Tag Archive: fantasy

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

By Elise
The Lost Hero is the same setting as the Lightning Thief series.  Piper, Jason, and Leo, three friends, find out that they have one parent who is a Greek God.  It is up to them to fulfill an ancient prophecy and stop the world.  There is only one problem.  Jason can’t even remember who he is.


By Elise
The Throne of Fire is the second book in the Kane Chronicles series.  Sadie and Carter now have to defeat the most evil force in all of ancient Egypt or the entire world will end and chaos will take over.

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

By Elise
The Red Pyramid is the first book in the series the Kane Chronicles.  The two main characters are Sadie and Carter Kane.  After their father dies trying to protect them they discover that they are magicians of ancient Egypt and the Egyptian gods are real.  The most evil of them all is after them and trying to kill them.

The Warlock by Michael Scott

By Rhea

The Warlock, by Michael Scott, is the fourth book in the series, which started with The Alchemist. The end is rapidly approaching. The twins of legend, Sophie and Josh, have been divided. Sophie remains with the Flamels, the Alchemist and the Sorceress, while Josh has joined Dee, the Necromancer. Both are uncertain of their decisions, unsure if they are following the right path. Josh is mad at his sister for imprisoning the beautiful “woman” he and Dee brought to this world. Sophie, however, misses Josh more than anything. She will do anything and everything to bring him back. To add to the problems, the Alchemist is dying and the twins’ beloved friend, Scatty, is trapped in the past. Nothing seems to be going right for the Alchemist and his group, while Dee is about to take control of the world. But there is still time…

The Warlock is an exciting, fast-paced book. This entire series is amazing. Not once has this book been predictable, and I have been kept at the edge of my seat. The plot is perfect and there are many surprises, all of which are completely unexpected. Additionally, the ending has one final twist that no one can possibly see coming. It has lots of action and is very fast paced. I think that just about everyone will love this book! The only problem is that much of the plot has its roots in ancient mythology, and thus it is often hard to understand and remember different characters and items. This is just a minor problem, and all in all the book is great. It is a must-read!

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief book cover imagePercy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

Reviewed by Vini

This book called, “The Lightning Thief”, is about a boy named Percy Jackson being framed for taking the lightning bolt that belongs to Zeus, the head god of the gods and goddesses. Percy must go on a quest to find the bolt. One thing I liked about this book is that the author used lots of gods and goddesses from Olympus to the Underworld. One thing I don’t like about this book is that now demigods can never speak to their parents. That seems unfair to never see your mom or dad.

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3

The Titan's Curse book cover imageReviewed by Vini

This book called, “The Titan’s Curse”, is about Greek myths, legends and gods all real. Percy Jackson (the main character) goes on a quest with his friends to find Artemis. Artemis is a Greek goddess. She is the goddess of war. One thing I liked about this book is that it has non-stop action. Rick Riordan gives you goosebumps every word. One thing I didn’t like was that people died during it. I look books that are tense from beginning to end, but they end with a happy ending.

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Time Travelers

Time Travelers (Gideon Trilogy) by Linda Buckley-Archer

Time Travelers book cover image

Reviewed by Shruti

The Time Travelers is about two kids, Kate Dyer and Peter Schock, who accidentally travel back to 1763. It was done with a machine that was supposed to do something with dark matter but instead it turned the dark matter into a time wormhole so that you travel back in time. When they landed there they forgot everything, but luckily Gideon found them. Before that happened the Tar Man, Gideon’s enemy and his master’s (Lord Luxom) henchman, stole the dark matter machine. Since Gideon knows the Tar Man he knew that the machine was being taken to London. They later find a family close to Gideon that shelters them in their time of need and helps them find the Tar Man. Once they get to London, Kate and the family are captured when Gideon and Peter go for a walk. After Peter and Gideon save them they find their route to London and it is a battle to the finish. Once they get there they have to race on horses to see who gets what. If Gideon wins he gets the machine for Kate and Peter. If the Tar Man wins he gets Gideon as a servant for Lord Luxon.

Who will win? Will Lord Luxon be stopped? Will Kate and Peter go back to their time? All questions answered in the book, so read it.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope book cover image

Reviewed by Lauren

This book is one in a series of books. It is about three children, Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. In general the series is about these orphans trying to escape a villain named Count Olaf who burned down their house, which killed their parents. Now Count Olaf is after the Baudelaire fortune. But in this specific book the Baudelaires are learning that one of their parents might have survived the fire. Read all about this crazy situation in the “Series of Unfortunate Events”.

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Reviewed by Aneesh

Eragon book cover image

The character of the book, Eragon, is young fine boy, who finds a mysterious blue stone, in the woods, while out hunting. He attempts to trade it for food for his family, but no one would want it. He had no idea the mysterious stone would hatch into a blue dragon. Eragon decides to secretly care for and raise the dragon. After his uncle is killed by evil forces known as the Ra’zac, he learns that he is the last of the Dragon Riders and the dragon egg was meant to find him. In a race to hunt down those who killed his uncle he realizes  his destiny is much larger than he knows, an entire Empire may be relying on him. Eragon and his dragon Saphira must set out to find their roles in this Empire. But they find out, the empire is evil. They encounter many humans, dwarves, elves, and nasty Urgals along their dangerous travels. It is a whole new world Eragon must face filled with ancient languages, magical powers, dangerous situations, and sudden battles.

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Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire, by Derek Landy [Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Natty

Playing with Fire, by Derek Landy is the second book in the Skulduggery Pleasant series. This book is funny very action-packed. Valkyrie and Skulduggery have to stop the Grotesquery (a monster) from bringing back the faceless beings in two days! Can they? It is a great book.

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