Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Book Review: A Night Divide..

Book Review: A Night Divided

A Night Divided is a historical fiction written about a girl named Gerta, whose family has now been separated by the Berlin Wall. Her father and one brother are on the West side, while she is stuck on the East side with her mother and older brother. Because of her father’s actions, the police monitor their family and it becomes more intense after her brother’s best friend Peter tries to cross the wall and ends up killed. Peter also happens to be the brother of her best friend (Anna) who then has to stop talking to Gerta to help her family not look […]

Posted March 15, 2017
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Book Review: The Shadow Thr..

Book Review: The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne is a book I was highly anticipating, being the final book of Nielsen’s Ascendance Trilogy. Jaron is back and although injured in the previous books, he is forced to go to war as the neighboring countries start attacking Carthya. Imogen, Jaron’s beloved, has been captured by Vargan and he must save her, but he cannot leave while war is being prepared, so he sends Mott in his place. Unfortunately, it was a trap and so Jaron must set out on his own to recover both Imogen and Mott. My first impressions after reading The Shadow Throne was […]

Posted March 8, 2014
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Double Monster Review: The ..

Double Monster Review: The Runaway King

Review: The False Prince     Ever since I finished the last page, I have been digesting The Runaway King. Sifting through my feelings. Thinking about the turn of events. How this installment was different from The False Prince. To be honest, processing my feeling is not going to be an easy thing to do. Let's start with why I wanted to read The Runaway King so much. The False Prince is hands down one of the best debuts I have ever read. Beautifully written. Amazing characters. I love that book so very much. And deep down inside, going into […]

Posted March 30, 2013
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Double Monster Review: The ..

Double Monster Review: The False Prince

At first glance, The False Prince looks like it would be similar to the types of books that I grew up loving. Action. Adventure. And although, I usually prefer a female POV, I am at a reading point where I feel like I need something a little different. Four boys. Four completely different personalities. Only one will be chosen. The story begins with Sage. A teenage orphan who is street smart, knows how to push people's button, and an all round amazing MC. Through a strange twist of fate, Sage is selected to complete against three other boys for the […]

Posted April 23, 2012
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Book View: Elliot and the Goblin War

Short & Sweet: A seriously hilarious new addition to an action-packed fantasy adventure. I love that the narration is so tongue and cheek and warns you away from the novel altogether – reminds me a bit of Lemony Snicket's series in that aspect. I think this new series has everything kids want, something gross, something hilarious and something full of adventure. Final Verdict: Definitely a series I will be recommending to my students.

Posted March 1, 2011
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