Tuesday, April 2, 2019

March Reviews from St Kilda

Keys to the Kingdom Series by Garth Nix, Review by Aarev

There is this 12 year-old boy called Arthur Penhaligon and he has to collect all of the keys of the kingdom and gather all the pieces of the Will, otherwise Nothing will engulf the entire kingdom and every thing and one will die, including him...

Rated: 5/4 Reallys "I just skimmed this series but it was really exciting"

The Reluctant Assassin: WARP, Book 1, by Eoin Colfer, Review by Jaxon

 This series is by the same author of Artemis Fowl. There are three main characters. First there is Riley a Victorian boy, who finds himself in the 21st century, and his evil master Albert Garrick who is on  the run from the FBI's youngest agent. The FBI has a time machine, and they are planning to go back in time to kill a terrorist while he is still in high school. He is the world's most masterful assassin ever.He took out ten people armed to the teeth in 2 minutes. Albert goes through the time wormhole with Riley and there is aberration because he fuses with the scientist who opened the wormhole, and now he is running loose in the 21st century.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "I like this book because it explains a lot and is very detailed, but not too much. I always know what's going on and the characters are well explained. It does have murder and assassinations in it An amazing book, really captured my attention."   

Eagle Strike: The graphic novel, by Anthony Horwitz & Antony Johnston Illustrated by Kanako Damerum and Yuzuru Takasaki, Review by Atticus

It begins when Alex's enemy Yassin Gregorovitch turns up in the town where he is having a beach holiday with his girlfriend Sabina Pleasure. My favourite part is when they steal Air Force 1 and when a bad guy gets sucked into the plane engine.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It's violent and interesting"

Lizzie and Margaret Rose by Pamela Rushby, Review by Ariana 

It's about a girl called Margaret Rose. She was in London during the war during the first of the bombings. One day she realizes she forgot her book so she runs out to get it, and that's when the bomb hits, killing her parents. She has to move to her relative's house, but the girlfriend of her relative was really mean so she had tp move to Australia. Lizzie, her cousin doesn't make her feel welcome  because she doesn't want her to live with them. She is worried she will be sent away...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It's a really good book. It's really sad what happend to her in her life. I'm really fascinated by World War II."

Hunt for the Colosseum Ghost by Geronimo Stilton, Review by Sonia

Geronimo takes his little nephew Benjamin to Rome. At the airport he meets one of his best friends. Everyone says there is a ghost in the Colosseum. Geronimo tries to kill the ghost, then realizes, well - he's just a ghost!

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "I love fantasy. I find this series interesting and engaging"

The Journey Through Time by Geronimo Stilton, Review by Zara

It was a really cold day so Geronimo got sick. Lots of people called to sure he was okay and to tell him to rest, except his grandfather Will, who says he should go to work even if he has to be taken in on a stretcher! He turns all of his internet connections off and sleeps for three days. When he wakes up he has 30 calls from friends and relatives, 15 from grandfather Will and 3 from a professor...

Rated: 4/5 Reallys "Adventurous'

Kylie the Carnival Fairy by Daisy Meadows, Review by Safiya

 Kylie is the fairy. A goblin steals the carnival master's hat and the rides stop working. Rachael speaks to one of the clowns and realizes he is actually the leader of the goblins! He runs away with the hat. Then there is a burst of glitter...

Rated: 3/5 Reallys "I liked it but some bits were boring"

Withering by the Sea by Judith Rossell, Review by Alicia

Orphan Stella live with her two mean aunts at the Hotel Majestic. They make her take French and sewing lessons, and lessons about "how to be a lady." One day she sneaks out (she's good at picking locks). There's a shiny, green man called Mr. Philbert who works there. He is a magic person, an ancient tree who can turn into a person. He's a tree spirit. He makes her take a package. She sneaks out, but because she forgot her book and turns back she hears the robbers...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "Really interesting" 

Trash by Andy Mulligan, Review by Cailey

It's about these three boys who are really poor. Their family has always searched through trash in order to find things to sell at the market. One day Raphael who is 13 find a bag with an identity card in it and 1,100 pesos. He is questioned but denies having it and gets take to the police station to be questioned...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys  "Really interesting"

Witch Switch by Sibeal Pounder, Review by Lauren 

It's about two witches who live on Cauldron Islands, Tiga and Fluffanora. Tiga really wants to go back to Ritzy City. They get a message from a fairy that their friend Peggy is missing. So they turn a cauldron into a boat and chase after the baddies who have captured her...

Also includes fizzy drink and time travel.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "A really adventurous story"