Thursday, March 19, 2015

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

 I really liked this book.  The main character of this book was Sage.  He was not smart, but he was brave and he stood up for what he believed.  Connor was the man who adopted Sage, while Tobias Roden was a mean selfish man who told his servant to whip Sage because Sage disobeyed him.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

This is a great book, especially if you love action.  It is full of exciting moments.  It is also a story about friendship and what it means to be a true hero.  It is the perfect ending to the Heroes of Olympus series.

Picture Bride by Yoshiko Uchida

This was a pretty good book about the struggles that Asian-Americans face in the US.  The book is specifically about a Japanese girl named Hana who comes to America to get married.  It was pretty interesting and emotional.

(There is a movie by the same name with a similar storyline; it is not based on this novel, but there are a lot of similarities!  You might want to experience both and see how they line up.  - Miss Jennie)

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Quite a stunning mystery.  The plot reveal at the end of the novel was a complete surprise.  The plot builds up slowly but surely, and the ending will leave the reader breathless and desiring more of Mrs. Christie's trademark plot.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

To me, the book was less interesting than the movie.  I most likely prefer watching than reading, because I'd still rate this 4 out of 5.  But my imagination isn't as good as the movie was!

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

 Eye of Minds is a non-stop virtual world action book where Michael and his friends Bryson and Sarah must stop a cyber terrorist who's trying to kill everyone.  This is my favorite book that I've read for a long time.