Sunday, May 19, 2019

May Reviews from St Kilda

Tells you all about your body and the strange and gross things about it.  It tells you what your hair and skin are made of and how your brain works.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "Pretty gruesome,  which is really me" 

This series is told from the dragons perspective and is about dragons that need to fulfill prophecies to stop a war

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "I really like this series they are just really good.  They are really adventurous" 

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "I like is because there are SO many monsters!"

It's about a bird who is small and grey, so she goes to Zelda. who is FABUUUULLLOOOOUUUUSS to help her show off her looks. She get a feather over (instead of a make-over). 

Rated: 3/5 Reallys "I like the expressiveness and the way Zelda says FABULOUS!"

This family move into their grandfathers old house.  Their mum vanishes into thin air when she is lured into the basement by a strange creature. The girl and boy find a magical hand thing which has a magical stone, but the king is seeking the power of the stone. There are 10 books in this series.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It's very interesting and its good"

The book is about dragons that need to do tasks in order to fulfill a prophecies.

Rated: 4/5 Reallys "I sometimes get bored because it's not always engaging but I really like when there is suspense!"

In this story Andy pretends to be a robot - called the Andy 2000 - and he is programmed to watch TV or just lie still.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It is funny and I liked how he's very creative"  

April Reviews from St Kilda

City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, review by Jaxon

It has a little bit of romance in it but not much. It's about a 'mundane,' a human girl called Clary. One day a demon is waiting for her in her house. It's a huge ravener demon, it looks a bit like a caterpillar with poisonous jaws. It attacks her and she manages to kill it and it turns into black acid, but not before it bites her. Because she has been poisoned, she is taken to the Institute's infirmary. There she meets Isobel and Jace, the want to be loved by everybody and then break their hearts guy. There's a mortal cup which can turn people into shadowhunters, -if they survive it. The cup was supposed to be destroyed by Valentine's wife, but was it...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "Action packed, knives, I loved it."

The Disappearance: Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon, Review by Arianna

Frank finally gets a girlfriend. Joe gets left out because they used to do all their stealth stuff together and now he is doing it with his girlfriend instead. Jo is supposed to sit a test, but instead he goes to a comic convention with Frank and his girlfriend, even though he hates reading. Jo meets Harper who is a friend of Franks' girlfriend. She has a really weird boyfriend that she's scared of. He needs to call her every five minutes. When Harper disappears, he is their number one suspect...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "I really like detective books. I always end up solving them in the middle. It's a really good book"

Fing by David Walliams, Review by Sonia

It's about this girl named Myrtle. She's crazy. Instead of her parents telling her what to do, she tells her parents what to do. When it's her birthday, she wants a Fing. But her parents couldn't find out about Fings, so they go to the library and find a dark cell where there is a book about them. Myrtle and her father go to the forest and find a Fing in a cave...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It's a good book, I want to know how the Fing will go in their house!"

Pigs Might Fly by Emily Rodda, Review by Alicia

It's a really boring book. It's about a girl called Rachael, who is sick. Her favourite person draws a picture for her and she is transported to a magical world where pigs can fly. She rides a unicorn to a house. In the house, there is a woman who keeps on thinking she is one of her daughters. She can't go outside because of the bad weather -all the pigs are out flying. She's homesick but she doesn't know how to get back...

Rated: 2/5 Reallys "It's really simple and boring"

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, Review by Cailey

It's about these people who are on a school trip and end up in the Amazon when their plane crashes. The pilot died in the crash and Connie, Lily, Max, Fred and the children have to find shelter, food and warmth. They find a clearing where roots have been chopped away and some flint. They follow ants to water but when they go swimming they find there are piranhas in the water. Fred remembers a book about an explorer who said you can eat grubs that eat coco beans. They turn them into chocolate pancakes.

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "It's exciting. I'm reading it for the second time"

The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster: Polly & Buster by Sally Rippin, Review by Lauren

It's about a witch called Polly who is really bad at spells and a montser named Buster. They are secret best friends. Monsters and withes aren't supposed to be friends. They see each other at a school excursion. Polly sees Buster getting bullied by other monsters. She does a big spell and faints. She did it for Buster but her witch friend, who is really an enemy, thinks she cast the spell for her. Then her friends go to visit her at the same time as Buster and she has to stand up for herself and for Buster.

Rated: 4/5 Reallys "It's not that interesting but it's funny and exciting in parts"

Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull, Review by Aarev

It's about a guy called Cole. He visits a haunted house and gets transported to The Outskirts. There are six junctions and each has a grand shaper. Grand shapers can manipulate objects and create illusions.
He ends up getting a slave mark but manages to escape.
Cole has a shaping ability but he doesn't know how to use it. Cole helps to protect Minx, little doe she know she is a princess...

Rated: 5/5 Reallys "I like it because it's got magic, lots of action and dramatic bits. There's a little bit of romance."