Saturday, October 23, 2010

Avalon High

Avalon High is a book by Meg Cabot. In the story Elaine moves to Maryland so that her parents, medieval professors can do some research and take a break from teaching. She quickly meets the star of the football team, student president, and all around good guy,Will. Ellie falls in love with Will, of course there is a problem. Will is dating the head cheerleader, Jennifer. Ellie meets their best friend, Lance,who ends up her partner in world literature. Ellie starts to notice tensions and uncover secrets with this small group of friends. She makes an enemy too, Will's step-brother Marco. Marco seems to be trying to ruin Will's life. Then even stranger she begins to notice similarities with King Arthur and his court. Could the belief that Arthur will one day be reincarnated to safe human kind be true? If so, what role does Ellie play? Time is running short and the forces of darkness are fighting hard. Will anybody be able to stop them from winning the ancient battle again?

I really liked this book until the end. It was not as exciting as I thought I would've been and when it was done I was left thinking,"Is that it?"For most of the book the characters don't know who they are and in the end I don't think they do either. I'm trying to find a sequel but I don't think there is one. Also Disney's movie of the same name is coming out int he beginning of November so I'm interested if they will change the story.

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Series

I have 3 new series that I am really excited about. After I finished the Percy Jackson books, I began looking around a bit and found another 3 series I really want to read. They are similar to other ones I've read so if you liked them awesome. The first series in the Kane Chronicles. It is another series by Rick Riordan. This series has only one book out right now, "The Red Pyramid". It is about two siblings, one who lives in London and one who travels the world with their father, an Egyptology's. Their mother was killed years before. While they are in London the kids begin to learn about their mother, but strange circumstances lead to the disappearance of their father. The ancient Egyptian gods come back to life and are after the Kane siblings. It's kinda similar to the Percy Jackson books but sounds good.
The next series is also by Rick Riordan. It is called The Hero's Of Olympus. It is another five book series about the campers of Camp Half-Blood, including Percy Jackson, Annabeth, and other main characters from the Percy Jackson books. There is also a new group of demi-gods who also get part of the action. In the first book three kids are attacked by monsters and Annabeth shows up. She's looking for Percy who is apparently missing.. The first book, The Lost Hero, is out October 12.
The third series has to do with the 39 clues series. If you read that last book the end hints towards a new series with another rival family. I was excited to see my predictions were correct because in April of 2011 a new series will be out. It will be Vespers rising. The Cahills thought they were the only people who knew about the clues but a much more powerful, evil family also knew the truth and will stop at nothing. Well those are my new finds. I'll post links below to all the official sites. If you find more interesting series, of more info on these, add a comment.
thanks, Kathryn