will stop you there is nothing within miles from here". Then the man took Stanley to his tent and intidused him to all of his room mates.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Almost Alice" by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

In the book Almost Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Alice McKinley makes many accomplishments, learns some lessons, and seems to have a change in character. In the beginning of this novel Alice is having trouble figuring out who she is.

Alice is a normal junior in highschool who has always had a clear idea of what her future entailed. When her ex-boyfriend asks her to prom, her crush Scott agrees to go to the Sadie Hawkins Day Dance with her, and she discovers that one of her best friends, Pamela, is a little more into her boyfriend than she was letting on, she begins to wonder if she knows anything anymore. She isn't sure how she feels about Patrick and Scott, or how she feels about anything for that matter. So, she decides to invest her time in helping her friends instead of worrying about her own problems. She then begins to wonder if that is all she is, just another dependable friend who is always there. She yearns to understand life and find new adventures, and sometimes she'd just like a friend to be there to listen to her problems instead of the other way around.

When Pamela's actions lead to some unexpected consequences, Alice realizes her life is fine just the way it is. She may sill be dependable Alice, but sometimes just being a shoulder to lean on is more important than anything.

In the end everything works out to be all right. You are probably wondering 'what about Patrick and Scott'? Well, she ended up choosing one butwho is it, you're going to have to read to find out...

This novel is something that all teenage girls can relate to. There is also a lesson that is learned by Alice and hopefully anyone who reads this book; no one knows exactly who they are at this point in life, but there is still plenty of time to discover your real self.