Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Retribution of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin

Mara finds out that she is NOT a patient, but a pawn in an experiment. Angry, she struggles to find Noah, not believing that he is dead. When Jude mysteriously leaves a tape, helping her escape, Mara is surprised. She escapes the Institution with Stella and Jamie, and continues her quest to find Noah, and prove that he is alive. She will do anything for the only one who believed in her.

The Restribution of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin, was the perfect conclusion to the Mara Dyer trilogy. I'm super sad that it's over, but I'm looking forward to checking out the Noah Shaw series. I was really excited when I found out about it. Honestly, I feel as if the books in the series all tied together perfectly, and the plot was spot on intriguing. I highly encourage those who read the other books to finish off the series with this last book. 'Till the Noah Shaw series!

Reviewed by Anisa, Grade 8
Casa Verdugo Library

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Witch Hunter, by Virginia Boecker

Elizabeth is one of the best king's witch hunters. But things change when she is found with some witch herbs which sentenced her to burn at the stake. However, all of her execution plan was only for capturing the most wanted wizard of the country, Nicholas. The king's men knew he would come and save Elizabeth from it because he knew she would help him with his curse, according to prophecies. Meanwhile, Elizabeth doesn't know that her execution was only a lie so she goes with him. As the story goes on, she realizes of what she and other witch hunters have done to the families of who performed magic and she changes her mind about magic. But, something more is waiting for her. Something she needs to face in order save Nicholas.

 The Witch Hunter, by Virginia Boecker, is about 362 pages, which includes 31 chapters. It's a pretty long book to read and takes some hours. In overall, it is a fine book. Its audience is mostly teenagers and young adults, the main character is exactly like today's teenagers even though the story takes place in old times. I liked the book. It shows you how someone can be change by only seeing the other side of view. It teaches you that sometimes something might be so true and real to you, but only by taking a look out of how it is, you'd understand of how it does not seem right at all. In conclusion, I recommend this book to teenagers and young adults who are interested in adventure, magic, witches, power and a little bit of romance.

Reviewed by Orkideh, Grade 12
Downtown Central Library