Monday, March 29, 2010

"Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire" by Derek Landy

In the book Skulduggery and Valkyrie are trying to stop Baron Vengeous who has stolen armor from a sacred place , used vampires to help him do what ever he wants, and has brought the Grotesquery back to life to kill people everywhere and to bring the faceless ones back to earth with there gods to rule forever. Valkyrie learns to use fire and air magic to defend herself and help with what ever mission. In the end Skulduggery's arm gets cut off after killing the Baron by taking of his invincible armor and shooting him in the chest with his revolver. The Grotesquery is still living. Stephanie stabs a sword into it's chest twist it moves it down and twist it again making it scream in pain and die. Valkyrie falls down and Skulduggery picks up his removed arm and asks if she needs a hand. After to days Skulduggery is in one piece and Valkyrie is not even scared.

I would read this book if i wanted to learn about what happens after the first and who the new villain is and what he is trying to accomplish until Skulduggery and Valkyrie take him down.
{ACTION PACKED BOOK} Read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Lifting the Sky" by Mackie d'Arge

Ever since her dad left the familywhen she was small, 12-year-old Blue has continually moved from place to place with her ranch-hand mother. Finally, Blue can hardly believe her luck - her mom has been hired to manage the ranch of Blue's dreams - the house and mountains even match a drawing that Blue once drew. In short order, Blue acquires a pair of orphaned calves to take for, a friend from the neighboring reservation, and the strange and wonderful ability to see the auras - the colors, lights, and energies - given off by all living things. Blue begins to realize her special talents might actually enable her to find her place in the world when she learns she can manipulate the auras to help heal injuries. Blue's "dream-come-true" is threatened, however, when her and her mother's past starts to catch up with them.
I'll probably never live on an isolated ranch in Wyoming, but after reading this book, I think I have a good idea what it would be like. I love the ability of some authors who create characters so real and believable that one feels one can actually go track them down for a good visit. Blue is such an appealing character, one can't help but hope that things work out for her. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves animals and nature, or who is wondering about their own place in the world. Plus, who couldn't use a little virtual vacation in the mountains of Wyoming?
I'd rate this book FIVE out of FIVE stars.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Ruined" by Paula Morris

Rebecca, newly transplanted to New Orleans to live with an aunt, feels like a fish out of water. Battling homesickness for New York City and her traveling father, Rebecca must also deal with the cliques in her new school, which seem to be focused entirely on the importance of local family history, social class, and the upcoming Mardi Gras season of parties and parades. Although at first content to be an outsider, Rebecca's interest and involvement with the popular group is intensified after she becomes friends with a mysterious girl who seems to be living in the cemetary. Rebecca becomes intent to solve the mystery of her new friend and the 150-year-old curse associated with a local mansion.
Reading "Ruined" is the next best thing to an actual visit to the city of New Orleans. Morris skillfully describes the neighborhoods, streets, and cemetaries of the city and makes them part of the action and atmosphere. One can easily imagine the frenzy and excitement of attending one of the Mardi Gras parades while reading of it in this book. The mystery that embroils Rebecca snakes its way through the city, its parties, and its inhabitants, wrapping itself ever tighter around our heroine.
Although some of the action seems at times to be a little too outlandish to be believable, the nifty plot twists keep one reading. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery involving history, ghosts, and curses! Rated FOUR and a HALF out of FIVE stars.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Sparrow Hawk Red" by Ben Mikaelsen

After the car crash that killed Ricky's mother his Ricky's father wont take any actions. in the book Sparrow Hawk Red by Ben Mikaelsen only ricky and his new friend Soledad are heading to Mexico to catch the man that kill his mother. Soledad is pretty much a hobo that is helping ricky through his journey. through this time of getting mexico Ricky learns a powerful lesson the lesson of courage. will he get to Mexico alive and back? if you want to find out read Sparrow hawk red.

i would recommend this book to anyone interested in a big adventure or wants to read a good book. i would rate this book 3-5. it wasnt one of my favorite books.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

"Pendragon: Merchant of Death" by D.J. MacHale

Every teen has crushes, plays b-ball, travels throughtime and space... wait what?!?!? this is how bobby penndragon feels. Its the day of the play off game at his high school, the girl of his dreams just kissed him... what could go wrong, right? How about his uncle crashing in while hes in the middle of the kiss of his dreams with courtney chetwyned and riding off into the night, only to be dragged through time and space. Yeah, really! when his uncle takes him to an old abandoned subway, and goes to a hidden door. When his uncle and him are shot at by a rediculously tall stranger named saint dane, they run for cover. They get to the inst hidden door, close the door, when his uncle yells out " denduron!!!" things get pretty freaky. the tunnel at the inside of the door seems to go on forever, but them a jumble of sweet musicle notes and white light pour out and bobby and his uncle are swept away. When they reach the end of the tunnel, it is up to bobby and his uncle to save denduron, an alien planet with close to no technology, and close to no hope for servival. will they make it out alive? who knows. read the book!
I would give this book 32.999 stars out of five. You wont believe this book! I cant do it justice, you have to read it yourself!

