November 25, 2014

Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Hello lovelies! It's Aliah. Today I will be doing a review on the last book of the Heroes of Olympus series,  Blood of Olympus. I'm sure many of you here have read the books, but may not have read the last one, do to the fact that it just came out about a month ago. I borrowed it from a friend as soon as she finished reading it so I decided to share my thoughts with you.

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen-all of them-and they're stronger than ever. They most be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood, the blood of Olympus, in order to wake. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed to much already. And if Gaea wakes, it's game over.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ~Goodreads
As I mentioned before, this is the last book in the second Percy Jackson series. The last series was incredible, and so were the other books in the second series. I have been looking forward to this book for over a year, and when I finally read it, I was surprisingly disappointed. I feel like Rick got a bit lazy on this book and just wanted to get it over with. I feel like everyone was defeated in 2 seconds (this is honestly not a spoiler; I mean, the heroes always win right?), there were no tragedies, and I feel like the adventures weren't really adventures. I also feel like Rick focused more on everyone but Percy and Annabeth who were really the whole point of this new series. He kind of just threw them aside and I feel like they didn't really have a main part in the whole saving the world thing. It's bad enough that everything ends here, but to have it a disappointment, really? Oh well. I'd probably give this book 3 1/2 starts out of 5. 
Romance: Level 3. Everyone has a boy/girlfriend, so there is quite a lot.
Violence: Another Level 3. It's not really bloody or anything, but there is quite a lot of fighting.
Language: Level 1. Nothing bad here.
Age: I would say maybe 10-11+ , depending on what your limits are. 

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November 17, 2014

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Anne is definitely not and ordinary girl. With her long red braids, peppy character, and imagination, she captures the hearts of many. Along the way, Anne will face many challenges and temptations such as being one of the smartest in her class, dying her hair black (or should I say green?), and almost drowning in a pond. When Anne is adopted by Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert, she tries her best to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh Anne. This novel is one I've read man times, but it has never failed to make me laugh, and cry. Anne is definitely an amazing person, or as she would say, a kindred spirit. She has a kind heart and often makes mistakes trying to prove others wrong. This book will warm your heart and will make you wish that you hadn't read it so quickly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 Romance: 2 out of 5. There are somethings about crushes and relationships, but no kisses or anything over the top.
Violence: 1 out of 5. There is no violence at all.
Language: 1 out of 5. Nothing bad here!
Age: I would say 11/12 +. Younger could read it, but since it was written a long time ago, the language might a little bit difficult to understand.

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November 15, 2014

Ginger Pye

Here is a review on Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes.

|Book Description|
Meet Ginger Pye, the smartest dog you'll ever know. Jerry Pye and his sister, Rachel, feel pretty smart themselves for buying Ginger. It was the best dollar they ever spent. Ginger steals everybody's heart . . . until someone steals him!

|My Thoughts|
Eleanor describes the places, people, and Ginger, the dog, very well.  It was an easy read, almost too easy for me, but I still enjoyed it!  It was fun to see what Jerry and Rachel got themselves into.  Oh, and I can't forget the "Unsavory Character"!

Romance: 0/5
Language: 0/5
Violence: 0/5
Age: 8+

All together, I rate this book a 4/5 because I did enjoy it, but it was an easy read and, for me, it seemed as if there wasn't a lot of action.

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