mythology

Nov 29, 2021

9 from the Nine Worlds is a funny and distinctive fantasy fiction by Rick Riordan. This book is about Magnus Chase’s friends and their individual journeys through the 9 worlds. I love the way the author makes each chapter different and the way he transforms everyday things into something funny. I recommend this book to anyone who already read the other three Magnus Chase books or someone who wants to read a few funny short stories. That is why I rate 9 from the Nine Worlds a 5/5.

Nov 19, 2021

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead is a thrilling and funny fiction novel by Rick Riordan. This book is about a guy named Magnus Chase.  He and his friends travel across the nine worlds in search of a way for them to defeat Loki and return him to his chains and delay Ragnarok at the same time. I love the way the author makes the most serious moments really funny and exciting. The sarcasm in this book is so funny and original, I couldn’t stop laughing! I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh with adventure and fighting mixed in. That is why I rate Magnus Chase and the Ship of

Nov 2, 2021

Run, don’t walk, to pick up a copy of Adam Gidwitz’s unbelievably great book, The Inquisitor’s Tale! A blend of medieval history, myth, commentary, fantasy, comedy, and drama (and probably a bunch of other genres too), The Inquisitor’s Tale, or The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, is so different from most books in the library.


The story is told from multiple perspectives, and it is “illuminated” (or illustrated) so beautifully by the amazing artwork of Hatem Aly. On a dark and rainy night in 1242, an “inquisitor” visits a tavern in France, to hear the tale of three children that

Oct 21, 2021

Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor is a funny and absorbing fantasy fiction by Rick Riordan. This book is about Magnus Chase who entered the world of Norse Gods. He is given the task of retrieving Thor’s hammer from the king of earth giants. He and his friend’s scheme and travel to every length, even if it means that they have to let out the God’s oldest prisoner. I love the way Rick Riordan portrays the gods, he makes them act either serious or super funny. I recommend this book to those who don’t know what to read or too bored and need something to do. That is why I rate Magnus Chase and

Oct 21, 2021

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer is a humorous and adventurous fantasy novel by Rick Riordan. This book is about a homeless 16-year-old boy named Magnus Chase. He travels the nine worlds as an einherjar. He and his friends find a way to keep the Norse God’s enemy tied up on a magical island. I love the way Rick Riordan humorizes even the most tragic events. I recommend this book to anyone wanting something good to read or anyone wanting a good laugh. That is why I rate Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer a 5/5 stars.

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Halo

4
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Oct 21, 2021

Bethany Church has a secret, one that she must keep hidden from those around her at all costs. She is an angel. Bethany and two other angels, Gabriel and Ivy are sent to earth with one mission: bring good to Venus Cover, a small town with he gradual brimming of evil. The three angels attempt to conceal their otherworldly powers, effervescent glow, and vast wings, but they know that above all, they must steer clear of all possible human entanglements. Bethany didn’t anticipate any possible hiccups, until she meets Xavier Woods, a human like no one she has ever met before. Sparks fly between the

Oct 6, 2021

Two twin teenage witches, Mercy and Hunter Goode, are next in line to become protectors of the gate to the underworld. Everything seemed to be going alright, until their mother becomes the first victim of the creatures that lurk in the underworld. Now, they must set all aside and protect the world. Will they succeed in their task? Read more to find out!


Personally, I didn’t like that this book was a slow burn. I thought that there would be more to happen because this book was so long.  I like the idea of the plot, but the book was just written in a way that makes it seem boring and snail

Thor movie

Thor

5
Rated by
Sep 14, 2021

Out of every Marvel Movie in their Phase 1 collection, this was my favorite. It was funny, action packed, and adventurous. The movie starts with an introduction to the overconfident God of Thunder and the God of Mischief. Thor is banished to Earth where he meets Jane Foster and others. A Destroyer came to Earth and Thor had to use his powers and learn how to be a hero to go back to Asgard. This is the first movie in Marvel Studios that shows Hawkeye and introduces him in a brief time. I recommend his movie to many Marvel fans and many comedy fans.

Jul 30, 2021

It’s a shame Maia wasn’t born as a boy. She has the makings of one of the best tailors in all of A’landi — she spins silk into the finest thread, weaves gossamer cloth that almost floats in its delicacy, and embroiders scenes that seem to dance with life — but as a girl, she is destined not for greatness as a tailor, but for marriage. However, when her elderly father is summoned to the palace to compete against eleven other tailors for the position of imperial tailor, Maia assumes the identity of her brother Keton and travels to the palace in her father’s stead. This could be her chance to not

Oct 10, 2019

Delilah Dirk is about this adventurer who has to find clues to uncover a hidden city. She goes with her assistant, Selim, and a writer of the "Weekly Observer", who is up to something more mischievous. On the way she encounters many problems- for example she has to fight a ruler of a city to get a clue! The most compelling part of the book is when we (the reader) find out Van Hassel's real plan with the city. The sudden twist made the book very hard to put down.


This book has everything: mystery, adventure, a twist, some background information, and a little mythology. I can't think of a

The Gospel of Loki

By Joanne Harris
4
Rated by Dylan R
Aug 11, 2018

For many readers, Joanne Harris will forever be known as the author who brought them the delectable Chocolat. They'd likely be as shocked as I was to discover this gem from Harris, a collection of Norse myths all written from the perspective of the diabolical Loki!


(Sorry, Loki . . . I just couldn't resist!)


