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Pokemon Reads Tag-Normal Type

I’m going to do this one a little bit differently. I’m going to do books where things seem normal but are really out of the ordinary. They may be magical, they may be a world hidden in plain sight, or they may be a person trying desperately to keep up a disguise. It’s been a fun ride guys so here is the final Pokemon Reads.

Lumberjanes Vol. 1

At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types isn’t like your normal summer camp. And that’s okay! For best pals Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley, they aren’t exactly normal campers. They are Lumberjane scouts as comfortable fighting a yeti as making a friendship bracelet.

This group isn’t going to let anything get in their way of having a fun summer not three-eyed wolves, giant falcons, any insane quest or arrays of supernatural critters

Lumberjane scouts have some of the best badges in history, so while they may not be normal, they may be better. Instead focusing on friendship before everything and things like talking out conflicts, theses are the scouts for today.

It is the second title launching in BOOM comics’ new BOOM! Box imprint. It’s a touch of punk rock, a touch of girl scouts, and a whole lot of awesome.

I read most of these in 2018 and I plan to do some backlog reviews on each of the Volumes soon.

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Skitty

Skitty

The link between the Pokemon and the book is there because of something that happens a little bit later in the series.

Amazon: Lumberjanes Vol 1

The Unwanteds

Alex Stowe thinks that normal is a world where his creativity is shunned. So shunned, in fact, it’s deadly. He’s about to turn thirteen and. Every year in Quill thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.

There isn’t a question which category Alex will be in, meanwhile, his brother Aaron is a Wanted, bound for the University, but instead of being sent to his death, the so-called “death farm” turns out to be a mirage hiding a magical world called Artime.

It is a place where the artistic Unwanteds can explore their creative abilities and use them magically. Alex is a visual artist and thrives there, learning a new kind of normal he never thought possible.

But twins aren’t often separated, and Alex and Aaron’s bond will be put to the test as Quill and Artime face off in a magical battle over what normal should be.

I also read this series in 2018 and hope to get the backlog reviews up at some point.

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Eevee

Eevee

This Pokemon reminds me of this book because while it looks normal on the surface it can transform into all sorts of magical things.

Amazon: The Unwanteds

Finding Perfect

Sometimes trying to find your own normal can be an adventure all it’s own. Molly Nathan’s is a middle schooler with OCD. She doesn’t want anyone to know about it though. Even though her world is spiraling out of control and she’s lost all sense of normal.

Her mother has left the country for a job. Molly finds peace in her rituals, they keep everything safe and normal. There are things to her that are perfect:

―The number four
―The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil
―A crisp white pad of paper
―Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines

But soon Molly’s rituals start to take over, things that used to be enough to calm her anxiety about something bad happening to her brother simply don’t work anymore. She finds her rituals encroaching on friends and school, and soon her slam poetry.

Molly knows there is something wrong with her, but doesn’t know what. But she’s starting to worry her friends and family will notice her rituals and figure out her secret, she’s crazy.

With the help of her friends and family, Molly may be able to find her own sense of normal with OCD.

You can also find my review for Finding Perfect here: Finding Perfect Review

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Ditto

Ditto

This book reminds me of this Pokemon because it’s the transform Pokemon and Molly tries to change herself to act normal throughout the book.

Amazon: Finding Perfect

That’s it guys, thank for joining me for Pokemon Reads! I’ll be doing a project specifically about Eevee sometime in May or early June.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pokemon Reads: How’d I Do?

To be honest thinking of books for all the types was MUCH tougher than I expected, I had a great time doing it though. I think my favorites were Poison-type and Water-type. I’m looking forward to the project I’m doing with the Eveelutions in June because yay more Pokemon.

I also hope to bring more Pokemon content from the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion that’s coming in June as well. Either way, I’m glad I attempted and finished the tag and look forward to the fusion of video games and reading in the future.

Pikachu

I just did the Animal Crossing Tag which should be posted later in the week, can you think of any other video game/reading fusion that might be worth looking into?

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Pokemon Reads Tag Electric Type

You’d think it’d be easy to find books about electric powers and if I was focusing on YA I’m sure it would be. But here I’m focusing on books that I thought had a spark of something special, if there is an electricity pun, well, I’m all the more pleased. 😛

Each Tiny Spark

Synopsis

Emila Torres has trouble focusing, sometimes she doesn’t follow along in school or forgets what her mother or abuela asks her to do. However, what she can focus on is a time before her father’s deployment when her family was whole and made sense. She expects that life will go back to normal when her father comes home, but he comes home different, instead of spending time with his family he isolates himself and spends time working on cars instead.

