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The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero by Rick RiordanThe Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Series: The Heroes of Olympus #1
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: 12th October 2010
Publisher: Puffin
Source: Bought
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Rating: three-stars

When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery with flaming arrows and explosives.

But rumours of a terrible curse - and a missing hero - are flying around camp.

It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice. In just four days time.

Can the trio succeed on this deadly mission - and what must they sacrifice in order to survive?

I have been led astray. Betrayed. Deceived, even. After the fantastic Percy Jackson series ended on such a high note I couldn’t wait to dive back into Percy’s world with this new, slightly more grown-up (I assume Heroes of Olympus is aimed at an older age group because of ~reasons~) series. Alas, The Lost Hero was a bit like reading a Where’s Wally book, except I kept turning the page hoping that Percy would show up and then suffering the crushing disappointment of that not happening.

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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson BurnettA Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: 1905
Publisher: Puffin
Source: Public Domain
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Rating: four-stars

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs?

A Little Princess tells the tale of Sara Crewe, a young girl who is entered into a formal boarding school for girls. The rich and privileged daughter of a Captain, Sara travels from India, where she was raised for most of her early life, to London where her new boarding school awaits. Separated from the father she loves, Sara nevertheless promises to make the best of her situation; she proves to be an excellent student, is kind to the other girls and becomes the most interesting person in the school because of her talent for telling vivid stories. But then TERRIBLE THINGS happen that made me cry into my pillow for a good ten minutes fuuuuuu Frances Hodgson Burnett  and Sara’s life is changed completely. She loses her status, becoming a servant in the same boarding school, is forced to live in the attic and is treated awfully by just about everyone around her. The story follows Sara as she deals with all the changes in her life, learning to be kind and brave in the face of adversity.

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder by Marissa MeyerCinder by Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: January 5, 2012
Publisher: Puffin
Source: Bought
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Rating: three-stars

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future..

This is another book that was recommended to me by Amber, although it took me like a year to get around to reading it XD True story, for ages I thought the author was the same person who wrote Wicked Lovely and it may have contributed to my unwillingness to read Cinder *coughs*

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