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Important Messages
The Winter Reading Challenge will begin on January 6th, 2018!
Winter reading participants are asked to write BRIEF book reviews, each of which counts as an entry in a prize drawing.
The more reviews you submit, the more chances you have to win!
Submissions can be Adult or Young-Adult, Fiction or Non-Fiction.

What MUST be included:

Title and author of the book
A brief description of the book…What is it about?
Did you like the book...Why or why not? Would you recommend it to others?

Please do NOT include:
Copy-pasted or plagiarized reviews. Only original reviews will be considered.
No spoilers!
Profanity, obscenities, or mean-spirited remarks
Phone numbers, mail addresses, or URLs
For full set of rules, please refer to the Contest Guidelines.
Reviews
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I think this is a good book to read because it has interesting characters and it is a mystery and I thought it was a very good mystery so if you like mysteries then you might want to read this book. I thought the plot is also very interesting. It is about Ally going on a quest to find out who wants to ruin school spirit weekend at Auradon Prep. Ally is a curious girl she is the daughter of Alice in Wonderland.  Check out this book!
Title
Disney Descendants School Of Secrets: Ally's Mad Mystery
Author
Jessica Brody
ISBN
9781484778661
Rating
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone tells the tale of Harry's time living with the muggles before being accepted into Hogwarts Academy and learning the wizard arts. Once at Hogwarts it takes you through the adventures and excitement of Harry's first year at the school. The book was very interesting and I can't wait to read the next books in the series. I highly recommend this book to any fans of magic and fantasy, especially the Lord of the Rings Series. A great read and very intriguing story.  Check out this book!
Title
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Author
J. K. Rowling
ISBN
9780590353403
Rating
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Revan takes place in the Star Wars Universe about 3500 years before the battle of Yavin. Revan, a Jedi, goes on a quest to the unknown regions of the galaxy to stop a threat he perceives in his dreams in order to create a safer tomorrow for the republic and the son of his pregnant wife, Bastila. The book is a great read for any die-hard Star Wars fan such as myself. This book had me hooked since I picked it up and I would highly recommended this book. It has a very interesting and creative story line. Overall a great read!

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Title
Star Wars The Old Republic: Revan
Author
Drew Karpyshyn
ISBN
9780345511348
Rating
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Rise Of the Isle Of The Lost is a great book. I like this book because it has adventure in it and it gives you Uma's side of the story. It has more detail about Uma and her friends then the movie. Uma is a character in the book, she is the daughter of Ursula in the book you will find that Uma is one of the main characters.  Check out this book!
Title
Rise Of The Isle Of The Lost
Author
Melissa De La Cruz
ISBN
9781484781289
Rating
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This is another story about cryptid hunters who are on their way to find the giant squid but Blackwood wants it too. They set out on an incredible adventure to find the mythic creature and to fight Blackwood for their prize. Will they get the chance to get their specimen and defeat the notorious Blackwood in an epic battle ? Read it to find out.  Check out this book!
Title
Tentacles
Author
Roland Smith
ISBN
9780545166881
Rating
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This story was about cryptid hunters, after the rescue of Grace form her nefarious grandfather, Noah Blackwood. Now that she is safe her cousin Marty has another mission at hand. His parents are missing!!!They race to the last place they were seen, Brazil. Will they make it there to save his parents and keep Blackwood away for good? Read it to find out.  Check out this book!
Title
Mutation
Author
Roland Smith
ISBN
9780545081801
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This, sort of scary, story was about a man who worked in a light house and experiences what we would call a nightmare. He and the other workers face the worst rodent to find out at sea. RATS!!! Not just any rat sea rats. They are ferocious and fierce. These rats have found a way inside of the lighthouse and are terrorizing the workers who are trying to fight their way through the night and cope with deaths of a few friends. Will the rest of them survive and make it out in time to call for help?
Title
Three Skeleton Key
Author
George G. Toudouze
Rating
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This book was about a princess. Whos mothers nephew is the Emperor Of Austria. Her mother wants to marry one of her daughters to her sisters son hoping that it is her eldest daughter to him. Later it turns out he likes Elisabeth more. But does she have what it takes to be Empress? Read this book to find out.
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Title
Elisabeth: The Princess Bride
Author
Barry Denenberg
ISBN
9780439266444
Rating
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This story was about a small boy named Keevan who was always getting picked on because of his size. But of all the boys in his town he works the hardest and the most. To prove himself he must be able to tame a dragon in an arena. Will he get his chance to prove himself to the other boys who are bigger and stronger than he is or will he fail and be humiliated?
Find out by checking this book out at your local library.  Check out this book!
Title
The Smallest Dragonboy
Author
Anne McCaffrey
ISBN
9780345456359
Rating
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This story was about a mongoose that was swept away by a flood away from his father and mother. He ended up in front of a families house and they took him in and dried him off and fed him. Soon he became friends with the families little boy. But a problem has arisen. Two cobras have invaded the garden. Will the little curious Rikki be able to fight them off and protect his new family? Read to find out before its too late.  Check out this book!
Title
Rikki-tikki-tavi
Author
Rudyard Kipling
ISBN
9781584721079
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