Paolini, Christopher. Eragon. New York, NY: Knopf for Young Readers, 2005. Print. Eragon, a normal 15-year-old boy, has his life turned upside down when he finds a strange blue stone in the forest, and it hatches into a dragon! Along with his new dragon, Sapphira, Eragon travels across the land, searching for revenge for his uncle's death, and uncovering a hidden truth about the cruel leader of his world. I strongly recommend this book series to anyone who wants to read it. It combines magic, dragons, and a touch of teenage realism, which made this book very fun to read. The books hold your attention and make you question who can be trusted between all the characters. This series will definitely be something I read again and again throughout my life.
Riordan, Rick. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer. Los Angeles: Disney-Hyperion, 2015. Print. Magnus Chase has been living on the streets ever since his mother was killed by strange wolves with glowing eyes. When his cousin Annabeth and his Uncle Frederick suddenly show up looking for him, and are talking about his other uncle, Randolph, he knows something is up. So he does the most logical thing and breaks into Uncle Randolph's house. Randolph catches him, and the Magnus gets pulled into a journey to find a sword, with dying along the way, and entering Valhalla, and becoming an einherjar. But while this story continues, Randolph may not end up being who he seems, making you wonder; whose side is Randolph really on? This book was really fun to read, and I enjoyed how Riordan brought the Percy Jackson series into this book, and I'm excited to read more of this series. I haven't had the chance to yet, but I think it'd be fun for reading over the summer when I have the time. I recommend it to just about anyone, but do suggest reading the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series first, since it introduces a few of the other characters seen in this book.
Goodman, Alison. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn. New York, NY: Firebird, 2010. Print. Eon is a boy who has been studying to try to become a dragoneye, the link between the twelve dragons and humans. But Eon's big secret is that he is not, in fact, a boy, but he is Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been hiding her secret so she can try to become a dragoneye. If Eona is found out, then she risks death, but Eona is willing to take that risk. When the Mirror Dragon connects with her, Eona enters the court, and makes a dangerous enemy in Lord Ido. While she can, Eona must hide her secret, an pray that it doesn't get found out. This was a very good book, with a very good storyline. The backstory of this book was well thought out, and I liked how the story was presented in a way that taught the reader what was happening without it seeming like the main character didn't know what was going on. My only problem was that I didn't like the second book in the series very much. It wasn't to my personal taste, but I would still recommend this series to most people.
Lee, Stan, Stuart Moore, and Andie Tong. The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence. Los Angeles: Disney an Imprint of Disney Book Group, 2015. Print. Steven never expected to find himself with the strange power of a Chinese Zodiac after going to a museum in Hong Kong. But with the ability thrust upon him, he must begin a fight against Maxwell, a man who wants all the Zodiac powers. With his new friends who have other Zodiac powers, they have to defeat Maxwell and all his friends. This is a great book for people who enjoy fantasy in a realistic setting. It has real places in it, and the plot and storytelling of the story are amazing, making it a very cool book to read. If you enjoy fun spins on real things, the the Zodiac Legacy series is a very fun read.
Mull, Brandon. Sky Raiders. New York: Aladdin, 2015. Print. After Cole got kidnapped with his friends while trick-or-treating and was taken to an entire other world, he is rightfully confused. But he doesn't have time to rest, getting sold as a slave to the Sky Raiders, where he meets Mira, Jace, and Twitch, the three people who will help him escape and travel across the new world of the Outskirts. While on their journey, these four must defeat Carnag, a physical manifestation of the magic-like powers some people have in the Outskirts. On their journey, Cole, Mira, Jace, and Twitch face many dangers and must survive all of them to fight Carnag, but their journey doesn't end there. They must continue their journey to try and defeat the corrupt king of the Outskirts, who has a surprising connection to Mira... I excessively loved this book and the other three books of the series I have read! The series has realistic relationships between characters, and they develop their bonds as real people would. I have read several other books by Brandon Mull, and I have never been disappointed. If anyone who loves action books is looking for something to read, this series is for you.