Friday, April 20, 2018

Sapphique, by Catherine Fisher

The book "Sapphique" by Catherine Fisher is the second book, right after "Incarceron", about a boy named Finn who lives in a giant prison that has been sealed from the outside world for a long time. After the events of the previous book, Finn needs to find his way back into the prison so that from inside he can find a way out so all his friends can leave too. However now he is also presented with the responsibilities of being a prince and trying his best to not get killed in the process.

I really enjoyed reading Sapphique, by Catherine Fisher. The characters were well presented and the story, well told. Although at the beginning the book may be confusing because of just how different the prison is from our world, by the end it all makes sense and I was left surprised by how simple but confusing it was. It is an interesting book I'd recommend to anyone who likes science fiction and/or good books.

Reviewed by Anton V., Grade 9
Montrose Library

Monday, April 16, 2018

Wonder Woman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo

Diana finds a human struggling to survive on the shores of her island. Humans are forbidden, and anyone who brings on onto the island may face exile. But Diana can't leave the human to die. She rescues the girl, Alia, and hides her in a cave. When she leaves to figure out a plan, the island shakes. The first ever earthquake takes. Diana's best friend, Maeve, is injured. Diana knows this has something to do with Alia. Alia is a warbringer, direct descendant of Helen of Troy. That means that when she turns 16, chaos will fall upon the Earth. The only way to stop this other than killing Alia would be to take her to the spring where Helen was buried, in Greece. Diana and Alia go to the World of Man, to stop density.

I loved this  Wonder Woman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo, so much, it surprised me. I honestly did not think I would really enjoy it, but I was wrong. I did not know about the DC icons series, so I was very excited to hear about. My mind was blown! I definitely recommend this book to Superhero/Adventure lovers. Amazing book, 100%. There were so many different aspects and relations to the real world that makes the storyline even more perfect.

Reviewed by Anisa, Grade 8
Casa Verdugo Library