Sunday, March 24, 2013

Let's Do This


Please accept me deepest apologies.

It's stupid. I kinda gave up on this blog not that long ago, well, a little longer than a short time ago. Not that I wanted to... I just forgot about it and my life got beyond crazy. So, now I'm finally getting around to doing a post and I feel bad. I will attempt to make it through this post without stopping.

This is a book review post, I guess. I kinda just decided that. And the book is..... The Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan. I think you'll like it.

Book: The Ranger's Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan (Book 1)

Author: John Flanagan

To sum it all up: The Rangers were always mysterious and people tended to avoid them, for they thought that they had magic. Halt the Ranger of Remount showed up at the ceremony where apprentices are chosen; he hasn't been see there, well, ever. Will's friends are all chosen for apprenticeships, but he's not. Halt left a letter with the Baron and Will wants to know what it says, maybe it can change his future.

After sneaking across the yard and climbing the tower, risking injury and punishment, Will gets to the letter. Before he is able to read it, Halt grabs him and he is caught. Though, the letter can change his fate and his future and it does. The Ranger's Apprentice has a nice ring to it, don't you think? Lucky Will, for getting to take on that title.

Training with bows and knives, doing a large amount of housework, and putting up with the strait-faced ranger from the legends is a little more that Will expected. But the work pays off and his training gets him remembered and noticed by must in the area.

What I thought: I really liked it. The story was great and I wanted to know what would happen. It's a fun story and not to bizarre like some of the books I've read. It's a small book and it if definitely worth reading if you get around to it.

Genre: Action? Adventure?

Setting: The Ruins of Gorlan, Castle Redmount

# of pages: 249

Who's it for: Middle school, for sure

Warnings: None.

Other books with it: Alot. It's like, an eleven book series.

My star rating: 4 stars. (remember my rating can be kinda high or low)

So, that's about it. I'm glad I had time for this and I hope you'll accept me back as a blogger.
Love and arrows,

Wednesday, March 6, 2013



Hey guys! Carter here, I just finished a book (reluctantly) and I thought I would do a post on it.

Summary: Eragon is a unique boy in Alagaësia. He lives with his uncle and cousin because his parents had He is given the chance for adventure when he finds an interesting rock in the forest. When the rock turns out to be a more interesting find that Eragon expected. Eragon goes on an adventure through all of Alagaësia trying to find a safe haven from the people who thirst for the possession of the rock. Without giving much away, Eragon meets a friend named Brom. He decides to take him to a rebel Country in the mountains. The adventure there isn't easy though, and there are many twists and turns. Eragon's life is changed immensely through this. 

Who's it for: Anyone interested in reading the entire series. The first one is kind of hard to get through, but the rest of the series is definitely worth reading

Genre: Definitely Fantasy

Setting: Alagaësia

Pages: 503

Rating: 2 1/2 stars, just because it's a good starter for the series.

have fun reading!

~ Carter

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Am Number Four

                 Hi. Josh here. I am so sorry. Life has been busy; I have been forgetful.... sorry for the absence of posts recently.  Good news is, after all the diagrams, research, and other things, I have a vague idea were Mr. Fluffy is back in time. So, I am happy, and I am trying to get him back. Anyway, book review. I Am Number Four.

                 They killed number one in Malaysia, number two in England, and number three in Kenya. I am number four... Written in first person, this is a really good book. From the planet Lorien, John or number four, along with other Loriens came to Earth. They came because the Magadorians destroyed Lorien, but they escaped, and now they are Lorien and Earth's last hope. The first book of a so far, seven book series.

What I thought: It was really good, and I liked  the idea of the legacies they develop, which are super powers that they get when they are older.

Warnings: There is quite a bit of  swearing in it, and, I don't know if this is a warning, but there is also a lot of romance.

Rating: 3.5 or 4

God Bless,

Saturday, December 29, 2012


Hey guy's, Carter again, I just wanted to say thank you for reading this post even though most of them are few and far between, I have a new book to review

The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien

I know what you are thinking "Carter, we've all heard about this book, we've all tried to read it, it's too poetic!" 
And to respond I would say "Yes, it is very poetic, than you captain obvious,"
if you get past that, I love the book.

Summary: Hobbits are calm simple folk, their most distinguished feature is their hard, hairy feet, which make hobbit be able to walk without shoes. Hobbits stand about three feet tall, and absolutely hate adventure. Adventure is a change, a very big change actually, and Hobbits do not like change very much. So the life of Bilbo Baggins when on as one might think without any adventure, until the day that a very old wizard came to the door. Gandalf the Grey, as they called him, forced this little hobbit into an adventure that a human would think was crazy. With the help of 13 dwarves, old Bilbo started the perilous journey to slay the evil dragon Smaug and relieve the dwarves' hearts from the loss of their treasure. Bilbo comes face to face with trolls, goblins, Gollum, eagles, wolves, (no orcs, for all of you who have seen the movie) and Smaug himself to regain the treasure.

Who's it for: Anyone that loves literature and is will to read the subtext

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: Middle earth, not much else to say about that

Pages: 333

What I thought: The book was very good, I liked the entire story and it most of the time kept your attention, yet it wasn't my favorite, you have to be able to deal with all the songs, I think they would be okay, if you could put the rhythm and tune in the book too, too bad that's not possible.

