Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Book for Spring

Hey there, B here! Are you looking for a book to read for Spring? Check out The Waking Land  by Callie Bates. (This book has a sequel coming out in June called Memory of Fire, and it was absolutely fantastic!)

Elanna has been raised by the King of a land that despises her own. Her skin color, blood, and very name brand her as different, and she must hide her magic at all costs or risk the wrath of the witch hunters. This is the kind of magic that can awaken her ancestors, the earth under her feet, and cause the very trees to walk.
When the King dies and Elanna is accused of murder, she must go on the run. Along the way, she meets lost family, strangers hiding in plain sight, and even the might of her own power.

Try this book while the land comes to life around you, and then come back for the sequel!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Reviews from Book Bites

Monster High: Haunted by Perdita Finn
Review by Syxx
There is a mean principal that gives everybody chores, so Spectra tries to find out what's the matter with the mean principal. I think this book is really good and you should read it.

The Monster's Ring by Bruce Coville
Review by Carmelo
Arthur always gets bullied. One day he is getting chased by Eddie and then Eddie disappears. Arthur seeds a magic store and he enters it. There is an old man there, and he takes all Arthur's money and gives him a ring that has a monster's eye on it. At the end, Arthur turns into a dragon. I like this book because Arthur was always bullied and he finally has the chance to not get bullied anymore. I recommend this book.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
Review by Brooke
Different members of the family go on adventures across space and time. I loved this book and learned a lot about science. I recommend this book because i learned a lot and it was very suspenseful.

Mackenzie Blue by Tina Wells
Review by Syxx Moore
Mackenzie Blue's BFF moves away and she has to go to this school called Brookdale Academy. and she needs to survive. My favorite character is Mackenzie Blue because she is the main character. I loved this book because it is fiction and I love fiction books.

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Review by Brooke
A girl named Molly and a stowaway named Peter team up to rescue stardust form an evil captain on a magical island.

Other Titles Discussed
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
The Fire Within by Chris D'Lacey
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monkey by David Adler

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Book Bites Reviews

Grace by Mary Casanova
Review by Alivia
Grace goes to Paris and she helps her uncle with a bake off and she wins it. My favorite character is Grace because she is awesome. She is a good Baker. I loved this book.

In the Heart of the Sea: The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex by Nathan Philbrick
Review by Paige
The Whaleship Essex is attacked by a sperm whale and the crew has to survive on three lifeboats. Their food is soaked in salt water and there is no fresh water. My favorite character is Thomas Nickerson because the story is from the view of Nickerson and he did a good job in his diary. I liked this book because it is a fast moving book and gives facts about whaleships.

The Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
Review by Tori
Endurance is about an expedition to cross Antarctica led by an ambitious man, Shackleton. My favorite character is Mrs. Chippy and the navigator because Mrs. Chippy is a cat and the navigator is a courageous person. I liked and loved this book because it was emotionally moving and an incredible story.

A Bride's Story by Kaoru Mori
Review by Tori
Bride's Story takes place in the 19th century silk road countries where the everyday lives of people are told through the style of manga. Kaoru Mori draws with breathtaking detail the stories of women in this time. Many of the characters throughout the story are interesting and are constantly developing. It is really easy to get into the story because the characters are so interesting. I loved this series! The story was entertaining and interesting, the art is so beautiful! This is my favorite manga series because of ti's more serious style of drawing and writing. I would recommend this book for people who are looking for an entertaining and funny manga that has wonderful drawings.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Review by Paige
Beauty queens is about a group of beauty queens who crash on an island and they have to survive. Adina, from New Hampshire is one of my favorite characters because she is an anti-pageant contestant, which is hilarious because she is in a beauty pageant. I loved this book! Libba Bray has a sense of humor that fits perfectly with the novel. Everyone should read this book because it will make you laugh throughout the whole novel.

Clementine by Marla Frazee
Review by Lauryn
Clementine cuts off Margaret's hair, then colors it red, then Clementine cuts off her own hair. Margaret colors it. Clementine tries to glue her hair on Margaret's head. Clementine is jealous of Margaret. I like Clementine and Margaret because they made me laugh and feel weird. I loved the book. I did not learn anything because it is a funny book. I love the part where Clementine says she has a beard. I recommend this book because it is awesome.

Also Discussed:
Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Clementine by Marla Frazee
The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Book Bites Reviews

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Review by Tori
Kit Tyler is adjusting to life in a new town where things are very different form her home in the Bahamas. My favorite character is the cat and maybe Hannah Tupper is a good character. I liked this book because it was entertaining, but it was a bit slow pace.

The Interrupted Tale by Maryrose Wood
Review by Paige
Penelope goes to the Swanburn Academy for Poor Bright Females to do a speech for the cake day, but the school was being run by Judge Quincy (Edward Ashton) who is turning the school into the "Miserable" school for females. My favorite character is Penelope because she is curious and adventurous. I liked this book because it was entertaining and interesting.

This Girl Is Different by J. J. Johnson
Review by Cleo
This book is about a homeschool girl who wants to pass her last high school year in a school. She sees all the differences between homeschool and school and the unequal things. My favorite character is Evie because she is very smart. I loved this book because it is a big question about life and we don't think like Evie.

