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Book Review The Amulet of Samarkand

Book: The Amulet of Samarkand

Author: Johnathan Stroud

This exciting tale revolves around Nathaniel, an eleven year old magician’s apprentice, Bartimaeas, a five thousand-year old djinni, and their adventures together. It all starts when Nathaniel gets humiliated by a magician named Lovelace. Nathaniel then Summons Bartimaeus to steal one of Lovelaces amulets. It turns out that the amulet is very powerful and Lovelace will do anything to get it back. When he finds out that Nathaniel has it he tries to kill him, so Nathaniel has to go into hiding. With an anti-magic rebellion going on as well, Nathaniel has to use his wits, and Bartimaeus’s help, to get out of the dangerous position he has put himself in.

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Book review Blue Bloods

Book: Blue Bloods

Author: Melissa De La Cruz

This story changes points of view between Schyler Van Alen, Bliss Llewellyn, and Mimi Force. Schyler is a social out cast, Bliss a Texan girl who has recently moved to New York, and Mimi is one of those popular girls. This book is about how Schyler and Bliss find out that they are vampires, or fallen angels, and that  they and the other vampires, are being hunted by the Croatan, other wise known as the silver-bloods.

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Book review Skinned

Book: Skinned
Author: Robin Wasserman

This story focusses around a seventeen year old girl named Lia Kahn. The story is set in the future where you can choose how smart, how athletic and good-looking your children are. Lia gets into a car accident and, being rich, she gets to test out a new technology. She gets “downloaded” into a new body. then the book goes on to show how her family and friends react to the new her. Later she meets others who have been “downloaded” as well. The book then explains how she goes about finding how she fits into the world.

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