"New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer

Alike the book, bella is still in love with edward. but, when edward leaves bella, the worst thing happens. She falls into a spiralling depression, and whenever she even thinks about edward, her still strong love comes back to haunt her as a piercing pain in her chest. Being forced to curl up into a ball isnt the best thing to be doing, so she does something unexpected. Whenever she is doing something wreckless, she sees a vision of edward, so, she makes a rash decision: she got a dirtbike. You all remember Jacob, correct? well, she asks him to help her fix the bike, and when she does so, Jacob falls in love with her. After he is done fixing the dirtbike, bella goes to further and further extents to see edward. But when jacob joins a misterious cult, Bella need help, but now there is no body to help her.
What will happen to bella now? read the book to Find out. I give this book five of five stars!

Friday, March 5, 2010

"Sparrow Hawk Red" by Ben Mikaelsen

In the book Sparrow Hawk Red Ricky Diaz thought his mother died in a car accident but soon learns she was murdered by drug dealers and he wants to find revenge. His father refused to do a drug mission by stealing a plane and smuggling drugs from other countries. Ricky then decided to do it himself by running away to Mexico disguising himself as a street boy. Has a lot of trouble surviving ,when he meats a friend she helps him to get into the drug compound get the plane and return home.
This is one of several good Ben Mikaelsen books that I would read if I liked to read Fiction that could one day come true as a book tells it to be. I would rate this book
5 stars.

"Tree Girl" by Ben Mikaelsen

In the book Tree Girl Gabriela and her sister Alicia escape a brutal attack from the guerrilla soldiers into the trees. The soldiers killed everyone in there village and the next and the next until they traveled through a field to a new town they thought would be safe until a troop of soldiers came in started beating people to death slaughtering some and hanging them while being burned over a fire, during all this Gabriela was in a tree in the center of town her sister in the woods. after the soldiers left from killing and burning everything to the ground she got down and looked for Alicia in the woods but didn't find her.Gabriela went on for miles and miles before she found a refuge camp, but the guards told her it was full and the next camp would be several miles away. Gabriela walked for days loosing hope every moment that her sister might still be living and that she would survive. In every moment she also thought of herself as a coward hiding in a tree instead of getting what every one else got,to dye.she promised herself she would never climb a tree again in her life. Soon she finally found the camp and lived with two older women.She also made a school to teach children all over camp how to read and write. Somewhere in all this she found her sister traveling in camp with a bunch of others. The second she saw Alicia her hope went as high as it could for survival. Gabriela thought they should leave the camp and head for Mexico ,but she decided she had made family and friends at the camp and a new way for the children to learn.Alicia had not spoken since the night of the attack on her village but Gabriela and Alicia went to a tree just outside of camp and climbed into it, Gabriela explained to Alicia how being a tree girl is not being cowardly it is being strong and honest. That very moment Alicia asked to go higher into the tree.
Read this book if you would like to now how a desperate army for a win in war attacks villages because they think there working with the other side and against them. Many incessant people were killed when all they wanted was peace and nothing to do with war.

"My Side Of The Moutain" by Jean Craighead George

I finished the book my side of the moutain................................

I thought it was very good book.i could picture it in my mind.I didnt like the end though.........
i can't believe his parents were not freaked out when he ran away and thathe did not bring Sam home when he saw him......................I could like hear the rain and see the ice in my mind....

Thanks for reading

"Jaguar" by Roland Smith

In the book Jaguar as a sequel to Thunder Cave it starts out as Jake and his father back in New York, but Jake would be lucky to see his father more than once a day because he would always be researching jaguars and other animals in South America because he was planing on making a reserve for the jaguars with his life long friend Bill. He told Jake that he would be gone for a month and Jake would be staying at a home with his grandfather. After several months at the home Jake got worried and started sending letters to his dad in South America. his dad never sent back Jake got a ticket for a plane and left.
when Jake got there his dad and bill were just arriving on the boat they were going to travel upriver in. when they got off Bill stayed on board to check something while Jake's dad got of and went to greet him. Out of no were the boat exploded killing bill and braking his dads arm and another friends leg. Jake learns how to fly the plane that the other friend made. a week later they all leave to build the reserve. on the way there the boat gets sabotaged and to men try to find an old tribes treasure that's buried under a lake, Next to Jake's camp. one of the men shoot the other while he grabs Jake and threatens to kill him, but there friend a woman archer shoots him in the chest with an arrow and kills him were he stood. the police come take the bodies, and Jake his dad and the two friends finish bills dream to create a Jaguar reserve.
I would read this book if I were into action , adventure , family , and nature.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"Sparrow Hawk Red" by Ben Mikalesen