Anyway, The Gospel of Loki offers a chronological look at Loki's existence following his initial meeting with the Aesir, the Norse gods of Asgard. Obviously, as far as narrators go, Loki is about as unreliable as one gets. However, the strength of this book--aside from the stories

Virgin

By Analicia Sotelo
5
Rated by Emma F.
Jul 15, 2018

"We're all performing our bruises"


It’s eighty-two degrees and I sit on sun drenched concrete, hot pink book in hand, pebble- small crimson strawberries staining my left hand and right knee. Suddenly, a fluttery brown butterfly wiggles between my thigh and the ground, crouching against my skin. I shriek- being the put together young woman i am- and then quiet, carefully shifting to stare at this beautiful thing that has chosen me to rest against. It flutters upwards too quickly, shooting straight into my neck where its wings rustle kisses much too softly against the most intimate sections

Bull

5
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May 25, 2018

This book updates the ancient story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. This retelling of Greek mythology is hilariously told in verse. It is rough, rowdy, and tells a different story than the one you are used to hearing. It explores new ideas on what actually happened in many different perspectives, from the god Poseidon to the Minotaur himself. This book will have you reevaluate this infamous monster, maybe he is not as horrifying as you think.


I loved that each of the heroes has a unique voice and form of verse. Fun and quick read.


Warning: This is a novel in verse, if

Riders

3
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Mar 19, 2018

After recovering from an accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself  with strange new powers and a strange cuff he can’t take off. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen are brought together by an annoyingly secretive girl. Their goal: to help save humanity from an ancient evil that has just awoken.


I got off to a rocky start with this one, and so I didn't think I was going to like this one. But once I got over the hurdle of the first 30 or 40 pages, and

Vessel

4
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Feb 11, 2016

Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of the goddess of her village. She must dance to summon the deity who will then inhabit her body and use magic to bring water to the desert. But at the end of the dance, she is still there. She is blamed by her tribe and abandoned in the desert. She thinks all is lost until she meets, Korbyn, a god inside his vessel. He tells her that the other tribal gods are missing and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. The desert tribes cannot survive without their gods’ magic. The journey is dangerous even with a god’s help

There Will Be Lies

By Nick Lake
4
Rated by Chris K.
Dec 11, 2015

There will be two lies, [the coyote] says. Then there will be the truth. And that will be the hardest of all.


And what lies they are. Even more so, as the coyote promises, the lies exposed by the truth. Nothing will be the same.


Not ever.


And that's not even to mention the small surprises and little white lies along the way.


For all that she can remember of her nearly 18 years, Shelby has enjoyed a quiet, stable life. She and her mom live in a simple house, do simple things. She is homeschooled. They have a routine that never changes. And she has little contact with others

A Thousand Nights

By E. K. Johnston
4
Rated by Dawna O.
Nov 30, 2015

Johnston weaves a beautiful tale of sisterhood and love, while re-creating the story A Thousand and One Nights. Similar to the original story, this is a desert setting and the king has taken 300 wives, one from each village, before coming to the village of our unnamed heroine. She asks her sister’s mother to help ready her for the king. She wants to take the focus off of her sister and offer herself to the king instead, in order to save her sister. She is swept away with the king, as he has chosen her, and taken to his palace. Each night the king comes to her to listen to her tell stories of

The Strange Maid

By Tessa Gratton
5
Rated by Jennifer R.
May 1, 2015

Signy Valborn  was only seven when she climbed the New World Tree and Odin declared she would be one of his Valkyrie. Since then, the Child Valkyrie has grown to be a disappointment. She has failed to solve the riddle given to her by Odin, and thus has been isolated from the other Valkyrie for three years now. Then, Signy meets the mysterious and somewhat alluring Ned Unferth, a troll hunter who claims he has the answer to her riddle. Signy then embarks on a journey to seek out her destiny, even if it's not the one she anticipated.


 


Signy is a kick-butt, take-names heroine that is

Cruel Beauty

By Rosamund Hodge
4
Rated by Jennifer R.
Apr 29, 2015

Before she was even born, Nyx was sold by her brutish father to the demon Gentle Lord that rules over Arcadia. He made a bet with the Gentle Lord, and lost, like many other foolish people in Arcadia. It has suffered for almost 1000 years under the Gentle Lord's rule and the demons that escape his castle from time to time. When a person lays eyes on a demon they either die or go insane. So things don't look too good for Nyx. She arrives at his castle, ready to kill him, as she has been trained, but things of course don't go according to plan.
Nyx is not the average female heroine. She is

Dragon Age: Inquisition

By Bioware
5
Rated by Rachel C.
Apr 15, 2015

Following on the heels of the critically-acclaimed Dragon Age: Origins, and its horribly rushed sequel Dragon Age II, Bioware has clearly taken customer feedback to heart and created something wonderful in Inquisition.


To get it out of the way, I'll talk about the flaws first.  I played the PS3 version, (it's also available in other formats) and it was filled with graphical glitches like slow-loading textures and falling through the ground.  The crafting system is cumbersome (if occasionally hilarious/fabulous), my controlled character trudged through battle as if the field were drenched in

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs

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Rated by Sarah W.
Apr 26, 2010

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn ChildsOh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs is another fun read. Pheobe's world is turned upside down when her mom comes back from a vacation in Greece with a fiance and the announcement that she has to leave Los Angeles to move half way across the planet! She leaves behind her two best friends during her senior year and has to adjust to a new school - that's quite unique - a new cross country team and a new step-sister. Many secrets about her school, her heritage, her new friends (and her crush) are revealed! The follow-up to this book is Goddess Bootcamp.