"Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone" by J. K. Rowling
Rating: Excellent! (5)
Read the first book that started the worldwide phenomenon! You have probably seen the movies, but have you read the Harry Potter books? Trust me, they are worth the read. Harry Potter thought he was a normal boy in a normal house in a normal town. Not the case! Strange things always seem to happen around him, magical things. Letters begin arriving from nowhere, and he is invited to a school of wizarding and magic. But little does he know the danger that awaits him. For Someone-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is after his life. With the help of two new friends, Harry must unravel mysteries, fight danger, and....try to keep up with his homework. Full of humor, adventure, action, and mystery, the first book in the Harry Potter series will keep you glued to its pages.
You've probably heard of this book before. Some of you might have even read this book before I have! This captivating novel, is one that will leave you breathless. Within the first pages, you're already pulled in too deep to get out. Tommy, abandoned in a lift, has no idea who he is, where he is, and why he was there. Goodness, he didn't even know how old he was, let alone his last name. Thomas has been swaying around for at least a half hour, and he doesn't know what to do! But once common sense reaches him, he gives out cries for help, and then gets it. Then as he steps out into the rays if the sun, and his new friends, he begins his new journey. To find himself, and to get out. He quickly figures out how things work around the Glade (the place that he was bought upon). They've been surrounded by a maze, and have been trying to figure out how to escape for years. The only people who step outside of the Glade, are Runners. Many have died trying, many have never been seen again. But for some reason, Tommy has just been pulled in. And he feels as if this"”is his destiny.
Deuce has strived to become a Huntress for her enclave ever since she was a small brat. When she earns the six scars showing her status, however, she gets more than she can bargain for. Discovering that a nearby enclave has been destroyed by monstrous creatures called "Freaks," she must team up with her fellow Hunter, Fade, to persuade the elders of the new danger. The elders, however, refuse the warnings and exile Deuce and Fade. Even so, Deuce's troubles are just beginning.
In Smile, you follow around a girl named Raina Telgemeier, from sixth grade to high school. One night, Raina comes home from her troup meeting, trips, and knocks out her two front teeth. That misstep means trips upon trips to the orthodontist. Which means braces, retainers, and bands. (As if growing up wasn't hard enough.) Will Raina be able to handle teeth trouble on top of friend trouble, boy trouble, and the burdens of school? Read Smile to find out.
When Hannah Baker commits suicide everyone is shocked.. Until Clay Jensen finds a box of old tapes on his doorstep. This collection of 7 tapes takes you through Hannah's story, revealing 13 reasons why she committed suicide. Although this seems like a somewhat creepy book, it is probably one of the best books I've ever read.
In this book, placed in the future, Tally must decide whether to undergo a procedure to make her pretty. Everyone is considered an "ugly" until they undergo the procedure. Although she has been looking forward to this procedure for several years, she begins to question whether this is right decision. What will she choose?
In the future souls from other planets take over humans bodies. Melanie is part of a resistance group against the souls. Eventually she is caught and her body becomes the host for a soul named Wanderer. What problems will arise when two people must live in the same body?
Did you know that Jews fled to Shanghai during the Holocaust? This book is a treasure about just such a Jewish family. Anya Rosen is the main, curly-headed, character. Over a few days, she learns that the war may not only be happening in countries far away, but in her own home as well. When will peace come? And have you ever wondered where the phrase "Oy vey" came from? Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to have a bomb drop practically on top of you and yet live? Or maybe you've wondered how exactly one takes parakeets for a walk. Find the answers to all these questions and more in "Anya's War".
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl follows Greg, a high school student whose goal in high school is to be liked by everyone. When Greg's mother forces him to befriend a family friend recently diagnosed with leukaemia his life changes. It should be known that this book is not your typical cancer book. Although it is doubtful that Me and Earl and the Dying Girl will make you cry, it will definitely make you laugh.
"iDrakula" by Bekka Black is a modern take on a classic-Dracula. It's told through texts, emails, images, and web browser screenshots. It's obvious almost immediately what's going on. iDrakula is a very fast read, even for a 150 page book, and is very fast paced. Because of this, I never really got into the story and didn't feel any connection to the characters. It was a good story, but I think it could hae been told better if it included an actual story, not just texts and emails. Overall, iDrakula was an okay book.
Alex Rider thought he knew his uncle, Ian Rider. But in reality he hardly knew him at all. When Ian Rider gets killed in a car crash, Alex is immediately suspicious of his cause of death. Alex is proved right when he discovers bullet holes in the car. Why would anyone want to kill a bank worker? Well, maybe Ian Rider wasn't a bank worker at all. Maybe he was actually a spy for Britain's secret intelligence agency. Alex is only mildly surprised when he learns this, although, he is very surprised when he learns the same agency wants to recruit him in a dangerous mission only he can complete.... Complete with thrilling scenes, action, mystery, and adventure, Stormbreaker is an exciting book that I highly recommend.
