I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for being so bad with posting on this blog. With school back in session, I need to find a time balance so I can get all my schoolwork done and find time to do the things I want. Hopefully I'll be able to do that before too much time passes away.
I probably should've done this at the beginning of the year, but we're still early, so better do this now. With 2011 here, we've got some interesting new books coming out that continue good series. Here are some I'm looking forward to:
1. Adventurers Wanted: The Horn of Moran. Continuing the adventures from Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog's Gold, the young Alex Taylor goes on another adventure with some of his friends to find the Horn of Moran in order to save a kingdom from destruction. However, Alex is being plagued by some unusual nightmares. What could they mean?
2. Goliath. Possibly the last book in the Leviathan series, the stories take place in an alternate reality where they have walking war machines instead of tanks, and Darwin didn't just theorize evolution, but discovered DNA. Alek is the son of the murdered Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, and is still involved in the Great War (World War 1), along with midshipman Dylan Sharp (who's really a girl named Deryn Sharp) aboard the fabricated airship, who witness the war take place and both play a role that could turn the tide of the war.
3. Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play. The newest book in the Kingdom Keepers series continues the adventures of a group of unlikely friends who sign up to be holographic hosts at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, but they find out they become their holographic hosts when they go to sleep at night. The team has to work together to stop the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains who want to take over the park (and possibly the world). In this newest adventure, the Kingdom Keepers search in Epcot for their missing mentor, but have a run in with the newest Overtaker...Judge Claude Frollo!
4. Beyonders: A World Without Heroes. Written by Brandon Mull, author of the bestselling Fablehaven series, this book is about a boy named Jason who gets pulled into another world called Lyrian along with a girl named Rachel. Here they discover that an evil emperor rules with an iron fist and has crushed all resistance, allowing fear and suspicion to dwell in the hearts of the people. In order to get home, Jason and Rachel will have to find the secret to the emperor's weakness and save this world without heroes.
5. Book 2 of the Kane Chronicles, a series in which two siblings, Carter and Sadie, find out that they are descendants of Egyptian magicians and the gods of Egypt are coming back to the world. In their previous adventure, their father, Julius Kane, accidently unleashed Set from the Rosetta Stone while trying to summon Osiris, and they had to stop him from turning North America into another Sahara by journeying to Set's Red Pyramid. In the sequel (not yet named), the two of them have to find the Book of Ra, but the bad guys are out to stop them. If you want to learn more about Egyptian mythology but don't want to indulge in tedious reading, this is the book to pick up. Oh, and if you liked the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (which focuses on Greek mythology) and the first book in the sequel series (The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, which focuses on Roman mythology), the second book in the new series, The Son of Neptune, comes out this year as well.
I hope some of you are looking forward to some of these books like I am. If you haven't heard of these series before, now you've got some books to check out.