14 October 2010

My latest readings

Other than the tons of wedding books
I've been looking through for ideas,
I have finally finished a series I started when I was 9,
and started a new one that I've been dying to read.

So to start, I'll talk about the one I just finished this morning.
When I moved here to Mesa,
I spent a lot of time reading
cuz I didn't make friends right away.
We went to the library a lot,
and I've always been a fan of fantasy.
So when I saw Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville,
I thought, heck why not?
It's very short seeing as it's the first in the series,
but I fell in love with it.
About a girl named Cara Hunter who is thrown into the world of Luster.
The world of the Unicorns.
But Cara is part of a terrible secret,
one she doesn't even know she's a part of yet.
It's just a truly magical world Coville creates.

Then I found the second one
Song of the Wanderer and loved it still more.
It was 3 times as long as the first one.
But then the third one wasn't even printed yet!
I was 11 and devastated because it didn't sum anything up!

A few years later, (more like 8 years)
my mom was working at MacArthur Elementary and called me.
"You'll never guess who's here doing a show for the kids!" She said.
"Who?" I said.
"Bruce Coville! Get your butt down here and bring your books!"
So I did and I got to meet him and
he signed all three of the books I had from him.
I asked him when the third book was going to come.
I had after all been waiting for it for years.
He blushed and said
"I'm ashamed at how long it's taken me to finally get it ready.
You are not the only one that has asked me about them.
You're also not the only one that has grown up before they were finished.
I promise it will be finished within the year."
And the third one was.
But apparently it wasn't the end!!!

I had to wait til this year when the fourth and final book came out.
A 12 year series!!!
But now it has finally ended. ;)
And it was the coolest ending ever!
If you have a little girl that is into fantasy,
give her the Unicorn Chronicles books.

Ever heard of the Great and Terrible Beauty series?
About a girl named Gemma who posses power beyond her understanding.
Her mother dies, but her spirit comes to try to teach her.
I finished the first one and am starting on the second.I really like them so far.
The girl that sold me the books told me they were her
"guilty pleasure books".
Which was not what I wanted to hear but they aren't like that at all.
I'm really excited about a new series that I can get into ;)
I needed something like The Hunger Games and this is just like it.
Keeps the suspense and is easy to read too.

What are you reading??
I love suggestions for the next thing on my list to read ;)

1 comment:

  1. I have a list of guilty pleasure books... I don't think it's a negative thing at all. Usually, my guilty pleasure books are YA books that aren't very well written but still interesting enough that I enjoy reading them. I know I can read books that have a lot more language and, well, intelligence in them but my guilty pleasure is definitely an assortment of different YA books. I've seen these books for forever but I've never actually read them. =\ I have wayyy too many books to read.


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