Carmel Valley Library

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

“The Lost Heir” by Tui T. Sutherland

Wings of Fire, Volume 2
Summary: A group of dragons traveling to find their family and their part of a prophecy to end the war that has been going on for twenty years.
Favorite Character: Tsunami is the main character and is slightly over protective.
Favorite Part: My favorite scene is when Tsunami meets her mother for the first time. It was heartwarming.
What I learned: It taught me not to protect too much.
Recommendation: It’s very heartwarming.
Overall I liked this book because it was very entertaining. It was heartwarming and exciting. I think you would enjoy this book.

“The Wishing Spell” by Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories, Volume 1
Summary: The Land of Stories is about a pair of twins who use their grandmother’s story book and accidentally travel to a strange world. They have no idea they are about to walk into a danger beyond their imaginations.
Favorite Character: Alex, I like her because she is smart and polite.
Favorite Part: My favorite part is when the twins help Goldilocks defeat the wolves.
What I learned: I learned that it is important to work together.

“Keeper of the Lost Cities” by Shannon Messenger

Keeper of the Lost Cities, 6 Volumes
Summary: A girl moves to an elvin world, where she learns everything she knows is wrong.
Favorite Character: Sophie Foster, she is the main character.
Favorite Part: Fitzphie (romantic/platonic pairing between Sophie and Fitzroy)
Recommendation: It’s just great.

“Worlds Collide” by Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories, Volume 6
Summary: Alex and Connor have a problem. Nothing is going right. The masked man and his fantastical army are attacking the Otherworld, Connor has school problems, and Alex can’t figure out why she’s losing her memory. They need to figure this out before it’s too late…
Favorite Character: Alex, because she is a twin, just like me and she is generally really cool.
Favorite Part: I can’t decide. The whole book is amazing. It was just really fun to read.

“Nightfall” by Shannon Messenger

Keeper of the Lost Cities, Volume 6
Summary: It is about a girl who has an entire group after her, and has a lot of trouble deciding between 3 boys.
Favorite Character: My favorite character is Dex Dizznee because he is always forgotten.
Favorite Part: Sodex (romantic/platonic pairing of Sophie and Dex)
Recommendation: Because I LOVE it!

‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig

Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? That’s the question confronted in this number one bestseller both here and in the UK. The Midnight Library is a touching, funny and heartwarming novel from Matt Haig, author of How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive. It is an uplifting, poignant novel about regret, hope and second chances.

Nora’s life has been going from bad to worse. Then at the stroke of midnight on her last day on earth she finds herself transported to a library somewhere beyond the edge of the universe. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived. Which raises the ultimate question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live?