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Student Review: The Fate of Ten, by Pittacus Lore (reviewed by Albert M.)

The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies, #6)The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read The Fate of Ten by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, under the name Pittacus Lore.
The book is about aliens from a planet called Lorien, trying to stop evil aliens called the Mogadorians from conquering and destroying more planets, like they did to Lorien. During this book the main characters are separated, fighting against Setrakus Ra and his minions. John is the leader of the Garde, those sent from Lorien. Sam is John’s best friend and is a human Garde, given powers by the Entity of the Sanctuary in Mexico. Daniela is another human Grade, Six, Marina, Nine, and Ella are the other original Garde. This book covers the topics of betrayal, going against all odds, and mistrust. Five’s betrayal didn’t really help the Garde, so resolving it was always necessary. They are dealing with the strongest fighting force in the galaxy, almost their whole planet, and the Garde have only themselves and a few friends. Nobody wants to trust Adam, the Mogadorian with a Legacy, one of the Gardes’ many powers, and that affects the course of their actions. He is part of their team, like a body. But by distrust they are losing a hand or foot, theoretically speaking. I would definitely recommend this book, due to its fast-paced scenes and excellent use of suspense. Anyone who likes science fiction, action, and aliens would enjoy this book. If you do not like any of the things said above, or mild language, you shouldn’t read this book.~ Student: Albert M.

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Student Review: A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin (reviewed by Lior E.)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the past, have you ever enjoy The Lord of the Rings? Well, a new J.R.R Tolkien has emerged from the literary world of fantasy and adventure, George R.R Martin, the author of Game of Thrones. This book is enthralling, addictive, and overall an amazing book to read.

In this book, Martin uses different points of view for different characters, which causes quite a lot of foreshadowing throughout the series. As you read the point of view of an innocent person, Martin can switch the POV to one of a malicious person wanting to do the innocent person harm. Because of this, you will become enthralled with the backstabbing and alliances found in this novel. The only problem with this book I find is that there are a lot of sexual occurrences, too many most people would say, so it feels like a Lord of the Rings mixed with 50 Shades of Grey.

Although extremely sexual, the plot can be quite addictive. Much like The Lord of the Rings, this novel sets in a fantasy world, although it is not too different than Europe would be during the medieval ages, except it has dragons and all kinds of mythical creatures. In this novel, several noble families fight amongst each other for power, while a woman who can give birth to DRAGONS seeks to reclaim the kingdom the nobles fight over. While this is all happening, dangerous creatures come from the cold North of this kingdom. All these events create a fictional world which entices readers everywhere.

I recommend this book to people of mature ages, because of the graphic and sexual content found in this novel. However, past the grand amount of sexual things in this novel, it is an amazing book. ~ Student: Lior E.

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Student Review: A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (reviewed by Alex D.)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In a world of clashing swords, betrayal, and amazing, stunning turn arounds that will make your mouth drop to the floor, I present you the first book of the series of A Song of Ice and Fire written by George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones. The book opens with many mysterious signs that “Winter is coming” with the discovery of the ancient White Walkers and Direwolves. These signs spark worry and curiosity among the people of the North, the Starks of Winterfell. This book is complex and filled with very different and distinctive characters, with very different settings. In addition to the Stark family, the other important families in the book are the Lanasters, the Baratheons and the Targaryens. All of these families want power, represented by the throne. It’s the most important place for a man. Who wouldn’t want to be King? Like I did, you will also fall in love with the characters of this book and have a favorite that you will connect with. In the setting where power, money, and the quest for survival, is what matters in a very unstable world where people do what they can to be on top and survive the brutal reality of the realm. It was the most enjoyable, however long hours of reading I have ever done. If you would like to discover all of the amazing adventures and mysteries of books and their characters, I highly recommend this book to you because of what Ned Stark, Lord of Winterfell, says “Winter Is Coming” (19). ~ Student: Alex D.

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Student Review: Clockwork Prince, by Cassandra Clare (review by Heather R.)

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The blood that sprang immediately to the surface was a savagely satisfying sight. The book Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare is about Jem, Will, and Tessa who are shadow hunters. These are people who fight demons. They must find what the magister wants, which is to figure out who their enemy is, while they are part of a love triangle and see a long lost brother. A life lesson I learned while reading this book is never betray your friends for love. One of the minor characters Jessamine fell in love with Tessa’s long lost brother who was working with the magister. If you want romance, action and adventure then you must read this but first you have to read Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, because this book is the sequel.–Student:  Heather R.

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