An opportunity for Silver Creek High view and discuss books of different genres. It is a forum for Raptor book lovers to share their ideas and stories!

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Incredible Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey

Alfred Kropp is the victim of life's angry side. After his other's death, he's stuck with his uncle who gambles the rent away with the little he makes as a security guard. When given an offer of a lot of money, Alfred's uncle takes the job of stealing an object from the company he works for, dragging Alfred along with him. Little do they know that the object they're stealing is none other than the Excalibur. The plot and excitement escalates as Alfred is tossed into the world of the Knights of the Round Table and the lore that comes with it.
-Submitted by Student

The Secret to Lying by Todd Mitchell

Until James transfers to a new private school, ASMA, it is easy for him to fade into the background. His first day at ASMA, James starts telling lies about how he was a street fighter, stole cars, and lived in the shadows of life. Soon, his life starts to spiral out of control as it becomes harder to separate lies from reality and his dreams haunt him in the daytime. In order to come back to reality, James must first conquer the demons inside his dreams.
-Submitted by Student

Forever by Maggie Stiefuater

It is the third book to a series. The main focus is trying to find a cure for the warewolf-ness. Also they try to relocate the wolves so they can't be hunted.
-Submitted by Student

Monday, April 2, 2012

Vampire Sheikh by Nina Bruhns

There are two main couples, or love interests in this book, and I only likes one of them. Seth and Josslyn are both idiots with very few redeeming qualities. I hate them both. Haru-Re, the other main "hero" is also an ass, but at least his evil villain dialogue is amusing. Nephtys stole my heart, and took no ones bullshit. Also the prose was terrible and I loved it.
-Submitted by Student

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton

A book about poets and infiltration and about chaos. It is simply about madness. The greatest message you can learn from this book is that, no matter how satisfying it may be, breaking your vow of secrecy is not worth what follows.
Submitted by Student

Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Letters written by one of Satan's angels to one of his apprentices about how to make people not believe in God or humanity. A lot of the things said are things that can be wittnessed in real life.
Subbmitted by Student

Tales of the Brothers Grimm and Sisters Weird by Vivian Vande Velde

This is an amazing book! I love Vivian Vande Velde and this is another great book by her. Humorous spoofs on fairytales, Vivian has writting these types of books down to a science. It was so funny!
Submitted by Student

Bewitching by Alex Flinn

Kendra the witch is back, and she has her eyes set on a new victim. The quiet Emma and her new step-sister Lissette. But Kendra's spells don't always go the way she plans. A great book by Alex Flinn. I love the parts that revolve around Kendra, and the other parts that deal with Emma.

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Kyle Kingsbury is the most popular and handsome kid at his school. One day he messes with the wrong girl, picking on her because she is considered "ugly". On homecoming night, she reveals herself to be a witch, and casts a spell on Kyle to turn him into an ugly, hairy beast. In order to turn back to his normal self, Kyle must go on a quest to figure out what true beauty is. A wonderful take on Beauty and the Beast, this was a great book.
-Submitted by Student

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

This book revovles around a child prodigy named Andrew Wiggin who is chosen to go to a military school in outer space. He goes there to train to defeat an enemy that the Earth has battled with for ages. using spontaneous stradegy, Ender (Andrew) conquers different groups, bullies, and oppression as he fights his way to the top. He gains recognition from people higher up as they begin to realize that ender is their only hope against the alien enemy.

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Lament is a book about a girl who has a passion for music. One day during one of her performances, a strange boy shows up, and pushes her to excel in music. More strange people begin to show up in her life, and she discovers that these strange travelers are actually faeries. The Strange boy ends up being a slave and sent to kill her by the Fearie Queen. It is a good, intense book.
-Submitted by Student