Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ender's Game

Ender's Game. I read it last year, and I haven't reviewed it yet. Except now I will.

It is the Sci-Fi book.

It's well written and very interesting and amazing and you kind of have to read it.
So, I'm not saying you should read it. I'm saying you have to read it.

It's about Ender, who is at a battle school on a spaceship. Except there's a lot more to it than that. There's plot twists and interesting characters and setting and mind games.

Everyone go read it.

Peace, Love, and Sci-Fi

P.S. Also, someone is making a movie of it! With Asa Butterfield as Ender!

P.P.S. If you've read this already, there's also Ender's Shadow, which is also a must read :)

And we're really close to 5,000 views! Thanks so much you guys!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Harry Potter

Harry Potter.
It just makes me want to quit reading.
And writing.
And books in general.

Because I just sort of know that I will never find a book that makes me as happy as Harry Potter does. It's a true fact. And I will never write a book as good as Harry Potter. And I will definitely never find a book that's as good. But oh well.

I love the Harry Potter series.

I love the characters. I love Luna and Neville and Hermione and Ron. But not really Harry because he can be whiny. But that's part of his charm.

J.K. Rowling has it all down. She created a universe that is so exciting and characters so interesting and magical that virtually everyone will love it. I really wish I was a Hogwarts student.

I am Hufflepuff. And Hufflepuffs are good finders!

Oh my. Don't even get me started on A Very Potter Musical. It makes me love Voldemort. And Harry is played by Darren Criss, who is totally supermegafoxyawesomehot. And it's a MUSICAL!

Have any of you readers heard of Pottermore? It's a website, and it's still in beta. I did not get into the beta group. It was supposed to be available to everyone in October. It's February. I'm getting impatient!

Why am I randomly writing about Harry Potter. Well, it's partly because I just read the nominations for the Oscars, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Pt. 2 didn't win anything. Also, in English class we're writing an essay on a person whom we admire and I'm writing mine on Luna Lovegood.

Is this a book review? I don't know. More like a rant. Well, you decide.

Peace, Love, and OMG 4,000 VEIWS!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Son of Neptune

Here it is! The promised Son of Neptune review that I forgot to post!
Thanks Jem for reminding me :)

**Note: This is clearly heavily edited and is probably very robotic seeming because of this, sorry. It was written for English class, so yeah. Sorry about that, but hopefully it's not really horrible. This is sort of maybe the way that real reviewer people write. I think.**

What if the Ancient Greek and Roman worlds of gods, monsters, and heroes was real and affected our everyday life? And what if you happened to be a child of one of the gods?
            If you were, then you would fit right in with the characters in this book.
            Yes, you read right. The main characters of Rick Riordan’s newest novel, The Son of Neptune are all demigods.
            The Son of Neptune is the second installment in the Heroes of Olympus Series (sequel series to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series). The book is about a group of demigods (half-gods, for those of you not in the know.) named Percy, Hazel, and Frank. Their mission is to find the god Thanatos, who watches the doors of death. The revenge-seeking earth goddess Gaea has captured him, and without him no one can die. It is set in many real-life cities around the U.S., including San Francisco, Seattle, and multiple towns in Alaska and Canada. The book has variety of hilarious and interesting characters, witty dialogue, real Greek and Roman myths, and grabbing twists in plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next,
            Let’s start with the characters. From Percy’s hilarious sarcasm, to Frank’s adorable clumsiness, to Hazel’s intriguing back-story, the characters are, to sum it up, awesome. You can tell that Rick Riordan really thinks out his characters to the smallest detail. For example, he wrote a character named Dakota, who’s tall, burly, and addicted to red Kool-Aid. Who else would think of that?
            Rick Riordan has clearly done his research on Greek and Roman myths. There are many connections to Greek and Roman myths throughout the book and series. With the facts Rick Riordan gives, it’s believable that the whole story could be true.  Some of the connections are obvious or explained, like Percy’s ability with horses when Poseidon (his dad) created them, or thunder booming whenever they say something to offend Zeus, though others can be hidden and less explained
            And though the book is pretty amazing, I have to admit that the overall conflict with Gaea is a bit of a repeat of the conflict with Kronos in the first series. In both cases, the villain is gathering minor gods and forgotten monsters to join their armies to defeat the gods. And both are pretty much aiming for revenge and world domination.
I’m think I can honestly say that everyone will love The Son of Neptune. It’s got action, adventure, romance, historical myths, and it’s well written. It’s the complete package.