Thursday, July 9, 2009


The Alchemyst
by Michael Scott
Young Adult Fantasy
Available now in paperback
Review by Jonah Heller

The Alchemyst starts off with Nicholas Flamel, disguised as Nick Fleming (not a very good disguise is it?), a bookstore owner. He guards the Book of Abraham the Mage, the book that can bring back evil Elders that eat people. So one day, Josh Newman gets a job at that shop, and his twin sister, Sophie Newman, gets a job at the Coffee Cup, a little store across the street. A few months later, an evil immortal named Dr. John Dee comes to Flamel's bookstore, and attacks with golems, creatures controlled by the person who created them. Dee gets the Book of Abraham the Mage and runs off. The twins are Awakened, so that they can now use their powers, and help fight. The book is good, and has a few sequels. In my opinion it is well written, but every few chapters it changes from different peoples' points of view, and not everybody likes that. I recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction or fantasy. The sequels are equally well written, and I recommend those too.

by Stephenie Meyer
Young Adult Fantasy
Available now in paperback
Review by Isabel Tran

Twilight is about a girl named Bella Swan who falls in love with a vampire. Edward Cullen (the vampire) can't keep himself away from her so Bella gets into a lot of trouble. I liked this book because once I read it I wanted to read more. I think that a lot of people would like to read this.

The Indigo King
by James A. Owen
Young Adult Fantasy
Available now in hardcover
Review by Lex

John, Jack, and their friend Hugo, one September night, vanish through a mysterious doorway into a strange land. England has become a dark and dreary place known as Albion, ruled by the evil Mordred. The three Oxford scholars must travel through different times and places to discover Mordred's true name and stop him taking over the world. The Indigo King was just a fabulous adventure book. The author does a great job mixing historical and mythological characters and events. The plot can be confusing at times with lots of name changes and time traveling. Overall I would give The Indigo King a 9/10. The first two books in this series (Here There Be Dragons and The Search for the Red Dragon) have also been just as great.

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