Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tawnni's Bookshelf

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite books with you all. Please mind that in order to save space, I'll write the summaries in my own words.

The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry- After the appearance of a strange woman with a strange jewel in her uncle's shop, Lucinda is sent off on a journey that will relieve not only the secret behind the fabled Amaranth Witch, but also reveal secrets behind the mysterious death of her parents.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson- First a sailor shows up at his parents' inn, then Jim Hawkins finds a map to Treasure Island, where the pirate Captain Flint hid his treasure. He and other treasure hunting sailors set off to find it, but can they beat some bucaneers to it?

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne- It was just a piece of paper in a book, but that paper sent Axel and his uncle, Professor Lindenbrock, on a journey to see what lies at the center of the earth.

The Thief Queen's Daughter by Elizabeth Hayden- After receiving an assignment from the king, Ven and his friends journey into the depths of the Gated City, the legendary city of theives. Everything was fine until one of them goes missing and they fall into the hands of the thief queen.

The Beast of Noor by Janet Lee Carey- What really haunts the woods at night? That's what Miles wants to find out. His determination to halt the curse of the dreaded Shriker once and for all ends up leading him into the Shriker's realm.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- Something is killing off the Baskerville heirs and now Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the case. With only one heir remaining, can they solve the mystery in time?

Zorgamazoo by Paul Robert Weston- Katrina thought the shadow in the subway was just her imagination. Wrong. Shortly after meeting the maker of the shadow, Morty the Zorgle, the two of them set of to find the lost zorgles of Zorgamazoo on a journey that sends them to... the moon?!

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George- Princess Rose and her eleven sisters (11?!?!) always needed new dancing slippers. The reason: they are condemmed to dance each and everynight for the King Under Stone and his twelve sons. All they want is for the curse to be broken and to their rescue is... a gardener.

See one you like? Give it a try!
"My best friend is a person that will give me a book I have not read." -Abraham Lincoln

3 comments:

Mary Campbell said...

I read the Amaranth Enchantment and I liked the premise, but I felt there was something lacking. It might have been just a little to young for me. I haven't read any of the others though. I'll have to give them a try.

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

I really liked Amaranth Enchantment. Have you read Wings?

Mary said...

I read Wings and I liked it a lot, but it took me until the 4th chapter to actually like it. Thought it was way to short. I'm getting really tired of sequels.