Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Brothers Grimm's Fairytales


The Brother Grimm's Fairytales are original fairytales. Only minor things they changed, and in an anotated version of the book the changes are noted. This book contains the orginal Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rumplestilskin. Beleive me, they ain't Diseny's version, they give you the gruesome facts and not the fluffy it makes feel better feeling.

I loved this book. I found it highly interesting and astounding. In every story you can picture what is happening, in some you can identify with an action or character. It also gives you a look into what life was like back when these stories where told and the country's culture as well.


The only thing I would have to say I didn't care for about the book is that the stories seemed to get repetative after awhile. However, that shouldn't detier you, because each story held a unquieness to them that the others did not.


-Becky

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Irving's Big Read: Edgar Allan Poe


Okay, so if you haven't heard...October is Irving's Big Read month. This year's book is the Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. So post in the comments your favorite creepy book. It can be anything from horror to scary to supernatural. Your pick :-)

Oh, and don't forget to check out all the teen events going on in October....

Allison

Thursday, August 20, 2009

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare


City of Glass is the third and last book in the Mortal Instruments series. In the book Clary travels to Idris to find a warlock who can wake up Clary's mother, but Jace doesn't want her to go.Once she gets to Idris Clary gets ill and is taken in by Luke's sister. After sneaking out of Luke's sister's house she meets up the Lightwoods and Jace, but receives something less than a warm welcome. Also she meets the Shadowhunter named Sebastian who tells her he will help her find the warlock she is looking for. But events come to unfold and Sebastian isn't what he seems and Valentine comes with a warning to the Clave.Also Clary's past and family comes to light.


City of Glass excellently written; if you start reading it you will not want you to put it down. The genres have stepped up a notch from the last book as it should be since in this book has the final battle between Valentine and the Clave along with Downworlders come and brings to light the loves that have been questioned.
-Becky

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare



City of Ashes is the second book in the Mortal Instrument Series. It continues with Clary and the others trying to stop her father, Valentine, from destroying the clave and killing all the downworlders. But they have to first get through the Inquisitor who believes that Jace is a spy for Valentine who also is coincidentally his father as well. They also have to find out why one of each of the four downworlder groups' children are being murdered and their blood being drained out.


City of Ashes is as or more captivating then the first book, City of Bones. The twists make you double guess what you think you already know as fact. The genres in the previous book are in this book as well; in the romance section there is the all famous love triangle still present. Also there is more action in this book than in the last. Over all this book is a great read and one you will not want to put down.
-Becky

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


City of Bones is about Clary an ordinary girl who is thrown into a world of demon hunters who call themselves shadow hunters, vampires, demons, werewolves, and other mythical creatures when her mother is attacked and disappears. She learns of things that she once thought were just in stories and revalations about her past and family.

It is a great book for any teen, becasue it appeals to both genders and genres like romance , action, suspense, and fantasy. The book is well written and there was not time when I was reading that I wanted to put the book down, because there was a part that just seemed like it didn't belong or was dull.

Also City of Bones is the first of the triology Mortal Instruments.

-Becky

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Welcome to the YAAC's Blog!

Hey everyone, welcome to the Young Adult Action Council's new review blog. YAAC members (and other teen readers) will be keeping you up-to-date on the best books, movies, music, and whatever else we can think of. It's by us for you! If you've got a review of your own, feel free to leave a comment.

Also, if you're interested in joining the YAAC, please check out our homepage.

Thanks :-)
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