Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I am Malala

Title : I am Malala

Author : Malala Yousafzai

Genre : Auto Biography


"When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. 

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world." ( from Goodreads ) 



Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Screw it , lets do it

Title : Screw it , lets do it

Author : Richard Branson

Genre : Biography

"Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw It, Let's Do It, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they'll help you achieve your individual goals.

Today we are increasingly aware of the effects of our actions on the environment, and I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility, as individuals and organisations, to do no harm. I will draw on Gaia Capitalism to explain why we need to take stock of how we may be damaging the environment, and why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in a more holistic approach to business." From goodreads 




Such an inspirational book! You will find many quotes in here that are very meaningful. I would recommend this to anyone!



News from the dead

Title : News from the dead

Author : Mary Hooper

Genre : Fiction

WRONGED. HANGED. ALIVE? (AND TRUE!)
Anne can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies immobile in the darkness, unsure if she'd dead, terrified she's buried alive, haunted by her final memory—of being hanged. A maidservant falsely accused of infanticide in 1650 England and sent to the scaffold, Anne Green is trapped with her racing thoughts, her burning need to revisit the events—and the man—that led her to the gallows.
 
Meanwhile, a shy 18-year-old medical student attends his first dissection and notices something strange as the doctors prepare their tools . . . Did her eyelids just flutter? Could this corpse be alive?


Amazing book! This book you can not put down. And based on a true story! I would recommended this book for 14+. 


Skeleton Key

Title : Skeleton Key

Author : Anthony Horomitz

Genre : Adventure fiction , Spy Fiction , Mystery

"Alex Rider has been through a lot for his fourteen years. He's been shot at by international terrorists, chased down a mountainside on a makeshift snowboard, and has stood face-to-face with pure evil. Twice, young Alex has managed to save the world. And twice, he has almost been killed doing it. But now Alex faces something even more dangerous. The desperation of a man who has lost everything he cared for: his country and his only son. A man who just happens to have a nuclear weapon and a serious grudge against the free world. To see his beloved Russia once again be a dominant power, he will stop at nothing. Unless Alex can stop him first... Uniting forces with America's own CIA for the first time, teen spy Alex Rider battles terror from the sun-baked beaches of Miami all the way to the barren ice fields of northernmost Russia. Come along for the thrilling ride of a lifetime." (From the blurb ) 


I love this series ! It has everything I want in a book  action , mystery and secret agents. You can not put this book down you are some how made to keep reading till you have consumed the whole book. You will feel you body tensing with every gun shot. I would recommend this for anyone who likes these kinds of book. 






Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Scarlet

Title : Scarlet

Author : Stephen R. Lawhead

Genre : Historical Fiction , Medieval fantasy


After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest--and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion--Will joins the heroic archer and his men.

Now, however, Will is in prison for a crime he did not commit. His sentence is death by hanging--unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts.
That, of course, he will never do.
Wales is slowly falling under the control of the invading Normans, and King William the Red has given his ruthless barons control of the land. In desperation, the people turn to King Raven and his men for justice and survival in the face of the ever-growing onslaught.
From deep in the forest they form a daring plan for deliverance, knowing that failure means death for them all. " ( from the back of the book " 

This is an great read , I would recommend this to anyone. You will feel yourself being pulled in and become one of the characters 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Three cups of tea

Tittle : Three cups of tea

Author : David Oliver Relin

Genre : Memoir , Biography

"In 1993 , Greg Mortenson tried to climb K2 , which is the second highest mountain in the world. On the way down , he becomes lost in the mountains of Pakistan and stumbles into a poor village. There, the village chief and his people offered Greg even more than three cups of tea; They nursed his back to health. Moved by their kindness , he promised to return and build a school their children. " ( from the back of the book)

This is an inspirational that every one should aspire to and read. This man has change many lives and has given children a education that can help get a job and survive. Even though I do prefer fiction this is still a great book to read.I would recommend this book to 11+



 


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hood

Title : Hood

Author : Stephew R. Lawhead

Genre :

" When Bran's father is murdered by Norman soldiers, he flees to London seeking justice. The journey is long and hard - and suffering of those he meets along the way fuels his anger.
With his demands dismissed, Bran has no choice but to return home, where a worse fate awaits him. His lands have been confiscated and his people enslaved by a brutal and corrupt regime.

Should Bran flee or protect his people by surrendering to his father's murderers? The answer, perhaps, is known only to the Raven King - a creature of myth and magic born of the forest darkest shadows  " ( form the back of the book )


When I read this book it made me want to read more and more. To me it drags me into the book and make me feel like the spar driving through my shoulder or shooting an arrow. I recommend this book for older readers.

