Tuesday, March 7, 2017

he Ranger’s Apprentice book 10

The Ranger’s Apprentice book 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja was a great book that ends the Ranger’s Apprentice series. This book, unlike the majority of the ranger's apprentice series books, is a stand-alone novel, as opposed to a two-book adventure. It doesn't end the series correctly, in my opinion, but I am a fan of the series and do not want the series to end in the first place, so that may just be bias.

The Emperor of Nihon-ja, while being an ending to the Ranger’s Apprentice series, is a great book in its own right. The book’s main characters, Will and Halt, return from the previous adventures and are immediately faced with new challenges in Nihon-Ja, a Japanese-like country ruled by the elitist samurai warriors. The two Rangers are later joined by their companions, Evalyn, Horace, and Alyss. Together the band helps fight off an invasion, and help save Nihon-Ja and it’s rightful emperor Shigui. This book is an outstanding book by John Flanagan and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys action and adventure books.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Captain's Dog- a guest post by Noah Fletcher

                                                     Guest post by Noah Fletcher

A dog who's original name is Runt get's sold to a captain in Pennsylvania. The captain named the dog seaman and took him on the captain's adventures.  The captain's name was Captain Lewis.  Seaman suffered many injuries on the trip such as bites, injuries from spikes on the ground, and food poisoning from bad meat.  I will not spoil anything for those who want to read it, but you can read about it if you buy the book. (Amazon link)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots -A review by Lily

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots is a great book that I would recommend if you liked "Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses" This book is about Mrs. Jeepers who takes over the 3rd grade class, but she has some weird powers. Will they survive Mrs. Jeepers? Read the book to find out!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

OMEGA Guardian

OMEGA Guardian is the second book in the OMEGA series about a detective named Butcher's adventures in Omega sector after being demoted from Alpha sector at the end of the first book. In the second installation, Butcher hatches a plan to free the sector from slavers, steals from thieves, and annoys some VERY important people. As well as that, Butcher meets a very industrious engineer and becomes the forerunner of a rebellion! This is a great book to read if you enjoy sic-fi action/adventure. I personally liked the idea of the book, but didn't like the writing style in some places.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rangers Apprentice: The Early Years by John Flanagan.

Rangers Apprentice: The Early Years by John Flanagan is a great prequel to the rangers apprentice series. This book is set after "The Hibernian" one of the short stories in "The Lost Stories," and even without reading "The Hibernian" you can still enjoy the story. That is one thing that john flanagan does really well in all his books. The book explains some of the history behind parts of the main series, (one I would highly recommend reading) and is a good read as a standalone. This book is set from the perspective of Halt, a grizzled ranger who eventually becomes Will's apprentice in the main series.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger is the first book in a great series about Sophronia, a tomboyish young lady who, due to her antics, is enrolled at Mademoiselle Geraldine's finishing academy for young ladies, which, at first seemed like a very dull school, but once enrolled, she finds the classes interesting, not only including the necessities of a finishing school, but also adding classes such as classes on espionage and poison. "Algebra was far more interesting when it was a matter of proportioning out mutton chops so as to poison only half of one's dinner guests" During the first book, Sophronia makes two friends, Soap and Dimity who accompany her on her... Endeavors.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Deviation (the sophisticates book one) by Christine Manzari

Deviation (the sophisticates book one) by Christine Manzari is set in the future after Wormwood, a terrorist attack that poisoned the water supply for several major cities across the world. In response to this, the government makes the Sophisticates, genetically engineered humans that are faster, stronger, and smarter than normal humans. The Sophisticates are split into two groups, the warrior Mandates, and the intellectuals, the Vanguard. Clementine Dracone, a Vanguard, is exhibiting strange powers when she gets mad. Explosive powers. This book is great, and I would highly recommend reading it.