Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Category

The Blizzard Wizard by Frank Hinks

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The Blizzard Wizard by Frank Hinks is an imaginative twist on a classic tale.
This book had lovely, amusing illustrations and my little brother ( 7 years old ) adored the way this book was written.
‘Eric and Drago forever !!!’ My little brother

Here’s a little bit about the book: One touch of the Blizzard Wizard and body, mind and spirit turn to ice. With the unwitting help of foolish Cloud 9 the Princess of the Night frees the Blizzard Wizard from prison and he turns the Garden and the Gardener and with the Garden the whole of Ramion into ice. With the help of rabbit Scrooey- Looey the boys set out to gather earth from the bottom of the pond where the Ducky Rocky lives (surrounded by Globerous Ghosts, Mystic Mummies, Venomous Vampires and other creatures of the forest) , pure water from the bottom of the deepest cavern in Ilia, breeze from the Mount Nereid and fire from the volcano of the Princess of the Night, the four elements which when they combine will bind up the Blizzard Wizard and take him back to his prison cell.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Monday, July 26th, 2010

I could not put this book down as I felt if I stopped reading I would miss something. This was an amazing book and I would reccomend it to anyone child, teen and adult alike

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is A classic love story with a deadly twist.

Isabella Swan ( Bella ) is a 17 year old girl who has just moved from the sunny town of Pheonix to the small town of Forks. She moved to see her father, Charlie after here Mum and Dad’s devorse.
She does not expect much of Forks, until she meets the dark and mysterious Edward Cullen at high school. Little does she know Edward is Hiding a dark secret : he’s a VAMPIRE! As they fall in love, Edward must battle the thirst for Bella’s blood, not just in him, but also in the gang of ravenous vampires trying to make Bella their prey.
A fast paced adventure, full of emotion, mystery and terror. Now also a best selling film.

The first book of the Twilight saga featuring Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Also written by Stephenie Meyer ‘The Host’

London Deep by Robin Price

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

London Deep is set in the future, in a flooded London. Instead of Trafalgar Square we have Trafalgar Swamp.

Jemima Mallard is a young, adventurous, happy and curious girl, but when two kids appear and sink her house boat she’s not too pleased. Police are the biggest problem though. You have the YPD (Youth Police Department) and the APD (Adult Police Department). Both sides are fighting it out to prove they are the best. When Jem finds herself arrested by the YPD on suspicion of helping or even being the devious ‘Father Thames’ she doesn’t know what to do. Can Jem uncover the true identity of ‘Father Thames’ before her time is up, – maybe that small white duck can help.

This book contains some brilliant cartoon-illustrations drawn by Paul McGrory. Although I occasionally found some of the pictures seemed a bit irrelevant.

Overall I thought this book was great. It would suit most ages.

Who is Charlie Keeper by Marcus Alexander

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Marcus Alexander is a fabulous author!

Who is Charlie Keeper is one of the best books I have ever read.

Charlie is a 12 year old girl. She is a very strong character although she does have some temper problems. Charlie is a brilliant character I would really like to be like her.

Jensen is a very amusing character with his topnot and funny clothes he is an amazingly interesting Treman. ( Treman sing to trees.)

Bane is certainly not a good character, desperate to take over Bellania. The Stoman Lord (as Bane is known) must be defeated by Charlie and then she can save her parents.

Charlie Keeper has the fate of Bellania resting on her shoulders. Charlie must keep her friends close and her enemies closer!

… BETTER THAN ROWLING…” The Truth About Books

“…It is an awesome book. I had to keep turning the pages and found it next to impossible to put down…” Pharsyde Promotions

I would suggest this book to anyone who has the chance to get it. It is a truly fabulous book.

The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony Diterlizzi & Holly Black

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

The Spiderwick Chronicles are an enchanting set of the books.
These books are great for readers of all ages. If you do believe in fairies it might not be these evil ones you believe in.
Race along with the action and adventure of these books.
Over the back of these books you fill find a warning sign. You can’t read the blurb at all.

Book 1 : The Field Guide: Go away do not look put it down close the book

Book 2 : The Seeing Stone: We said no still you looked now instead someone gets cooked

Book 3 : Lucinda’s Secret Let the story of my niece and nephews be a warning. The more you know, the more danger you are in. And trust me you don’t want to meddle with the little people. – L.J

Book 4 : The Ironwood Tree : This book just has leaves over the back.

Book 5 : The Wrath of Mulgrath:The last book > Two remarkable talents, bestselling authors, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, have risked everything to bring this remarkable account to light. Read the Grace children’s final thrilling adventure in this, the fifth book of the Spiderwick Chronicles.

The Switchers Trilogy by Kate Thompson

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

This book is great for imagnitive minds.

I liked The Switchers Trilogy because I thought it was really interesting and humorous, but overall just a great book.