If you've been waiting for the next Iron Fey book, look no further, for it has arrived! Meghan's had her happily ever after, but what about the family she's left behind? It's been eleven years since she's taken the Iron Throne and her family has felt the loss. Her mother never speaks her name, and Ethan is ever alone. As if that wasn't bad enough, they have to always move on account of the fey that dog Ethan wherever he goes, fascinated by his Sight. But when he finally finds a friend (who, as you've guessed it is a girl), another thing comes up: a mysterious new breed of fey are attacking half-breeds and other fey! What's going on? The only way to figure it out and save what few friends he has, is to go back to the land of Faerie and coerce his royal sister into helping him find some answers. He then sets out on an adventure reminiscent of those of another pair of guys, but his companion has a secret. Will Ethan allow his feelings for his friend? Who are these weird fey? Find out!
If you loved Halo, you should definitely read the second in the trilogy, Hades. After finally getting rid of Jake Thorn, all is well and peaceful. That is, until one fateful Halloween, when Beth's friends insist, against her wishes, to perform a seance and wakes a demon best left slumbering. Jake is back and he drags Beth down to the one place no one can save her from: Hell. It seems Jake has plans for their union, but meanwhile, Xavier and Beth's family hunt for a way to get her back... before it's too late.
Have you ever been taught by a gargoyle? If you ever go to Princeton, you should try it sometime, since it might just save your life. That's what Lily discovers when her grandfather takes her mother and Lily back to his alma mater. Lily desperately wants to attend, but will she take The Test for admission at the risk of her mother's life? And since when are sixty year old men active nights? Find the answer to these questions and more as Lily discovers her heritage, and the danger that comes with it.
If you're looking for an easy,short read this is the book for you.Raina,an average teenage girl, in addition to dealing with the struggles of growing up, boy troubles,friendship problems and..well..hormones, must face a new part of life,getting braces.
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"The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" by Cassandra Clare
Rating: Excellent! (5)
When Clary Fray goes to the night club Pandemonium with her best friend, she witnesses a murder. A murder no one else can see. Before she knows it, Clary enters the world of Shadowhunters-the demon killers who protect humans-and unearths chilling facts about her own past. Learning her skills with golden-haired Jace, she doesn't know what yet to come is far worse than what has already happened.
Devil's Kiss is set in modern London, where the remains of the once-great Knights Templar dwell, continuing the eternal fight against evil. Billi is the only girl ever to be inducted in, and she hates every minute. When her friend, Kay, returns from his year-long study vacation in Jerusalem training as an Oracle, and almost unleashes the 69 evil Grigori held captive in the Cursed Mirror, it does nothing to sway her opinion. Now the Angel of Death is after her with a vengence, and invoking the 10th Plague, on top of everything else. Will she save the world? Find out in Devil's Kiss
Have you read Embraced; Enticed; Hush, Hush; or Unearthly? Then you should probably read Halo. In a ploy to reinstate humanity's trust in itself, Heaven has sent down three angels to watch over Venus Cove, a seemingly random American small town. But when Gabriel, Ivy, and Bethany arive, they notice a strange shift in everyday life: freak accidents, murders, and fires. Bethany must keep her head in the game, but when she meets Xavier Woods, her whole life changes. To fall in love with a human is an incredible sin, and to reveal the existance of angels is even worse; like, cast-from-Heaven bad. With all this stress, another problem arises: the appearance of a troubled English boy by the name of Jake, who seems to have a dark secret. Will Bethany be cast down for her sins? Can she and her family save Venus Cove? Find out today! Read Halo!
In a world where zombies are not only real, but people can make a job out of them, Molly Bartolucci is normal. She's just a ka heka, the most common of Anubis's servants, and she had a normal life. That is, until the night of her sixteenth birthday, when the god of death himself came to her in an Anubis dream and imparted special powers and a message that she would do great things. What does that mean? At first she thought it was a dream, until someone dies at her party... and she brings him back to life! It only gets weirder when her mother's parents, whom she's never met, come to spirit her away to an expensive boarding school for especially (rich) gifted kids. When wierd stuff starts happening at her new school, Molly is in the middle of it. Read Undeadly, the first of the Reaper Diaries, to find out what happens!
Violet is back in the sequel to Embrace. Her love life is far from fixed, for Lincoln always seems to be on mysterious missions with Magda, who Violet knows is after her partner. On top of this, Pheonix has returned with a new kind of weapon at his disposal- one that could easily kill Violet. In a dream, an unknown angel disclosed the knowledge that "a traitor is in thier midst." But who? The race for the Scripture is on, but who will get it? Will she bridge the gap between her and her possible soulmate? Find out in Entice!!