Showing posts with label scholastic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scholastic. Show all posts

Guest Review: Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Why I chose this book:
 When I first read the synopsis of this book, I had just finished watching the movie Seventh Son, which is about a son who was the seventh son born to a couple, meaning he is born more powerful at magic than a normal person. When I saw Thirteenth Child was also about a world where belief of seventh sons exist I was drawn in to read it. Thirteenth Child takes a look at what it is like to be not only a sibling of a double-seventh son, but the thirteenth born, who are born more unlucky than a normal person, and the double-seventh son’s twin. It sounded like it had the promise to be full of magic, adventure, and the frontier, all of which I have enjoyed in previous books.


Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: April 15th, 2009
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis:
Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild. (Goodreads)

Guest Review: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson

Monday, March 16, 2015
Why I chose this book:
I've heard much about this book from other bloggers. though I never knew much about it because I would only skim their reviews, I knew it was fantasy. If it's a good fantasy book, I have to at least try it. And I am so glad I did.


The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson
Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: April 1st, 2012
Format: Paperback
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
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Synopsis:
In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point--he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their  own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together. (Goodreads)

Review: Ignite by Sara B. Larson

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
I have been dying to read Ignite ever since I read Defy as an eARC in early January. Luckily, Scholastic was awesome enough to grant me an eARC of Ignite, and I gorged on its amazingness. I read this book during a week of absolute craziness, but I was not allowing it to get away from me. 


Ignite by Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date: December 30th, 2014
Format: eARC
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:
Alexa remains by the newly crowned King Damian’s side as his guard, ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion's people, despite continuing to harbor a secret love for him. However, when another threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on their newly forged allies from Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. With the fate of her nation hanging in the balance once again, will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy -- before it's too late? (Goodreads)

Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
The Raven Cycle has been one of my Stiefvater favorites since I read The Raven Boys. Stiefvater has such a way of crafting magic and suspense into the everyday life of five teenagers to whom I have grown addicted. Over the course of these three books, I have fallen in love with Blue and the Raven boys, and am so thankful that there are more than three books in this series (something I had originally assumed for some reason). Because this is book three in the series, I am writing the review for readers who have read books one and two. If you haven't read the previous books then much of this won't make sense.




Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date: October 21st, 2014
Format: ARC
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Synopsis:
There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.

Certainties can unravel. (Goodreads)
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