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Book Review: Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen

Brian's WinterTitle: Brian’s Winter
Author: Gary Paulsen
Series: Brian’s Saga #2)
Published: January 1996
Publisher: Ember
Pages: 133
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 7/10

When Brian’s first adventure, the plane crash in Canada, ended, it was the end of his story. Brian was done. He managed to survive based on his very basic skill set until he was saved. However, I was like most people when the end of Brian’s story happened because I felt his story really wasn’t ended.

I felt his story ended too early, he wasn’t really tested.

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Book Review: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass SwordTitle: Glass Sword
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #2
Published: February 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 444
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 7/10

As a huge fan of fantasy, when I read young adult author Victoria Aveyard’s debut novel Red Queen, I had to know what happened next. In Aveyard’s novel Glass Sword, a young woman is accidentally thrown into a world of glittering jewels and magical powers in a futuristic take on the future of the United States.

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Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching FireTitle: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #2
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages:
From: Shawna Freeman
Rating: 9/10

Catching Fire is the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy written by American author Suzanne Collins. It’s a continuation of the first book, The Hunger Games, and to be perfectly honest, a more intricate book that delves deeper into the human condition than even the first could have.

In the second post-apocalyptic revolution novel by Collins, Katniss Everdeen suffers the mental damage done to her in the first Hunger Games she participated in in Collins’ novel The Hunger Games, and is forced to relive everything all over again.

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Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hunger GamesTitle: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games #1
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages:
From: Shawna Freeman
Rating: 9/10

The fourth and final Hunger Games film was released on the silver screen: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II. Since I don’t have cable or Internet, I’ve been slow in learning when certain films will be released; this one is included. But, when I discovered it was showing at the Creston movie theater, I jumped back on the wagon I love so much and began devouring the Suzanne Collins novels.

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Book Review: The White Rose by Amy Ewing

The White RoseTitle: The White Rose
Author: Amy Ewing
Series: Lone City #2
Published: October 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages:
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 9/10

I was perusing the Barnes and Noble app on my phone when I came across a book with a shiny white cover of a flower and a girl in the center. It caught my attention and I looked at the overview of the novel. I discovered it was part of a series and purchased immediately the debut novel and its companion: The Jewel and The White Rose.

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Book Review: The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

The Lost HeroTitle: The Lost Hero
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: The Heroes of Olympus
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 553
From: Walmart
Rating: 8/10

So, clearly, I couldn’t stay away. I finished American author Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series not long ago, and attempted to read something in a different genre to give my mind a break from young adult.

Obviously, that didn’t happen.

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Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

The Last OlympianTitle: The Last Olympian
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages:
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 9/10

I finally finished the fifth and final installment of Rick Riordan’s first Greek gods series, and I must say I’m so glad I hunkered down and dove in.

Riordan’s novel The Last Olympian, the fifth novel in his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, takes place four years after the first words in The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson, a young man who happens to be the son of the Greek sea god Poseidon, goes through some serious changes personally, physically, emotionally and spiritually just to reach the point where he is capable of battling Kronos, the king of the Titans.

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Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

The Battle of the LabyrinthTitle: The Battle of the Labyrinth
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages:
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 7/10

And we’re back.

In the fourth installment of American author Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, we see Percy and his friends battle through the Labyrinth from ancient Greek mythology to save Camp Half-Blood.

But, things take a dark twist when someone is not who they say they are.

I really enjoyed this novel, like I’ve enjoyed the rest of Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. It feels like Riordan has even enjoyed the adventure himself, always maintaining his writing style and integrity throughout each book. He, yet again, has managed to blend ancient and modern into one book and still make it relateable to his young demographic.

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Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

The Titan's CurseTitle: The Titan’s Curse
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3
Published: May 2007
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages:
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 9/10

American author Rick Riordan continues his imaginative and mythological story about Percy Jackson in the third installment of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Titan’s Curse.

In The Titan’s Curse, Percy and his friends discover two half-blood children at a military school and save them. However, who their famous and godly parent is, no one knows. Then, the huntress Artemis and Percy’s friend Annabeth disappear, and the group attempts to save the two from impending doom.

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Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

The Sea of MonstersTitle: The Sea of Monsters
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2
Published:
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages:
From: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 6/10

The Sea of Monsters is the second installment of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series of five novels, and really, it’s a little less exciting than The Lightning Thief.

In Riordan’s novel, Percy and his friends go on an adventure to the Sea of Monsters to help save their beloved camp. The magical tree that used to be the half-blood girl Thalia, daughter of Zeus, was poisoned and all manner of monsters are trying to break through and destroy Camp Half-Blood. Percy and his friends travel beyond Florida and into the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Sea of Monsters, to collect the Golden Fleece and heal the tree.

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