Part 88- Book reviews, and dissappointment

SO! I just finished my book, The Enchantress, ad I have the final review. The final review of the series. I have to say, the ending was different than I anticipated. NO SPOILERS! LEt’s get on with it.

Traveling ten thousand years into the past, Sophie and Josh followed Dee and Virginia Dare to Danu Talis. The legendary city of Atlantis, where Palamdeds, Shakespeare, Joan, Scathach, Prometheus, and Saint- Germain are. As the Flames take their final breaths in San Fransisco, the battle for the world begins and ends here. It’s up to Sophie and Josh. The two that are one must become the one that is all. One to save the world, and one to end it. 
So before I begin this review, I’m going to point something out. As this book is the final of the series, I’m going to also do a series review in this post. So, it will be on the whole series altogether. 
BOOK Review:
This book was ok. I mean, I LOVED The Warlock. No doubt, it was the absolute BEST book in the series. And, after such an amazing book, I was so excited to read The Enchantress. I was full-on ready. I dived into the book, and this is what happened. It started out, AMAZING. Like, there was everything from the previous book. We learn that Isis and Osiris are the twins’ parents. We see an ongoing battle on Alcatraz. Everything. I have to say, it got, INCREDIBLY BORING at the end.  I could have written this post a long long time ago, but the end got so unbelievably dull, that I sort of read much less. Like, only a chapter a day.  I’ll tell you why. So, teh whole reason they go back in time is to complete the prophecy. They mention the battle of Danu Talis, and them being ta the battle. I love action in books If it’s a battle like a war, I love reading it- maybe fiction ones- because they are so descriptive and actually are interesting to read about. Action- I mean. I was full-on ready to read some battle stuff. Gilgamesh said I’ve seen you two at the battle of Danu Talis. I was reading that, and my mind went, ” I  HAVE to read about the battle.” Now, in the book, do you know what happens? DISCLAIMER: SPOILERS. Well, THERE IS NO BATTLE. They even MENTION it. Liek, it’s the final battle. They go back in time to be there, lead the army. And in the end, there is no battle. I’m really overdramatic right now. In the end, it says that Marethyu- aka Josh Newman- set off to end the world of Danu Talis. That’s it. Nothing else. No action on what happened. I was so disappointed with that. 
Not to mention, Alcatraz scenes. I understand that they were to show The Flamels saving the city but please, add something more. It was quite boring and dull to read. Add something where they go back to help the twins or something more! Just anything!
Plus, the ending. The ending was just, shock. And confusion. And me still trying to understand the whole story! It ends with, ” You know what I have to do Sophie. Josh says. And Sophie is crying like, No! Why can’t I do it? Then she leaves with their friends, and Josh combines all 4 swords of power which form into a hook and make him Marethyu, destroyer of worlds and Death. No, I mean, his name literally means Death. After that there is a note he sends to Sophie mentioning the wedding of Aiofe and Niten, creating the Shadow Realm of which he uses to trap Scathach and Joan and etc. That’s it. Nothing else. I wanted to read about the battle. The wedding. Sophie’s side of the story rather than some letter Josh send to her about what she was doing or what he read about in the Codex of what she would do. Also, in the end, it’s liek Dare and Dee never existed after that. Where were they? Maybe I missed something and it’s my fault, but I don’t remember Dare nor Dee being in the finale of the book. 
I liked how it was such a new perspective in the book. Like, this book is mainly set in the world of Danu Talis. ( Besides Alcatraz scenes) It explains about the Elders and what Danu Talis was like after all that mentioning in teh previous books. I also loved how, as it is the finale of the series, tied it all together. It explained a lot. Like, about Dee’s masters and of Sophie and Josh, the Flamels, and the other characters. 
Oh, and I have understood the cover. The symbol on the right is a vimana, and the one on the left is the Pyramid. the one that Josh stands on as he transforms into Marethyu. I haven’t exactly understood the bottom one, other than it being a moon. I don’t understand the main symbol though. I think that it may be a small representation of the Yggdrasill. 
SERIES Review:
 The series was an okay one. I got this brand new, super awesome looking series. My parents said that it was like a sequel to Harry potter- with Nicholas Flamel- and I was overjoyed. I could not wait to read it. After picking up the first book, I loved it, before I lost all interest in it. It was extremely boring and no interest. I mean, fantasy is something that always amazes me. I love fantasy novels. Anything with magic. That pretty much sums up all my novels in progress -ones that I am not doing a partnership on. But, goodness gracious, the book was just too much.  A battle already? In the series? Then Hekate just dies?? Bastet is only mentioned from that? It was just, a bit of a mess in my opinion. The second book was MUCH MUCH better. The new introduction of the characters actually stuck and was well explained. I loved it. The third book was slightly worse but still good. Meeting Gilgamesh was teh best part. And the battle with meeting Palamedes and Will Shakespeare. The fourth book started weakening in interest, but then it sparked up in the end when they had to go back in time. Time travel back 10 thousand years to an ancient civilization that was advanced??? YES PLEASE!! The 5th book was AMAZING. The Warlock s without a doubt, my most FAVORITE book. So much action. Josh has turned on them without realizing it, and we see what he is thinking and how true the twins’ connection really is. How they go back in time and meet their “parents”. The Enchantress. Well, I guess this blog tells you how I thought of this book. I do really question the series. Like, the twins are so focused on gaining their powers and becoming Awakened, but in teh end, THEY NEVER USE THEIR POWERS. Only the swords. Literally, there is a rare mention of them using their powers.  
One remarkable thing about this series is that the story takes place in like, 2 weeks. You think that because there is so much going on, the plot would be going through several days, but no. It progresses into an adventure a day. Without realizing it, you may read several adventures that happen in a day, and turn the page to see, Friday, June 8th. It’s fantastic. 
Despite how many problems this series had, I would recommend it. It’s not making the charts as an absolute favorite, but, it’s on the list. If there were some small changes and additions, then I believe that it would have been fantastic and even better. It is an amazing series, not as good as I was expecting, yet still AWESOME. Anyway, this was the final book review on the, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, series, and I hope you all check out the books. ( Especially The Warlock) BYE!!!!!

