Tuesday, December 22, 2015

3.1 Reviews Michael Vey 3: Battle of the Ampere by Richard Paul Evans

Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan have destroyed the largest of the Elgen Starxource plants, but now they’re scattered across the Amazon jungle. The Elgen have joined forces with the Peruvian army to capture the Electroclan, and only Michael has managed to remain free. With his friends due to stand trial for terrorism—a charge that may carry the death penalty—Michael will need all his wits and his abilities if he’s to save them.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Dr. Hatch and his loyal Electric Children have seized control of the E.S. Ampere—the super yacht the Elgen use as their headquarters. With the Elgen fleet now under his control, Hatch heads back to Peru to pick up his army and then begin his quest for global domination.

Michael will have to free his friends then find a way to stop Hatch, but the organization behind the mysterious voice that has guided him to this point has been compromised. Hatch knows Michael and the Electroclan are coming. And he’s ready for them.

Can the Electroclan win the battle of the Ampere? Or has Michael’s luck finally run out?
Michael Vey 3: Battle of the Ampere
by Richard Paul Evans

I have been reading Michael Vey, Battle of the Ampere. I really enjoy this book because it has a lot of action, adventure, damsels in distress, drama, a great hook, and a wonderful plot. This book is a must read book. It is amazing with the way things happen and how the characters react to certain things. In the book Michael Vey has to decide if he wants his friends to leave and be safe, or have them stay and defeat the enemy. Taylor, his girlfriend, is also faced with decisions similar to that. She has to decide between telling the bad guys everything she knows or choosing to lie, which is going to get her and her friends, which are in jail, killed. I really enjoy this book because of these reasons. This book includes heroics and bravery, fear and cowards. The kind of stuff that I enjoy a lot.
I think that you would enjoy this book too.

Want to read her mom's review? Check it out here

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

3.1 Reviews Elliott and The Pixie Plot and Elliott and The Last Underworld War by Jennifer Nielsen

For a review of Elliot and the Goblin War (book 1) go here

Elliot and the Pixie Plot
by Jennifer Nielsen
An entire floor of St. Phobics Hospital for Really Scared Children has been set aside just for readers of this book. You may wish to take a minute before you start reading and reserve yourself a bed there.
As you read, you may begin to understand myctophobia (mic-tofo- be-a), or the fear of darkness. However, do not expect this book to help you with arachibutyrophobia (a-rak-i-something-be-a),
the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
If you can't get yourself to St. Phobics, then get every lamp, flashlight, and lantern you can find and drag them into your bedroom. Turn them all on. You'll need them until you're certain there is
nothing lurking in the dark.
At least, that's what Elliot wishes he had done.

I read Elliot and the Pixie Plot. It is the second in the series. The third book is Elliot and Last Underworld War. I really enjoy this book because it has action, adventure, drama, and romance. Although it is not "romance" romance, like kissing and dramatic stuff, there were still crushes and people telling other people that they were the "love of their life" stuff. I recommend this book because it has all the things that a book should have. It has a spectacular hook for every chapter, and pulls you in so you have to know what happens. I think that you would enjoy this book because it talks about mythical creatures and the Underworld that humans have forgotten about. I enjoy reading this book mainly at night so I can go to sleep thinking of Brownies, Goblins, Pixies, Fairies, Centaurs, Satyrs, Trolls, and Kovol, the bad guy. I enjoy books with mythical creatures and such and I think that you will too.

Elliot and the Last Underworld War
by Jennifer Nielsen
If you care at all for planet Earth, you will pay very close attention to the lessons inside these pages. We usually ask you to run away from dreadful things. But now, you are warned to turn the pages as fast as you can read them. You must know what happens inside this book to learn whether Earth gets destroyed. Because let's face it—that would be a bad thing.
As King of the Brownies, Elliot has battled Goblins, tricked Pixies, and trapped a Demon. But now, that Demon has escaped and he's ready for revenge. Elliot will face a challenge unlike any he's seen before.
The Last Underworld War is about to begin...

Spoiler alert:
 I am currently reading Elliot and the Last Underworld War. As the third book in the series, I think that the author, Jennifer A. Nielsen, knows what she is doing. I really enjoy her writing because it has action, adventure, danger, bad guys threatening to eat good guys, and young romance. One of my favorite chapters is when Tubs teaches Kovol a lesson. Tubs is Elliot's school mate who happens to be the school bully until a while ago after the Goblin War, Elliot stood up to him. He was just a person in need of a friend. The only way to defeat Kovol is to give a potion. This potion included three main ingredients, turnip juice, goat spit, and lots of earwax. Kovol said that actually soothed him to sleep. Well, he couldn't say that because he was asleep, but that is how Kovol was defeated the first time. And that is how Elliot defeated Kovol in this book too.
Both were fun books. I'd give them

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

3.1 Reviews The 5 Kingdoms: Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull

Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.

After Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house, he dives in after them—and ends up in The Outskirts.

The Outskirts are made up of five kingdoms that lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It’s an in-between place. Some people are born there. Some find their way there from our world, or from other worlds.

And once you come to the Outskirts, it’s very hard to leave.

With the magic of the Outskirts starting to unravel, it’s up to Cole and an unusual girl named Mira to rescue his friends, set things right in the Outskirts, and hopefully find his way back home…before his existence is forgotten.

I really enjoy this book, I enjoy this book because it has action, adventure, and plot. It starts with kids trick-or-treating on Halloween. A bunch of kids go to a haunted house but little did they know that they would never see earth again. 

They got kidnapped by people from a different universe, they enslaved the kids and shipped them off. They were treated better then slaves in U.S. history. Some could shape things, others raid flying castles and retrieve goods.

Each time your bring (they brought) something back, it is called a mission. Once you have (they had) 50 missions, you don' t have to raid anymore.
I absolutely recommend this book, it is one if the best that I have ever read. It also has a twist ending, you will have to read it to find out what happens, I love this book.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Amy Reviews The Camp of Disappearing Men: Auschwitz by Scholastic

   No matter how many books I read about World War II I am still always surprised and amazed at the things I read. The dehumanizing of so many people for so long - over one hundred million human beings.
   This particular book is written by a polish priest. He is very open and candid about the things he witnessed. How he managed to survive so many years of imprisonment is nothing short of a miracle. And he survived with his faith intact. 
   One of my favorite things he said was, "Those whose faith was only a part of their paternal heritage but was not deeply rooted in their hearts, manifesting itself only on 'Holy days' — their faith would burst like a soap bubble on the threshold of the prison. Sometimes it would sway in the wind like a reed, at times soaring high up to heaven or sweeping the ground. The ones who possessed real faith now had an opportunity to appreciate its meaning. It manifested itself in the darkest hours of their lives, giving them incredible endurance and helping them to get through the narrow passages of suffering."

The author does not reveal his name.