Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer

“If citizens followed their leaders' example throughout history, the human race would have died out centuries ago.”― Ninth Grade Slays
The Chronicles of Vladimir Todd by Heather Brewer follows the story of Vladimir Todd from eighth grade through to twelfth grade. Vlad goes to school like a normal boy and encounters all the problems of a normal boy, from bullying to stress from homework; however he is not normal at all. Vladimir has a big secret, he is a vampire. His parents died and so he lives in the care of Nelly, his mother's best friend. Although he doesn't  want to hurt anyone he can't help being who he is, not even him knows the full extent of his powers. When a substitute teacher comes into the scene he thinks his cover will be blown. Even worse he thinks that the teacher knows more than he should and was connected to his parents' death.    

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.  ~J.K. 

I will write a very brief summary especially as this series is so well known that it doesn't need big introduction. 

On a special night a wizard boy was born with a heroic destiny set out for him. He was the chosen one. He was the only one who ever survived Voldemort's attack. Harry is left with his uncle and aunty who mistreat him because of their fear of all things magic. Harry only finds out he is a wizard on his 11th birthday and from then he finds himself in all kinds of trouble in his new school, Hogwarts. 

Monday, 2 April 2012

Don't Breathe a Word by Marianne Musgrove

'Kenzie! This is no joke. You have to promise never to breathe a word of it. You know what's at stake.'

Don’t Breathe a Word is a short non-fiction book written by Marianne Musgrove. It is about two sisters, Tahlia and Kenzie, which live with their grandpa because their parents died. Everything was fine until Grandpa starts doing strange things like walking in the middle of the night and saying things that don’t make sense. Kenzie and Tahlia promise not to tell anyone because if Grandpa goes to a nursing home, where would they go? The only problem is that their older half-sister starts to suspect that something is wrong and it’s only a matter of time before someone finds out…