The Creature of the Pines: Non-Spoiler Review!!!

The Creature of The Pines by Adam Gidwitz

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Published by  Dutton Books for Young Readers on April 10, 2018

Genres: Middle Grade, Action Adventure

Pages: 180

Format: Audio book

Source: Rented

2018 challenge:

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I would give this book 3.5 for a review.

Summary!!

Are you ready to protect the creatures of myth and legend? Then you belong in The Unicorn Rescue Society. HURRY–THE CREATURES NEED YOU!

Elliot Eisner isn’t exactly thrilled with the first day at his new school. His class is going on a field trip to a creepy forest called the Pine Barrens. The trip is being led by Professor Fauna, the weirdest teacher
Elliot has ever met. And the only kid who will talk to Elliot, Uchenna Devereaux, isn’t afraid of danger. She likes danger.

Elliot and Uchenna are about to become part of a secret group of adventurers, The Unicorn Rescue Society, whose goal is to protect and defend the world’s mythical creatures. Together with Professor Fauna, Elliot and Uchenna must help rescue a Jersey Devil from a duo of conniving, greedy billionaires, the Schmoke Brothers.

Join Elliot and Uchenna on their very first quest as members of the Unicorn Rescue Society in this brand-new fantasy-adventure series from Adam Gidwitz, the beloved bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitors Tale and A Tale Dark & Grimm. Illustrated throughout, this is the perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of adventure, fun, and friendship.

My Thoughts:

I listened to this audiobook and found it to be adorable. I really loved the adventure aspects and just how fun and fast pace this story was. I loved it so much. I read it so fast and just loved the characters a lot. I think younger kids will adore this book, because the kids really were the heroes in this story. I enjoyed how this book did tackle some history elements in the story telling. I def will be getting the sequel to read. This is great starter series for younger readers or even a great read aloud book as well

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April Reading wrap up! Part 2!

So I actually had a amazing reading month! I actually read like 15 books and listened too 4 books! Check out my earlier 10 book recap! It will be the post before this one, I will repost it!

 

But Here are the rest of the books that I read!

Books:

  1. From Earth to the Shadows (4 stars)
  2. Everland (4.5 stars) (beat the backlist challenge)
  3. Ash Princess (5 stars) (PSRC author same name)
  4. Spies, Lies and Allies (5 stars)
  5. Summer Constellations (3.5 stars)
  6. Umberland ( 4.5 stars) (Beat the backlist challenge)

Audiobooks

  1. Batman: Nightwalker (4.5 stars)! (Beat the backlist Challenge)
  2. This is me: Chrissy Metz (4 stars)!

Highlight of the month!

  1. Ash Princess
  2. Spies lies and Allies

Let me know in the comment what was your most exciting read this month!

Later book lovers!

 

The Lighting Thief: Non-Spoiler Review

The Lighting Thief  by Rick Riordan

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Published by  Disney Hyperion; 1st edition on May 2, 2009

Genres: Middle Grade, Mythology

Pages: 396

Format: Audiobook

Source: Library

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 5 for a review.

Summary!!!

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.

 

My Thoughts:

I have not read this book in so long. I really loved returning to this world as a audiobook. I really loved the narrator in this series and will def re-listen to the whole series. I love Percy as a hero so much. I also loved the trio of characters that became the heros in this book. I really loved how the author was able to use so much real myths to craft this story. It was such engaging read and super hard to put down. If you like books like harry potter then you should def add it to my Tbr!!

Gemina: Non-Spolier Review

Gemina  by Amie Kaufman (Goodreads Author), Jay Kristoff (Goodreads Author), Marie Lu (Goodreads Author)

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Published by  Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 18, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 672

Format: Hardback

Source: Persoanlly Bought

2018 challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

2018 challenge: 2018 Audiobook

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Summary!

I would give this book 5 for a review.

Brace yourself for GEMINA—the highly anticipated sequel to the book critics called “out-of-this-world awesome”—featuring journal illustrations by bestselling author Marie Lu!
 
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.
The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.
Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

My Thoughts:

This book was epic but so prefect. I loved the characters and how the story was told and how the story tied in with the characters from the first book. I love the art and also the characters path through the story… need the next story like yesterday! I really adored the audiobook formate of this book so much. If you have not listen to them you really need. The full cast really makes this book sound like movie. I loved the diversity of the cast and also the interactions between the four leads. It was a great science fiction aventure

Sandry’s Book (Circle of Magic #1): Non-Spoiler book!

Sandry’s Book (Circle of Magic #1) by Tamora Pierce

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Published by cholastic Press on September 1, 2011

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 275

Format: audiobook

Source: Audible

Challenge: Beat the backlist challenge

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I would give this book 4 for a review.

Summary!

In the tradition of Star Wars, a galaxy-hopping space adventure about a galactic kingdom bent on control and the young misfit who must find the power within before it’s too late.

Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself.

Cade can’t hide from Praxis, and he can’t run from the destiny that’s been shoved into his hands. So he only has one option:

He has to fight.

Cade’s not going to let destiny send him on a suicide run, though. With some help from his friends—rebels and scoundrels alike—Cade’s going to use this weapon to chart a new destiny for the galaxy, and for himself.

He just has to do so before everyone around him discovers that he’s a complete and total fraud.

Blending the space operatics of Star Wars and the swagger of Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Star Renegades is a galaxy-hopping adventure that blasts its way from seedy spacer bars to sacred temples guarded by deadly creatures—all with a cast of misfit characters who have nowhere to go and nothing to lose.

My Thoughts:

I wish i would have physically read the first book in this series because some of the world building flew over my head. But i really did love all of these characters so much. I def became super invested towards the end of the book. I can’t wait to learn more about this characters. I really can’t choose a favorite character but I loved the interaconnections between the lead characters. I loved the world alot and hope the next books expand on it!