Ricky was a normal boy living with only his father for his mother had died years earlier. Ricky was a whiz at flying, having been taught by his stunt-pulling father. Until the day he heard about the truth of how his mother died, he was told it was a car crash. The real reason for her death was a drug smuggling company in Mexico. This was found out by some DEA agents, where his a=father used to work at, they had come over to get help from Ricky's father. Ricky leaves his home and skips school to go into Mexico and pretend to be a ratero, or street rat. Ricky makes a very unusual friend, Soledad, and she works very hard at earning money, but never getting enough. Ricky sneaks into the drug company to steal an aircraft they are harboring to smuggle drugs across the border. Ricky got into the Sparrowhawk, making his escape and flying home. His father helped him escape in his own aircraft, Baby Great Lakes, being Ricky's wingman. Ricky is praised for his efforts and will probably never get rid of the satisfaction of helping his home country out. Still, Ricky made a promise to Soledad-that he would help her... and her family.
Sparrow Hawk Red is by Ben Mikaelsen.

"Thunder Cave" by Roland Smith

In the book Thunder Cave Jacob thinks he has a normal life, but when he gets home from school and gets a message on his phone saying his mom was hit by a car while she was jogging. He rushes to the hospital just in time to say goodbye. His mom died that night. His dad was in Kenya, Africa researching Elephants in the bush. Jake's step dad was going to send him to Oregon to live with his uncle but he wants to go to Africa to be with his dad. His step dad has to go on a job in the south for a week. Jake finds his opportunity to get an air travel ticket to Africa. After he had his bike painted like a zebra he took of on his plane. Immediately after arriving in Africa he was having Major problems from getting mugged, to having his bike stolen, to stealing it back, to have to ride through the bush in search of his dad, and going face on to a lion. After going through all of that he had set up a camp near a tree fell asleep and awoke to being stampeded on passing out and waking in a bloody dried river bed with tons of dead animals. when he gets up and sees what scared them all he spots flames and burnt plants and animals everywhere. Later that day he spots a bunch of poachers slaughtering a mother elephant and its baby. after being captured and almost killed a few times by the poachers he reunites with his dad and takes down every last poacher.
I would read this book if i was into action , adventure, and the nature of other counries. Thunder Cave

"Skulduggery Pleasant" by Derek Landy

In Skulduggery Pleasant a girl named Stephine thought she had a normal life until her Uncle Gordon died and his will was read! The last request on Gordons will was that Stephanie got his fortune and his house. That night she stayed in the house by herself reading her uncles written books about magic and monsters and secret wars. But little did she know most of the books were based on real things most people don't know about. She was almost done with a book when someone knocked on the front door and demanded to come in to get a key, out of now were skulduggery pleasant burst through a window and started throwing fire at the man who wanted the key. After the fight he lost his hat, sunglasses, and scarf that covered is face, revealing his skeleton self. None the less Stephanie asked questions about him, until she asked to go with him to were ever it was he was going next. He hesitated but then agreed. Stephanie gets introduced to elemental magic and scocers magic. in elemental there are fire, water ,air, and earth. Skulguggery soon figured out that Serpine the one who killed him a long time ago was trying to get a hold of the book of names(book of names,every name of every person)which only had the protection of will power, the closer you get the more you think your getting trapped. After the leaders of all Magicians were killed by Serpine and his gang there was a fierce fight between good and evil. Soon enough Skulduggery had Serpine pined against a wall when he turned him to dust with the ancients scepter and destroyed the evil of Serpine ounce and for all.
I would only read this book if i were into sarcasm ,fiction, and the good and evil forces in a great book!

