Saturday, October 20, 2012

Witch and Wizard, by James Patterson

   ***There is also a graphic novel of Witch and Wizard available.

Witch & Wizard
Reading grade level 4.9
Interest level Middle school

James Patterson is known for writing adult mystery stories, but he is also gathering A LOT of attention in the teen world too!  His series Witch and Wizard is action packed and the reading is reachable for all readers. 
   The story starts right out with a bang!  The siblings are awoken in the middle of the night to be arrested for using witchcraft.  Yet, they have no idea what is going on or why they are being wanted.  Wisty and Whit find themselves against the New Order with only an empty book and a drum stick to help them. 
    I loved this fast-pasted story.  The brother and sister relationship was so strong. I rooted for the duo the entire story and can't wait to read the next book. 
Witch and Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 2
*There is also a graphic novel of this story. 

For a sample of the story, see James Patterson's web site

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Aimee Carter, The Goddess Series


At first, this series irritated me.  Nothing was as it should be.  The Greek gods were using different names.  I was completed confused.  I realized I was reading the series out of order.  After I changed to the first book, The Goddess Test, I was very intrigued.  Aimee Carter gives the Greek gods an updated look for this new modern era.  The main character, Kate, moves back to her childhood home with her dying mother.  As Kate tries to cope with losing her mother, she is befriended by Henry.  This dark and moody guy claims to be Hades, Greek god of the Underworld.  He promises her that if she can pass his seven tests, he will keep her mother alive.  Does Kate dare to make this promise..can she even believe him?  Her next step will take her on a journey no mere mortal can endure.