This is what the Dust-Jacket says:

Tess is a Switcher- someone who can change shape to become another creature at the bat of an eyelid. Then she discovers she shares the gift with Kevin and that together they have powers beyond belief, enabling the two of them to save the world from icy destruction. But there are other more sinister characters among the Switchers, and when Tess is dragged into the dark night-time world of Martin, she finds herself the most terrifying choice of her life.

A tremendous, unputdownable read. Here are all three of the bestselling Switcher novels in one volume.

The Worst Witch Saves the Day by Jill Murphy

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Genius. So funny. Mildred Hubble = TROUBLE! I loved this book by Jill Murphy.

Here’s the Dust-Jacket from head to toe:

Something is up at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches; Mildred Hubble’s new form teacher is really weird. Or is she? Investagating isn’t easy, especially when Mildred’s potions go wrong, the class no it all is trying to be ‘ helpful’ and her beloved cat is having a nervous breakdown …

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

These books are brilliant for all ages and are great for adventurous minds.

I thought all these books were really good because they are adventurous and they have lots of fantasising characters.

Here we have all the Dust-Jackets of all these books:

BOOK ONE The Magician’s Nephew

It is one of the wettest and coldest summers for years when Digory and Polly decide to explore the attic of the old, tall house. And that is how they stumble upon the secret workroom of Digory’s eccentric Uncle Andrew who, in a wild experiment, tricks them into vanishing right out of this world and into the enchanted land of Narnia.

BOOK TWO The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

The story begins with a wardrobe, for without it Lucy would never have found her way into Narnia, or even heard of the White Witch, whose reign has been longer than anyone knows. But work is afoot to dislodge the Witch. It is whispered that Aslan -the great Lion- is once again on the move. Only with his help is there hope of the White Witch being defeated- and she has captured Edmund. To save Edmund, Aslan must sacrifice every- thing. But without him the ancient prophecy cannot be fulfilled, or Narnia made free.

BOOK THREE The Horse and His Boy

When Shasta learns that he is not son of Arsheesh the fisherman and is to be sold into slavery, he decides to escape from the cruel land of Calormen. With the talking horse, Bree, he goes north on a fearful journy- past the eerie tombs in the desert and in disguise through the city of Tashbaan -to find Narnia, where the air is sweet and there is freedom, safety and happiness.

BOOK FOUR Prince Caspian

Trouble times have come again to the Narnia the Telmarines have conquered the country and are persecuting the true-born Narnians. Price Caspian, seeing the evil done by his usurping uncle, king Miraz, and with his army heavily outnumbered, in desperation blows The Great Horn of  Narnia. Peter , Susan, Edmund and Lucy, heroes from the distant past, find themselves once more in the kingdom, but with an almost impossible task ahead of them – to save Narnia.

BOOK FIVE The Voyage of The Dawn Treader

Lucy and Edmund with their odious cousin Eustace, journey on board the gallant ship Dawn Treader to the Easten Seas in search of the seven lost friends of King Caspian the Ninth. On this extraordinary voyage of discovery they encounter a dragon, a sea serpent, a band of invisible people, a magician and also the great Aslan himself, who makes them a very special promise.

BOOK SIX The Silver Chair

Eustace and Jill, wishing themselves in Narnia to escape the horrors of their school, are commanded by the great Lion Aslan to find Prince Rilian, who mysteriously disappeared ten years before. Guided by marsh-wiggle Puddlegum, all at first goes well, but then they end up deep underground – and in thrall to the powerful Lady of the Green Kirtle.

BOOK SEVEN The Last Battle

Good King Tirian faces the fiercest challenge ever to any Narnian King’s rule. There is a false Aslan roaming the land, commanding all Narnians to work for the cruel Calormenes. Narnia’s only hope is that Eustace and Jill, old friends to Narnia, will be able to find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land.

The Last battle is the greatest of all battles, and the final ending the most magnificent of all endings the most magnificent of all endings in this, the last book of C.S Lewis’ timeless series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

The battle of good against evil is fought in the seven titles of The Chronicles of Narnia, the most enchanting fantasy novels ever written.

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

This book is great for ages 7+.

This is what I thought of the book Stig of the dump.

Overall, I thought Stig of the dump was a really good book because it was adventurous, mysterious and very interesting.

The main characters are Barney and Stig. What is Stig ? Read the book to find out.

” If you go too near to the edge of the chalk pit the ground will give way…”

…This is exactly what happened to Barney, who landed in a cave in the middle of the rubbish dump – and that was when he met Stig.

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

This book is great for ages 7 – 12.

This is what I thought of the book Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Overall, I thought Matilda was a great book because it’s funny, interesting and engaging. It really pulls you into the book and I just couldn’t put it down.

Here are the main characters Matilda, Mr. Wormwood, Mrs. Wormwood, Miss Honey and Miss Trunchball.

Matilda’s parents have called here some terrible things. The truth is, she’s a genius and they’re the stupid ones. Find out how she gets the them and her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, as well as discovering that she has a very special power.