For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.
Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.
But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.
As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.
R: What is the unthinkable thing that the cover said she did? Did I miss something?
M: Ummm, I have no idea. I don’t remember her doing anything unthinkable. Other than that the cover is decent, it reminds me a little of The Queen of Attolia but there are no other similarities between the two.
R: Mad props to the cover designer for not giving the character a womanly figure when the character in the book did not have one.
M: The cover wasn’t bad, but the book…not my favorite.
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-1 yard of string
-1 yard of masking tape
-20 sticks of uncooked spaghetti
They were then given 18 minutes to build their creation with the following rules:
-The marshmallow MUST remain whole and be at the top of the structure
-You could not hold onto the structure after the time was up
-You can break up the string, tape, and spaghetti in any way that you want to.
They quickly discovered that the challenge was much harder than anticipated, because who knew that marshmallows could so quickly topple their structure?
The winner of round one was 19 inches tall. The winner of round two was 22 inches tall. How high up do you think you could get that marshmallow?
One Piece and Naruto
One Piece and Naruto are both anime. Anime is basically a Japanese comic book that is translated into English. One has to read it from right to left unlike English books because it is from Japan.
One Piece is about pirates. It is quite funny and very interesting. The main character is named Luffy. Luffy has an awesome pirate crew, and he wants to become king of the pirates.
Naruto, on the other hand, is quite different. Naruto is an orphan who lives a lonely life. His father and mother died while protecting the village. Every one despises him because he has a demon stored in him. Naruto has this crazy dream of becoming the Hogake. The Hogake is the greatest ninja in the whole land.
Even though they have different characters, their plots are alike. They both want to be something special like king of the pirates or the Hogake. I also think they send the same message. When they where young, they were small, and most people hated them, but they fought for themselves and made every one proud of them.
Personally, I think One Piece is better because it is funnier. It is funnier because the main character is a little bit crazy and kind of dumb, but in Naruto he is very serious when it comes to fighting an enemy.
However, I think One Piece should be the most popular manga, but according to http://www.mangahere.com/directory/?views.za, Naruto is the most popular anima while One Piece is the twenty-first most popular anime.
My point is they are both alike but also very different, and my favorite anime is One Piece.
This was top of the line technology in 1958: books, paper and pencils. If you click on the picture, you’ll find librarians commenting that very little had changed by the 1970′s. I’m actually jealous. When I was 12, the young adult section of my library was smaller than any of the current young adult sections in ACPL’s branches. I think we had two bookshelves; one on either side of the door into the children’s section. ACPL was ahead of the pack even then!
Today, the Young adult section of the Allen County Public Library is still leading the way. If you would like to learn to make videos or audio recordings, we have the studios and the programs you need to get started. There is a green screen, garage band software, recording booth . . . you name it! We also have 3-d printers, code club, tinker cad, arduino, sketchup and many classes to learn how to use these things!
March 9-15th is Teen Tech Week 2014 and there are a few extra programs throughout the county to celebrate teen tech week, but every week is tech week at ACPL. Check to see when classes in 3-d printing are available. The Tekventure maker station in the library parking lot gives classes from time to time and new maker stations are opening at the Main library and the Georgetown branch with more to follow! This is an exciting time to be part of the library community.
Everyday technology at ACPL
I Like Naruto
I like Naruto. It is a good series. A lot of people read it, so I suggest that if you have never read it, it is a good time to start. I like Naruto because it has suspense, action, and is funny. I think you will also enjoy these books. It does not take a long time to read one so you could read it in your spare time. There are over 50 books. And they come out with a new chapter every two weeks so you can enjoy Naruto for a long time. And they also have it in anime. And the anime is a little different than the book so you could watch something that you did not read. And with my experience in the books, there is no bad language so you could read it to your little brothers and sisters. It always explains itself so you don’t have to wonder what it is about. It all makes sense when you read it. I did enjoy all of them. So please read these books. They are great!
A champion boxer with a sharp hook and a short temper, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman has been shuffled from foster home to foster home. He can’t seem to stay out of trouble, using his fists to defend weaker classmates from bullies. His latest incident sends his opponent to the emergency room, and now the court is sending Carl to the worst place on earth: Phoenix Island.
Classified as a terminal facility, it’s the end of the line for delinquents who have no home, no family, and no future. Located somewhere far off the coast of the United States and immune to its laws, the island is a grueling Spartan-style boot camp run by sadistic drill sergeants who show no mercy to their young, orphan trainees. Sentenced to stay until his eighteenth birthday, Carl plans to play by the rules, so he makes friends with his wisecracking bunkmate, Ross, and a mysterious gray-eyed girl named Octavia. But he makes enemies, too, and after a few rough scrapes, he earns himself the nickname “Hollywood” as well as a string of punishments, including a brutal night in the sweatbox. But that’s nothing compared to what awaits him in the Chop Shop: a secret government lab where Carl is given something he never dreamed of.
R: I think the cover has great graphic appeal; it’s not a bad cover.
M: I agree, which is kind of how I feel about the book in general. Not a bad book, it was interesting.
R: I felt the same way. It definitely had some interesting moments and characters, but there were still some teeny tiny issues that I had. But I would still hand it to anyone looking for a book that contains a lot of action and is totally fine with descriptive violent passages.
M: It definitely did get a little graphic at places, though language wise it was fine. Carl was very violent, though. That was obvious from the description of the book, I mean he was a boxer and he had gotten in trouble for beating up the football team.
R: DESTROYING a football team. He’s apparently so amazing that he can decimate the football team. But as we discovered there’s just something inside Carl that causes him to have so much rage inside him that he goes absolutely crazy.
M: I definitely think that Carl at the beginning of the book was different from the Carl at the end of the book. We saw some character development, which was very nice.
R: I wasn’t expecting as much development as there was, honestly. Given how so many of the books that we’ve read for this have had fairly flat characters it was a great surprise. I felt like all of the characters in book actually had some meat to them, when you think about it. You may have hated Parker, Decker, and all of those guys. But you truly felt hate for them, it wasn’t just some meh emotion. The only character that I didn’t have much of a response to was Octavia. You?
M: I honestly liked Octavia, however, I feel like once she had a shank she should have carried it everywhere. Why wouldn’t she keep it with her at all times? It was clearly a dangerous location. I wished that the author had introduced her earlier, to have a point of view switch at 60 pages in was disorienting at best. I also feel like he did not give us much information about her. There were like 3 chapters from her point of view and that was it. That seemed kind of unnecessary.
R: I really liked Ross; he was probably my favorite character. I loved that he still had a personality; even though he had been taken down so many times he still had such a vibrant personality. I’m a sucker for a guy with a sense of humor. So that may also be it. I also really liked Campbell even though we didn’t get to see very much of him.
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