Friday, 24 August 2012

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

'If the innocent are unjust, I'd rather be counted among the guilty.-Valerie'

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright is gothic twist to well known fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood. Valerie lived in a small village, it was just like any town except for one thing- every full moon people lock themselves and leave an offering for the wolf. On a certain night there is a red moon, then the next day someone had been killed by the wolf. When Father Auguste, the expert on werewolves, comes to their village he teaches the villagers about the wolf's way of life and suddenly everyone becomes a suspect. Valerie finds that she can now hear the wolf talk to her. Who is the wolf.

I really do ask, who is the wolf?!?! I didn't do any research beforehand so i ignorantly believed that like most stories the book comes first and then the movie. However, this wasn't the case with this novel. I really wish I knew this before because I probably wouldn't have read it.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Arthur: The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland

''Each of us needs a quest, and a person without one is lost to himself.''

Arthur: The Seeing Stone is about a 13 year old boy called Arthur, who lives in the Middle Ages. He wants to be a squire (a knight's attendant) and be betrothed to Grace but his father has other plans for him. His problems increase when Merlin, his friend, gives him a magical and mysterious obsidian stone. On the stone, Arthur can see things. The stone shows him a story but he doesn't know why and how it is connected to him. This is the first book in the trilogy and it is about Arthur trying to find out what the stone is showing him  and what is going to happen to him in real life. 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duan

"Reading one book is like eating one potato chip," she said. (Mrs. Lesser to Nita.)

So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane. The library is a refuge for Nita. She has read, more than once, all books in the junior section. One day, when trying to hide from Joanne- the bully - she was surprised to find a book she'd never read. It was part of the So You Want to Be a ... This time it was So You Want to be a Wizard. At first Nita felt silly, believing such thing. But, there was no harm in trying it out. From the moment she took the Oath her life completely changed and she now follows a path of adventure and different universes. She must fight for Earth.

The book was first published in 1983. It isn't old enough to be a classic, but it is old. Surprisingly the only relation to its age can be found with the number next to the date published.