Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman

http://catalog.gpl.internal/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1392SV44617Q4.12191&profile=gcent&uri=link=3100007~!1111525~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=browse_search_page&menu=search&ri=7&source=~!horizon&term=The+Grimm+Legacy+%2F&index=PALLTI#focusElizabeth started her new job at the New-York Circulating Material Repository (its a library but instead of books they have things like vases or buttons or other mysterious things that they loan out) But when items start going missing, everyone thinks of the giant black bird that follows some of their fellow librarians home. After a few months working at the Repository, Elizabeth is given the chance to finally see what is going down on the super, tightly locked floor.(I'll tell you a secret, its somethings magical) Now Elizabeth is noticing that items that are magical are not coming back magical. It's up to her and her coworkers to find out and stop what is happening to their safe-guarded secrets. Can she protect her new found friends and these precious items? Will she ever get to date basketball star Marc Merrit? You'll have to read The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman, to find out.

 This book is amazing to read! The words are magic in themselves. You go on this amazing adventure with Elizabeth and you can almost feel the magic seeping out of the book, but maybe too much. Once you read it the first time, it's great. the second time, it's still a good book, but not quite the same. After your first use of the book, after knowing all the tricks, and the plot twists, it is just not as exciting. Anyone who loves old time Disney movies will definitely love this book. It wasn't my favorite book, but try it, it might be yours!

Reviewed by Emily, grade 9
Montrose Branch Library 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini

In the book Inheritance, or, The vault of souls, by Christopher Paolini, Eragon and Saphira continue their fight to free Alagaesia from Galbatorix's evil reign. They try to find a way to gain more power so they can defeat the evil king when the time comes. They get help from Arya, princess of the elves, Eragon's cousin Roran, and Nasuada, leader of the Varden. As unforeseen events occur, the dragon and her rider must push through their difficulties to try to fight for the freedom of Alagaesia. They fight for all the people who have already fallen in battle as a result of the struggle between the Empire and the Varden and they fight for those who do not have the means to stand up for themselves. In a final battle between good and evil, Eragon gives all he has left to try to save his friends. 
 I thought this book was amazing and it is one of my favorite books. It contains a lot of action and the relationships between the characters make the book so much more interesting. I loved this series of books and this was a great end to it. I would have liked the ending to have not been so abrupt but I still think that it is one of the best books I've ever read. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to read adventure stories because this is a great example of what an adventure story should be like. This book makes me think about how people can do things that are so morally wrong while still believing that they are doing what is best for the world. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend this book to everyone.

Reviewed by Reviewed by  Kaylee, grade 9
Montrose Library