Part 80- Check out….. The Benefits of being an Octopus!

Hello everyone, so in my opinion, I think my blog cam out fairly well yesterday. To be honest, I had written almost all of it a few weeks ago, before not being able to finish it, and I just added my newer thoughts and a finish to it. Still, it came out really nicely. I’m proud of myself. Sadly, I do not have another blog in store for you that will or would have been as good as the last one for you. Right now, I am mentally exhausted. ( I’m trying to say that my brain is tired from working too much.) I just finished my Kumon, and despite how much fun I had with learning the Remainder Theorem and solving so many problems and equations with it I am exhausted. It took out nearly all my energy for today, so I cannot write a lot today. My topic for today was on Legally vs. Ethically. The day I wrote my ICE foreign student blog, I had a discussion on it at dinner. We discussed on how things can be legally right and ethically right, legally right and ethically wrong, and legally wrong and ethically right. I wanted to share what I had learned and related back to the post on that. About the action President Trump did and whether it was one of those. ( The legally right or wrong ) I will instead, write about that tomorrow, and write about something else today.

So, Middle Schoolers and up have to do a summer reading project. I love reading, especially in summer because I have plenty of time to read, but I absolutely dislike summer reading projects. I don’t like to read for some project or assignment on it. I read to understand it. To experience different worlds and visit a different world of imagination and creativity. Of suspense and adventure and a fantasy version of real life. Even though I absolutely dislike these projects, I do do them because I don’t like getting in trouble. Me getting in trouble, especially with an adult other than my parents makes me feel humiliated and embarrassed inside. Even if it’s just a simple warning or a telling to stop, I will feel that inside me. I’m not really a bad kid in school, as I try really hard to do everything my teachers like me to do, but it does happen every once in a while. Off-topic. Anyway, as I was saying, I had a summer reading project this year. I chose the book, ” The benefits of being an Octopus” as my book. I wanted to just take a peek at it, you know, read a few pages. And….. well… I think you already know what happened. Those pages turned into chapters and so on. I was reading it digitally, so I didn’t knwo how much I had read. So, I checked it, and I 3 chapters away from finishing the book. In less than an hour and 30 minutes, I had finished a 25 chapter book. That’s how good it was. It was such a new reading genre and style for me as well. I don’t really read real-life experiences, but I did in this book, and I loved it. A simple 12-13-year-old girl becomes more aware of her family than before, only after joining a debate club. It changed her whole life, no matter how much she didn’t want to attend it. I’m in love with it. It was and is such a fabulous read. I think you should check it out. It is such a well-written book and, it has so much to teach you. About debate I mean. And octopuses or octopi- whichever you want to call them. Anyway, I hope everyone checks this supper awesome book out, and stays safe. BYE!!!!!!!!11

