Title: Wildwood

Author: Colin Meloy

541 Pages

Genre: Fantasy, Trilogy

Date read: April 2020 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: When a murder of crows takes Prue’s baby brother into the strange and mysterious forest, Prue knows she has to go after him. The world she discovers within this mysterious forest is not what she expects.


Review: I thought this book was ok. I enjoyed it a lot, but I think I would’ve liked it more if I had read it at a younger age. However, I do think it was worth reading. I hadn’t read a fantasy book in awhile before picking this up, but this book was very enthralling. I would recommend this to people who don’t normally like fantasy because I think you will be surprised with this amazing story!

The Young Elites

Title: The Young Elites

Author: Marie Lu

344 Pages

Genre: Dystopian, Trilogy, Fantasy

Date read: January 2020 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: After kids get sick with this disease, if it doesn’t kill them it leaves them scarred and with powers. This book follows a girl who is mistreated by her father. She was sick with this disease, and now has powers. Throughout this book she is searching for a famed group of kids who are just like girl.


Review: I thought this book was very creatively done. The main character was very interesting, and the writing was very captivating. The plot was also well done, and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an adventurous read.


Title: Scythe

Author: Neal Shusterman

443 Pages

Genre: Dystopian

Date read: December 2019 (Seventh Grade)

Synopsis: This book takes place in a world where humans haver learned everything there is to know, including the secrets to immortality and bringing people back from the dead. In order to keep the world population in check, there are people called ‘scythes’ who go around killing people for good. This book follows two scythe apprentices of whom only one can become a real scythe.


Review: I really liked this book. I was hooked from the start. I think the whole world this book took place in was just so fascinating. The characters in this book were also very relatable even though their world was very different from ours. I’d highly recommend this book!


Title: Legend

Author: Marie Lu

352 Pages

Genre: Science Fiction. Adventure/survival, Romance

Date read: April 2019 (Sixth Grade)

Synopsis: When a Day steals medicine that he badly needs for his little brother, he crosses paths with a June’s older brother. June is a rich girl born into the military circles. Day is the most wanted criminal in the country. When June goes undercover to find more about the mysterious criminal Day, she finds that he’s not what he seems….

5 stars

Review: I gave this book a 5 star rating because I thought this book was so well done. It had science fiction in it, but not too much. It had relatable characters, and mystery to it as well. It had two main characters that you come to care about. I liked the combination of mystery, science fiction, and adventure/survival. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a trilogy to get hooked on to. I couldn’t put this book down!

The Neptune Project

By Polly Holyoke

352 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure/survival

Date read: August 2017 (Fifth Grade)

Synopsis: Teenage Nere Hanson is living a normal life in the future, where global warming is a huge problem. She finds out that her body has been altered so that she can survive under the waves. Suddenly, her past all begins to make sense. Her life has been leading up to this journey. Nere and two others set off to find a colony of kids that are like them, genetically altered to live under the sea. Her journey will change her life forever.

5 stars

Review: I gave this book a 5 star rating because I really enjoyed all of the twists and turns that these kids encountered. I also enjoyed all of the reveals about what was going on, since that added a lot to the book. The book kept surprising me, and I could hardly ever tell what was going to happen. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure, or the ocean!

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

374 pages

Genre: Adventure/survival, Science Fiction

Date read: September 2018 (Sixth Grade)

Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen’s little sister Prim is selected to go to the Hunger Games. Katniss bravely volunteers to go in Prim’s place. She parts from her home, District 12, and leaves for the Capitol. She goes through training for the games with the other tributes, and Haymitch, a past victor. Katniss’s plan is simple. Win the games, and go home. But little does she know, that the games will be much harder then she ever imagined.

4 stars

Review: I gave this book a 4 star rating because the plot was very intriguing, and I loved the excitement in the book. It was also interesting to see Katniss changing throughout the book. My only problem with the book was that it was a bit slow in the beginning. I was just about to give up when it got interesting. You can make many connections between this book and our world today. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a dystopian novel, something well known, or just something interesting to read over the weekend.