Tag Archives: mythology

The Red Pyramid, Review

11 Aug

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Plot: Carter and Sadie Kane have not known each other very well, until their father tries to summon an Egyptian God. He ends up summoning all five, including the evil one, Set. Now the duo have to embark on an adventure involving Gods, magic, and…a baboon.

Would you recommend this book? I really enjoyed this brilliant novel by a best-selling author. If you’re into magic, mythology, or Percy Jackson, you should definitely look into this book.

5 stars

–Marlee

The Warlock, Review

11 Nov

The Warlock by Michael Scott (Nicholas Flamel #5)

Plot: Twins Sophie and Josh, now separated from each other, have chosen their sides for the coming battle. Now they must travel back through time to Danu Talis in order to ensure the survival of the human race.

Would you recommend this book? No. It is repetetive and predictable. The same characters have the same discussions and the same events happen in the same places over and over again. The world mythology is still there though. That’s about the only good thing I can say about this book. To quote Mark Twain: “It was both good and original. The good parts were not original, and the original parts were not good.”

2 stars

–Sarah

The Alchemyst, Review

14 Oct

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (Nicholas Flamel #1)

Plot: Fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh are thrown into a world they never imagined when their good friends Nick and Perry Flamel are attacked by supernatural beings.

Would you recommend this book? Yes. This is not just another fantasy novel. What the author has done here is take every fantasy and mythological creature we’ve ever heard about and twist them all together to make a fresh new story. What’s special is that he’s taken myths and legends from around the world and combined them in an inventive way. It’s great to see a new twist on an old tale!

5 stars

–Sarah

 

The Edwards Award

28 Jul

The  Margaret A. Edwards Award, more commonly known as the Edwards Award, was established in 1988 to honor an author and their specific body of work in YA literature. The 2012 winner is Susan Cooper for The Dark Is Rising Sequence.

Cooper incorporates Celtic and Arthurian mythology and world-building in a high stakes battle between good and evil, embodied in the coming of age journey of Will Stanton. This series chronicles his adventures as the last of the immortal Old Ones, as he acquires the Things of Power for the Light in its climactic battle with the Dark. This series was originally published between 1966 and 1977 and has remained an inspiration for many generations. (ala.org)

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide, Review

15 Aug

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide by Mary-Jane Knight

Plot: This book is a guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. This book explores the realms of the Greek Gods, their likes as well as dislikes. Also, the book goes through things like the storehouse and Percy’s schedule at camp.

It was fun to expereience more of the Percy Jackson series and to learn some facts about the Gods.

Would you recommend this book? Yes.

4.5 stars

–Alethea