Crown of Feathers is a book by Nicki Pau Preto. It is a Fantasy book, and an amazing one at that. It is about a girl called Veronyka, and her sister Val. They are animagus, people who can understand animals better than regular humans. Animagus usually became phoenix riders, people who rode the sky on these magnificent birds. Veronyka’s greatest desire was to become one of them. Unfortunately, during the blood wars, the empire and the phoenix riders separated, and phoenix riders were thought to be destroyed. But Veronyka wouldn’t give up hope. When her sister came home with two phoenix eggs, only one hatched, and bonded with Veronyka, while Val was left alone. But her sister soon betrayed her, and Veronyka left to try to find phoenix riders. After finding them, she discovered they only allow boys to join their ranks. But Veronyka simply pretended she was a boy! This was an amazing fantasy read, full of vibrant feelings and emotion. It was powerful, and very beautiful. This book is now one of my favorites.
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A Series of Unfortunate events (ASOUE)
I have finally finished reading this series, and I decided to write a review about it. In this review, I will write briefly about all 13 books. Series by Lemony Snicket.
ASOUE starts in the book ‘A Bad Beginning’ where the Baudelaire’s, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, learn their parents died, and their new guardian is Count Olaf, a vile man distantly related to the Baudelaires. This evil man will stop at nothing to get the Baudelaires fortune, which they inherited from their parents. In all the books, he comes after them, with his evil henchmen, trying to get his hands on the fortune.
In book 2, ‘The Reptile Room’ the Baudelaires are handed to Uncle Monty, who, unlike Count Olaf, seemed like a nice man. He took care of the Baudelaire orphans. But it didn’t last, as Olaf showed up again.
‘The Wide Window’ is next. The Baudelaires were looked after their Aunt Josephine, who was scared of everything, and loved Grammer. But she was shadowed by a loss of Ilk, her husband. She didn’t last long either.
In ‘The Miserable Mill’ the Baudelaires are handed to a mill to work, and the workers could protect them from Olaf. They had to eat gum as a meal. Needless to say, they did not enjoy their stay.
‘The Austere Acadamy’ was when The Baudelaires were sent to boarding school for protection. They had to deal with annoying Principal Nero, who mocked them at every opportunity, and a horrid girl, Carmelita spats, who always called them ‘cakesniffers’. Not all was bad, they met the Quagmire Triplets, though there were only 2 of them. They to were orphans with a fortune. That’s why they were kidnapped In the end of the book.
Book 6, ‘The Ersatz Elevator’ they went to Jerome and Esmé, a fancy couple. Esmé was always with what’s ‘In’ , while Jerome was timid. They were not the best couple, as will be understood at the end of this book.
‘The Vile Village’, a terrible village filled with crows, where the Baudelaire’s had to do a lot of work everyday. They met a kind handyman, who took care of them, and showed them a secret he was working on.
‘The Hostile Hospital’, a terrible half finished hospital, where the Baudelaires worked incognito. Then Violet, the oldest, was taken, and Sunny and Klaus had to get her back.
In ‘The Carnivorous Carnival’, the Baudelaires were stuck in the boot of Olaf’s car, not that he knew. They followed him to a strange carnival, with a strange fortune woman.
The Slippery Slope. Sunny was taken by Olaf, and Violet and Klaus had to climb a slippery mountain slope to the top. They also met up with someone totally unexpected.
‘The Grim Grotto’ was when the Baudelaires met up with the Queequeg crew, and join together to find the mysterious suger bowl.
Book 12, ‘the Penultimate Peril’, Kit Snicket brings them to a hotel, with two brothers, Frank and Ernest. Frank is a volunteer, while Ernest is an enemy. But they both look so alike the Baudelaires can’t tell who is who.
The last Book, ‘The End’, The Baudelaires and Count Olaf were trapped in a boat and landed on a mysterious island, led by a man called Ishmael.
This series was very interesting and mysterious, filled with twists, turns, and villans.
The Ice Monster by David Walliams
The ice Monster is a book about a ten year old orphan, Elsie, who escaped from a terrible orphanage. She lived in the street, sleeping in a tin bath and barely getting enough to eat. Over time she became a skilled thief, and was able to get some food into herself. She started sneaking into a museum, fascinated by the wonders she saw. When a dead baby mammoth was dug from the north pole, It was sent to the museum. Elsie wanted to see it, and made friends with an old woman who cleaned the museum, called Dotty. Wanting to help the mammoth, Elsie, Dotty, and a suspicious scientist work together to perform the impossible, bringing the creature back to life! This was a hilarious book filled with humour, and set in 1899.
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Diary of an awesome friendly kid, Jeff Kinney
Diary of an awesome friendly kid is a book by Jeff Kinney, the author of the hilarious wimpy kid series. In this book, it’s not Greg doing the writing. It’s his best friend Rowley! In this book, Rowley writes about his experiences with Greg, their sleepovers, their arguments, drama, and most importantly, comedy! He writes how Greg didn’t like him copying his idea, how his grandpa came back to life to haunt him, the time Greg helped him, their first sleepover, their double sleepover, and much more!I think this book was hilarious! I liked the second book which came out out !
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
The Rithmatist is a book written by Brandon Sanderson. It is a story about a teenage boy, who wants to be a Rithmatist. Unfortunately, his chance had passed eight years ago. Still, that doesn’t stop his admiration for there work. A Rithmatist can create living 2 dimensions, to protect people against wild chalklings. But soon, people started disappearing. Usually Rithmatists. They are kidnapped at night, leaving drops of blood. Asked by a professor who is investigating to help him, Joel and his friend Melody, had made an unexpected discovery which will change their life forever. This was a very exciting book, I can’t wait for the second book to come out!
Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean
Peter Pan in Scarlet is the first ever authorized sequel of the Peter pan classic by j.m Barrie. It is set in the 1920’s In it, Wendy, John, and the lost boys are all grown up. They have jobs, the have kids, and they have grown up worries! Then,they started getting nightmares about neverland. Fearing something was wrong, they flew to Neverland once more, in the company of a male fairy, Fireflier. There worst nightmares were waiting for them, and they all join together, to save Neverland. This book was really exciting, and and a worthy sequel to Peter Pan
Bad dad by David Walliams
Bad dad is a book by the 20 million bestselling author, David Walliams. It is about Gilbert and Frank, father and son, who are left alone in the world, with no job, or money. Frank’s mom left them after Gilbert’s big accident, and he was left with only one leg. The mother went to live in, as Gilbert said, a big house with a small man. This is the story of their struggle when they were left with no money or job. Then Gilbert makes a bad decision,turning into crime, and things get much, much, worse. When falsely excused of robbing a bank, Frank takes matter into his own hands. But he has an evil nemesis tailing him. After busting his dad out of prison, both desperately try to clear his dad’s name This book was sad, but ridiculously funny at the same time. I loved every part of it.