Heir of fire

Title : Heir of fire

Author : Sarah J . Maas

Genre : Fantasy

"Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before." ( from the back of the book)


This is another awesome book that I would recommend for anyone. You will be drawn in and sucked into the book. 



Frost Fire

Title : Frost fire

Author : Amanda Hocking

Genre: Fantasy

"Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.


Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?" ( from the back of the book) 


This book is one of my favourite books ever! It has every thing you want in a book , romance , sapience and drama. I would recommend this to 12 years and up.







Haunters

Title : Haunters

Author : Thomas Taylor

Genre : Drama , Thriller , Science fiction , action film


'Eddie, Adam and David have the same venom. They can time-travel, appearing as ghosts in the past. But each of them wants something different. Eddie is sworn to protect the course of history. Adam wants to change it for his own ends. And David must find a way to keep them apart - and save the future of the world.'" ( from the back of thee book)

This book is amazing! I love the ghost story's and this is one of my favourites ! This book might get confusing at some points back you will never get lost. I would recommend this for any one !  



The Iron trial

Title : The iron trial

Author : Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Genre : Fantasy

"Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst, and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him. It's a place that's both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come...' ( from the back of the book)


I love this book! It just pulls you in and make you feel all the emotions. You feel the strain of moving sand only with your mind , you will feel the breaths of people around you. If you love magic you will love this book ! 


Monday, June 22, 2015

Crown of midnight

Title : Crown of midnight

Author : Sarah J . Maas

Genre: Fantasy

" Celaena Sardonic , royal assassin , is the Kings of Adarlans's deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies blood- but she cannot bear to kill fr the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, puts those she loves at risk." (from the book)


This book again make you feel like you are in the book bleeding or running through the streets. I like this book because it does not bore you and always has a some many twists , turns and surprise. I was recommend this book for 12 years up , because of scenes that might now be suitable for younger readers.  But other then that this book is great !



Sunday, June 21, 2015

Rise

Title: Rise

Author : Anna Carey

Genre : Futuristic fiction


Eve has lost the love of her life and is stuck in the city of sand married to a man she does not love. Then something happens that will change her life forever.Then one day every things changes. The a rumours that there are rebels in the city and the south side. Then one evening the rebels attack the city. Eve thinks to herself this is the perfect time to escape the city and me free again. But the rebels are defeated. Eve chances it ripped away from her. Will Eve ever escape the city ?


 This book  make me so sad that this is the last book. This book will make you feeling as you are running away and trying to escape. This book will make you want to read it more and more and more until have read till you can't read any more. It will make you feeling as you are running away and trying to escape. This book will make you want to read it more and more and more until have read till you can't read any more. 

Throne of glass

Title : Throne of glass

Author : Sarah J. Maas

Genre : Fantasy



Celaena is one of the best assassins. But one day she got caught and was sent to a camp for mining salt. One day the crown price comes to the camp looking for his champion. He comes looking for her because the kings wants an assassin for his own doing. The kings is hosting a tournament to seek his assassin. She goes on journey with twisted and turns , relationship and struggle. Will she become the kings assassin ?



This book is amazing! It makes you feel every emotion and movement. You feel like you are in the book dogging the sword or running through the woods. I love this book so much and would recommend it for anyone how is in to fantasy.


Once

Title: Once

Author: Anna Carey

Genre : Futuristic fiction

Eve is living a peace full life until one day someone is spotted out the bridge, it seems to be a man but Eve recognises something about the person.Then every things changes. Once again she is running away from the New America soldiers , fighting to not be captured. But every things turned bad.  She finds out a truth that will change her life and many others. But hope is not lost. Will Eve ever see Cable again ?



This book again with draw you in and make you feel like you are there watching , listening to every thing that is happing. I myself  felt as if I was eve or a ghost hovering around. The end of the book is unexpected.




Sunday, June 14, 2015

I am the messenger


Title : I am the messenger

Author : Markus Zusak

Publisher : Macmillan

Genre : Fiction



" Ed Kennedy is under age cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend , Audrey , and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog , the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the me messenger"         ( from the back of the book)


This book is a great read , why? you may ask yourself , well it is great because it keeps you on your toes and makes you want to read more and more until you are done.
Activity :


The reason I draw was each messenger he was delivered it was on a card and he played cards with his friends. So I used this for my design.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Night Circus

Title: The Night Circus 

Author: Erin Morgenstern

Publisher: Amulet Books

Genre: Fantasy 

"The Circus arrives without warning. It simply was there when yesterday it was not. No announcements precede it" (From the back of the book)


The night circus it a memorising, magical book. It makes you feels as you are in the book, standing their listening , witnessing every event that happens. If you like books that open up your imagination then I recommend this book for you. 





