Divergent, by Veronica Roth+

Divergent is about this girl named Tris who finds out that she is divergent. Being divergent is very dangerous. It means that you fit into more than one category or faction. There are five factions: Erudite, the intelligent; Dauntless, the brave; Abnegation, the Divergentselfless; Amity, the kind; and Candor, the truthful. In this society, once you are 16, you take a test to find out what faction you are supposed to be in. The next day, you chose what faction in front of everyone in all the factions. You choose by cutting your hand and dropping your blood into a bowl. She chooses Dauntless and has to go through initiation which if you do not pass you will have to live homeless in the factionless. She finds her best friends and her boy-friend Four. Then the Erudite put transmitters in the Dauntless. They control the Dauntless to attack Abnegation because the Erudite want power. Tris has to try to save everyone.

Bottom line: I love this book. I actually was Tris for Halloween. So, I love this book series. It is for 6th grade and older. I read them in 6th grade, and they are awesome.

Rating: ❤



Blood of Olympus, Rick Riordan+

In this book, it ends off The Heros of Olympus series. This whole series is amazing but, the Blood of Olympus is probably my blood of olympusfavorite book in the entire series. Like all the other books, it picks up where the series left off. They have closed the doors of death but now still need to defeat Gaea. The gods are having multiple personality disorder because their Roman and Greek sides are warring with each other. This is because the Roman and Greek demigods are at war with each other. The demigods have split up. The first seven are still together but Nico, Reyna, and Coach Hedge are shadow traveling the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-blood to stop the war. Meanwhile, the seven are looking for clues on how to defeat Gaea and destroy the giants without the gods help. Nico, Reyna, and Coach Hedge are able to get the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-blood and stop the war. The Seven come just in time after defeating the giants. But are they able to defeat Gaea?

Bottom line: This book is actually less scary then the last two because they are no longer in the underworld for half the book. As I said before I LOVE this book. One of the best I have ever read. I think it is for 5th and older but well educated 4th graders could read it. Although, if you go by what I say your well educated 4th grader would have to miss two books in the series which would not work, so I do not really know what to do about that one.

Rating: ❤

The House of Hades, by Rick Riordan+

In the end of The Mark of Athena, there is a big cliff hanger. In this book, it picks up where they left off. Percy and Annabeth fall into Tartarus and have to find the doors of death to get out. But the doors of death also need to be closed from both sides of the underworld and the mortal world. The rest of the demigods on the Argo ll need to get to the doors of death. If they do not close the doors of death, Gaea’s monsters will never die.

Bottom line: It is a bit scarier because they are in the underworld and that is a scary place. I love all of the characters on the Argo ll so much. They are all amazing. It is for 5th grade and older.

Rating: ❤


Book abuse!

I have a kid in my class who always drops his books. When you carry all your books around it is inevitable to drop something. But, do you have to kick it down the hall before you pick it up?! This happens all the time, with multiple people. I hate it even time-to-hit-the-booksmore when its a book I love!! Why do we kick books? Also, I have issues with highlighting and writing in books. Why could you not use a different paper! It is not as bad as writing on a book for no reason. Please STOP abusing books!