Cinderella – Book Review
Kids Books, Reviews / 29 July 2016

Title: Cinderella Author: Disney Publisher: Paragon Books Published: 2015 Summary From Amazon: Ella’s childhood is a happy one: she has loving parents, plenty of fields and meadows to explore, and lots of kind animal friends to play with. A sweet child, Ella warms the hearts of all who meet her. And her home is a wonderful place, the perfect little kingdom for a joyful family. But then tragedy strikes, and Ella makes a promise to her dying mother to forever have courage and be kind. She also promises her father to be patient with her new jealous stepmother and mean stepsisters. But when her father passes away, and her stepfamily turns her happy home into one filled with cruelty, this proves to be difficult. Will Ella be able to keep her promises to her parents? Find out in this wonderful retelling of the anticipated Disney live action movie! M’s Review of Cinderella: There lived a girl called Ella she had a happy life until her step mother and step sisters moved in. Her step mother and step sisters started bossing Ella around. When Ella’s dad sadly passes away, how much crueler can the step mother and step sisters get? Read and find out. More of M’s…

Percy Jackson & The Olympians : The Lightning Thief – Book Review
Reviews / 29 July 2016

Title: Percy Jackson & The Olympians : The Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: MiraMax Books Year of Publication: 2005 Summary from Amazon: After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, half human, half immortal. Even more stunning: His father is the Greek god Poseidon, ruler of the sea, making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive. There’s little time to process this news. All too soon, a cryptic prophecy from the Oracle sends Percy on his first quest, a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the gods of Olympus. C’s Review of The Lightning Thief: The first book in the Percy Jackson series, The Lightning Thief, leaves you wanting to read the multitudinous other books in the series. The Lightning Thief has perfect humor, literature and thoughtful chapters. This book is based off Greek Mythology. As the half-boy half-god, Percy, gets expelled from another school, he discovers Camp Half-Blood and finds out who his father is. After making friends and foes, Percy embarks on…

The Ice Dragon – Book Review
Kids Books, Reviews / 15 February 2015

Title: The Ice Dragon Author: George R.R. Martin Publisher: HarperVoyager Year of Publication: 2014 (Reprinted) Summary from Amazon: The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon. In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled…