Monday, June 2, 2008

May's Monthly Recap

Here's what I managed to devour this past month:

Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson: Our hero, Alcatraz, discovers he has an unusual magical power, and learns that the world he's been living is not what he's thought all this time. Rating: A-

No Talking by Andrew Clements: The 5th grade boys and girls have contest, who can go for two days without talking? In the end, they learn some interesting things about each other. Rating: A

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson: Vin is "rescued" from the streets by a powerful leader of a band a theives. She learns to master an amazingly cool magic system and ends up learning about friendship while plotting the overthrowing of the Lord Ruler. Rating: A

The Host by Stephenie Meyer: The soul, Wanderer, takes over Melanie's body, or does she? And whose side is she on anyway? The souls? Or the humans? Rating: A

Blessings by Anna Quindlen: A baby is left on the porch of the young gardner who works for a wealthy old lady. All their lives are changed. Rating: A-

Messenger by Lois Lowry: The worlds of Lowry's previous books (The Giver and Gathering Blue) come together in this climatic conclusion . Rating: B+

Peeps by Scott Westerfeld: Vampire hunting like you've never seen before! Rating: B+

The Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson: May and her two sisters deal with their father's death all in their own different ways. Rating:A-

Favorties of the month: The Host and Mistborn. Both wonderful stories!

1 comment:

  1. You got a lot of good ones in there. I read The Host as well but still have to put up my review and after reading The Giver want to read Gathering Blue and Messenger.



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