Category Archives: Fantasy

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Movie!

Yes, it’s another young adult book that will be turned into a movie. And this time it’s the fantasy/dystopian/romance mash-up, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, part one in a planned trilogy. Universal pictures announced that it has aquired the film rights to the whole series, (and the whole series hasn’t even been released yet in book form. How’s that for fast work?) If you haven’t read the first one yet, give it a try. It’s the story of a 17 year old art student named Karou who lives in Prague. She’s an orphan who’s stepfather is a “wish monger,” someone who buys teeth and pays the sometimes questionable teeth sellers in “wish money” currency. The world that author Laini Taylor creates is original and fascinating. The next one in the trilogy, Days of Blood and Starlight has already made it on the New York Times best seller list. If you enjoyed the romance aspect of Hunger Games, you will not be disappointed!

A doll version of the character "Karou" in the book, "Daughter of Smoke and Bone

A doll version of the character “Karou” in the book, “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”

Alex Rider

Alex is a teenager that lives with his uncle, Ian and “babby sitter”, Jack (They are like best friends). Then his uncle dies. When he goes to find out how, he gets sucked into a world of secrets. The Special opperations wanted to recrute him as a spi! It is more than just fun and games, as Alex soon finds out. One of these days he may not be lucky enough to stay alive…

Calling all Writers! (and Readers)

On Monday, November 19 and November 26 from 7 to 8 pm, the Writers and Readers club will meet downstairs at the Library. It’s just for Riverside people in 6th to 8th grade. Be there for writing games where we will gear up for character development, description and other snarly writing stuff. Be there to discuss (or criticize) a new book, genre or movie. It’s going to be the literary event of the year! (Or at least a fun way to spend your Monday evening.)

Here lies Arthur

When Gwyna’s master’s home is destroyed, she escapes the flames by swimming with the river. When she drags herself onto the banks, a man takes her with him. He turns her into a boy, a lake-spirit, and a pro story-spinner. Her new life goes on to show how Arthur really became the hero he is now. Gwyna life is now one of excitement and betrayl.

Katana

This action-packed novel starts with a teenage girl carrying a toaster  (strange way to start a book, right?). Then some strange things start happening to her- like…lets say… defeatintg 4 mobbers single-handedly. Raligh doesnt know what is happening to her, It’s like when she fights, her inner self takes over. Then Raligh starts meeting some strange people…some nice and helpful, others murderous and cruel. Little does she know, for her whole life, Raligh has been harboring the spirit of a centurys old, Samouri…

Summer Book Ideas!!

I am reading this really good book series called the Mortal Instruments. It is about this girl named Clary who discovers she is a Shadowhunter. A Shadowhunter is a person that protects the world from evil spirits from the underworld. Cooool!!! Clary’s mom has kept this long lost secret. Joclyn (Clary’s Mom), married the most wanted Shadowhunter ever to walk the face of the Earth!! His name is Valentine. Valentine is out to destroy all Shadowhunters and create a new era of stronger Shadowhunters. Clary discovers her natural powers and helps to destroy Valentine for good.

 

NEWS FLASH!!!   There will be a movie based on this first book in the series expected to release April, 2013!