Book Review Tuesday (6/21/16)-Upside Down Magic

Hi again! Hope your summer has been good so far! Quick note- I might not be able to do Book Review Tuesday next week. I have a legitimate excuse- I’ll be in Alaska! Woot woot! I’m probably going to make a post about that too @ some point. For now, here’s your review for this week!

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Upside Down Magic

Nory isn’t your average girl. Yes, she’s a Fluxer- someone who can turn into animals- but her animals turn out a bit…wonky. Her animals are always a combination of two, whether it’s a bitten (beaver+kitten) or a dritten (dragon+kitten, shown on cover). So when she fails the Fluxing test to get into a private magic school, she is instead sent to Dunwiddle- a public magic school. But this is no ordinary magic school- there is a special program for people who have abnormal magic. Can she survive her classes- and the bullies who tease her and her friends for their magic?

 

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Upside Down Magic- Sticks and Stones

When Dunwiddle’s charity money is mysteriously turned to a pile of stones and  bully Lacey Clench is shrunken to three inches tall, the normal students begin to have suspicions about the Upside-Down Magic class. They think that they are responsible and that they shouldn’t even be at the school. Can Nory and her friends convince them that they are innocent before they are all expelled?

 

This is a cute little series. The books themselves are shortish, but hey- that doesn’t  matter the most. I mean, DRITTENS! HOW CUTE IS THAT?!?!?

Bye for now! See ya in Alaska!

7 Amazing WondLa Quotes!

Since I’ve already done some Rovender quotes, why not just some WondLa?

Here you go!

 

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“I’m an optimist, what can I say? You should try it sometime.”

-Huxley (The Battle for WondLa)

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“Even the most wicked have a family who loves them.” -Arius (The Search for WondLa

 

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“We are all seeking the same thing, but we are not all occupying the exact same space or the exact same life. We are each unique. We each bring  slightly different viewpoints to the circle based on where we stand in the world.” -Antiquus (The Battle for WondLa)

 

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“Life is a gift given that one should take.” -Eva Nine (The Battle for WondLa)

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“That is the very nature of survival-living and existing despite the odds.”

-Muthr 06 (The Search for WondLa

 

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“Our knowledge, the things we learn, can carry on in others after we are gone. The toil of this journey, our journey, is the map for those who will follow.” -Eva Nine (The Battle for WondLa)

And now, the grand finale…

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“We each play a part. We are born, we live, we perish, perhaps to be born again in some other form-just like this planet. Galaxies are one living entity burning with the energy from all of us. Life and death are but siblings who turn the universe continually. Endlessly.” -Zin (The Battle for WondLa)

 

 

Hopefully you enjoyed these quotes as much as I did. Aren’t they great?

Book Review Tuesday (6/14/16)- Shadows of the Silver Screen & The Black Crow Conspiracy

So, as promised last week, today I’m reviewing the other two books of the Penelope Tredwell series. Ladies and Gentleman…I present you with…PENNY TREDWELL AWESOMENESS!

(Forgive my melodrama. I just like this series a lot.)

(also forgive my usage of too late in many of my reviews. I swear, I can’t help myself.)

 

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Shadows of the Silver Screen

Shortly after the invention of the motion picture, a filmmaker comes to Montgomery Flinch with a proposal to turn one of his stories into one. Reluctantly, he (or rather, she) agrees, and together they go to a secluded house in the country to film. But while the movie is slowly coming to life, strange things begin to happen with the house and the actors. Will Penny figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?

 

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The Black Crow Conspiracy

Penny Tredwell (Montgomery Flinch) is running out of stories. So, she asks her readers to write her and give her ideas. She receives a mysterious letter soon after- it has a good idea for a story, which she publishes, but the letter has no name. There is only a drawing of crow’s silhouette. But soon rumors begin to spread- the Crown Jewels have been stolen, and the crime is suspiciously similar to the story Penny just wrote? Can she find the thief before more goes wrong?

 

I highly recommend this series to all of you guys who like mystery and/or have read and like the Enola Holmes series (which I may review in the future). Also, look forward to some good reviews soon- I’m currently reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, and soon I’ll be reading Raina Telegemeier’s (did I spell her last name right? Raina, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry) newest graphic novel Ghosts. Bye for now!

Book Review Tuesday (6/7/16)- Twelve Minutes to Midnight

Well, hi again and sorry about last week. Unfortunately, you’re likely to get a post like that about three or four more times before the end of 2016.

But hey, here I am again with another book!

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Twelve Mintues to Midnight

Penelope Tredwell is the secret owner and writer of the Penny Dreadful magazine, with a hired actor in case of public appearances. Her sudden rise to fame has gotten her (more like the actor, actually…) a huge audience, one of them being the Bedlam Mental Hospital. The inmates have begun writing strange messages and ramblings wherever they can-scrap paper, the walls of their cells, and even in their own blood-at exactly twelve minutes to midnight. Can Penny solve the mystery of the inmates? And what exactly do the strange spiders have to do with it?

 

I just finished this book about…maybe an hour or two ago. I was pleasantly surprised, and I’ll definetely read and review the other two books, Shadows of the Silver Screen and The Black Crow Conspiracy, at some point. Thank you for reading!