Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hawksong, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

This first book of a fantasy series tells the story of Danica
Shardae, heir to the avian shapeshifter throne. He people and
the serpiente have been at war for longer then can be
remembered, no one knows who the war started, but Danica is
determined to end it. She will do anything- even marry the
prince of the serpiente- if it will bring an end to the killing. The
problem is that both peoples are reluctant to allow a marriage
that will bring peace, and Danica and the serpiente prince, Zane,
are in grave danger.
The writing in this book is not as polished as in some of
Atwater-Rhodes books, but if still quite good. The characters
are interesting and realistic. The setting is good.
It is a nice mix of action and romance.
4 stars

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jinx, by Meg Cabot

While temporarily living with relatives in New York City Jinx discovers a whole different "world". Her Cousin believes herself to be a witch. While struggling to fit in during school Jinx is learning about a obsession she had never discovered before, witchcraft. She and her cousin battle for the use of Magic. Little Does Jinx know her cousin has been practicing witchcraft for years and has a plan to defeat her. This book is a great, spine chilling read. I really recommend it.
5 stars,

Now You See It.... by Vivian Vande Velde

When Wendy's glasses break she finds a new pair in her yard. They are exactly her prescription. Is it just a coincidence? The glasses allow her to see things she had never imagined existed. Such as elves and fairies. She wears the glasses to school and when she does two of her classmates appear differently. Will they discover she knows their secret? Read this spectacular book to find out.
4 stars,

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf, by Jennifer L. Holm

While I'm sorry if you like meatloaf but if you ask me this title says everything you need to know about meatloaf!! I don't agree that middle school is that bad though. The main character does though. She really really really hates middle school. Every Day something horrible happens to her. This book is in a diary/collage form and contains everything from her thoughts to notes she finds in her lunch box from her mom. I thought this was a good book.
3 stars,

Yours Truly Skye O'Shea, by Megan Shull

A girl named Skye in six grade has to live in the footsteps of her two older sisters. She finds this very difficult. When she tries out for the hockey team all the coaches ask about her older sisters. She feels like her parents pay more attention to her sisters than her. She decides to take her mind of her troubles by writing to her favorite hockey player. She gets a note back along with an amazing surprise. I really recommend this book and all of Megan Shull's other books too.
5 stars,