The Unseen Guest by Maryrose Wood
Review by Paige
Penelope is the governess to the three incorrigible children. The she finds out that Frederick's mother is coming to Ashton place. Frederick's mother had lost her husband to a tar pit, but is he really dead. My favorite character is Penelope because she is curious and is an interesting character. I loved this book because it was entertaining and interesting.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Review by Tori
This book is about a 16 year old girl who is facing lung cancer. At a support group she meets a boy and falls in love. My favorite character is Isaac because he is funny and entertaining. I loved this book because it was intriguing.

Laika by Nick Abadzis
Review by Tori
This book is about a dog in Russia who's fate leads her to the space program. My favorite character is the dog, Laika because she's a nice character. I liked this book because it was interesting.

The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood
Review by Paige
Lady Ashton is going to have a child, so to calm her nerves, the Ashton houshold goes to the East where it is very cold. Lady Ashton thinks they are going to Italy, on the beach, but is sadly mistaken. Penelope and the children go to hte inn and meet mysterious people. My favorite character is Penelope because she is respectful, but is curious and doesn't take "no" for an answer. I liked this book because it was entertaining and funny.

Other books discussed:
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Book Reviews

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Review by Tori
Celea and Marco, after training in different areas of magic, face each other in a compilation to see who's kind of magic will win. But when they fall in love the plot further complicates. My favorite character is Celea, Marco and nearly all the characters because the author makes characters very likable and interesting. I loved this book because it was interesting and the audiobook is awesome because it is narrated by Jim Dale.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Review by Paige
Lina wants to be an artist, but she, her family, and other people were taken to Siberia. Her father is separated from her family, and she has to make drawings to show him the way to them. I liked this book because it was sad but was entertaining. You should read this book because the story was definitely a page turner.

Other Titles Discussed
Constable and Toop by Gareth P. Jones
My Sister the Vampire: Love Bites by Sienna Mercer

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Bites Reviews

Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Review by Libby
This book is about time travel. These two kids travel to the 20th century. They "stalk" Albert Einstein and his wife. They find out his daughter is a missing child of history that has been taken to the 21st century to grow up and she comes back to the 20th century to temporarily shift into her baby form to die (she's sick). Mileva then finds out about time travel and for 60 years she watched her family's life like a move. She was in a time hollow. Time doesn't exist in time hollows. An exampis she was pregnant and 60 years later isn't anymore. She tries to get her 13 year old daughter and husband to meet but time is preventing it. Right before he sees his daughter, Emily, time freezes to prevent it. Then Mileva understands she must choose between Albert and Emily. She ends up choosing Albert and living out a full life with 2 other sons but Emily died as a baby but lived as a teen. When Albert is an hour from death she explains everything and he dies happy. The 2 kids then go back to the 21st century where time has resumed (it was frozen) and they sneak back into class. I like this book because it was just amazing and I read ti in a day and I couldn't put it down. It's just an amazing. You should read this book because it very much resembles Dr. Who and it is very interesting and full of action and it's just great.

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Review by B-liz
This book is about Ali and Cole taking down Anima Industries. They have to deal with their issues before they can save the world. I like this book because it has everything I like in it, action, romance and sad parts. You should read this book because it has many twists and turns that will keep you on your toes.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Review by Tori
Nikki has been in the Everneath where Cool an everneath, has been sucking her life force. My favorite character is Will because he is a neutral character. It was an OK book.

Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte
Review by Paige
Mr. Lockwood goes to Wuthering Heights and one of the servants tells him a story.  It is a true story of the adventures of Catherine and Heathcliff. My favorite character is Cathy because she is curious, but is sometimes aggravating. I liked this book because it was entertaining and interesting. I also like the writing.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Review by Tori
A troubled young man murders and old pawnbroker and her sister. My favorite character is Razumikhin because he is an interesting character and he is sometimes funny. I liked it because it made me think and the story is interesting.

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
Review by Tori
Almost everyone on Earth has been wiped out by aliens in waves of destruction. The book begins with Cassie's group taking refuge in an abandoned hotel. But with winter coming and no sign of Evan Walker, they are starting to lose hope. My favorite character is Zombie because I like the name and he is a noble character. Cassie Sullivan because she is sarcastic, and Ringer because she is awesome, strong and likes chess. I loved this book because the writing is great, it's a page turner, and the story is interesting.

Also discussed:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Book Bites Reviews

Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki
Review by Torrance
A girl who is moving to another town, becomes struck in a bath house for the spirits. Along the way she meets friends and enemies alike, who give her a job at the bath house. I like this book because it was humorous, entertaining, and comforting in a way. I liked the art and story also. The movie is great too. You should read this book because it was a good book.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Review by Paige
A tournament is happening at Hogwart's You face challenges that you have to use magic to defeat. Students at Hogwart's below the age of 17 are not allowed. But Harry's name appears in the Goblet of Fire. Harry Potter is suspicious of who put it there. I like this book because it was entertaining, and has magic in it. I also liked this book because there are wizards such as Hermione, Ron and Harry. You should read this book because it was adventurous and funny.

Lou: Down In The Dumps by Julien Neel
Review by Justine
This book is about Lou going back to school.