Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
By Rick Riordan
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I love my Greek mythology, so I was bound to enjoy this book. I’m not proud to say that I watched the movie before I read the book, but when the movie came out I was like ‘Awesome! A movie about Demigods, cool’ not realising that there was a book. So I eventually got the series and here we are now.
I enjoyed this book; there could have been more to it, but given that it is aimed to a younger audience it was quite good. The plot and characters were interesting and the fact the it was follows a boy who is “troubled” but thinks nothing much of it, until he finds out that he is a demigod. It was good because you weren’t thrown into an already existing world; you learnt about it at the same pace as the main character.
Due to me having seen the movie first (oops) whenever I picture Percy I see an eighteen year old boy, not a twelve year old and when I picture Annabeth I see a brunette with blue eyes, opposed to her blonde hair and grey eyes. Not that the physical description of the characters is their most important trait, but still…
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By Brodi Ashton
Where to start… I was really looking forward to this book as it is a retelling of the Persephone tale, but I must say that I was really disappointed with it. The idea of the story is great, an immortal takes a mortal into the Everneath (Underworld), and then the mortal returns to find their one true love before being taken back down to the Everneath. Except that the “true love” that the mortal girl, Nikki, returns to is so pathetic and annoying that it is infuriating.
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
By J.K Rowling
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** Contains Spoilers**
This was the first time that I’ve read and completed this book, although I’ve tried to read it before. I gave Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 3 stars out of 5 because whilst the story was good, it took me a while to get into the book and its story, but once I got past that stage I enjoyed the book.
The book’s story was constructed very well in the sense that the storyline is more like a puzzle, giving you clues as you read but without you knowing it until you’ve been given the puzzle.
For example; meeting Professor Quirrell in the Leaky Cauldron, knocking Professor Quirrell over when Hermione set fire to Professor Snape’s robes at Harry’s first Quidditch game, etc.
The characters were well-developed and most of them were easy to love, with the exception of the few we aren’t supposed to like.
The first book spent a lot of time setting up the story for the rest of the series, so overall I would suggest this to people who want to read the entire series, or people who don’t mind long introductions.
By Lauren Kate
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I’ve read Lauren Kate’s Fallen several times and loved it each and every time I’ve read it. The characters are easy to love and the storyline is hooking. Each character is unique and has their own identifiable trait, whether that be their spunky personality, or their reputation. The story is well paced and there wasn’t a single moment in the book where I was bored or uninterested.
Fallen angels and the like have been in the spotlight of YA fiction for years, and coming up with an original storyline can be quite difficult, but Lauren Kate has done a great job with her story.
The cover of Fallen is very pretty and relates to the book really well without being horribly boring. The girl in the secluded forest alone and in an older fashioned corset dress, represents Luce (main character) in many ways.
The final book in the Fallen series has been released along with a novella, Fallen in Love. If you haven’t read this book yet I would definitely recommend it and if you have let me know your thoughts on the book.
Love Minnie ♥