Thursday, June 9, 2011

Haunting Violet by Alyxndra Harvey

Violet is a sixteen year old girl. Colin, an orphan Violet's mom has taken into her care, helps Violet have sittings and talk to the spirits of people who have passed. Violet, her mom and Colin have been invited to Rosefield for a sitting. Violet soon discovers she can communicate with passed spirits.

Violet has encountered one spirit, Renowean, Tabitha's sister. Tabitha is a girl who Violet meets during her stay in Rosefield. Renowean needs Violet to help her let others know that murder. You see, everyone thinks Renowean drowned by mistake and it was an accident. Everyone soon learns it wasn't an accident. It is up to Violet to tell the world the truth of what really happened the night Renowean was murdered.

Violet is at the age where she is soon going to marry. Her mother wants her to marry a rich and well known man. That lucky man is Xavier Trenswithy, a rich, good looking man who a trader. Violet falls for him, but is not sure if she wants to marry him. She has also fallen for Colin, the poor orphan also good looking boy who works for Violet's mother.

Can Violet solve the murder before anything happens to Tabitha? Who was the murderer? Who does Violet end up marrying?

Read Haunting Violet to find out.

I enjoyed this thrilling, creepy murder mystery book. I did scare me a bit I still could not put it down. It was well written, had great details and a surprise ending that you are not going to want to miss. I do think this book was written for ages 14 and up because of some language.

The plot and the well written details may be to old for some children. However, if you enjoy thrilling murder mystery books you will definitely enjoy this book.

Well, I have to go and read some more thrilling and great books,


The Fire Throne by Rick Riordan

Apophis, the Chaos snake is rising. It is up to Carter and Sadie Kane to stop him with the help of the new trainees. Sadie and Carter are planning to find and bring the Sun God, Ra back to help defeat Apophis. Unfortunately, no one knows where Ra is. In order to find Ra, the Kane kids have to first find the Book of Ra and learn how to chant the spells. Rumor has it that Ra, the Sun God is senile and completely out of it. How will this affect their journey?

Throughout the book, Carter and Sadie both deal with their personal love life. As you remember in the Red Pyramid Carter fell in love with Zia's Shabtai, now he is on a mission to find the "real" Zia and hopes she remembers him and still likes him. Sadie on the other hand is falling for Anubis, the God of Death, and Walt, who is a decedent from a cursed family line.

Will Sadie and Carter find the Book of Ra and learn how to chant the spells in time to bring Ra back and defeat Apophis? Will Ra be of any use once he is found? Will Zia remember Carter? What about Sadie, who does she end up falling in love with?
Read The Throne of Fire to find out.

I enjoyed reading this book. I loved the thrilling adventures and gambles the characters face. I love the story line and how the characters have to use magic. This book has many twists and turns and very surprising actions that will keep you in suspense and you'llwant to keep reading the book and not put it down. As I loved the book, I did find the ending a little bit of a disappointment, however, the action and thrills of the rest of the story made up for the ending.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thrilling, magic filled adventures with a bit of romance and tons of action. I also think anyone who likes Rick Riordan's books should read this.

Keep reading,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

TuTu Goes Green by Tulani Thomas

TuTu loves to be green and save the Earth. She and her parents do whatever they can to save the planet.

In this short picture book for young children TuTu teaches a very valuable lesson to be green and teaches you some ways to do it.

I would recommend this book to any child in preschool until first grade because it is a great picture book for young readers. Also it is very important to save the Earth and go green and this book give explanations and tips on how to be green. I also think the pictures are very well drawn and this is a very kid-friendly book.


I have to go and read more books,