Book of the Week: The League of Seven By Alan Gratz

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Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 9.45.23 AMWhat the story is about: (This story is an alternate history set in the 1800s and an evil Tomas Edison who experiments with the forbidden substance that raises the Mangleborn: electricity) It’s about three kids named Archie (Archibald), Hachi and Fergus. Together they start to form the new league, the league of seven, the league that stops the Mangleborn from taking over the world. ( Mangleborn are very bad giant monsters) The league is always made up of seven people with different powers, one is a tinker, a scientist, a warrior, a hero, a law bringer, a trickster and the strongman. Hachi is the warrior, she also has 5 different clockwork circus animals that she can use to help her, Fergus is the tinker, but he has a bad leg so he made himself a mechanic leg instead. And Archie is the hero, or so they think. Malacar Aheshterat or the Swarm Queen is rising and its up to them to stop her. Can they do it?

My scale of awesomeness: This book is 很好! ( that means very good in chinese) I think my favorite character is Hachi and her clockwork circus which includes Mr. Lion, Tusker (Elephant), Freckles (Giraffe), Zee (Zeebra) and JoJo (gorilla)

 

*I typed all of my words, I found  the book image and I formatted this post. The words are my own. ~ Miss Reads A. Lot

Book of the (Hopefully) Week: Artemis Fowl, The lost colony by Eoin Colfer

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Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 11.30.41 AMWhat the story is about: A long time ago there was a huge battle between the humans and the fairies for Ireland, the fairies felt that they couldn’t win so they retreated underground so they could live in peace and be forgotten. Everyone except for the demons. Instead of surrendering the demons chose to enter another dimension, the Limbo, and chose to live there planning their revenge for decades. Now the spell is coming apart and demons are being randomly transported to random places on earth. The only people who can predict when this will happen is a 14 year old irish boy named Artimis Fowl and perhaps a 12 year old girl

My scale of awesomeness:  :D ! This book was sooooooooooooooo good I finished it the day after I got it! My favorite character was probably Holly (who I didn’t mention but you will know if you read the book!

PS. :) = good :) :) = great :D = OHMYGOSHREADTHISBOOKASAP!

*I typed my words, I did the punctuation, I found the book image , and I formated this post. The words are my own. ~ Ms. Reads A lot 

Book of the Week: Tuck Everlasting By: Natalie Babbitt

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Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 3.04.07 PMWhat this book is about: This book is about a 10-year-old girl named Winnie Foster. The book is also about the Tuck family, there is Mae Tuck, Angus Tuck, She is tired of her family and the same old places, So she decides to run away, into the woods that her family owns. Inside she finds a spring with a about 17-year-old boy sitting next to it, drinking out of the spring. She asks what his name is, he replies with Jesse Tuck, then Winnie asks if its safe to drink, the Jesse says no, and that she definitely doesn’t want to drink it. She points out that he was drinking it, just then Mae Tuck comes galloping into the clearing, sizes up the situation and pulls Winnie up onto her horse and gallops away with Jesse following. ( Perhaps because of the spring?)

My scale of awesomeness: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D, That’s all I have to say, that’s it… Just Kidding! I ABSOLUTELY  LOVED THIS BOOK. Literally, I read it in about an hour! ( But the post was seriously hard to write since this book is so complicated!) – Ms. ReadsALot

Spring/ Summer Reading List By: Ms. Reads. A. Lot

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Hi! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been busy with homework and school stuff so I haven’t had the time to blog. :( ( did I mention that I don’t like homework!) BUT, anyway to try to make up for that I’ve made up a list of books for Spring/ Summer reading! Some of the books aren’t new but I haven’t read them in a while so their good as new!

* The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler. This book is about a girl who has never gone swimming in her life, but there’s a reason for that.

* Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood. Bliss is about a girl whose name is Rosemary and her parents own a bakery, when she notices that the croissants are drying up coughs and sniffles she gets suspicious, but when she sees her mom putting a lightning bolt in the cake batter, she knows somethings up.

*Gone Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright. Gone Away Lake is a fun summer read because the setting is in summer, Its filled with lots of summer fun, bugs and a little homemade magic.

* When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. When You Reach Me is a happy and sad book that steals your heart away forever.

* Powerless by Matthew Cody. Powerless reminded me that you aren’t always the best at some thing, maybe some body is always better than you at sports, or taller than you, or older than you or maybe their better than you at every thing you can think of, remember nobody is perfect, your probably better than them at a lot of things you didn’t notice before.

* Pie by Sarah Weeks. Pie is as sweet as the title, and when you finish it you have so many different flavors in your mouth, just like eating a pie.Photo on 4-21-15 at 6.07 PM

* The League of Seven by Alan Gratz. The League of Seven reminded that you can still be friends with somebody, even if your made out of stone, glass, marble or flesh, that does not matter to friends.

* The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis. The Map to Everywhere reminded me that where ever you go, the place where your family is where you call home, not the building.

NYC trip – Scholastic & Tor Teen By Ms. Reads a Lot

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 scholastic carpet picture found at: http://nychallie.blogspot.com/2009/06/oh-places-youll-go.html

 Hi peoples! Guess where I went for spring break! That’s right – NYC! Specifically Scholastic and Tor Teen! It was really cool to see inside publishers offices! I got a ton of books, some of which I have already blogged some of which are coming in the mail! The ones I have blogged are Foxcraft and the Ice dragon. In Scholastic they had a carpet that told their mission statement (what they believe a good publisher should be)  and piles of books everywhere! Tor Teen had piles of books everywhere ( but they didn’t have a mission statement carpet) BUT they did have dragon posters!

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Tor Teen picture of me getting awesome books!

 

Book of the Week: Foxcraft By: Inbali Iserles

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 Featured imageThis book is about: This book is about a fox whose name is Isla and her brother Pirie, who were best friends before they could see. One day Isla is returning to her den after finding some berries to bring home, she turns the corner to her den, but stops short. Her den is in flames. And surrounded by strange foxes. Isla gasps, a tiny little noise, but one of the foxes hears it. She turns around and her one eye falls on Isla, the other eye an emtey pit of darkness, Isla backed away, then ran, thinking Pirie must be out there somewhere.

My scale of awesomeness: I really liked on the inside cover where it said: ” I am fearless, I am friendless, I am fox “. I think the book has this mysterious feel to it, always being like rumbling along and then its like BOOM, big surprise! This book actually isn’t out yet soooo I’ll tell you the date its coming out: September 29 2015!  OOOOOO, I can’t wait for it to come out so EVERYBODY can read it! On a scale of one to ten I would say this was at least a twenty, if not higher! :)

Book of the (Hopefully) Week: The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin

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Book of the (Hopefully) Week: The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin

Featured image What the story is about: This book is about a girl who is born in the middle of the biggest freeze anyone can remember, so naturally she is what I call a winter child, meaning she is never cold, her skin is cold, she rarely smiles and she never cries. At the age of four she made friends with a ice dragon, at the age of five she took her first flight. Ice dragons are unrideable, untamable monsters that bring a long bitter winter, or so everybody thinks.

My scale of awesomeness: This book is above the universe, that is to say, taller than the limits. I think Martin really outdid himself here!

*I typed my words, I did the punctuation, I found the book image , and I formated this post. The words are my own. ~ Ms. Reads A lot