Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Grimm Legacy

The Grimm Legacy
By Polly Shulman

Elizabeth is starting over in the big city of New York because her dad just had to go marry her new step mother. When Elizabeth writes her history paper on the brothers Grimm she was assigned to by her history teacher. After she writes it she was not really sure if she did very well, but the paper ends up landing a job at a library. Not just any library, an object library where the patrons can check out objects for their own use.

Everything seems normal until her co-workers, fellow teens, start talking about the disappearance of a girl her age, everything starts changing. Can she figure out what happened to the missing co-worker before the same thing happens to her newly made friends? Or is the mastermind behind her disappearance has something much more sinister in mind?

What I Thought
When I first picked up this book I knew I would just love it. It has the perfect mix of fairly tales and good old fashion magic.

There were in some parts in the book that the dialogue was not the best in the world. There were a ton of times that the author made the characters say, "Oh, blah blah blah." I do not know about you, but that makes me think that the character is sighing or having an epiphany.

I did like the depth of the characters, and the range of the them. Polly Shulman has a three year old as a hero in this novel, I think that just comes to show that she thinks that anyone can be a hero, no matter what their size. Another character that you would not suspect to be a hero, Jaya, a ten year old girl. She figures out things that the teens in the novel would never figure out.

Overall I give this book a 4 out of 5.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Friday, June 21, 2013


Underworld by Meg Cabot
Pages: 317

Pierce thought that she was safe from the Underworld. That she would not return until it was her time to die, then she would only go to board the ferry to take her to the final place where spirits go to rest in eternal happiness or eternal hell. But she could not run from her love, John, forever and keep him from taking her into the underworld to be his queen. But when Pierce finds out her cousin, Alex, maybe in danger, can she convince John to let her return to Earth to save him? Even if it means exposing herself to the Furies.

What I Thought
As the person I am, I have read almost all of Meg Cabot's books. This series is by far the best that I have read of hers. She actually make the person who is in the position of Hades seem normal an like someone who was actually a man. Someone who knows what it feels like to die, through that he shows more sympathy than in other characters I have seen who have played the role of Hades. I also loved how John has more background, something more interesting, than the normal stories about the lord of the dead.

This book is a lot less confusing than the first book, which is good. Where the first book flips between past and present a lot, this book stays with Pierce the entire time.

 This book also explains a lot more in a lot more detail, mainly because the main character is not as clueless in this book than in the first one. Some of my favorite parts are when she sees the curtains fluttering. I like this because the curtains are white and seem symbolic in a place of death. It makes me think that there is innocence and purity in the Underworld. It also makes me think that Pierce is getting to start over, that the white curtains mean a clean slate for her. It is kind of like the pomegranate in the Underworld, everyone thinks it is one thing, when it actually means something else entirely.

Some parts of the dialogue were a little weird for me. I don't know why, but whenever someone puts something with and "Oh," in front of a name it just sounds ridiculous.

Overall this book and a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Random Pictures!!!!!!!

This one is my favorite!!!!!!!!

Something everyone should do in times of panic. Inspiration may find you yet. :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Goddess By Josephine Angelini
Publisher- HaperCollins
Copyright- 2013
Pages- 279

It is here, the war that everyone has been preparing for for over three thousand years. Now it is time for Helen to step up and realize who she is, the reincarnation of Helen of Troy. With new powers that come as a result of here actions in Dreamless, can Helen defeat the Twelve? Or more importantly, can she stay sane long enough to be able to even fight the Gods? When truths come out and the ancient and modern world clash, is anybody really safe?

My Thoughts-
This book was amazing, however it was too short. Throughout the entire book I felt like something more could be explained. Or what was explained could be elaborated more on. However, Josephine did an excellent job with what she wrote. Everything made more sense in this book than any of the others, (Which is what she wanted to do, I think), and was beautifully crafted so everyone (well, almost everyone) got their happy ending.

Reading through this series it was exciting to see how each person changed and developed, even though some did not. Characters people didn't like very much get some justice behind them and end themselves with very noble acts.

The only true problem I had while reading this story was the epilogue. It felt way to long and that the author was trying to rap up a story that wasn't completely closed. I feel that if she wanted to Josephine Angelini could write another novel that explains more of what ends up happening to everybody. Some parts I was okay with the wrap up (Jerry and Kate) and others I wasn't (Lucas's situation).

Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Hope to have you reading again soon,
Paige <3

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Postings

Now that school is out and summer is in, reading time is so much more allowable. So I will be posting more book reviews. Hopefully it will be one every day or so, but in those times where I am going out of town it won't be until I get back. I hope everyone else is reading out there and when you don't know what to read next you report back here.

Hope to have you reading again soon,

Paige <3