Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The Tribe

Read a book about saving the environment

The TribeTitle: The Tribe

Author : Valerie Bloom
Date of Publication : July 4th 2008
Genre : Historical Fiction

Maruka is different to the other girls, she likes to hunt and fish deep in the forest, even though it's dangerous. But she should have stayed in the village the day the Kalinas tribe came and stole her mother. She would have stopped them.

Two years later, Maruka sees giant white sails rearing up on the horizon. She is sure of a Kalinas attack but a deadlier enemy wades ashore and plants a flag on the beach. Her tribe welcome the pale-skinned men but are repaid with treachery and forced to mine the white man's God - gold. Maruka knows that the tribes have one option, they must put aside their differences and defeat their common enemy. And if the tribes unite, Maruka might even find her mother again ...

I recommend this book for people that want to learns more about the struggles and hardship caused by  people taking over. It is such and an adventure and will take you on a wild ride!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Queen of Shadows

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)Read a book published in 2013 - 2015

Title ; Queen of Shadows
Author ; Sarah J Maas
Date of Publication : September 1st 2015
Genre ; Adventure, fantasy

Rising from the ground, she has returned.
The fifth and final chapter in the Throne of Glass series is going out remembered.
They will remember Queen Aelin Ashyrvere Galathynius of Terrasen.
As she fights for the people she loves, Aelin will have to decide the fate of her kingdom.
Along side her are her most trusted friends and allies.
But can they outsmart the king?

In this amazing new book, you will feel a rush of adrenaline as you read every page.
Let your senses come alive as you become fae.
Let your heart be stopped by shocking discoveries.
Most of all, let your self be sucked in, by The Queen of Shadows.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Little Red Hen.

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Title: The Little Red Hen
Author: Lillian Obligado
Date of Publication: January 1st 1920
Genre: Children's fiction.

During the weekend I read this book to my baby cousins. The story is about a little red hen who is baking bread. As she gathers all of the ingredients she asks her animal friends to help her. Instead they say no and leave her to do everything herself. The hen gets her revenge at the end when the animals want to eat her bread, but she says no because they were selfish and did not  help her.

My baby cousins absolutely soaked this up and were enchanted by this story which taught them a good moral lesson. 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Death Cure

Read any book you want.

Author: James Dashner
Genre: Young Adult fiction
Date of publication: October 11th 2011

After the trials are over WICKED is planning to restore the memories of the survivors and complete the cure for the Flare. But Thomas knows more than they think. 
And he knows most important that WICKED can't be trusted!
Thomas will stop and nothing to find out the truth.
The time for lies is over.
But the truth will bring more danger than they can ever imagine.
As they struggle to find out the truth among the lies will anyone survive.
The third and final test remains and no one can predict what is about to happen.Trying to escape from WICKED is harder than they ever imagined.

Even though Thomas has to do deal with the struggles of resisting he also has to choose a side.
Brenda or Teresa.
Struggling to sort out what is really going on with Teresa, Thomas doesn't know who to trust.
Will they escape or will they give in to 
The Death Cure?

Monday, 17 August 2015

Cherub, Mission 1

Read a book from a boys point of view.

Author: Robert Muchamore
Genre: Young adult fiction
Date of publication: 21st December 2010

 CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented--and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather intel on global threats—all without gadgets or weapons. It is an exceptionally dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them.

James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He’s a bit of a troublemaker, but he’s also brilliant. And CHERUB needs him. James has no idea what to expect, but he’s out of options. Before he can start in the field he must first survive one hundred gruelling days of basic training, where even the toughest recruits don’t make it to the end....

I found this book extremely exciting and I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a fast pace                                                                                      read.

Sunday, 16 August 2015


Read a book with a green cover.

Author: Aprilynne Pike
Genre: Fantasy, fiction
Date of publication: May 4th 2010

Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life - and especially her boyfriend, David - to return to the faerie world.

But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel's feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice - a choice that could break her heart. As she struggles to accept her true fate she wonders whether the life she has chosen in the faerie world is the right thing for her. Trying to figure out the truth between the lies she wonders how she will survive  in the faerie world.

The stunning second book to 'Wings' enchants you and pulls                                                        you in, so don't resist.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Dork Diaries

Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries, #1)Author: Rachel Renee Russell
Genre: Humour Fiction
Date of Publication: June 2nd 2009

"New School. New crush. New mean girl. And a new diary so I can spill all about it." (From the back of the book.) 

Nikki Maxwell is your average pre-teen.
She has her dreams and her traumas, and they all come alive in Dork Diaries!

Don't forget how the CCPS (Cool, Cute and Populars.) make her life a real misery! Worst of all, the leader of the CCPS is out to get her, Mackenzie Hollister. 
Will she get to be the fabulous girl she has always dreamed of being? Will she also be able to beat Mackenzie?