Emila though keeps an eye on him and slowly they reconnect as he teaches her how to weld, soon she can see her old dad start to shine through, but as she is making progress with her dad, something happens that shakes her community, leaving her friends at the center of the conflict.

This book had just the right mix of dealing with serious things like mental health and PTSD, and reconnecting with family.

 

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Rotom

Rotom

This playful Pokemon likes to get in different types of machines and I can just imagine it in Emila’s welding machine.

Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl by [Lubner, Susan]

Synopsis

Lizzy and The Good Luck Girl was a lot of things, but first of all, it was cute, it had cats and friendship and luck and it was just a sweet read. 

Twelve-year-old Lizzy Sherman lives in the small town of East Thumb, Maine, upstairs from her family’s diner. She tries to keep her eye out for signs, things that will warn her of good or bad luck so she can have a problem-free existence.

She pays attention to everything from clouds in the sky to juice on the floor spilled in the shape of a heart. If she can figure out what theses signs mean, she’ll know what to do next and know how to keep herself and her family safe.

When Lizzy and her best friend Joss go search for a stray cat, they find a runaway girl instead. When Lizzy notices a tiny four-leaf clover tattooed on the girl’s hand, she knows it’s a sign.

She dreams up a plan to hide the girl in her bedroom closet convinced that the girl will be able to protect her family from tragedy. But signs aren’t always what they seem and the girl may have something more valuable to offer than luck. 

This book had just the right mix of luck, love and found family.

You can find my review of Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl here : Review: Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

Amazon: Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Tapu Koko

Tapu Koko

Just like Lizzy thinks the mysterious girl is going to bring luck to her. Tapu Koko is supposed to be lucky when seen.

The Science of Breakable Things

Science of Breakable Things Wednesday

Synopsis

Natalie’s mother is suffering from depression, and Natalie is suffering too because she doesn’t know how to fix her mom. She has ideas as to why all of this has happened. Her mom is (was) a botanist and got fired, sending her into her depressive state.

Natalie is angry at her dad for trying to pretend everything is okay, and even though she doesn’t want to admit it, she’s angry at her mom, because she feels like she wasn’t good enough, and that if her mom loved her she wouldn’t be depressed.

All this is set against the backdrop of Natalie’s seventh-grade science class. Natalie’s science teacher wants them to find a research question. When Natalie struggles he suggests that she enter an egg drop competition. Natalie is reluctant at first but realizes there is prize money attached and that this might be the solution to fix her mom.

Her mom’s botany work focused on miraculous Cobalt Blue Orchids-flowers that survive against impossible odds. The one they had at their house has died and Natalie is sure seeing the flowers will inspire her mom to want to be an active part of life again.

Natalie’s friend Twig is the first to sign onto the team, soon called Operation Egg, along with a new boy from India named Dari. With their help Natalie might just have a chance of winning the contest and helping her mom, but what happens when things fall apart like broken eggs?

Having friends around to pick up the piece help Natalie learns that talking about things can start her on a journey of healing and that with help. Her family might never put the pieces back the same way, but that they might slowly but surely begin to heal with or without the Cobalt Blue Orchid.

The book had that special spark of hope and Natalie’s found family is unforgettable.

You can find my review of  The Science of Breakable Things here: Review: The Science of Breakable Things

Amazon: The Science of Breakable Things

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Minun

Minun

This reminds me of Natalie because even though she is angry she is still trying to cheer up her mom and Minum is the cheering Pokemon.

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Pokemon Reads Rock Type

So these types are challenging me more and more, but I’m trying to keep up as best I can. It’s a nice distraction from what is going on right now. For this type, I’m using strong characters.

A Single Stone

Trapped in a mountain village girls have to squeeze through tunnels to go to far off fields to get the harvest. Jena is one of those girls, she’s strong and reliable. She leads the line of girls heading through the tunnels. It isn’t an easy life Jena’s years spent denying herself food and wrapping her limbs have paid off. She’s small enough to do the job, the most important job.

It isn’t always easy but this is just the way things are until cracks begin to form in Jena’s beliefs and she begins to question the life she’s always known. As the cracks in her world become impossible to ignore she’ll have to trust her own heart to decide what to believe, but can she, and her world survive this shakeup?

Is Jena resilient enough to face down the crack in her world and face a new world with sharp pieces?

This book reminds me of the Pokemon:Rockruff

Rockruff

This book reminds me of Rockruff because small Pokemon that evolves into a powerful form.

Amazon: A Single Stone

Steel Tide (Seafire)

All the characters in this book are strong for different reasons, the crew of the Mors Navis are strong because they are fighting against societal norms and the risk of death at the hands of the ruling order. The former Bullets are strong because they are fighting against a past that keeps trying to draw them back in.