Part 61- My Book list ( Favorites and most reccommended by me)

Hey!!! It’s a fresh new week and a fresh new start to our blogs! Today, I am going to do the same thing as I did in a more previous blog. Before I did a music recommendation, so now I am going to do a book recommendation. Now, my list might be a little long, so I decided to cut it short and share only the best books out of them all. 

So, my favorite type of genre is usually fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, and sometimes, biographies. I have to say, a lot of my favorites are mainly fantasy, so that maybe what is the main genre in my list. My list also includes book series’.
First, I have to say, no matter what amazing, or awesome book series there may be in the universe, this book series is my number one favorite, and hopefully, everyone has read it.  It is, Harry Potter. I absolutely love Harry Potter, and I got the series when I was 5 or 6. I fell in love with the movies, because my parents first showed me the movies, so they got me the books.  I know that you shouldn’t watch the movie before the book, but, to get me into the series, my parents had me watch the movies first.
 Next, is Percy Jackson. I started reading Percy Jackson in 3rd grade. I started reading the series because dad told me to, and no matter how much I really dod not want to say this, but, I want to thank dad for getting me to read the books. After the first one, I just took off, reading the rest of the series. 
STUART GIBBS!!!!!! The Stuart Gibbs books, Spy School Series, Moon Base Alpa series, Fun Jungle series, and Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation. These books are all mystery, and I love them. I have to say, my most favorite is a tie between the MoonBase Alpha and Funjungle series.  I have to say though, I think Moon Bas Alpha will top as my favorite Stuart Gibbs series, because, only a few Funjungle books were good, or really interesting. 
The next book is A Crack in the Sea. To be honest, I actually don’t remember a lot about the book because I read it a long time ago, but I have to say, it is such a fabulous and amazing book, that I want you all to check it out. After that, is The girl who drank the moon. Again, I read it a while ago. I mean, I remember a lot about the book, but I’m not really sure how to explain it. 
Then comes Kate Dicamillo. 
Kate Dicamillo is an author, and the author of, The Tale of Desperaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Because of Winn-Dixie, and so much more. I love her books. In 3rd Grade, we were going to read, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and after reading the title, I was just desperate to start reading it. It sounded like such a good book, and it is!!! I had also started reading The tale of Desperaux after that, and I later found out that we would be reading the same book as our project, as I started 4th grade. Lucky me!! 
Katherine Applegate. The author of Crenshaw and Wish tree, two amazing books. Just, amazing. Amazing books. I don’t know what else to say. They’re just that good. Her stories are so much like Kate Dicaamillo’s.
Next, is Wings of Fire. In 5th grade, I went nuts for the book. I loved the series so much, that it was the only thing I would talk about. There is actually, another book published that I have not read- Dragonslayer, which is like an extra book- and book 14 of the series, which is in the making. 
2 books. Number the stars, and The Giver. Both are by Lois Lowry and are just fantastic. I had actually read a part of Number the stars in a Kumon practice sheet, and, in the same year- 4th grade- we were supposed to read the book. I was soo excited because, I knew almost all of the whole book, and I really wanted to read the rest of it. The same thing happened with, The Giver, and Mumma kindly brought it over from the center so I could read it. HUZZA!!!!! Ack! There’s so many!!!! 
To finish it off, I want to recommend these books. I have not read them yet, but I want to, or am, and have not finished them yet.
The Immortal Secrets of Nicholas Flamel series, The Boy in Striped pajamas, PAX, Code Talker, Out of My Mind, and, Chronicles of The one series. I actually discovered the Chronicles of The one series today, as I was starting another story and I was looking to see if my title was already another book name. It wasn’t but it was close to one book of the series. I wanted to read the book, so I researched it, as you know, I want to read it. 
Anyway, that is my list of book recommendations. I said it was going to be short, and it is short. I have a whole bunch more, so, this is short for you!!! Bye!!!!!!

