The Literature Hub
Reviewed by Ivy
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher & Pages: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition, 2012, 432 pages
Audience: Young Adult
Blurb: In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.
Highlight: Exceptional use of simple language and has a great flow of events.
Highlight: The author doesn’t shy away from hard situations, and upsetting events.
Highlight: The character attitudes and their development throughout the story is consistent, and changes logically from past incidents.
Reviewed by Ivy
Author: Shannon Mayer
Publisher & Pages: HiJink Ink, 263 pages
My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker. When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. I'm on the FBI's wanted list. I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and I have no need for anyone else in my life. But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction. One that is dangerously dark, brooding, and doesn't know a thing about the supernatural. One whose kisses set me on fire.
Highlight: The rapid change of scene mirrors the character being on the run.
Caution: Rylee runs around like a headless chicken.
Highlight: The action scenes replay for your enjoyment.
Caution: Repeated lines of the characters dry up faster than Rylee can run.
*Please note that this review is in the old format.*
TITLE: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Or Sorcerer’s, if you’re in America)
AUTHOR: J. K. Rowling
NUMBER OF PAGES: 223
SYNOPSIS: Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy - until he is rescued by a beetle-eyed giant of a man, enrolls at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason: HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!