Find out in this fun and hilarious book!

The Kill Order

The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5)

Author: James Dashner
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Date of Publication: August 14th 2012

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.
Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. As they struggle to survive a deadly disease that could potentially destroy a whole country they know there is something that might be able to help them.
But will they survive?

Feel transported into a world of deadly disease and unknown fate as you travel through The Kill Order.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Frost Fire

Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)

Author: Amanda Hocking
Genre: Adult Fiction
Date of Publication: January 6th 2015

Living in one of the most powerful troll cities Bryn Aven is determined to become a respected member of the Kings elite tracking team. Not just a half Skojare tracker who occasionally does a good job. But when a formally beloved hero trys to kill her father she vows to get revenge.

But when she sees the strange look in Kontatins eyes she knows that he is under something more powerful than she ever imagined. Not letting anything get in her way Bryn will do anything to get vengeance for her father and try figure out what is really happening with Konstantin.
But will she go to far and lose her heart in the process?

Read on to find out what is capturing audiences around the world.
                                                          And let Frostfire take you on an unforgettable journey.


Matched (Matched, #1)

Author: Ally Condie
Genre: Fiction fantasy
Date of Publication: November 30th 2010

Cassia has always trusted the fate that would be bestowed upon her in the society. She never questioned it before the night of her match. As her best friends Xander's face flashes on the screen she knows that every thing has fallen into place.

But then another face flashes on the screen.
The face of an aberation. Since aberations aren't allowed to marry and have children Cassia questions the society and the offcials who run it. She's told its a simple mistake and that she should live her life happily with Xander. She would have, If Ky's face hadn't come up on the screen.

This book is a real page turner and always leaves you wanting more and more.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Sin Eaters Daughter

Title: The Sin Eaters Daughter
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Genre: High fantasy
Date of publication: February 24th 2014

Twylla lives in a castle, but although she is engaged to the prince no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her, because she is not a member of the court. She is the executioner.
No one will ever love her. Who would care for a girl with murder in her veins.
Even the prince, who is supposedly immune to her touch avoids her.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose playful smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he's able to look past Twylla's executioner robes and see the girl, not the goddess. Yet a treasonous romance is the least of Twylla's problems. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Scorch Trials

Read an adventure book

Book title: The Scorch Trials
Author: James Dashner
Date of publication: October 5 2010
Genre: Young adult fiction.

They thought they were safe.
They thought it all was over, but they were so wrong.
The maze was only phase 1.
Join Thomas and the other escapees of the maze as they try to 
make their way through the scorch.
Become engrossed and let the wave of the scorch trials engulf you.

This is my extra 100 words for the Winter Challenge

As I read through this book I became more and more engrossed with every page. If anyone thinks that they cannot read or are uncable of finishing a book like this than that's a lie. This is a series that will introduce even the most inexperienced reader of our generation to a world of the endless oppurtunities and stories that are introduced through reading. Picking up this book I realized that I would instantly fall in love with it. Through its impeccable detail and interesting storyline this book is a instant winner. I recommened this book to readers who like to experience adventure and excitement. So pick up this book, I assure you that you are in for the ride of your life.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Rise: Eve Trilogy

Read a book that was recommended by your parents.

Title: Rise
Author: Anna Carey
Date of Publication: April 2nd 2013
Genre: Futuristic fiction

When she lost her soul mate, Eve felt like her world had ended.
Forced to live the rest of her life has a happy and content bride, 
married to her fathers chief advisor she must be seen as the patriotic princess of New America.
But when she is faced with a decision that may see her dead Eve only had one chance.
She must kill her father.
As she joins the revolution she realises that her 
whole life was a lie from the very beginning.

As I wandered through this book I couldn't take my eyes of the pages.
Weather Eve is shooting a gun or running away from the
 City of Sand, you feel and become her not realising that 
you are slowly becoming sucked into the book.
Become entranced by Rise.

For my reading activity I created a peg doll of Eve.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Once: Eve Trilogy

Read a book set anywhere but, NZ or Australia

Book Title: Once
Author: Anna Carey
Date of Publication: October 4 2011
Genre: Futuristic fiction

For the first time Eve feels safe.
The only thing keeping her awake at night is Caleb limping off into
 the distance at the gates of Califa. When Eve realises how much trouble he is in she rushes off into the wild to save him, only to be met with shocking news which will change her life forever.
Will she ever see Caleb again?
Both Once and Eve are heart racing and emotional rides that will always leave you craving more!

For the activity I chose a colour to sum up my book.

My colour was gold. The reason why I chose gold is because that is the colour of the city of sand and when Eve was taken there every building was a gleaming gold. Also the city is meant to be a new world that is shiny and new, and I feel that gold basically sums up the concept of new.

