This is a bit of a different post but still very related to reading. I just got back from Nusa Penida a lovely island which is about an hour's trip away from Bali, It was really fun and there were lots of nice snorkelling spots. I decided not to take my Ipad (or any devices at all) with me because I've come to realise whenever I take a break from it, it does me a world of good.
I also had a lot more time to read than usual, reading 7 books in 7 days.
The books that I read:
1. The Kill Order by James Dashner (12-16)
This was my favorite book of the week. It is the prequel to the maze runner, a book I reviewed a few weeks ago. It was such a fast paced read, gripping and very,very tense. It was about Mark and Tina (the parents of Thomas) , two teenagers who lived in New York until the sun flares hit the earth. After their village in the mountains (settlement for survivors) is attacked, they set out on a journey to find out why...
2. A small person far away by Judith Kerr (9+)
This is a sequel of when Hitler stole pink rabbit which tells the story of how Judith (under the fictional name Anna) had to run away from the Nazi's at the start of the world war, first living in Switzerland, then France and eventually London. Now Anna is grown up and lives in London with her husband, but Anna's mum is very sick, and Anna must go back to Berlin to help her... but Anna really dreads going back...
The when hitler stole pink rabbit trilogy is a great series which tells the story of WW2 in a compelling way that is easy to understand and great for young readers.
Book title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood prince
Author: J.K Rowling
Blurb: It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the window panes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursley’s house in Privet Drive waiting for a a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, Harry can’t quite believe that Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursley's of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks’ time? Harry’s 6th year at Hogwarts has already gone off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and Magic start to intertwine...
Book title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire (book 4)
Author: J.K Rowling
Blurb: Harry Potter is midway through both his training as a wizard and his coming-of-age. Harry wants to get away from the permcious Dursleys and go to the Quidditch World Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools or magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for hundreds of years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal— even by Wizarding standards. And in his case different can be dead.
Recommended for: Ages 10-16 (especially) but great for all ages above 10.
Book title: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Blurb: When the doors of the crank lift open, the only thing thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze.
Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out.
Recommended for: Ages 11-17 (especially boys but girls aswell, can be suitable for adults too)