Sick and Snow

I think that the only good thing about being sick is that you get to have a reasonable excuse to sit in bed and read all day. I am currently reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, which I must say is a wonderful book and I’m only on chapter eleven. Simon Snow is an amazing character, as is his friend Penelope. Agatha on the other hand… well I’m not sure how I feel about her I think I hate her, and then I don’t. I don’t know

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Long Time, No See

Now, I know that it’s been a while, but I am back in the reviewing game. I would have never left it if it wasn’t for all the transitions that have been going on inn my life. I’m heading into my senior year, and now live with my dad. Best part of living with my dad: He buys me books. So there will now be plenty of reviews coming your guys’ way. I understand if you no longer have any intention of following me, but it would be much appreciated if you did. ūüôā
Love,
As always,
Hanna Sophia Mann

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Girls In Trucks

Author: Katie Couch

Publisher: Little Brown

Year: 2008

So, at first I nervous about reading this book. I don’t know why, I just was. But then I read it and I am so glad I did because I love love¬†loved¬†it! It was beautiful. It was marvelous! Fantastic! Extraordinary! I honestly couldn’t put it down. This book is easy to relate to and believable and very, very exciting.

Sarah Walters lives in Charleston, South Carolina, a place of old-fashioned manners and the Camellia Society, which teaches young girls how to properly behave and act so that one day they may find themselves a suitable husband.

But teenage girls are wild creatures and cannot always be contained by proper manners.

So Sarah goes off to find her own life in New York, which is an entirely different world compared to Charleston, with a whole new type of love the Camellias never could have prepared her for.

A book full of surprises, heartbreaks, and laughs, Girls In Trucks is a wonderful debut that is sure to be an instant favorite.

And oh my gosh, the ending! I love the ending so much!

Happy Reading!!

-Hanna Sophia Mann

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The Sisters Grimm Book One: The Fairy-Tale Detectives

Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: Amulet Books

Year: 2005

I read this book I don’t even know how long ago. I think I was in fourth grade or something. Anyways, I have always loved this book series, so I thought it was just fair to give them a review (plus I forgot the ending, so I wanted to start the series again).

Ever since their parents’ mysterious disappearance, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm have bounced from foster home to foster home. That is, until their case worker drops them off in the custody of an old woman who claims to be their grandmother.

Sabrina is furious that their case worker could be so stupid. After all, Daphne and Sabrina had always been told that their grandmother was dead. Of course, there’s also the fact that this woman is also a loony who talks to the house and believes that fairy tale characters are real.

But after some unfortunate encounters and their grandmother’s abduction by a rather large man, Sabrina is forced to believe what Daphne knew to be true the whole time: That Relda Grimm is not crazy and Ferryport Landing is full of the fairy tale characters that they grew up reading about.

Then, it is up to the two girls plus a few new-found “friends” to save their grandmother and the whole town.

Life is so much more fun for characters in books than it is in real life. I wish I lived in a book.

Happy Reading!!

-Hanna Sophia Mann ‚̧

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New Reviews

Summer vacation for me is finally over so I am now able to publish more book reviews!! (I don’t have internet at my home)

Just like last year, every Tuesday I will publish a book review on a book that I actually read. Please keep reading not only this blog but also as many books as you possibly can!

Happy Reading!!

-Hanna Sophia Mann

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Year Three at Hogwarts by J.K. Rowling

So, as soon as you see the words “Harry Potter,” you should know that this book is going to get a good review. I mean, it’s Harry freaking Potter! I am still embarrassed that I haven’t read these books yet. Well, better late then never, right?

Harry has broken the law. He has used magic outside of school even though he is an underage wizard. Of course, it was an accident and Aunt Marge certainly deserved it. But either way, Harry is still going to be expelled from Hogwarts.

Or is he?

As it turns out, the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, is very forgiving of Harry’s little accident. Harry knows that he is extremely lucky to not be in any trouble, but he can’t help but wonder why?¬†He should be in loads of trouble. But he’s not. It doesn’t take long for Harry to figure that something is up.

Turns out that the escaped convict from Azkaban, Sirius Black, is after Harry- or so it seems.

So it is up to Harry, Ron, and Hermione to once again uncover the truth and set things right. Will they once again save the day or will things get out of hand?

