Category Archives: Fantasy
So, back last year, in seventh grade, I got some books from Barnes and Noble for a Christmas present, but I couldn’t get into them. So, I traded them in for two books – “The Sight” and “Fell”. The first one is about the life of this pack of wolves – how they started by the Human Dens and the Stone Den in a cave Palla (the Drappa or female leader) was born in, the cave Palla’s nurse, Brassa, nursed Palla and Palla’s half-sister, Morgra. This book has this big adventure where Larka (a pure-white female named after the newly-fallen snow, and they soon find she has the power of the Sight) and Fell (Larka’s black brother named for Palla’s father, who towards the end of the book is found to have the Sight, too) and how this pack slowly dies off, Brassa first, and eventually the Sikla (Omega) dying, too. Larka has to kill Morgra and a prophecy must occur. At the end though, I started crying. I’m a sap now, because I didn’t cry in “Shiloh” or even “Sounder”, but I cried when a talking white she-wolf falls to her death. (Actually, she is barely alive after the fall. Lord Vladeran finishes her off. More info in Book 2.)Then Fell goes off to become a Kerl, or loner wolf, which is weird to the wolves, or Varg, because Kerls are basically weirdos in the wolf-world.
In the second book, “Fell”, Fell must find a teenager, Alina, disguised as a boy named Alin, who will “affect nature itself”. Alina has been told she is a changeling child, but she finds out that she is actually of noble blood. Alina and Fell most confront Vladeran, kill him. Vladeran has been in contact with Morgra’s spirit – she died from the same fall Larka suffered. So, Alina then meets a boy, Catalin, and at the end they’re pretty much going out, but you can’t say that because this book takes place in somewhat-Renaissance Romania.
So, read it! If you have a Kindle like my Aunt, Frances, http://justfrances.com/, get it. Go to the library, buy the book, borrow it from a friend, but this is a great book for a fantasy fan. So, as I said before, read it!
First, I would like to say that the friend of mine that felt that ‘The Hunger Games’ are just unfortunate has created a book review blog, too. She first posted last night about a book by John Flanagan. So, she needs to be read, too. Go to http://klmsbookreviews.blogspot.com to check it out.
Second, I feel that it would be a great idea if, to extend the series just a little bit, Suzanne Collins should re-write ‘The Hunger Games’, just book one, from Peeta’s point of view. It would be an interesting way to see how he earned his training score and how he survived the Arena.
Finally, I feel that there are a few issues. These issues are in the new movie coming out on March 23, 2012, ‘The Hunger Games’. I can understand why they chose Liam Hemsworth to be Gale Hawthorne; he’s tall, he’s got a strong voice, and any ‘Hunger Games’ fan can see why he’s the perfect one for the role.
But, the other two actors are not the best choice. First, Peeta is blond. The actor playing Peeta Mellark, Josh Hutcherson, is absolutely opposite of blond. You’ve all seen him in ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’, right? The dark-haired kid that brought home the extinct little birdie? Well, he’s Peeta. Not a good idea! He’s not right for the role!
Next, the role of Kaniss Everdeen. This dark-haired, grey-eyed,strong-willed young woman is to be played by none other than blond-haired, blue-eyed Jennifer Lawrence! Holy crap! It’s like these casting operators never read the frickin’ book! What’s up?
Go Katniss! Long live the Mockingjay!