Life of 11 year old- Coronavirus lockdown – Part 14

April 8, 2020:

This blog post will be really short because I have a lot to do and I need to write this s, let’s start with numbers. OK, so there are 1,504,665 total coronavirus cases in the world. The US has 425,469 cases. There are 1,749 new deaths today. I’m not sure but I think that the number of deaths is only staying in the mid 1,000-2,000 range. Not exactly good, but still. They’re not big ones like 5,000. My dad was reading this article and it talks about how Bill Gates is making 7 new factories for the 7 companies working on a vaccine for COVID. He knows only one or two will be successful and will destroy them at the end. I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow when I actually read the article. Hehe. China has peaked in like February and now they are doing so much better. I feel like the US will (  not hopefully because it will peak and deaths will be larger) peak soon so the numbers can go down. I just wish they can peak with fewer numbers. I was talking about this to my dad and I said that Earth is a mom, well no other reason Earth is Mother Nature. I explained that people take Earth for granted like chopping down her hair, trees, and littering and altering her skin, grass and dirt. This is Earth’s way of saying, “I have let you build your civilization nad home and life on me and I have expected kindness and respect for the one planet who could create life and let it breed out of your solar system. You think you can take me for granted??? I can create this one small thing that is not living at all and can tear down everything you have accomplished and built. I am still in charge here and you will remember that.” ( Maybe not as mean as it may sound in another perspective.)
Today I am actually missing going out to restaurants for the first time. I like home-cooked meals but now I really, really, REALLY want a Bubble tea right now. They are soooo good, and we only have white tapioca pearls, not black, and don’t have some of the ingredients for making the milk tea. I love original Bubble tea, milk tea with boba and it is the best. I am craving one so bad right now. I have almost finished my Marathi HW and finished my Kumon. I have passed math for this week, and am waiting for my other grades. My parents got me a surprise for my Birthday, which I found out today. It was, BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!11 Too bad I can only read them on my Birthday. AWWWWWWWWW. At least I get new books. YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!

Stuart Gibbs Books

Stuart Gibbs is an amazing author, in my opinion, and his stories are the absolute best and a thriller for mysteries. His stories include, The Funjungle series, The Spy School series, Moon Base Alpha series, The Charlie Thorne series, and the Last Muskateer series. So far I’ve only finished the Funjungle and Moon Base Alpha series and am currently on the Spy School series, and about to finish it, but I hope to read every book he publishes. If you have never read one on his books, I’ve got you covered because I’m going to review each of his books in The Funjungle, Moon Base Alpha, and Spy School series and give a brief summary about what happens throughout the books.

