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Book Review by Sam 3

Here are a few more book reviews! I’ll have the other Percy Jacksons next.
Sam 3

Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Demigod Files
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy
Age group: Child-Teen
Summary:
This short book gives extra insight on Percy and some characters in the Percy Jackson Series and a few short stories. This book contains three stories, interviews with the Stoll brothers, Clarisse, Annabeth, Grover and Percy, a map of Camp Half-blood, Games, info on the gods and much more! A good read for those crazy about Percy Jackson!
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Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Book 1
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy
Age group: Child-Teen
Summary:
Percy Jackson thinks he’s normal, with a few odd experiences. When a Fury and Minotaur attack, Percy’s life is forever changed. It turns out he is the son of an Olympian god, one who swore to have no more children. Tensions on Mount Olympus spill the truth: Zeus’ master lightning bolt! He must set out on a quest to find the bolt to stop a 3-way war between the gods. With his friends, Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase, Percy must go to the Underworld, confront the Lord of the Dead and find the bolt by summer solace, 10 days away!
Along the way to Los Angeles, entrance to the Underworld, Percy battles Medusa, Echidna and her dog, robot spiders, a captivating hotel and a crusty salesman! But this is more than a theft. Percy has the bolt and Hades’ helm of darkness is missing! How did this happen? Where is the helm? To find out, read The Lightning Thief!
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Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, Book 2
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy
Age group: Child-Teen
Summary:
Life seems to be going well till cannibal giants come after Percy and his new friend, Tyson. With Annabeth to the rescue, Percy rushes to Camp Half-blood. Campis under attack and soon, trouble arrises. Someone has poisoned Thalia’s tree, the magical protector of the camp! And Chiron is being blamed! The new camp counselor is not nice, and tries to make Percy’s life miserable. Before long, Percy has dream that Grover, his satyr friend is in trouble ans well as the camp. And Clarisse gets the quest!
Percy, Tyson (a Cyclops and Percy’s half-brother), and Annabeth sneak out of camp to save Grover and camp. Along the way they neet an enemy half-blood, Luke and his minions who serve Kronos, the evil Titan lord. Percy meets many other horrors on the way to save Grover through the Sea of Monsters. It turns out, Grover is being held captive, by a Cyclops! And, on the island with Grover, is the one thing that can save camp, the Golden Fleece! Is Grover freed? Is camp saved? And is Chiron found innocent? Don’t miss the surprising twist at the end of The Sea of Monsters!
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Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning
Author: Lemony Snicket
Genre: Fantasy
Age group: Child
Summary:
The Baudelaires are in for a series of VERY unfortunate events. When their parents are killed in a fire, they are left to survive with the dreadful, Count Olaf. Violet, the oldest, must be of age to inherit the Baudelaire fortune, which Olaf wants, BAD. Klaus, Violet’s brother, tries to uncover Olaf’s plan to get his filthy hands on their fortune. By reading a marriage book, he discovers the truth: Olaf is going to marry Violet! When Klaus confronts Olaf, Olaf tricks them! He has hung Sunny, their infant sister in a cage outside a tall tower. If the Baudelaires don’t cooperate, Sunny will be dropped.
The orphans are depressed and Violet agrees to marry Olaf in the play, the Marvelous Marriage. All that has to happen is she and Olaf have to say “I do” in the presence of judge, one of the actors who is also a judge, and sign a paper, in her own hand. But these orphans are smarter than Olaf thinks! What happens to them? Find out in The Bad Beginning!
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Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room
Author: Lemony Snicket
Genre: Fantasy
Age group: Child
Summary:
The Baudelaires have been taken from Count Olaf, but they are still suspicious. Until they meet their new relative. Uncle Monty is a snake scientist who is going to take them to Peru with him. While they are preparing to go, Monty’s new assistant arrives, Stephano, or better known as Count Olaf in disguise! What happens to Monty? The Baudelaires? Olaf and his plot? Read to find out!
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Title: The Sword of the Wormling, Book 2
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry
Genre: Fantasy
Age group: Child-Teen
Summary:
Owen is still searching for the King’s Son. With Watcher along, Owen is off to find the Son. But Watcher insists he get ‘initiated’, thought the only man who they know that can just died! Then they find out about the mysterious Mordecai who can. Owen and Watcher journey to find him, fighting the Kreol and making new friends. Once Owen is trained and ‘initiated’ by Mordecai, he receives the magical Sword of the Wormling.
Owen then storms the old King’s Castle, in search of the Son. He finds the boy and reclaims the Book of the King. He and Watcher barely escape but yet another twist happens. What is it? Read to find out!
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Title: The Sisters of Isis: The Summoning
Author: Lynne Ewing
Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy
Age group: Teen
Summary:
Sudi is thrilled to get an invitation to the Sky Terrace, which she thinks is from a guy she has a huge crush on. Instead, she and two other girls, Dalila and Meri, are meet my a mysterious teen named Abdel. Abdel gets even more mysterious when he tells them their eyes shaped birthmarks mark them as Descendents of the pharaohs of Egypt!
All three girls call him crazy and leave in a rush. They don’t believe who they are and their magical powers till ancient Egyptian gods and demons, along with the Cult of Anubis come after them. Sudi, Meri and Dalila are in for an adventure as they learn about them selves, if they survive!
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Title: The Sisters of Isis: Divine One
Author: Lynne Ewing
Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy
Age group: Teen
Summary:
Meri is the adopted daughter of Senator Stark, who is also running of president. She is watched by the paparazzi all the time and finds it hard to save the world while being watched. Also, tourists in DC are disappearing daily. The girls find out that an enemy, Apep, is hunting them, looking for a Descendent snack! The only way to kill him is hard but they accomplish it. And he only comes back stronger than before. Soon, the way to kill him involves bringing the god they are bitterly fighting to life again, until Meri discovers another way.
With their magical powers of transformation and papyri, the girls go to Apep’s layer. But Meri messes up part of the hex on Apep, to save the girls, she faces Apep alone, she frees them, but is bitten by Apep, poisoned and dying. Does she survive? And what about the Cult of Anubis? Read to see!
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Title: The Sisters of Isis: Enchantress
Author: Lynne Ewing
Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy
Age group: Teen
Summary:
Dalila has lived a sheltered life. She has an uncle who knows she is a Descendent and gives her a papyrus scroll to only use when absolutely nessesary. Dalila has another problem. When she threw a scroll in the water of the Tidal Basin when almost summoning their enemy, she released the magic. Now, she and the girls are in a race to find it again. She must travel back in time and risk her life to save the universe. But can she uncover the Enchantress within her? Read the Enchantress to find out!

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