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  • spinnypeeps
    spinnypeeps replied to a comment in
    Thanks! Now I've decided: I want to read it.
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    By Sarah J. Maas
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    spinnypeeps liked a comment in Throne of Glass.
    I first saw the cover on a random page, and decided to learn more about it. When I read that it was about an assassin, I immediately went to buy it. This book focuses on Celaena Sardothien, an assassin, and her participation in a competition almost to the death, similar to the Hunger Games. I loved the way the characters in this story are 3 dimensional. The aren´t completely good or completely evil (except the king), and they don't make me roll my eyes every three pages. The other books in the series are even better, following Celaena´s journey, and how she discovers herself. I seriously recommend this whole series.
    2 days ago
  • spinnypeeps
    spinnypeeps liked a comment in Enter a Glossy Web.
    This book was the best fantasy story I've read in a while! Georgina (she prefers George), is twelve years old. George's little brother Daniel is lost, and after a several weeks of searching for him, George's parents drop her off at her Aunt and Uncle's house. Aunt Henrietta and Uncle Constantine are fun, kind, and thoughtful adults. George soon becomes close to these relatives, and she enjoys her stay with them. But then Uncle Constantine goes away on a business trip, and, when Uncle Constantine sends George a letter telling her that he needs help, George is puzzled. The not said to find the "eldest of the els". A few minutes later, Aunt Henrietta is kidnapped before George's eyes. With Aunt Henrietta's last piece of advice in mind, to go left, George does, and she finds two orphans, Caleb and Mikal. They join her in her mission to find uncle Constantine, and the group leaves at once. The group learn that a story Uncle Constantine told George was true, and that in order to save the world, they have to get 3 keys and and 3 objects from the world of Astria. They are given Cavendish, the talking map to aid them, and they become the Snaffleharp company. Their adventures take them to many different worlds, and lots of danger, enchantment, and nice monsters. If the snaffleharp company fails to locate the 3 objects, the world will end. Is this group of kids and a talking map ready to take on the pressure of saving the worlds? I loved this book so much! George is such a brave, thoughtful, smart, responsible girl. I think the message in this story is to always believe in yourself, even if other people doubt you. This book is a adventurous exciting story, and the Characters are always moving, and always learning something new. This is a book that both boys and girls with love! I hope you enjoy this book!
    2 days ago
  • spinnypeeps
    spinnypeeps liked a comment in Enter a Glossy Web.
    I absolutely loved the book, especially the plot. George (her real name is Georgina, but she doesn't much like that name), goes to live with her Aunt Henrietta (Also known as Chicken, by her Uncle Constantine), and Uncle Constantine, when her parents go on a hunt to find her brother. On the first night that she's there, her Uncle Constantine tells her a story of a meteor shower that lasts for seven days, and the first time this happened, the seven smartest, wisest, and kindest people were put into a group known as the Council. Their job was to restore order between the worlds, to prevent more stars from falling, and the worlds from ending. There was the Judge, Timekeeper, Innocent, Engineer, Guide, Recorder, and Unlikely. The Council has since broken apart, but must be restored before the seventh night of the upcoming meteor shower, otherwise the worlds will drown under the weight of the stars. George, with her friends, Mikal and Caleb, along with a talking map, Cavendish, must restore order and retrieve George's kidnapped aunt, and her missing uncle, before it is too late. Will they be able to do it? Or will it prove to be too hard a burden for their strong, but small team? Read the book to find out!
    2 days ago
  • spinnypeeps
    spinnypeeps liked a comment in Enter a Glossy Web.