Activity : These are my 3 life lessons from my book 
 1. Not everything is as it seems

 2. Don't let other people stop you from pursuing your dreams.
 3. .Never be afraid to be who you are




Sunday, May 24, 2015

The sister Grimm The problem child

Title: The Problem Child

Author : Michael Buckley

Publisher : Amulet Books

Genre: Fiction , Fantasy , Children's Literature , Mystery , Speculative

The Problem child is the third of the series. The Main Characters are Sabrina Grimm, Puck , Daphne Grimm, Relda Grimm, Mr. Canis , Mirror.. This book is about when Sabrina , Puck and Daphne. Sabrina remembers that day her parents went missing from their car and there was a red hand mark on the dashboard.Somehow Sabrina and Daphne have to get their parents out of the clutches of the demented little cloaked Everafter without being eaten by her pet monster who just happens to be a deadly and practically unkillable Jabberwocky.  If you are into twisted fairy tales I recommend this series.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared




Title : The hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared 

Author: Jonas Jonasson 

Publisher : Allen & Unwin 

Genre: Drama , action & adventure , comedy 



The main character is called Allan Karlsson. He is 99 years old just turning hundred. Every thing was going well that morning before the party until they went to get Allan and he was gone ,his bedroom window open. Allan did not want the party to start and he didn't want to die here , so he decide that he was going to leave. He grabbed what he needs and climbs out the window and starts a long joinery , he meets many people and does may things. Along the way you find out his background. What will happen to Allan will they ever find him ? Find out by reading it.This is a great read , but I would not recommend this book for young readers. If you like a bit of comedy and action read this book.

Eve

Title: Eve

Author: Anna Carey

Publish (date): 2011 by Harper Collins

Genre: Science Fiction

Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth's population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen year old Eve mother was taken by the virus , Eve now lives in a school where she gets educated. There is a wall around the school which she has den beyond. The girls at her school have been promised a future in New  America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school's real purpose and the horrifying fate that awaits her. Eve sets off on a long journey , searching for a place she can live. Along the way she meets friends and her..... Will she survive and keep alive ? If you want to find out read this book.

 I would not recommend this book for faint hearts just in cause  but it is an excellent read , it will make you want to read the whole series! So if you are ready for a nail biting adventure get this book.








Thursday, April 30, 2015

Why the whales came

Title : Why the whales came

Author:Michael Morpurgo

Publish (date):1985 children's literature

Genre:Children's literature


The main characters are Gracie, Daniel. They live on the island of Bryher in the Isles of Scilly. There is one person on that island that Gracie and Daniel have been told to keep away from. Who lives on the south side of the island. There are rumours that the Birdman is mad and dangerous. One day the end up sailing their boat that they make south side of the island and bump into him. Birdman turn out to be a friendly man. and they begin a secret friendship with the old man. Mr. Woodcock, as the Birdman is really named, lived on the nearby isle of Samson – also out of bounds to everyone on Bryher – until it became uninhabitable and then retreated to his remote cottage. . One day a whale comes to the bay , that same day birdman tells them a story that is how Samson became cursed. The villagers hear the whales and come down to kill the whales. If they do the island future will not be good. Will Gracie and Daniel stop them ? find out.


 Excellent read keeps you on your toes with surprise. I loved this book , if you are into all genre read this book  10+ 


Activity: Make a book cover 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Inheritance

Title : Inheritance

Author: Christopher Paolini

Publish (date):2011 Doubleday

Genre:  Epic fantasy  

Inheritance is the last book in the series Eragon. The main character, Eragon, doesn't know how old he is and grew up not knowing his parents. He is now a rider and is in an army called Varden. This is an army that wants to stop Galbatorix, who is a rider  but he wanted to rule so he destroyed his own people but didn't kill them all. He went slightly mad once his dragon was killed so he twisted another dragon to his will and to be his  dragon. In this book Eragon and the army are trying to stop him. 


I recommend this book for ages 10 and up it is an excellent read. This series will keep you on your toes and you can't put it down because it has some many twisted and surprises.

Activity
Exciting 
Rough
Amazing
Gorges 
Out standing 

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