Just when life can’t get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she’s charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper’s least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him–and discovers that David’s own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.
With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y’all beg for more.
So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who’s who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. “If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that.”
Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume–a must for home, library, and classroom shelves–as stunning as it is entertaining.
This book gives so much knowledge and insight about Greek Gods in Ancient Greek. How dangerous and powerful they considered in that time, and how easy for them to punish, kill, or turn anyone into animals or plants. There are many other events and humans related to the Gods in the Greek mythology, for example Pygmalion. And the illustrations! They are really pretty seriously! But if you want to buy this book, I recommend you to buy the hardcover one because it has more pictures.
Don’t read this book if you haven’t read PJO/HOO because it contains mild spoilers. If you want to know more about Greek mythology in an easy and funny way, this book is perfect for you. Really can’t wait for Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes!
Hi guys! So as you guys know, I went to a homestay program for the last two weeks. But now I’m back! The whole experience was really fun. I met new friends, explored new places, learnt new things, and the homestay families were really nice.
But aside from that, I also visited some bookstores. And I bought 4 books. That’s not much I know, but that’s the most I’ve ever bought in a month. So without further do, here they are!
1. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The story follow Jude and her twin Noah who were incredibly close, until a tragedy drove them apart, and now they are barely speaking. The story is told from two povs, Noah and Jude.
Lately I’ve been in the mood for some contemporary books, so when I read the description from Goodreads, I want it immediately. And I don’t have any books with yellow spines, so I bought this edition.
2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The story follows Victor Frankenstein, who obsessed with the secrets of life and created a new life from bodies of the dead. He became horrified by his creation, and his creation, rejected his own appereance, brought death, terror and misery for Frankenstein.
I want to read more classics, and I’ve wanted to read Frankenstein for the longest time. Frankenstein is one of the most famous monsters, and I just want to read the backstory of the creation of the monster. I’m already into some chapters, and so far, it’s really satisfying and kind of creepy.
3. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
I’ve seen many good reviews about this book, and I get this book for a buy 2 get 1 free book so why not? And I’ve never read any book by Patrick Ness, but many people love his book so I think it’s time for me to try reading one of his books.
4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The story follows Celaena Sadorthien, who is a trained assasin who got caught. To buy her freedom, Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free.
Female assasin? That seals the deal for me. I’m in. So many people raving about this series, it’s one of the hyped series lately. And Sarah J. Maas also released a new book this year so it’s the perfect time for me to start reading her book.
So that’s all the book I’ve got, and I’m really statisfied with them. All of them are from authors I’ve never read before, so it’s going to be exciting to read their books. Tell me which book should I read first, and see you in my next post!
To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince—and Mare against her own heart.
- Social injustice? Check
- The lower castes lives in extreme poverty while the higher castes enjoy lavish luxury? Check
- The country is on a brink of rebellion? Check
Just basic elements of dystopian novels. BUT THEN.
- The country is losing war with other country? the selection
- The silvers with amazing superpowers? Shatter me
- The castes divided by blood? Red Rising