Friday, November 13, 2015


  • Title: Wonderstruck
  • Author: Brain Selznick
  • AR Points: 4 pts
  • Genre: Realistic fiction/Graphic Novel
  • Page I'm On: done
Great book, this one is by the same author who wrote The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and the illustrations are as magnificent as they were in that book! This story follows two teenagers, set 50 years and thousands of miles apart. Their stories are somehow connected, but I will leave you to figure out how! We first meet Ben, in Minnesota 1977, who's mother just died and Ben is left to cope with that loss. We meet, Rose, in New York 1927, who is obsessed with a silent-film actress and makes a scrapbook of her. The two stories are set so far apart but by the end of the story, you find out what the importance is between the two! If you enjoyed Hugo and/or you enjoy highly detailed pencil drawings, check out this book!

The Golden Lily

  • Title: The Golden Lily
  • Author: Richelle Mead
  • AR Points: 17 pts
  • Genre: Fantasy/Vampire
  • Page I'm On: done
So glad I picked up this series again. The Golden Lily is the second in the Bloodlines series, This series is  a spinoff of the original Vampire Academy series, which is my favorite young adult series of all time. If you like fantasy, mainly vampires, check it out. The Bloodlines series follows Sydney Sage, an Alchemist. The Alchemists are a group who are responsible for covering up the existence of vampires from humans. They believe that vampires are a necessary evil and therefore they seek to work with them but keep them a secret from humans!

Sydney has been assigned a group of vampires to watch over and protect while simultaneously being reminded that should she become too attached she would be dragged off to the ReEducation center for brainwashing that vampires are evil and not to be trusted. Sydney begins to doubt her groups teachings that vampires are as evil as they say. Will the Alchemists find out Sydney is becoming a vampire supporter and take her away?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Athena: Gray Eyed Goddess

  • Title: Athena: Gray Eyed Goddess
  • Author: George O'Connor
  • AR Points: .5 pts
  • Genre: Myths/Graphic Novel
  • Page I'm On: done
This is the second in the Olympians graphic novel series. The Olympians graphic novel series retells the ancient Greek myths with beautiful illustrations. This one in particular tells the story of Athena, Zeus's favorite child and her many adventures. There are many interesting stories about Athena, including her extremely strange birth, Medusa, and how she obtained her name "Pallas" Athena! I suggest this book and it's series if you enjoy either Greek myths or graphic novels!

Blog Post #3 - Nouns/Pronouns

  • Title: The Lightning Thief
  • Author: Rick Riordan
  • AR Points: 13 pts
  • Genre: Fantasy/Myths
  • Page I'm On: done

I have been meaning to read this series for years and never was able to get around to it! Now that I finally did I am glad to see that it was as good as all the hype. If you enjoy literature that references ancient Greek myths, you will love this! Percy Jackson, our main character finds out he is half-god, half-human, the son of one of the 12 Olympians. Percy goes on a quest hoping to save his mother from the clutches of the Underworld.

Zeus: King of the Gods

  • Title: Zeus: King of the Gods
  • Author: George O'Connor
  • AR Points: .5 pts
  • Genre: Myths/Graphic Novel
  • Page I'm On: done

My favorite graphic novel I have every read. Everything about this series is awesome! First, the art is strangely intriguing, it had me literally unable to put down until I was done. Second, the author took the ancient Greek myths and put them in graphic novel form while putting his spin on the classic stories. Finally, I really like that the author chose to include informative notes about the myths and further reading. All I can say is that I was extremely disappointed when I finished this one and will have to immediately pick up the next couple ones in the series this weekend!