Tag Archives: fantasy

Morse Pond Review: Pennyroyal Academy

9780142427149Pennyroyal Academy

M. A. Larson

Puffin Books

$8.99

Available now

 

Pennyroyal Academy by M.A Larson is an incredible book about a girl who doesn’t know anything about herself, not even her own name. She goes to Pennyroyal Academy to become a princess and fight the two main dangers; dragons and witches. Along the way she starts to get her memory back and learns many things about her life and what it means to be a princess. I definitely recommend this book. It is a definite 5 out of 5 stars.

~ Teagan, age 12

 

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Morse Pond Review: Wizardmatch

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Lauren Magaziner

Dial for Young Readers

$16.99

Available March 2018

 

Wizardmatch is a very good book about a girl in a magical family. In each magical family there is a prime wizard who has most of the magic. Everyone else only has a tiny bit of magic. When the prime wizard gets old, he holds a Wizardmatch to decide who will be the next prime wizard. Lennie notices that all the prime wizards have been men. When her brother is chosen to compete instead of her, she has to work hard to make things fair. If you read The One And Only Ivan you will surely like this book. I loved it.

~ Lucia, age 10

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Customer Review: Wonder Woman — Warbringer

 

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Leigh Bardugo 

Random House 

Available August 2017 

 

Diana knows she’s different from everyone else on the island of Themyscira. She wants nothing more than to prove herself to the other Amazons. When her opportunity finally comes, however, she throws away the chance she has at finally being recognized as one of the Amazons and risks exile to save the life of a mortal girl, Alia Keralis. And Alia is no normal girl; she is a Warbringer, descended from Helen of Troy. Diana and Alia must fight many enemies, both mortal and immortal, to save both their worlds. Leigh Bardugo has written a Wonder Woman adventure almost as thrilling as the Wonder Woman movie, and any fan of the DC Universe should add Wonder Woman: Warbringer to their bookshelf. 

Leah, 9th grade

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Customer Review: The Cruel Prince

CruelPrinceThe Cruel Prince 

Holly Black

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Available January 2018 

 

Jude Duarte is stolen away from the mortal world at seven years old, her parents murdered by the same faerie that then took her and her sisters to Faerie. She grows up among the faeries; their lifestyle becoming hers. She wishes more than anything to truly belong in the Faerie Court, and when she is seventeen a chance to make this dream come true finally appears: she must defy the wishes of the cruel Prince Cardan and compete in a tournament to seek knighthood. However, in gaining the power she craves, Jude finds herself in the middle of a deadly web of bloodshed and deceit, and she is the key to stopping the imminent civil war hovering over Faerie. The only way to survive is to become more ruthless than the murderers she faces. With fast-paced action, well-drawn characters and a gripping plot, The Cruel Prince will keep you up all night reading and leave you impatiently awaiting the sequel. 

~ Leah, 9th grade

 

 

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Morse Pond Review: The Castle in the Mist

castle-in-the-mist The Castle in the Mist

Amy Ephron

Philomel Books

$16.99

Available February 2017

 

The Castle in the Mist is a wonderful book. In the book, Tess and her brother Max are staying at their Aunt Evie’s house over the summer. Then one day, Tess finds a magical gate with invisible walls around it. She hopes she will finally have a chance of adventure. She meets a boy named William and they become best friends. When she meets him, he tells her to beware of the hawthorn trees which totally freaks her out. Then, magical things begin to happen. This is an amazing book, and I highly suggest it.

~Kylie,age 10, 5th grade

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Morse Pond Review: Serafina and the Twisted Staff

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Robert Beatty

Disney Hyperion

$16.99

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This book is one of the best! It is the sequel to the book Serafina and the Black Cloak which I would also recommend. Both books are amazing fantasies for any book lover. Serafina and the Twisted Staff  includes many twists and turns that will keep readers turning the pages. It ends in a massive cliffhanger that will keep you wanting another book. I highly recommend this book for mystery and fantasy lovers.

~ Caroline, grade 6

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Morse Pond Review: The Black Lotus

black-lotusThe Black Lotus: Shadow of the Ninja

Kieran Fanning

Chicken House

$16.99

Available now

The Black Lotus: Shadow of the Ninja is an amazing book! The characters Ghost,Cormac, and Kate are awesome. Each one has a unique power. This book made me want to stay up all night reading. In this book there is adventure around every corner. It has everything you could want in a book. For example, there are ninjas, samurai, time travel, super powers, and much more. It’s full of teamwork and friendship. I highly suggest it to all readers.

~ Kylie, age 10

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Staff Review: The Forgetting

 

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Sharon Cameron

Scholastic

$18.99

Available September 13, 2016

Every twelve years, the city of Canaan falls into the Forgetting, a day where everyone’s memories vanish. The only way to remember events from before the Forgetting or even clues to who you are as an individual is by keeping detailed entries in your personal book. Your book is your identity, but the truth can easily be twisted or misrepresented and no one truly knows exactly what has happened. Except for Nadia. She has never forgotten. She remembers exactly what has happened. She knows who’s telling the truth and who isn’t. Nadia’s memories allow her to investigate how the city of Canaan came to be. Because she remembers her past, she is less afraid than her neighbors and ventures over the stone wall that is supposedly protecting the city. When Gray catches her coming back over the wall, he threatens to expose her secrets unless she helps him. With the next Forgetting approaching, Nadia and Gray must figure out what is destroying Canaan. Or this time everyone will forget what the truth really is.

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Morse Pond Review: Pegasus

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Kate O’Hearn

Aladdin

$7.99

Available now

 

The Pegasus series is an amazing series.  With outstanding drama, and crazy people, O’Hearn creates an image of an ordinary girl, with an extraordinary story.

With beautifully woven words, and artistic details, this book shines to all. Based on Roman mythology, every Percy Jackson fan is sure to bubble with excitement about this book!

With 5 books, there will be more than enough reading for everyone!

~ Kailei, age 11

 

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Morse Pond Review: Minrs

 

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Kevin Sylvester

Margaret K. McElderry Books

16.99

Available now

Minrs, by Kevin Sylvester, is an amazing story that opens up a window to imagination. It uses an amazing array of characters to unveil an interesting plot. The main character, Christopher, is on the newest dwarf planet in the Solar System, Perses. It is home to many minerals to help humans survive, seeing as they are running out. He and his parents are some of the many to travel there to mine. However, just as they lose all communication with Earth for 2 months, pirates come to steal the ore. All the adults are killed or captured, and the children must stay safe in the mines. I really enjoyed this book because there is so much action and suspense. You have no idea what’s coming next, and the book has everything from tanks to weapons to codes to a little romance, and everything in between. “The kids run. They hide. But can they survive?”.

~ Luke, 10

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