Rating: umm.... 3.5

Hope you like, if you want to, you can see the movie too, but it ends in the 6th chapter

~ Carter

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wow, it's been a while

Hey guys! This is Carter, it's been a while since I wrote anything. Life has been busy, I speak for everyone here, and there isn't a lot of free time to do this. I've been hearing a huge buzz on the book The City of Bones lately, so I thought I would try it. Here it goes... I might be a little rusty with book reviews.

The City of Bones 
by: Cassandra Clare

Summary: Clary Fray starts her story the night of a murder.... at a nightclub. With her friend, Simon, Clary wants to check out the seen, but Simon doesn't see anything, or anyone, but Clary does clear as day a man walk out. Clary is sure that this happened. Is she going mad, was she Hallucinating? Confused, she lets it go and leaves for the night. The next day, she sees the man he saw yesterday in a coffee shop, once again invisible to everyone but her. After a quick talk with him, Clary is brought into a magical world she knows nothing about and is forced to learn everything about this magic in a few days. her mom is kidnapped, Her home has been broken into, and now she lives with a bunch of loons that think they can do magic, What a normal day! Clary starts a quest to find her mother, and defeat her captor, Valentine. Clary meets werewolves, vampires, magicians (of course!), and Valentine himself to reach her mother and rescue her.

Page number: 496

Genre: maybe fantasy, I don't know how else to explain it.

What I thought: I though the book was okay, it was really intense and violent, but I liked the idea behind it.

Who's it for: anyone who would like a little more violence in something like the Red Pyramid would like this a lot!

Rating: Probable a 2.5, not one of my favorites.

Thanks for reading, and sorry about the drought

~ Carter

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Hey Guys,

Life is insane here in our world. So the review have dwindled to a small few. I am so terribly sorry cause I'm trying to do it and remember and work out my life. Anyway, why I'm here is very important. Sorry, it's not a book review; I'll do that later this week. It'll be on a random book of my choosing. You'll just have to come back later to find out.

No, this is way more important. I'm writing a new story. The one I told you about earlier, I got bored with; it wasn't something I wanted to finish, so I shoved into the black hole of my closet and will probably find it again when I move out of the house. I have another story or two that I'm working on and am really far along in, but I need a break.

Here's the thing: I have this great plot idea and storyline, but I'm missing a few things and I'd like everyone who looks on here's help. Pretty please?

What I'd LOVE for you to do it answer my questions in an email to or I guess you could comment, but email is preferred. Give your genius ideas to me and I will choose who's I think I want for the story giving them complete and total full credit. I might choose one person's name and another's city; we'll have to see. I'd love for y'all to help.

I need a girl's name, it has to be unique and fun. It can be a nickname like Jinx or something; just give me an idea for her real name. (I really do like Jinx, so if there is a name that I like better I will use it, but if you would rather think of something for it to be short for... that would be great too!)

I need a setting. I'm thinking big city, foreign country? Ideas are happily excepted.

One last thing for right now is: I need a name for the bad guy. Honestly, my mind is blank; please spark ideas.

Please help me. Thanks. Oh, yeah for sending it in an email do put AJ or Ideas or something like that in the subject bar. Please write soon! I will take ideas until midnight on October 31st. No longer.

You guys have potential to be awesome, don't let me down please.
Love and geniuses,

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Hey uniquely gifted and wonderfully different people who read this blog and will tell every one of their friends about it,

What's up? Sorry, for the long (snap, snap) what's it called? INTRODUCTION! Thanks disembodied voice I just heard. Rethinking that... that's a tad creepy: a disembodied voice. Spooky. Anyway, I know you are all so sad and blue that I have not posted in all of eternity. I forgot, then remembered, then forgot, then remembered, then didn't have time, then forgot. So sorry and I am fully aware that I am an awful person. Book review time.

Book: Matched

Author: Ally Condie

Important Characters: Cassia, Xander, and Ky

Page #: 366

Genre: Dystopian

Setting: Good question... It takes place in The Society. Sorry, hard to explain.

To sum it all up: In the Society the Officials are in charge. They decide everything in your whole life/ Cassia is the age for the Matching. She's always trusted what the officials say because, well, why not? It's worth it for a pretty good life if you obey the rules. The Matching Ceremony is where you get your "mate". So when Cassia's best friend, Xander, appears on the screen; she's very happy. But the thing is on the information card she was given a different face flashes up, Ky, who's not her mate and not what she expected. The officials contacted her and said it was a cruel joke but she can't seem to forget Ky and his face that flashed on her screen. Now she has to choose between Ky and Xander and a new life and something new.

What I thought: I really liked this book. I haven't read it in a while so that's what my sum-up is so short, but definitely read it. It's so worth it. I enjoyed it alot, this is one of my favorite types of books. I think that you guys and gals out there should read it.

Who's it for: Middle school, guys and girls

Books with it: Crossed and Reached which will come out shortly.

My Star Rating: 4 stars

That's all for me today. Bye bye.
Love and the future,