Even the morally grey characters are strong because of all they’ve been through, and the reasons they have to be morally grey, it’s kind of annoying. My favorite strong characters from this book though are Pisces and Sledge.

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Kabutops

Kabutops

It’s both fighting and water type and like the character in the book looks like it’s ready to fight.

The Winter Duke

The Winter Duke by [Claire Eliza Bartlett]

Ekata’s family tends to try to kill each other off to try and reach the throne. Ekata is the middle child of thirteen and has no interest in the ruling but would like to stay far away from being murdered too, so she plans to go far away to a university where she can be away from her family’s whims.

All she has to do is get through this silly bride show. Her brother has finally been named Heir to the dukedom of Kylma Above and after all the royal pomp and circumstance are done and he picks a woman.  Nothing will be able to keep her from her books or her experiments.

But there is one little problem, just when escape seems within reach her whole family except for her falls under a sleeping spell, and even her mentor in medicine can’t find a cure.

This makes not escape not only impossible it also makes her the duke. She inherits her brother’s bride, as well as challengers for a crown she never even wanted both from within and outside her ministry.

Ekata is woefully unprepared for war, diplomacy, and especially prepared Ekata for love. But if Kylma Above is to survive, Ekata must seize her family’s magic and power. And if Ekata is to survive, she must quickly decide how she will wield them both.

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is Aurorus.

Aurorus

It reminds me of Ekata, in particular because she’s come from an old kingdom and been forced to evolve and find her strength when she didn’t expect she would have and she’s strong because she’s learning how to wild that power.

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Pokemon Reads Tag-Fighting Type

With it being Year of the Asian Readathon I had to do a series of books focus on Asian authors. With Asia’s rich history of martial arts, I thought the most appropriate would be fighting type, and I decided to focus on #OwnVoices authors, as I think everyone should.  Below are some more of Pokemon Reads Fighting Type!

Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword

Peasprout Chen and her little brother Cricket are the first students from the rural country of Shin to attend Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, and Peasprout Chen wants nothing more than to be a champion.

They are there to learn the art of wu liu, a beautiful combo of martial arts and figure skating.

But soon they will find themselves not only battling for top ranking at the academy but facing prejudice when the lovely Pearl buildings of the academy are vandalized.

Now Peasprout must solve a mystery to ensure peace between her home country and Pearl, all while still becoming a champion.

Author Henry Lien was born in Taiwan and currently lives in Hollywood.

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Mienshao

Mienshao

It’s the martial arts Pokemon and seems elegant like the art Peasprout is learning and the city Pearl.

Amazon: Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword

The Twelve

Usagi was born in the year of the wood rabbit, and she has extraordinary powers. For example, she can soar over treetops in a giant leap, and hear a squirrels heartbeat a mile away. But she can never use her powers, and neither can her little sister Uma, and while she understands that keeping her powers a secret from the vicious Dragonlord is important, rambunctious Uma is a little tougher to convince.

But when the Dragonlord captures Uma in his quest to find everyone in her land with zodiac powers, Usagi must, for the first time use her power to try to get her sister back and fight against the Dragonlord.

To get in touch with her powers she must make a journey to Mount Jade along with other people who have similar powers, they are the fabled Heirs of the Twelve, a mystical group of warriors who once protected the land.

But things aren’t always what they seem and Usagi must decide who to trust as she takes on deadly foes and eventually on her path to facing the Dragonlord himself.

Cindy Lin is a former multimedia news producer who has done work and lived in Japan. She now spends her time in Southern California.

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Lopunny

Lopunny

Due to the Usagi’s Zodiac powers this was an obvious choice, this is usually a Normal type Pokemon, however when it Mega Evolves it gains the Fighting type

Amazon: The Twelve

The Dragon Egg Princess

This is a short middle grade by #WeNeedDiverseBooks co-founder Ellen Oh, the book draws inspiration from Korean lore and culture.  Jiho Park is just trying to get by, in a kingdom filled with magic, he and his family are immune to its effects but that doesn’t make his life easy.

Since his father disappeared into the Kidahara, a powerful ancient forest, five years ago Jiho wants nothing to do with his family legacy of being a forest ranger and protecting the Kidahara. Jiho has lost too much and knows all too well about the dangers the forest holds and how those who go in don’t come back, like his father and the only daughter of the royal family Princess Koko.

But when Jiho agrees to help foreign forces access the Kidhara to get money, he needs for his family to survive, he finds out that a long-forgotten evil that’s been lurking deep in the Kidahara is starting to wake up again.

But how can a magic-less boy, a bandit leader, and lost princess join forces and save the world before it’s too late?

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Meloetta in Pirouette Form

File:648Meloetta-Pirouette.png

This Pokemon is the melody Pokemon and the forest in the book has a magical call, plus she reminds me of some of the magical creatures in the book.

