Synopsis: Harry, an extra ordinary boy in a an ordinary place has been living with his aunt and uncle for about 11 years, after being dropped off at tSynopsis: Harry, an extra ordinary boy in a an ordinary place has been living with his aunt and uncle for about 11 years, after being dropped off at their door in the middle of the night. He comes to find that he, being almost 11, has been accepted into a school, for extra ordinary boys and girls like him. Harry is then thrust into the world of wizardry. He then learns of the events that led up to him being dropped off at the Dursley's, and the man who destroyed his life and killed his parents. Harry, befriended by Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, start their journey along a path that gets darker and darker through his time at school and, confronts his greatest enemy: the man, "he who should not be named," Voldemort, the dark wizard who killed his parents, and would change his life forever.
Review: I, like most all people who have read these adventurous books, are absolutely enchanted by the stories told behind J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. This book, like all the rest, are very descriptive and create a new magical world, one right under the noses of the regular people or "muggles." I love this book. Harry Potter is not a challenging read, but each time I read it I seem to pick something new up from the story, and every time I am changed by how I perceive the story of the boy who survived. This book is good for all ages, and I recommend that everyone read it, along with the others! even though I've read the books multiple times, I never get tired of the adventure, mystery, terror, and love that this book shares with you. ...more
Synopsis: John Shaw, a man ravaged by World War 1, fights against the descendants of the Count Dracula, a long bloodline that was fought by Van HelsinSynopsis: John Shaw, a man ravaged by World War 1, fights against the descendants of the Count Dracula, a long bloodline that was fought by Van Helsing Centuries before. During the Great War, he meets Captain Harker, who turns out to be a vampire, a descendant of Dracula. In order to continue the bloodline, he must take a wife, and make her his own kind, and spread the curse of VAMPIRE. lily Shaw, takes kindly (well more like she loves Capt. Harker) to the mysterious Captain and decides to elope with him to Albania, his Home. Will John Shaw be able to save his sister Lily from the evil vampire Harker? Review: This novel is a classical twist on the original vampire/monster hunting story, Van Helsing. it depicts certain aspects of Helsing in John, his courage, bravery, and strength in wanting his sister to be safe. We see love, death, despair, and pure terror in the thoughts and minds of the characters. On one hand, John is falling in love with Mary Seward, his nurse in the hospital. On the other, he is filled with malice towards Captain Harker, the vampire planning on killing his sister. This book is an easy read with very simple dialogue in the form of journal entry. BLOODLINE was a gripping, mysterious and exciting read. Many teens would like this not only for the light read, but because it is interesting enough to keep the reader entertained. It will keep you reading through the night, hoping that you are alone and that no Vampires live near you! ...more
synopsis: Percy Jackson, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary gift, is thrown into a battle between the great gods Hades, and Zeus, when someone steasynopsis: Percy Jackson, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary gift, is thrown into a battle between the great gods Hades, and Zeus, when someone steals Zeus' most powerful weapon, the Lightning Bolt. In order to clear his name, he tracks down the thief, and tries to return the weapon before its too late. but will this demigod, son of Poseidon, succeed? will he return the Bolt in time???
I really liked this book because the author linked the mythological gods of ancient Greece to a modern time, and combined stories of the gods, their demigod creations, and the overall quest that Percy (Perceus connection) has to carry out in order to save the human world, and keep the tensions of Zeus and Hades low. I would recommend this book to almost anyone, not only because it an easy read, but that it is full of: adventure, mystery, and history, tied both into the characters, and the plot itself. This book is a fun read, and I appreciate the authors detail and description of the whole setting of the book, and how he tied it to the modern era. ...more
Synopsis: Jean Valjean, after stealing a loaf of bread and going to prison for twenty years, is out! He is a convict, starting all over. after stealinSynopsis: Jean Valjean, after stealing a loaf of bread and going to prison for twenty years, is out! He is a convict, starting all over. after stealing from a bishop and getting caught, he is released on the bishops behalf, and is told to change his life better. So, he changes his identity and becomes a successful business man, and a mayor of the town. but, Javert, the police inspector, recognizes him, and wants to put him to justice, and back into the galleys.
I liked this book not only because it was a classic, but that it showed change and how it can affect certain peoples lives. Les Miserables is a good book, but did not come to my liking that much just because it was not that easy of a read, and it was a little confusing for me when the author switched between characters as the focal point of the story (never seen it done that way before). But all in all, Les Miserables is a good book for the young adult and adult spectrum, and is a good book that expresses feelings of change, fear, and understanding of the struggles of humanity during the Student Revolutions of France....more