Funjungle Series:
 The Funjungle series is 5 books, Belly Up, Poached, Big Game, Panda-Monium, and Lion down. Each book has the same main characters, a twelve year old boy named Teddy Fitzroy whose  famous parents work for the largest zoo, Fun Jungle, in Texas, owned by rich J.J. McCracken. Teddy befriends J.J’s daughter, Summer, in Belly Up while trying to crack the mystery of who murdered Henry the Hippo. In Poached they’re trying to find a stolen koala, Big Game, discover who’s trying to kill a rhino, Pana-Monium, who stole their panda when transporting, and in Lion Down, did a mountain lion really kill a dog, or is she innocent. Each time a mystery breaks out, Teddy and Summer are on the case, stepping into danger, threats, blackmail and hungry animals, all in the Funjungle series. In my opinion, Belly Up was the best book. It was a fresh idea, new, and Stuart Gibbs was trying something. The plot was well done and the culprit(s) was unbelievable. How the culprit(s) did their crime and why and who they did it with was just phenomenal. It was a bit boring in the second one. You could easily guess who did it and the reason why wasn’t that exciting. Big game was different, it was like Belly Up but a bit strange. Soe of the clues were misleading and make the mystery better, but the culprit(s)’s didn’t seem to make sense of why they were trusted. In Panda- Monium, the plot and culprit(s) story felt the same with Poached’s, but different. The culprit(s) was a bit obvious, yet the story was still intriguing and humorous. In Lion down, there were two mysteries to be solved, and I was impressed. The culprit(s) were unbelievable and you could see why they did it. The most interesting part was the first clue in the first mystery, and it mixed well with the culprit(s). It wouldn’t matter which book would be the best if judging them as a series as they are all interesting and well done and without every one of them they wouldn’t tie the book together.
Moon Base Alpha:
The three books in this series are Space case, Spaced Out, and Waste of Space. This series actually takes place in the future where we supposedly live on the moon and have a more advanced technology.
The main character is a 12-13 year old boy named Dashiell Gibbson who lives on the moon with his family and groups of other families or scienists, and a jerk trillionare family who are spoiled and rotten. He becomes friends with a girl named Kira Howard. In Space Case the two become friends and solve a mystery on who killed Dr. Holtz. Dashiell discovers another surprise after solving Dr. Holtz’s death, which is a bit unique. Spaced Out is where Dash and Kira are solving to find the moon base commander who has mysteriously disappeared. I think Spaced Out is the best book, because Dash and Kira actually wouldn’t have been able to solve this without Dash’s little sister’s help. The mystery was intense and every small clue was a perfect buildup to the suspense. In Waste of Space, Dash’s 13th birthday is interrupted as the trillionare father is poisoned. This story is full with an interesting solution of who was the poisoner and the smallest clue in the beginnibg which everyone supposedly missed. This book is really good and would have been my favorite, if the ending had not been so sad. The ending was very heartbreaking as the surprise Dashiell discovers is no long with him and had departed. The rest was meant to be fun as it showed the future he has along with Violet’s, his sister, and Kira’s, but the part before that just set a sad voice to read the ending in my head.
Spy School:
The spy school series it the largest, I think, and one with a full different plot than the other series, Funjungle and Moon Base Alpha. The Spy School series is about a 13 year old kid named Ben Ripley who gets recruited to a spy facility for kids, who work for the CIA. There are 7 books, Spy School, Spy Camp, Evil Spy School, Spy Ski School, Spy School Secret Service, Spy school goes south, and Spy School British Invasion. I am currently on Spy School goes Southa and unfortunatley can only go up to Spy School Secret Service. In Spy School, Ben learns how to be a spy with his level 16 math skills and poor reflexes, and developed a crush on top student Erica Hale, who’s family are legendary spies, except one. A new organization called has decided to show themselves, after targeting Ben in the middle of the night, and continues to do so in the whole series. Ben discoveres a mole in the school and tries to thwart the secret organization they work for, who attacked him. In Spy camp, Ben’s in summer camp, and hopefully discovers the secret organizations’s plans while trying to rescue Erica and her grandfather with his new friends. In Evil Spy School, Ben is expelled from school, and recruited to the evil organiztions’s school, where he is actually a mole, rooting out info for the CIA. Ben befriends a rich Chinese buisnessman’s daughter, only as an act to destry her fathers’s work with the evil organization. In this book Stuart Gibbs incorporates skiing, avalanches, girl and friend drama to create a unique story with a twist and a new recruit. Spy School Secret Service is Ben’s lucky oppertunity, and exasperating oppertunity, to be undercover to discover who’s trying to kill the president. He’s a pretend friend of the presidents’s son, only to realize he’s a jerk, making a huge mistake or save along the way. Now on the run, Ben tries to clear his name with Erica, and solve the mystery before he gets caught. My favorite book is a tie between Evil Spy school and Spy School secret service. Both books are full of exciting mystery and drama, that I couldn’t decide which I like better, for now. So far, all of Stuart Gibbs’s books have a bit of romance in them and I personally don’t like romace, yet, the books are so well written or well planned out that they will overpower the romance so all you remember is how the mystery was solved or what it is, and what the story is about.