    This was rather long for a children's book, which is neither a good thing or a bad thing, just different. The main reason for this was because the universe was so large and dense that it took a very long time to explain the world in general. However, because the universe was so massive, there are many opportunities for the rest of the series to be even better than the first. My favorite part of the book by far was the characters. George was strong willed but not overbearingly so, Caleb was sweet and mysterious at the same time, and Milak was tiny but sarcastic and witty. These conflicting personalities and backstories was what made me intrigued. I also enjoyed the different elements of mythology or magic throughout the story and those backstories also intrigued me. However, I wished that there was a little more resolution for some of the main issues of the book, such as George's little brother. He was mentioned countless times throughout the story, but there is no resolution for his discovery by the end of the book other than basic information. I do understand that this is a trilogy, and this plot line was most likely drawn out for an even better ending of the last book in the trilogy. This was an awesome book overall, and I would definitely recommend it!
    2 days ago
  • spinnypeeps
    spinnypeeps liked a comment in Enter a Glossy Web.
    Just as the name suggests, the book "Enter a Glossy Web" was truly a well- thought out web of countless worlds and dimensions woven together. It really was a charming book and I could tell that the author was trying not to make it a cliche fantasy book- which was a relief because I'm really sick and tired of those Mary- Sues that save the world because it's their destiny. Meanwhile, George's journey was not because of fate, but because she was the only one to do it... which I thought was intriguing, yet brave on her part to pursue her adventure. But if there was a piece of construcitve criticism I had to add, it would be that the character building needed some work(backstory layers, more 3D), and they tended to act too mature for their age. I particularly liked that the worlds that the author spun together were whimsical, funny, mysterious, and alluded to mythology here and there. I especially enjoyed that the gateway between worlds was a mud puddle! Next time I walk up to a mud puddle, I will make sure to try it out and reach the travelling port for all worlds- just kidding. Overall, other than the character building, I really thought that this read was a spectacular children's book. I would recommend it to advanced 7-10 year old readers for growth of vocabulary and imagination.
    2 days ago
  • pipermc11
    pipermc11's book review was featured in See You in the Cosmos.
    All Alex Petroski wants is to send his iPod out into space like his idol, Carl Sagan. He figures that recording his experience leading up to the launch would be a great way to let the future know his story. Unfortunately, sending something into space is harder than it seems, and a new notification from Ancestry.com about Alex's dad leads him across an uncharted mystery... I loved this book so, SO much! Alex was such a lovable character, and I adored his dog, Carl Sagan as well, since pretty much any dog is going to be cute! I also really liked Terra and Zed, and I thought they were interesting and unique characters that added a lot to the story. The format of the book was also interesting, since it was told through recordings from Alex's iPod, so it was almost like a digital or recording diary, which is very unique. I also really enjoyed how the book was able to tackle so many important issues while still making it family friendly and with a ring of innocence, since Alex is only eleven (though at least thirteen in maturity). Alex's situation is terrible, but I feel as if I've learned a lot from him and his experiences without even realizing it! I would definitely recommend this to older readers (10+) or to someone who's interested in science and space, because, not only is it an important read for everyone, but it's also a very intriguing, fun, and fast-paced book!
    10 days ago
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    All Alex Petroski wants is to send his iPod out into space like his idol, Carl Sagan. He figures that recording his experience leading up to the launch would be a great way to let the future know his story. Unfortunately, sending something into space is harder than it seems, and a new notification from Ancestry.com about Alex's dad leads him across an uncharted mystery... I loved this book so, SO much! Alex was such a lovable character, and I adored his dog, Carl Sagan as well, since pretty much any dog is going to be cute! I also really liked Terra and Zed, and I thought they were interesting and unique characters that added a lot to the story. The format of the book was also interesting, since it was told through recordings from Alex's iPod, so it was almost like a digital or recording diary, which is very unique. I also really enjoyed how the book was able to tackle so many important issues while still making it family friendly and with a ring of innocence, since Alex is only eleven (though at least thirteen in maturity). Alex's situation is terrible, but I feel as if I've learned a lot from him and his experiences without even realizing it! I would definitely recommend this to older readers (10+) or to someone who's interested in science and space, because, not only is it an important read for everyone, but it's also a very intriguing, fun, and fast-paced book!
    10 days ago
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