Thursday, March 15, 2018

Court of Wings and Ruin, by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre returns to Velaris,delighted to be reunited with her friends. Lucien is with her, and tension rises with his mate, Elain. Nesta and Elain are now High Fae, and the changes are visible. Rhys and Feyre prepare for war against King Hybern, recruiting allies with the other High Lords. It is a hard task to convince all courts to join them, especially with the Spring and Autum court, who hate Rhysand.

I loved this sequel!  It is the perfect addition to the  Court of Wings and Ruin, by Sarah J. Maas series. What I love the most is that there is no cliffhanger! I am excited to see what the 4th book will bring. It's just so sad we have to wait until May, 2018! This book is teen/young adult fiction.

Reviewed by Anisa, Grade 8
Casa Verdugo Library

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Prospero's Children, by Jan Siegel

Prospero's Children, by Jan Siegel, begins with a 16 year old girl and her family. They move to an old house that they have got it from a relative in England for summer vacation. The house itself, is pretty old and damaged so her father decides to sell the house and get a better place for summer. Her name is Fern and she has to live with her younger brother, Will, until her father comes back from New York. Meanwhile, her father's girlfriend takes the charge of selling the house. However, the house isn't just a regular one, it is full of mysteries. Fern and Will find out more about the house and its history. They start looking for a key to open the gate to the Atlantis, but they are not alone in this adventure. Their father's girlfriend also knows about the key and that is why she has been in charge of the house to find it and gain power. She is the only one who is stopping them from finding it, but she is not sure if the kids know anything about it. As the story goes on, Fern and Will find more and more clues to find the key and so does their father's girlfriend. Will they ever find the key? If they do, what would happen next?

This book at first was pretty interesting. At the very beginning, the story was written so well and strongly. However, it wasn't like this when I continued reading it. For me, events happened so slowly and I almost got so bored and tired while reading it. The problem is, it takes a long time for an exciting scene to happen and surprise the reader. However, some may have other opinions and find this book interesting. Prosper's Children is suitable for teenagers and maybe young adults, but mostly for teenagers since the main characters are about 15 and 16 years old. At the beginning, it made me so excited and interested in what will happen at the end, but as I read more and more, I got really tired and bored and I even stopped reading the rest of it! However, this does not make this book to be a bad and boring one.

Reviewed by 
Orkideh, Grade 12
Downtown Central Library