Thursday, 11 June 2015


Read a book with a spooky title

Title: Erebos
Author: Ursula Poznaski 
Date of Publication: Jan 7th 2010
Genre: Realistic Fiction

When Nick Dunmore is granted with a gift that may change his life he snatches it up.
But does he really know exactly what he had gotten into.
The world of Erebos is a dangerous place. 
But like a spider it lures you into its web of wonders.
Can he figure out the truth until he is trapped in its sticky web?
Find out in this nail biting book that may or may not get you stuck in the web aswell.

For the winter reading challenge I explained my ideal food craving for                                                        this book.

When I read this book I immediately felt like pizza. For some reason I got trapped into the world of a gamer and of course every proper gamer needs pizza. I also felt that my craving came from one part of the book was when Nick was eating home-made pizza with the 'crew'.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


Read a book already read by someone else in the class.

Title: Eve
Author: Anna Carey
Date of Publication: October 4th 2011
Genre: Fantasy

When Eve has been living in a school for sixteen years she is oblivious to the world outside of her. The world had been wiped out by the plague and herself and many others are hoping for a bright future in the city of sand but, is everything as perfect as it seems? And when Eve chooses to run from the truth and is hunted, will she survive?
This book is so hard to put down and when you start it is almost impossible to stop. The best thing about this book is that it always leaves you wanting more.

For the winter reading challenge activity I filmed myself reading and exert from the book in which Eve is cowering in a Shack made of skulls.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Magisterium, The Iron Trail

Read a book that is the first within a series of books.

Title: The Iron Trail
  Authors: Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
Date of Publication: September 9th 2014
Genre: Adventure Fiction

For all of his life Callum has been been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.
So he trys to do his best at doing his worst, and fails and failing.
Now the Magisterium awaits him.

This is my symbol that I created.
I really think that this symbol in a way, sums up what exactly the book is about. The four elements tied together are the four main 'powers' in the book that sets every single student in the Magisterium apart.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Life of Pi

Read a book that has been made into a movie.

Book Title: Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Date of Publication: September 2001
Genre: Realistic Fiction

" After a tragic shipwreck, a solitary lifeboat is left at the mercy of the deep blue Pacific. The only survivors are a 16 year old boy named Pi, a zebra with a broken leg, a hyena, an orang-utan and a 450 pound royal Bengal tiger." (from the back of the movie)

When all that you had before is lost at sea, you need courage.
That is exactly what Pi is looking for when he is stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean with a tiger named Richard Parker.

Try out this exciting and emotional story to find out if Pi will ever find his way back home. This book really pulls you in and if you                                                           have a sense of adventure pick it up and stick your nose in it for                                                          the ride of your life!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

The Night Circus

Read a book by an author that you have never read a book from before.

Book Title: The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Date of Publication: 13 Oct 2011
Genre: Fantasy

"The Circus arrives without warning.
No announcements precede it.
It simply was there when yesterday it was not." (from the blurb)

The Night Circus is a fascinating and interesting book that always pulls you in. You become mesmerised by the description of the circus and its inhabitants. If you are looking for a book to provoke your imagination than pick it up and be sucked into the world of The Night Circus.

These are my 3 life lessons from my book for the Winter reading                                                      challenge.

                                            1. Never be afraid to be who you are.
                                                    2. Dont let other people stop you from pursuing your dreams.
                                       3. Not everything is as it seems.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Winter Reading Challenge

This year we have been granted the task to complete Winter Reading Challenge.
For this we have to create a blog and meet the criteria needed.
Below is the table that contains some suggestions of what we have to read. 
We must read books that meet the criteria.

After I finish reading I will need to complete one task from the table below.
This will be posted with my blog after the review. Each book must have one activity completed to go with it.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Storm Siren

Read a book where the main character is a woman.

Title: Storm Siren
Author: Mary Webber
Date of Publication: 19/8/2014
Genre: Fantasy

Nym was born with a curse.
She is doomed to kill everyone who gets close to her. On the day of her fifteenth sell her life will change forever. When a Duchess sees her reveal her powers she doesn't run and doesn't scream but she takes her and uses her as a weapon. Nym is faced with a decision. Become a weapon or die. Storm Siren is an exciting and intense book filled with a new adventure on every page.
And when you first pick it up, you will never want it to end!

     This is the front cover that I designed as part of the
  Winter Reading Challenge.

War Horse

Read a book with an animal in the title.

Title: War Horse
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Date of publication: August 2007
Genre: War Adventure

Joey was a farm horse until he was forced to be taken away from his home and thrown into the battle front of WW1. But, will he ever see his owner and best friend Albert again?
War horse is an exciting and adventure seeking book with a heartfelt side to it. I dare you to be sucked into the story and join Joey as he fights for survival for the thrill of your life.

This is my acrostic poem for the Winter Reading Challenge.

Beyond his age