Saturday, September 25, 2010

Percy Jackson and The Olympians

As you know there is a Percy Jackson tab on this blog. I only recently was able to read the series so this is my review. The percy jackson series is about a boy named Percy. His mother is a mortal who lives in Manhattan and his father is the god Poseidon. When his math teacher suddenly tries to kill him Percy's life is turned upside down. He is brought to Camp Half-Blood, a magical camp on Long Island for demi-gods. He befriends Athena's daughter Annabeth Chase. The series is about Percy, Annabeth,their friend Grover, and Camp Half-Blood. The Titan Lord Kronos is preparing a army to attack the Gods on top Mount Olympus, led by a half-blood named Luke. A prophecy about half-blood children deciding the fate of the world brings danger to Percy and his friends. I personally think this is one of the best series ever, and would highly recommend it to everyone. I am also very excited because the sequal series, Heroes Of Olympus is out next month. Earlier in the year the first movie, Percy Jackson and the Olympians-The Lightning Theif is out. Check out a more complete summary in the tab.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Mysterious Benedict Society

When an odd add in a newspaper invited children to take a series of tests for an amazing opportunity, tons of children show up. A series of crazy tests breaks the large group down to four children. Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance were the only four children chosen for the amazing opportunities. Reynie aced the test by finding a puzzle, Sticky passed it by knowledge of the stuff on the test, Kate helped the teacher escape a mob of angry parents, and Constance just wrote poems to every question. They were all brought into a house to find out what the tests were all for. They found out that they were all alone. Reynie and Kate are orphans and Sticky ran away from his greedy parents. Constance is a very stubborn girl. They meet a man named Mr. Benedict. He wants them to be secret agents. Someone is sending messages straight into people's minds through an amazing device. Mr. Benedict suspects he knows the culprit and sends the children to live undercover at an institution on an offshore island. They arrive and quickly rise in the ranks of students. They all find out that the man running the institution is Mr. Benedict's twin, an evil genius. He sends messages into peoples mind and erases any memories from anybody who opposes him. The newly formed Mysterious Benedict Society has a important mission to a crazy place in this exciting book.

A Year Without Rain

Just to let everyone know I am adding movie and music reviews to this blog. My first new music album I wanted to talk about is "A Year Without Rain" by Selena Gomez. It is in stores today. The CD has 10 tracks including, "Round & Round" and "A Year Without Rain". The whole CD is very dance pop music. It features "Rock God", a song by Katy Perry. Another song, "Intuition" is a duet with Eric Bellinger. All the lyrics are empowering and the songs are fun to listen to. My favorite songs were "Ghost of You" and "Off The Chain". I really liked it so comment what you think.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Prophecy Of The Stones

The Prophecy of the stones is about four fourteen- year old girls. Three of them, Amber, Jade and Opal live in a magical land. The fourth is a girl in Paris who is dying in a hospital. They adventure is a dream created by the Parisian girl. Jade, Opal, and Amber have been living their lives with foster families for fourteen years. Jade as the daughter of a duke, Amber as a peasant, and Opal as a lifeless orphan. On their fourteenth birthday they are given a purse with a stone in it. The stones go with the girl's names. They seem to have a magical substance. In their land the Council of Twelve rule. They destroy freedom, hope, and education. The evil of the Council begins to fight the unknowing girls. They are the three stones of the prophecy. A prophecy written hundreds of years prior. All the girls are weary at first and are unfriendly. They all change though. They meet a man who tells them of a land called Fairytale. There you can be free and magical creatures still live. They see a young man and are magically able to free a whole city. They race to the boundaries of Fairytale, which can only be entered by believing you can. The three girls and their new friend make it. Opal is stabbed in the chest. A young man falls in love with her and she falls in love with him. The council of twelve wages war and the council of darkness runs wild. The three girls are told they must visit an enchantress who can tell them where their heart wishes to go. It is a long and hard journey. Meanwhile a man who lost his memory wanders. We is given a test and people believe he is the chosen one who came to save them. He also goes to the enchanters. She tells them the prophecy. One stone will recognize the chosen one. One stone will find their gift. The other will convince them all to die. After meeting Death , Jade, Opal, and Amber find the truth about themselves, their parents and their Gift. In the end the prophecy is fulfilled through a brilliant chain of events. True love keeps them. Hope keeps the Parisian girl alive. At the doors of death she changes because of her dream and learns that life is worth fighting for. I can't believe this was written by a fifteen year old girl, it's really good. I liked this and i would recommend it.:D

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I will be adding a new feature and page with reviews from my little brother Alex. He's going to write a few about some books he has read. He is a 3rd grader so they will be simpler books but I hope you like it.