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How to Train Your Dragon Series | Cressida Cowell

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This is quite a good series, though it is almost completely different to the films/TV series. For example- at the start the dragons are not fighting the vikings, and the dragons are cat-sized. Hiccup Horrendus Haddock III is a viking boy, and when he finds his dragon, it turns out to be the most basic Basic Brown dragon. Hiccup goes on many adventures, and fights the most repetitive, annoying villain ever; Alvin the Treacherous, who gets really boring and has the most ridiculous schemes. This is quite a good start to those interested in dragons, and I think the series is quite good, but I just don't rave about it, or particularly love it like other people, especially at  the end where there are weird things about dragon enslavement, and dragon war, and the king of the wilderwest, but it is  still quite good.

About 280 Pages Each


6/10

ABR Rating: B
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Wizardology | Dugald A Steer

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This is quite different to what I usually review, but that is why I am reviewing it. This is not a series of novels, it is a series of fictional encyclopedias/handbooks, which sounds weird, but in fact, they are quite good. It must be very hard to make a fictional world out of just encyclopedias/handbooks, and this is a very detailed world too. The books mainly focus on how to do magic, and magic lore, and numerous things to do with magic. Because of there being no storyline like in a novel, you  can be imaginative yourself and roleplay. The books also tell you how to make stuff, and there are a series of card games and a board game, as well as an online game.

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7/10

ABR Rating: B
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Eldest | Christopher Paolini

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This is another great book in the Inheritance Series, and may be better than the first. In this book Eragon has to travel to Ellesmera and learn from the elves, the mourning sage and the cripple who is  whole. Murtagh and  the twins go missing, and Ajihad dies early in the book, leaving the Varden to Nasuada. The book is another adventure, that gets better as it progresses, and the perspective sporadically switches from Eragon, to Roran, to Nasuada. I think that some of the best things in this book are the many twists, especially the shocking twist at the end. This is a fantastic book with great new imaginative characters. I love this book

681 Pages

9/10

ABR Rating: B
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Power of Three | Erin Hunter

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This is my least favorite Warriors arc so far, but it is still very good. In this series, the final prophecy from Firestar's Quest comes into action- 'There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the star in their paws'. Jaykit, Lionkit, and Hollykit are the three protagonists, and from the moment they have their apprentice ceremony, the story twists in different angles, and meanwhile, the Dark Forest is growing stronger. This arc is also interesting, as Jaykit is born blind, and this makes him unique. I really love some of the storyline, but there are other things that are annoying, as there is a fair bit of repetition, for example- Sol, and as the series is a cliffhanger, so proper ending is in the next series, which is like twelve books without a change of scenery. Also, it  only really focuses of Jaykit, Lionkit, and Hollykit, but although these are annoying,it is still a brilliant series.

About 320 Pages Each

9/10

ABR Rating: B
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The New Prophecy | Erin Hunter

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This is the second series in the brilliant Warriors franchise. Based a while after Firestar's Quest, this series is about the clan cats, in great peril- the twolegs are chopping down the forest (just like what happened to Skyclan!) and six cats- Brambleclaw and Squirrelpaw from Thunderclan, Stormfur and Feathertail from Riverclan, Tawnypelt from Shadowclan, and Crowpaw from Windclan, have to venture off far from the clans to find a new home. This is another fantastic series with great imagination, and is completely different to the other novels. This has some of the best books in the franchise, and has some of the best characters

About 320 Pages Each

10/10

ABR Rating: B
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Bob - No Ordinary Cat | James Bowen

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This is a heart-warming, lovely childrens adaption of the bestseller A Street Cat Called Bob. This story is brilliant, how Bob improves James Bowen's life, and is reminiscent of Alfie, Oliver, and Charlie- but unlike those stories, this one is true. After going to London, James became homeless, and took drugs, a while after he stopped taking drugs, a ginger tabby swept into his life. The cat was injured so he took it in and adopted it, and gradually 'Bob' helped James back on his feet. Bob is an amazing, loyal cat- he is very patient, and can do high fives! He also looks fabulous in scarves. This is a must read for all of those who haven't read this.

297 Pages

8/10

ABR Rating: B
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The Enchantress Returns | Chris Colfer

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This is the fantastic second installment is the brilliant Land of Stories series. When Alex and Connor return to the Land of Stories, they find out a great evil is rising- The Enchantress. The Bailey siblings, and some other companions, have to gather the most prized possessions of the seven most hated people in The Land of Stories in order to try and defeat the enchantress. This is yet another great and imaginative from Chris Colfer, and is one of the best books in the series

517 Pages

9/10

ABR Rating: B
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