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Mines of the Minotaur 

by Julia Golding

This book is about Connie, a 13 year old girl, who has a unique ability with mythical creatures. She is now being called to by a dark force, making her cause storms and disasters to happen. The Society does not believe her when she says she isn't responsible, and they remind her membership.

This book was a good book, and really makes you think about how humans are damaging the environment. It puts an interesting spin on the message to save the earth, and brings that message into a story.

This book is good for those who like reading about mythical creatures, or just animals and nature in general. It is a suspenseful book, with many twists and turns, and will have you guessing until the end.

Natalie, 14

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The Secret of the Sirens 

by Julia Golding
04/22/2016 Categories: environmental mythology paranormal

This book was about Connie Lionheart, an eleven year old girl who is forced to move in with her aunt who lives by the sea. She soon meets a new friend, Col, and discovers that her aunt is part of a society who protects mythical creatures. She also learns of her own unique power, and the danger that accompanies it.

 

This book was a good book, and really makes you think about how humans are damaging the environment. It puts an interesting spin on the message to save the earth, and brings that message into a story.

 

I would recommend this book to those who like reading about mythical creatures, and to people who like animals in general. The book is told mainly from two perspectives, which may be appealing to some readers.

 

Natalie, 14

 

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The Gorgon's Gaze 

by Julia Golding
04/22/2016 Categories: environmental mythology paranormal

This book is about Connie, a 12 year old girl who has a unique power with mythical creatures. She is the most important member of her society, and is in danger from the shape-shifter, Kullervo. Her parents; however, do not believe this, and send her off to live with her aunt and uncle. Col, Connie‚Äôs best friend,  has his own set of troubles, mainly centered on his mother and her companion.

This book was a good book, and really makes you think about how humans are damaging the environment. It puts an interesting spin on the message to save the earth, and brings that message into a story.

I would recommend this book to people who like reading about mythical creatures, or animals in general. The book is told from 2 perspectives, so it can be a bit confusing if you don't like that. It is also full of twists and turns, and will keep you guessing throughout.

Natalie, 14

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The House of Power 

by Patrick Carman

Atherton, an artificial world, is a three layer world that includes The Highlands, The Tabletop, and The Flatlands. The Highlands sank into The Tabletop and war erupted and now The Tabletop is sinking into The Flatlands. In The Flatlands, there are creatures called Cleaners that will eat every thing in their paths. The Highlands and The Tabletop must unite to defeat them.

I enjoyed reading The House of Power. It was good because it described what it might be like to live in any of the three levels on Atherton. It taught what might happen if the industrial race continues and we don't give Earth's resources time to replenish before we use them again and that we will eventually run out of resources on Earth. We might have to rely on machines to keep us alive and not be able to go outside because of the bad air quality and pollution.

This book takes place around 2105 and Atherton has been completed. It tells of a futuristic time where the Earth has become overly polluted and the sky is black which is why it is named The Dark Planet. I would recommend it to science fiction lovers. It it a great start to the Atherton series. It is one of the best books of science fiction I have ever read. 

Stone, 11

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