Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Book Review

The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking glass wars by Frank Beddor is the first book in a series. The main character, Alyss Heart, is going to become the princess of Wonderland, when her evil Aunt Redd kills her mother and father and takes over Wonderland.
Hatter, a royal body guard, has to send Alyss into England through the looking glass, while he ends up in Paris. Alyss has to face living in England on her own. After 12 years in England Dodge, Alyss’ best friend show up and takes Alyss back to Wonderland to defeat Redd so she can be Queen. First they have to go on a journey to the looking glass maze so Alyss can get stronger and kill Redd.

If you enjoy Alice in Wonderland you would really enjoy this book! Alyss and the other characters are really awesome. I like the way the author mixed up the real Alice and wonderland and twisted it up in his own way. The book was really good also, but I didn’t enjoy the way the book was written. The plot was kind of confusing and it jumped around from character to character.

The second book is Seeing Redd and the third book Archenemy just came out.

Interested? See which library owns a copy for you to check out at http://gapines.org/

You can also check out the author's website http://www.lookingglasswars.com/home.html

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Congratulations to the Luella High School Reading Bowl Team
They placed 2nd in the the GA Metro Area District Level of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.
Great Job!
Don't know what the reading bowl is?
It is a State Wide competition for the Elementry, Middle, and High School grades.
Each level is given a list of books to read and meets within their division to answer questions about the books.
The top two teams for each level goes on to the next competition.
There are four competitions.
The Middle School Level uses the Georgia Children's Books Nominees.
Check out your school library to vote for these books or to see if you have a reading bowl team.
The High School Level uses the Peach Award Nominees.
Check out Hampton Public Library to vote for these books
go to your School Library to see if you have a reading bowl team.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine is an amazing book set in a far away land known as Ayortha, and follows the story of Aza. Aza knows she is not the fairest of all the women in Ayortha, but she is gifted with a voice. An Amazing voice, that can enchant all who hear it, but when she encounters a mysterious and dreadful gift from the fairy know as Lucinda. Everything changes for her. This gift is a magical mirror. Mirrors are something that Aza hates, she has always hated mirrors. She is always avoiding mirrors, because everyone is always scoffing at her over her looks. One day, her enchanting voice lures in a prince named Ijori and everything begins to fall apart. Because of the vain and cruel queen know as Ivi, who is a very jealous queen that wants to be the fairest of them all. This story will have plenty of suspense, romance, humor, and song. If you're interested in any of these, this is the book for you.
Interested? See which library owns a copy for you to check out at http://gapines.org/
and check out the author's website to find out more about this book.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

In the book Magyk, the first book of Septimus Heap series, is all about a young boy named Septimus Heap who is the seventh son of the seventh son. He was born into a family of wizards and has to learn about his confusing life. On the night of his birth he was announced dead so he was took away. On the same night a baby girl with violet eyes was found in the forest by Septimus’s father. So the baby becomes a part of the Heap family. This book has many twists and turns to figure out why and how it all happened to Septimus’s family. This book is very sad because a mother loses her child, happy because everything falls into place for Sepitmus’s family and interesting because the settings keep changing and flipping. Plus you never know who is going to turn up to be who.
Interested? Check out the book from your library and check out the author's web site.