Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

In a world divided into Reds and Silvers by the color of one's blood, Mare Barrow, a peasant Red, is a thief trying to make ends meet for her family before she will be inevitably conscripted to the war effort.  When she discovers her powers, powers that only a Silver should possess, she is forced into the world of the Silver Elite, a life of luxury, royalty, and danger.  As Mare becomes closer with the royal princess and also the Scarlet Guard, the rebel movement trying to overthrow the monarchy, she discovers just how precarious her position is as a Red girl with Silver powers.  5 Stars.  - Reviewed by Kelly

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

In an alternate universe of America, this story takes place in the twentieth century on the Sixty Isles. Joel, a student a Armedius Academy, is fascinated by the nature of Rithmatists and wants more than anything to become one, but he fears that he has missed his chance.  As an intense war is brewing on the isle of Nebrask, a greater mystery has appeared on the doorstep of the Academy and Joel just may be able to help solve it.  4 Stars.  - Reviewed by Kelly

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

In a Willy Wonka-esque story, famed game maker Luigi Lemoncello invites 12 seventh graders to a library lock-in at the new library he just had built to play a life size game:  Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.  3 stars.   - Reviewed by Kelly

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J.Maas

This is a bind-up of five novellas that serve as a prequel to The Throne of Glass series.  Each short story follows Celaena Sardothein and her adventures as a part of the Assassin's Guild.  This prequel provides a lot of backstory and insight into the characters' backgrounds.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves The Throne of Glass series or is considering reading it.  - Reviewed by Kelly

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

In the second installment of the Throne of Glass series, Calaena Sardothein, famed assassin, is now officially the King's Champion.  While she is tasked to eliminate the brutal king's enemies, Calaena struggles to decide where her loyalties lie.  As she uncovers new secrets about the undercover magic that still exists in the land of Adarlan, where magic disappeared ten years ago, she also uncovers new secrets about herself, through the relationships she has formed with the people in the palace.  A fantastic sequel, it gives the series a great distinct direction.  5 star rating.  - Reviewed by Kelly

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly by Conrad Wesselhoeft

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly is a good book.  Arlo Santiago, a dirt bike daredevil, who also is the best at a drone-piloting video game, gets recruited by the U.S. military to fly drones.  He has to make that fit with his sister's disease and his family's lack of money while they are recovering from his mother's death.  This book gets a 5 star rating.  - Reviewed by Jacky 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I LOVED this book!!!  Ridley and Link's story continues...in Rid's point of view!  5 stars!   - Reviewed by Kayla