Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Auther: Rick Riordan
Release Date: March 21, 2006
Pages: 375 Pages
Rating: 5 Stars 

After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, half human, half immortal. Even more stunning: His father is the Greek god Poseidon, ruler of the sea, making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive. There's little time to process this news. All too soon, a cryptic prophecy from the Oracle sends Percy on his first quest, a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the gods of Olympus.

If you like Ancient Greek Mythology this is the book for you! Even if you don’t you love it.
I'm just finished reading this a fews days ago and absolutely loved it,I didn't want to put it down.
When I started reading this i had no interest in Ancient Greek Mythology but the second I started reading it i was hooked.It's such and interesting topic and there is so many exciting things to learn.
Percy life starts out like everyone else's until one day on a school trip he is attacked by a flying creature. He ends up getting expelled and sent to a camp where he finds out he is the son of Persidon (which would be a shock all on it's own),then he's accussed of stealing Zues' Lightning bolt and ends up facing furies & other monsters in his quest to find it and return it back to Zues.
If all that wasn't enough for a 12 year old to go threw he has to try and rescue his mother Hades who has her in the firey depts of Hell.
If your looking for a fun,exciting adventure story to read this is the one for you.I recommend to to everyone, it's an absolutely brilliant piece of work by Rick Riordan.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

First Stop, New York by Tracey West

Title: First Stop, New York
Author: Tracey West
Release Date: June 12, 2008
Pages: 144 Pages
Rating: 3 Stars

Aly & AJ prepare to take the country by storm! The first stop on their tour is New York City. Before their performance, Aly & AJ visit the brand-new Girls Rock Academy, a school for girls who love rock 'n' roll. The day before the grand opening, all the school's equipment is stolen! Can Aly & AJ solve the mystery of the missing guitars in time for the school's opening?

My sister is a huge Aly & AJ fan so when I heard about this book series I knew I had to get them for her. I ended up reading the first book and quite injoyed it.

It's the perfect book to read on a lazy afternoon,it draws you in and you go along putting all the clues together trying to work out who stole the music intruments.It's a fun and exciting read.

Anyone who likes Aly & AJ and Mysteries should get this book.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

Title: Tomorrow, When the War Began
Author: John Marsden
Release Date: June 1, 2006
Pages: 304 pages
Rating: 4 Stars

Summery :
When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they're leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Something has gone wrong--horribly wrong. Before long, they realize the country has been invaded, and the entire town has been captured--including their families and all their friends. Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight.

My Review:
This book is incredible, I recomend everyone read this and the other six in the Tomorrow Series, you wont be able to put it down I know I couldn't. What I loved about this book was how Ellie,Lee,Fi,Robyn,Kevin & Corrie all stuck together even in such a horrible and scary situation,with all ther family and friends being held captive, not knowing if help is coming and left to fend for them self with little supplies. Of course there was the usual fights and romantic relationships that come with being around each other in such a small space for so long but other then that they manage to work out a plan to survive,finding out what was happening in there town and looking out for each other. When they go into town is a whole nother story, soldiers chase them, being shot at, getting shot, nearlly being captured and all this happening in only a few short days. That would give anyone nightsmares for life, so go out and borrow/buy Tomorrow,When the war began and get lost in this wonderful book :)