Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bookshelf Tour! - Children of the Red King

I'm actually curious to find out if I have books that aren't in a series on this bookshelf! I haven't found one yet! XD

Bookshelf: Favorites!

Name: Children of the Red King

Series: Yes

Author: Jenny Nimmo

Genre: Preteen, Fantasy

Age range: 12+

Number of books in the series: 8

Books I own: Midnight for Charlie Bone (Book 1), Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Book 2)

Books I've read: Midnight for Charlie Bone, Charlie Bone and the Time Twister, Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy, Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors, Charlie Bone and the Hidden King, Charlie Bone and the Beast

About the first book: Charlie doesn't want to believe it. He can hear people talking in photographs. What's happening to him? Why now? The mysterious and magical powers of the Red King have been passed down through his descendants. These gifts, some evil and some good, turn up unexpectedly in someone who has no idea where they came from. This is what happened to Charlie Bone. . . Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs. But his horrible aunts are delighted - it means he is one of the chosen and must attend the Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them.

Opinion: It's been a while since I've read these so I might update this opinion when I reread them again...This series definitely has its good parts and it's weird parts...XD I realize I say this a lot, but I really like the story line of this series. There are a lot of intense (for lack of a better way to describe them) scenes in these books which is one of the reasons I said I would recommend this for ages 12+...all in all it's a pretty good series, but it really depends on what you like!

Book update - The Last Olympian - Pg. 98 out of 381! (Chapter 6 out of 23!)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Book Challenge!

 I found this on Facebook yesterday and it was pretty fun! I chose to use The Last Olympian and I was kinda nervous considering there are a lot of battles in this book! When I did this yesterday I got "Not Important"....not exactly what I would've wanted one of my favorite books to tell me...XD Maybe I'll try it again later!!


Book update - The Last Olympian - Pg. 63 out of 381! (Chapter 4 out of 23!)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Review! The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Book 4)

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)
About the book: Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse. In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade it's once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth - a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.

Pages: 361 plus 10 pages of The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Book 5 - Final book)

Genre(s): Preteen/Teen, Fantasy, Mythology

Age range: 10+

POV: First person, Percy - main character, 14

Stars: 5/5

Review: So, warning, this review is pretty much major fangirly ranting! I honestly have nothing at all even remotely bad to say about this book (or this series!) whatsoever...XD This truly is my favorite book series! I've read this series at least three times and it hasn't gotten old! It'll probably be read like ten more times and still be just as good! I don't think I can narrow down the parts I liked either...mainly because if I did, they would probably be major spoilers! Let's just suffice to say I enjoyed every part of this book and leave it at that! XD

Bookshelf Tour - Children of the Lamp

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days! My cousin is visiting and the only reason I have time to post right now is because we're having a Disney movie marathon! At the moment I plan on making two posts today because I don't really think I want to have more than one Tour post a day...But we'll see! The reason this is only one book this time is 1. Because it's part of a series even though I only own the first one, and 2. Because the next books are a series too and I don't want to put more than one series in a single post!
Bookshelf: Favorites!

Name: Children of the Lamp

Series: Yes!

Author: P. B. Kerr

Genre: Preteen, Fantasy

Age range: 10+

Number of books in the series: 7 (According to Goodreads)

Books I own: The Akhenaten Adventure (Book 1)

Books I've read: The Akhenaten Adventure

About the first book: Meet John and Philippa Gaunt, twelve-year-old twins who one day discover themselves to be descended from a long line of djinn. All of a sudden, they have the power to grant wishes, travel to extraordinary places, and make people and objects disappear. Luckily (and luck does have something to do with it), the twins are introduced to their eccentric djinn-uncle Nimrod, who will teach them how to harness their newly found power. And not a moment too soon. . . since John and Phillipa are about to embark on a search to locate a monstrous pharaoh named Akhenaten and his eerie tomb. Standing in their way is Iblis - the most evil djinn in the universe. Will the twins be strong and skilled and clever enough to outwit Iblis and live to see another adventure?

Opinion: So far this series is very good, but it's also pretty weird in parts! Including the fact that the uncle's name is the beginning I considered stopping the book, but I'm glad I didn't because I do like the way it ends and I do plan on getting the second book from the library at some point! I'll probably have a better opinion for this series when I read the second book!


Book update - The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan - Pg. 49 out of 381! (Chapter 3 out of 23!)