In case the enticement of talking about The Book Thief isn’t enough, maybe it will help to know that it was requested that powdered sugar donut holes and chocolate milk be the snack of the afternoon. And of course, your wish is my command so donut holes and milk it is! See you on the 19th!
Action — a stunning magic system—swordplay galore!
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he’ll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon’s power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death.
After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon’s affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. As tension builds and Eon’s desperate lie comes to light, readers won’t be able to stop turning the pages…
I like this book because it is a suspenseful, paranormal romance book. It kept me interested and not wanting to put it down until the very end. Fallen is part of a trilling series that will keep you wanting to keep reading. Daniel, one of the main characters, tells part of the story and is also developed very well by the author so you feel like you actually know him and what it’s like to live life like him.
~reviewed by Emma
BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her.
PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession.
This amazing story has won 4 awards: 2010 Best Book of the Year, 2010 Young Adult Fiction Choice Award, 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults.
HIGH FLYING, DEATH-DEFYING ADVENTURE
Conor Broekhart was born to fly. In fact, he was born flying in a hot air balloon at the Paris World’s Fair.
Conor’s idyllic life changes forever the day he discovers a deadly conspiracy against the king. Thrown in jail for interfering, Conor has to fight for his life.
The months turn into years; but eventually the day comes when Conor must find the courage to trust his revolutionary flying machine designs and take to the skies.
With a mix of eccentric characters and fantastical situations, breathless scenes of action and violence, as well as themes of friendship and betrayal, love and hate, and courage and fear, this book will grab you from the very first page.