I have yet to read the rest of the spy school series and all of Stuart Gibbs’s books and hope I do.Stuart Gibbs is such an amazing author who tells remarkable stories, each coated with a full mystery and drama. I hope he creates many more books like he has already published, and they will be even better than the last. I want to Thank him very much for creating these books, becasue without them , I would never have been able to love mysteries as much as I do today, and have a better entertainment to read instead of fantasies. Again, Stuart Gibbs is a truly amazing author who creates the most wonderful and thrilling mysteries, and I hope everyone enjoys his books like I do.

Finishing up the 4th Harry Potter book

Yesterday I finished the 4th Harry Potter book. It is called the Goblet of fire and the next book is called the Order of  phoenix. This book is the biggest book in the entire series and has 870 pages even if it has 38 chapters, the 4th book has 733 pages even if it has 37 chapters. I am excited to finish the  5th book and all the other books. My dad has finished all of the books and my mom, is still on the 2nd book which is the chamber of secrets. I am really surprised how I read 4 thick Harry Potter booke and how I am on the 5th book really quickly.  

Finishing up the 3d Harry Potter book

Today I finished up the 3rd Harry Potter book.  I am on the 4th book now,and it is very thick and it makes things harder to carry. The 4th book is called the Goblet of fire. The third book is called the Prisinor of Azkaban. My mom is on the Chamber of secrets, the 2nd book. My dad read all of the books, he is reading the Half blood prince again. The 4th book has 37chapters, even if the 3rd book has 22 chapters and the 2nd book has 21 chapters. I hope my mom catches up with me because she is a book behind and needs to read more when she has the time.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a boy whose parents died when he was just a baby. He now lives with is mean Aunt and Uncle and his mean Cousin, also known as the Dursleys. Harry Potter goes to a school called Hogwarts and he meets new friends. His best friends are Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. There are 8 movies of Harry Potter and 7 books because the deathly hollows are movies continuing. I got the books on my 6th birthday and my dad is done reading all of them, and I’m on the 2 and my mom is reading the first. Each movie has a problem and they need to solve it. There is a man named Voldemort and he killed Harry’s parents when he was a baby. The last movie is my favorite because Voldemort dies,and it shows Harry Potter sending his kid to Hogwarts like how he got to Hogwarts. This is all about Harry Potter you can read the books to hear what adventures he had.  

Speeding to Read

On Tuesday, all the kids in my school went on a field trip to Texas Motor Speedway for Speeding to Read. At Texas Motor Speedway, there were 10 schools. The first annoncement was to tell which schools were which. Then they annonced the youngest race car driver from NASA and he is only 18 years old. There was a big screen and it showed  us a armadillo race and the armadillos go faster with screaming power and the armadillo colors were red, wight and blue. They told the kids what speeding to read was all about. Also on the screen were the schools and  the kids from every school wore a t-shirt that had like lots of stuff on the back  and on the front. On the front were cars and a Speeding to Read sign on it. On the left sleeve of the shirt  was the name of the school you are in. Now I know why we need to read in Samuel Beck. Each time we read in Samuel Beck means that you are helping your school earn more points. The announcers said that the school that has the most points wins a Domino’s pizza, a popcorn party and a frozen custard. The school with he most points also wins a huge trophy. I was bored and all sweaty at Texas Motor Speedway so I came back to school unhappy. I want to earn the Domino’s pizza for my school and friends so I’m going to read more everyday.  

Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a boy. Harry Potter is a special kind of boy because he can know what is happenig and what you-know-who is doing. Harry Potter is the main character in the Harry Potter movie. He is famous from the  books written by J.K. Rowling and made in a true movie made by someone else.  The  Harry Potter movie  like any kind of movie that says Harry Potter or the movie name that you are looking for and if it is  there you can get it and  watch it if you are looking for it or just havent seen it yet.        I like the last movie because you know who dies and I do not like him beacuase he is mean. Mean people are very wrong and they try to kill people and in the Harry Potter movie dethly hollows part 1 and 2. Harry is trying to protect his friends and his teachers are triying to protect the school . The students like Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron are trying to deafeat the horcrcses . I think that the movie Harry Potter and he deathly hollows part 2 is my favorite because you know who dies and then there is no you know who again.