The Eighth Guardian

From Shaquille Kampta

Title:  The Eighth Guardian 

Author:  Meredith McCardle

It’s Testing Day at Peel Academy and Amanda Oberman is just a junior.  This test decides whether you join the CIA or not.  It has been a while since a junior past the test and graduated. Amanda is expecting to not past the test and to her surprise, she passes.  However, she is pulled out of Peel Academy and asked to join the Annum Guard- a mysterious government society. By joining this society, Amanda could lose everything she loves. She joins the society and she realizes that it is not what it seems. It turns out that her father worked for the same organization, but he was killed by one of his fellow agents. The man in charge of the Annum Guard kept this secret from Amanda. This led Amanda to believe that Alpha-the man in charge- was a government agent who wanted to keep the organization out of order. However, he was also a corrupt man.  With this information, Amanda is able to take down Alpha and his evil allies.

Mockingjay

From Alexus  Haddad

Title:  Mockingjay

Author:  Suzanne Collin

After her rescue by the rebels of District 13, Katniss is convinced to become “the Mockingjay”: a symbol of the rebellion against the ruling Capitol. As part of a deal, she demands that the leader of District 13, President Coin, grant immunity to all of the Hunger Games victors, including Peeta, and that Katniss receives the right to kill President Snow, the leader of Panem. Katniss and Peeta later get married and have 2 kids.

Catching Fire

From Alexus Haddad

Title:  Catching Fire

Author:  Suzanne Collins

The second book of the Hunger Games Trilogy was THE BEST!!!!! There is a 75th Hunger Games and this one has to be special since it is another Quarter Quell. Everybody who has ever participated in the Hunger Games must be chosen to participate in it again in the Quell. Katniss and Peeta yet again go into another Hunger Games, but this time, they have alliances. At the end of the story, the Quell was pre-meditated by the Quell Alliance, in which Peeta and Katniss was in. The end consists of District 13 bombing the Quell and saving everyone except Peeta.

The Hunger Games

From Alexus Haddad

Title:  The Hunger Games

Author:  Suzanne Collins

 Finally got a chance to read this book! The Hunger Games is about the Capitol who chooses 2 candidates of each gender and 12 Districts, and make them fight against each other in an arena for entertainment. Katniss and Peeta are from District 12, fall in love. There’s adventure, romance, and bravery shown in this book. This novel gets brutal when kids kill other kids for a game, but the suspense is brilliant. At the end of the book, they defy the Capitol together.

The Night Circus

From  Donna Southard

Title:  The Night Circus

Author:  Erin Morgenstern

This is an interesting plot about the magical uses of the brain to create entertaining circus events twisted in a love story that is so intense that it moves to another plane or dimension of life.  The author includes a mystery competition between unknown adversaries which eventually turns into a love story.  The author uses a time frame that transitions between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s. The setting primarily focuses on the features of the unique circus as it moves from country to country. I found the character descriptions to be entertaining.