Monday, October 29, 2018

Impyrium by Henry H. Neff

Hazel's family has been ruling Impyrium for over 3000 years with their amazing magic skills, but the family magic is not what it used to be.  Hazel is the youngest daughter, and there is nothing extraordinary about her.  Or, is there?  Her oldest sister is supposed to take over the throne, and Hazel is just the youngest sister.  Hazel has been told that she is unremarkable, but now, her grandmother is taking a special interest in her.  Hazel may be able to keep the family in power when no one else can, but she is afraid of the magic that she is exploring.  It is dark magic, and she cannot control it.  She cannot control herself without help from her lifetime mentor, but her grandmother wants to send the mentor away.  Why is her grandmother so bent on her using the dark magic when it could destroy her and the entire kingdom?  What is her grandmother not telling her?  Will she be able to rule and stay true to herself?  Answer these questions and more in Impyrium by Henry H. Neff

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter is your average 10 year old boy living in a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs in his aunt's and uncle's house.  Harry is just your average boy who is living a miserable life with the Dursleys overshadowed by his cousin, Dudley.  Harry is just an average boy who can talk to snakes. Wait!  He is just an average boy.  Isn't he?  Harry sure thinks so--he might even consider himself below average.

Until--the owls start showing up.  His aunt and uncle try to ignore them at first, but they just keep coming to let Harry know how special he is.  Harry is actually a wizard, and his aunt and uncle have hidden the truth from him his entire life.  Now that he has turned 11, he is old enough to enter Hogwarts, a school for young wizards.

And, his life is about to change.  Harry is far from average.  He is a celebrity in the wizarding world, but he has no idea why.

If you have never entered into this world with Harry Potter, I recommend that you check it out at your library.

By student suggestion, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is our book of the week.

Come by the library to enter to win a copy of this great read.