Happy Reading!!

-Hanna Sophia Mann ‚̧

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Holly Black!!!!!!

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So, a while back, I sent a letter and a poem inspired by her book Doll Bones¬†to Holly Black. And you won’t believe what I got in the mail yesterday!!! A reply!!

Turns out she loved my poem and she sent me a Doll Bones bookmark!!!

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to get this letter. I was even more excited than I would have been if I had gotten a letter from Hogwarts!! You see, everyone has an idol and Holly Black. I want to be very similar to her (I don’t want to be¬†exactly¬†like her, because that’s weird). I have her website on my bookmarks bar and I love reading her books and I fangirl every time I get to read one of her books. I still can’t believe it!! I’m so happy. I’m probably going to carry the letter and the bookmark where ever I go for the rest of my life!!

Love,

-Hanna Sophia Mann ‚̧

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13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison

Okay, I want you to take everything you think you know about fairies and flush it down the toilet. Did you do that? Good. Because in order to read this (totally awesome) book, you are going to have to do that, because the fairies in this book are nothing like Tinker Bell and her friends.

Tanya is not like other thirteen year olds, although she would love to be. You see, Tanya has the second sight- the ability to see fairies. Unfortunately, her mother cannot, so when she wakes up one morning to the fairies tormenting Tanya, it is Tanya who is sent away to stay with her grandmother at Elvesden Manor for a portion of the summer.

But Tanya’s grandmother had never really liked her, the groundskeeper, Warwick, gives her the creeps, and Fabian, Warwick’s son, is one of the most annoying people in the world. So as Tanya looks out of her mother’s car window at Elvesden Manor, she can’t help but feel that this is going to be a wretched and boring¬†summer where her only solace is the fact that it will eventually be over.

But Fate has bigger plans for Tanya this summer.

Much, much bigger.

Elvesden Manor is filled with secrets waiting for Tanya to uncover. But what she does with these secrets is up to her.

An undeniably good book, 13 Treasures will have you gripping to the covers and the pages turning into the wee hours of the night.

To learn more about the book, go to 13Treasures.com 

Happy Reading!!

-Hanna Sophia Mann ‚̧

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Matched by Ally Condie

So, since¬†Atlantia¬†was such a good book, I decided to check out Condie’s¬†Matched¬†series. I’m so glad I did, because this was an awesome book. I loved reading it!

Imagine a world where the government is in control of¬†everything: where you work, who you love, and when you die. Well, that’s the sort of world that Cassia Reyes lives in. And she obeys the rules, does what she’s told. That is, until after her Match Banquet. When she puts the microcard to look at her Match, his face comes up… and then someone else’s. That is when Cassia realizes that she¬†does¬†have choices in life.

But is she willing to defy the Society, to choose the ones she loves, even if it means putting herself- and possibly the people she loves- in danger?

And something is wrong in the Society. Something that the Society is willing to silence anyone who knows about it, using whatever means necessary. And they have the means to do it.

A prodigious tale of romance and rebellion, Matched will have you begging for more!

Learn more about the book at Matched-Book.com

Visit the author at allycondie.com

Happy Reading!!

-Hanna Sophia Mann ‚̧

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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

I had to wait four months to read this book, but it was so worth it. I loved this book in a way that I have never loved before. It’s as if this book was my soul mate. I wish I could just read this book forever and ever until the end of time.

Hazel and Ben Evans live in Fairfold, a town that is alongside a forest. ¬†A forest filled with fairies. But these aren’t butterfly-winged, dancing flower fairies. These are¬†real¬†fairies. Tricky and dangerous and captivating.

The most captivating of all the fairies is the horned boy who sleeps eternally in a glass coffin. Nothing can break the glass, nothing can wake the boy. Tourists come from all the corners of the corners of the world to peer at the horned boy and to be near the fairies.

But one day, when the horned boy goes missing and a girl is found on the side of the road filled with dirt, things just start getting weird.

There’s a monster in the woods and she’s about to be unleashed on the town unless the Alderking gets what he wants. But maybe Ben, Hazel, Jack and Severin don’t want to give him what he wants.

An enthralling adventure like no other, this book will have you on your toes until the very end.

Visit Holly Black at blackholly.com

Happy Reading!

-Hanna Sophia Mann ‚̧

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