Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Jason wakes up on a school bus and finds he has no memory.  No memories of Leo and Piper (his supposedly best friends), and no memory of why he was on the school bus in the first place.   Jason learns that he is on the bus for a class field trip to the Grand Canyon, which is perfectly normal. Wrong. Things get weirder when their P.E. teacher is taken by a whole bunch of monsterous venti (Wind Spirits)  When a rescue party comes flying in, (literally flying) Piper, Leo, and Jason demand  answers.  In return they are taken to camp half-blood, where they are informed they all are really half-human, half-greek god. They find out that Jason's memory was stolen by Hera, queen of heaven.  In return for the memories Jason, Piper, and Leo must go on a quest for Hera, to rescue her and stop the Giant King. Will the quest be too dangerous? Will any of them survive? Or will the Giant King destroy the world?

The Lost Hero is an action-packed adventure story.  Authored by Rick Riordan, who is a favorite of mine.  And after you read The Lost Hero, he'll be your favorite too.

Young Bibliomaniac gives The Lost Hero 4 STARS!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Luke has been in hiding nearly all his life.  He has never gone to school, had a birthday party, or even had a friend.  All of this is because the Population Police, the guys who made the law that third children are illegal.  And you guessed it, Luke is a third child.  But one of the neighboring houses next to Luke, has a light on.  And Luke knows that the family has only two children, and no one should be at home.  Luke dares to sneak outside and into the house with the light,  and in there is a girl.  Another third child named Jen.  Jen has a plan to overthrow the Population Police, and encourages Luke to be part of the scheme.  But will the plan be too dangerous? Will Luke and Jen survive? Find out in Among the Hidden!

Among the Hidden is an amazing, suspenseful, mysterious book.  With characters and a plot so amazing, it feels like your actually part of the story.

Young Bibliomaniac gives Among the Hidden 4 STARS!