Sleeper

Eric Walters

Sleeper is the sequel to Eric Walter’s coming of age novel, Between Heaven and Earth. Sleeper is one of the seven sequels to Seven, The Series. Read the seven books in any order you like and join a different grandson in each of the stories. In this book follow DJ and his cousins as they chase the mysteries of their grandfather’s past and join them in uncovering the truth. DJ, who is very proud of being seen as a younger version of his grandfather, hence the name David Junior, is shocked when he finds fake passports, bundles of cash in foreign currencies, and a gun in a secret compartment in his grandfather’s cottage. DJ finds himself thousands of kilometres away, racing a vintage E-Type Jag around London, England! And then there’s Charlie, the gorgeous granddaughter of DJ’s climbing partner, from the book Between Heaven and Earth, who joins DJ as his tour guide, but she gets swept into all of DJ’s missions as well. With double and triple agents, spies, guns, M16 agents, and traitors around every corner, can DJ discover the truth about his favourite person? Spy or a traitor? Who was David McLean really?

Sleeper is a phenomenal book by Eric Walters, and it is one that you will thoroughly enjoy. Although you can read the seven sequels in any order you choose, I recommend reading Sleeper first, as it provides the most background information and starts with the scene at the cottage. This thrilling book is filled with suspense, action and excitement. Join DJ, Carlie, and the double agents seeking up behind them, as they enter the thrilling world of British espionage. -Ananya M.

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Between Heaven and Earth

Eric Walters

Between Heaven and Earth is a book part of Seven, The Series. These are the stories of seven grandsons and their quests, which have been given to them by their lawyer after their grandfather’s death. They each must complete their challenge and must not reveal it to anyone else but their fellow cousins. In Eric Walters’s Between Heaven and Earth, we join 18-year-old DJ in climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and scattering his grandfather’s ashes at the top. DJ has always been perfect at sports, a true leader and on top of his game, so he thinks that a small hike up a mountain is easy. But what really bugs him is that he gets stuck with an inexperienced porter and an old lady in his climbing group. He thinks that at this rate he’ll never reach the top. And what’s worse is that his stuff was stolen. Fast-paced DJ must learn that sometimes you have to go “pole pole” (slowly slowly).

This is a beautiful coming of age book in which we can really see the characters develop. DJ is shaped by the lessons he learns, the people he meets, and the challenges he has to face. Learn important lessons along with DJ while he tries to climb a mountain that his grandfather did himself. This book has action, adventure, drama, and a sense of family. It is a perfect book for teens as it teaches them to slow down once in a while and not to judge people by their appearances. Eric Walter does an amazing job of conveying his story and leaves us searching for answers. Will DJ reach the top? -Ananya M.

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The Elite

Kiera Cass

The Elite is the sequel to Kiera Cass’s daring novel, The Selection. The Elite has been chosen, and the selection is now down to only six girls, with Lady America Singer being Prince Maxon’s obvious favourite. But it doesn’t seem that way with everyone else. The King and Queen have different opinions, and they don’t approve of such strong-willed behaviour. What’s even more difficult for America is now that she’s started to fall for Maxon, she has to see Aspen on guard every day. Does she still have feelings for Aspen? America is faced with new challenges, each that are preparing her and the elite to become stronger and better queens. But America doesn’t feel she has what it take and is worthy enough to be fit for the position. As distance grows between America and Maxon, she gets closer to Aspen, and the question arises, does she really want to be here, is this how she wants to spend her life?! America’s connect with her family is now stronger, even with her mom. With attacks, by both north and south, rebels becoming more and more frequent around the castle, the safety of everyone is put into question. Find out what disturbing secrets the walls of the kingdom is hiding.

The Elite is a fabulous book by Kiera Cass, this story is not your classic fairytale. Shocking surprises that aren’t always pleasant fill every chapter. Suspense, love, friendship, action, family, and drama this book has it all. Join America on her quest of love and find out mysterious truths along the way. -Ananya M.

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The Selection

Kiera Cass

Every girl in the kingdom would give anything to marry the charming Prince Maxon, except for America Singer. The kingdom is ruled by a caste system, and her family is only three from the bottom, she’s a five. They know they don’t have it the worst, but they have seen some pretty bad days, terrible pay, seasonal work, and periods of time where they have to go hungry, but she is still happy. When the selection roles around America is reluctant to enter, even if there is there is barely any chance that she would be drawn as one of the 35 girls that would live in the palace and fight for the hand of Prince Maxon in marriage. The reason she can’t go is because of her loving boyfriend, Aspen, a six. After constant pressure from her family and boyfriend she enters the selection, and miraculously she is drawn as one of the selected. Now it’s up to America to prevent her being chosen as the princess so she can come back and marry her boyfriend. That’s not all that easy when the Prince at hand is as charming as Prince Maxon.

Fall in love with the selection series and America Singer as you follow her story from a shabby little treehouse to the steps of the palace itself. Kiera Cass does an amazing job portraying the story and helps you form a real connection with most of the characters. I had some trouble forming a connection with the character of Aspen as he seemed a little distant, however it was not enough for me to give it any fewer stars or to change my opinion about the book. Overall a thoroughly enjoyed the book at definitely recommend it to others. -Ananya M.

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