Saturday, December 26, 2009

Awesome! Even MORE Reviews!

Merry Day After Christmas, everyone! It's the CARLMAN, hoping all of you have had a great holiday season so far. I certainly had a great Christmas. There's a Wii system in the CARLMAN'S house!! Oh, yeah! I must have been a good CARLMAN this year!

Well, I've got something else to make the season bright. When I arrived at the library today, there was a messenger droid from Yoda Claws with three new book reviews! Two of them are from Michael, who has already sent us three. (see the December 22 post) The other is from our new friend Elias. Let's hear from Lee first:

Passages, book 1
Darien's Rise
by Paul McCusker
When an old manuscript is discovered at an antiques sale, Jack Allen and John Avery Whittaker are left to decide if it's true. Anna and Kyle, in 1950s Odyssey, get sucked away to an alternate world called Marus. There they meet Darien, a young warrior who is about to marry Princess Michelle. The only problem is, King Lawrence hates Darien because of his popularity. The king tries many a plot to kill Darien, but when Prince George, Darien's best friend, tells Darien about the plot, Darien is able to avoid the schemes. When Kyle and Anna develop supernatural powers from the Unseen One (which who God is known as in Marus), they are able to help Darien become king in the end. There are many great adventures in between, including Darien climbing the side of a moving train, Anna nearly being killed, and King Lawrence going completely insane! Even if you have never heard the radio drama, Adventures in Odyssey, from which this story was taken, it's a great read for anyone and everyone! Also, Adventures in Odyssey now has this book in audio drama form if you don't feel like reading it. Awesome book!

And here's another:

The Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
When hobbit Bilbo Baggins teams up with 14 dwarves and a wizard, they travel together through the countryside and face many hardships, including avalanches, enchanted water, nasty elves, and a guy named Bard. Their ultimate goal? To defeat Smaug, the dragon that has terrorized the mountainside for many centuries, and to gain all the treasure that he has stolen over the years. This was a really good book. It has a prequel, The Simirilian, and sequels, the Lord of the Rings series. A great read!

Now let's see whar Elias has read:
Book Review: Greetings from Nowhere by Barbara O’Connor

I really loved the book Greetings from Nowhere. It was about four people who all had big problems they had to deal with. One of the things I liked about it was that there were numerous protagonists. I liked how each of them had a problem at first, but in the end they decided to forget their problems and have fun and make friends. I think this was an exceptional book since it had a good moral. One thing I didn’t like was that not all of the characters were friendly. One of them stole lots of things. He wasn’t a very good character because he didn’t play a very important role in the story. But overall, it was a very good book.So that is a little bit about the book Greetings from Nowhere. I recommend it to all readers who want a good read.

Thanks, guys! These all sound good. The Hobbit is one of my all-time favorites. (Tolkien and C. S. Lewis are my all-time favorite authors) I must confess I haven't read the other two but they sound good too. Other guys have read and liked another Barbara O'Connor book; if you want to find out which one, click on the "Barbara O"Connor" tab under this post. Good work, reader guys! Keep those reviews coming. Don't forget that you get a free book for each review! Go to the post of December 18 to find out where to pick them up. And go find these books, everyone!

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