"Red Midnight" by Ben Mikaelsen

In the book Red Midnight you will learn how in Guatemala a boy named Santiago and his young sister Angelina escape from there village before the guerrilla soldiers kill them like all of there other friends and family. After there escape they walk and ride in the back of a drunk drivers truck for miles until Antiago spots his uncle Ramos'es summer hut. After a short rest on his uncles bed him and his sister are awoken to Enrique a good friend of there uncle who watches over the hut in the winter. Antiago thought he would be safe there but Enrique told him the soldiers were visiting here often as well. They decided it would be to dangerous to stay so Enrique told him that he would have to take his uncles kayak across the ocean and Mexican Gulf to get to Florida in the United States of America. During the long and perilous journey Antiago and Angelina learn a lot about what had happened when the soldiers destroyed there village, and killed all the people in it besides them. But soon they arived on a rapid wave that through them onto Florida's beach. That very night would be there last on the ocean, But there first in America with people and soldiers who dont want to kill them but instead help them.

In my opinion as a reader and a student I think Red Midnight would be a great book for someone who likes to learn about history through stories!

"Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer

Do you want to be enthralled in a suspenceful story? Then read twilight. This book is all about bella and edward. Now, this isnt just some normal relationship... Edward is a vampier. yes thats right, a blood sucker of the night, bent on human blood. yet, bella remains alive and well throgh the struggles of being in a relationship with a vampier. When a new throng of vampiers come through, the leader catches her sent and is set on drinking her blood. Will she live? will she die? What happens next? to find out. just read the book.
I give this book 5 stars!!!:)

"Rescue Josh McGuire" by Ben Mikaelsen

Josh McGuire was a country boy, living with his normal-looking family. But it wasn't normal. Josh's father drank his heart out because of Josh's older brother's death, Tye. The book starts out with Josh and his father out on a hunting trip. Josh's father shoots a bear cub's mother and pretends it wasn't his mother at all, and that the cub's mother is out in the woods, still looking for it's cub. Josh takes the cub home without his father's permission, calling a friend of his, Otis, to help but not come near. Because of his father not wanting the bear cub, Pokey he named him, Josh ran away into the woods. He told Otis over the phone that he would not return until the hunting laws have changed or if he could keep Pokey. After being in the woods for a long time, suffering through storms and cold, Josh was injured, trying to get back to camp. The police found him from his blood trail and brought him to the hospital. Josh had thought the police shot Pokey, but they hadn't. The police brought Pokey to Josh in the hospital and everybody rejoiced.
The hunting laws were changed for spring hunting, but only for a short while. The laws are back to normal now, seemingly unchanged.
Rescue Josh McGuire is by Ben Mikaelsen.

"Petey" by Ben Mikaelsen

In the book Petey, by Ben Mikaelsen, Petey was just a child with a disability. His body was deformed but he had a normal brain just like any other person around. Everyone in the institution he was staying at thought he was an 'idiot,' a medical term for someone who cannot think. Through his life, Petey has lived through two institutions and a nursing home for his old ages. Petey cannot move his mouth like anyone else, but he has his own language with grunts and groans. Many workers took care of Petey and many became his best friends. Petey also had pictures taken of him and his friends throughout his different caretakers, a photo album was created of these priceless objects. This story is full of tears and laughs, a real joy for anyone who wants an emotional trip. Petey's life is one to be remembered through your lifetime adventures.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"Rescue Josh McGuire" by Ben Mikaelsen

in the book Rescue, Josh McGuire by Ben mickaelsen bring Josh McGuire a boy beaten by his overly drunken father,Sam, starts getting these beatings after the death of his older brother Tye. while hunting up in the mountain josh's dad Sam shoots a black bear, the law is over in his town is if it the bear has a cub it is illegal to shoot it. when josh is told to fetch a bag Josh swears he saw a bear cub. did his dad kill a mother bear. what if it her cub what will happen to the bear and his dad. will josh save the baby bear before it is to late? when Josh hears that this baby bear will be tested and killed josh takes his brothers motorcycle, the cub and his dog.

if you want to read a book with wondering whats going to happen next then i recommend this book to you. this book is really good and a must read. i rate this 5-5

Monday, March 1, 2010

"Ghost of Spirit Bear" by Ben Mikaelsen

ghost of spirit bear by ben mikaelsen brings back Cole Matthews but he isnt living in alaska anymore now he is back home, and has to deal with the worst part of coming back... High School. Cole is living with his mom back at home and is now best friends with Peter ( the boy that cole beat up). in this book cole has to attend school and has to hold his anger back or he will be put behind bars. but when the jocks and bullies of the school start picking on peter and cole this doesnt help Cole com his anger. if you remember in touching spirit bear the 1st book in this series it says how cole was beaten, cole condors this fear and goes and sees his father again but doesnt get the welcoming feeling he should get.

i would recommend this book to someone who read the first book and likes to make a difference in someones life. this book is a 4-5 rating.