Amazon: The Dragon Egg Princess

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Pokemon Reads Tag-Psychic Type

For some reason, psychic type reminds me of superheroes and supervillains  While they might not always have psychic powers they have powers that set them apart. This power often makes them mentally more powerful than the average person in their world.

Keeper of the Lost Cities 

Keeper of the Lost Cities

You shouldn’t be surprised to see this here knowing I’m a huge fan of Shannon Messenger’s writing. Sophie Foster thinks she’s just an average human girl but she’s in for a surprise when she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who tells her she’s an elf.

She wants to laugh in his face but she’s also got secrets, she may be about to start a new life as an elf, but it may be even tougher than being a human, with strange abilities, unusual projects, new guardians, and memories that may not even be her own.

Sophie just wants to settle into a quiet life but is she part of something bigger?

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Azelf

Azelf

One reason it reminds me of this book is because it has elf in the name, two is because its abilities something Sophie figures out she can do, and three, because it’s the Willpower Pokemon and Sophie, has a lot of willpower to get through her new life and adventures.

Amazon: Keeper of the Lost Cities

Renegades

A story of good and evil, though telling which is tougher than it seems. The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies―humans with extraordinary abilities―who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society. They established peace and gave hope to everyone.

Except for the villains they overthrew who are also superpowered and have a reason to have a beef with The Renegades. Take Nova, for example, she’s part of a villain group that opposes the Renegades. Nova and the Renegades have a personal history, they hurt her family, now she’s out for vengeance.

But as Nova meets and interacts with Renegade boy, Adrian, who believes in justice and in Nova herself. But should Nova listen to her heart or her past? And will her history with the supervillains even give her the chance to be on the good side?

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Gallade

Gallade

This Pokemon has extraordinary psychic abilities and is able to fight just like the superheroes and supervillains.

Amazon: Renegades

Illusive

This book is kind of timely considering we are going through an epidemic at the moment. When a deadly virus swept across the planet, the vaccine created to stop the epidemic worked. Except it came with unexpected side effects for a small percentage of people. They developed superhero-like powers Americans suffering from these so-called adverse effects were given an ultimatum: Serve the country or be declared a traitor.

But there was always a third option: a life of crime.

That’s how Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba is living, her ability to change her appearance at will makes it easy. After dealing with some mobsters Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals. They have to do the impossible and find the formula that gave them their abilities. It was supposed to have been destroyed years ago.

Or so they were told.

Throw in government agents and the lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment start to blur. As the race for the answers about the virus continues the answers could cost them all their lives.

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Abra 

Abra

It reminds me of this book because of its ability to disappear at will reminds me of Ciere’s ability to change her appearance.

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Pokemon Reads Steel Type

Steel is a strong and resistant type that can’t be poisoned by other Pokemon types. All these books have strong heroes and heroines that don’t let things get them down.

Mechanica

Image result for Mechanica cover book

Nicolette is the Cinderella in this Cinderella story, only her awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica”.  The name fits though, her mother was an inventor and she is too, even though her mom is gone now. She’s got a life of servitude with her stepsisters.

However, life may have a few surprises left when Nicolette discovers a secret workshop in the cellar on her sixteenth birthday—and befriends Jules, a tiny magical metal horse. Nicolette starts to imagine a life beyond serving her stepsisters.

The timing is perfect there is technological exposition and a royal ball coming up, and Nicolette is going to invent her own happily ever after and wow the prince as well as the entrepreneurs as well.

Can Mechanica build a new life for herself or will she be stuck with the steps forever?

The Pokemon this book makes me think of is Magearna

Magearna\

The reason Magearna reminded me of Mechanica is that it seems like something she would invent and it also kind of looks like it’s wearing a ball gown.

Amazon: Mechanica

Children of Refuge

It’s barely been a day since Edwy was returned to Cursed City where he was born from Fredtown where he was raised. Now he’s being shipped off again, smuggled to a boarding school in Refuge City. He’s there with his sister and brother, but they don’t even like him very much.

But his sister and brother start to warm up to him and teach him about some of the technology he missed out on during his upbringing and some of the histories he missed as well.

But when he learns the other children from Fredtown are still in Cursed City, he makes a plan to try and get back to them, will his brother and sister help or are they too caught up in their own lives?

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is:Melmetal

Melmetal

It reminds me of Melmetal because Refuge City is the most advanced city that the people on Edwy’s side have, but it’s still sort of thrown together compared to their enemies just like Melmetal is made of just nuts and bolts.

Amazon: Children of Refuge

Seafire

Caledonia Styx lost her family to the corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, now she’s out for revenge. But her course takes her over dangerous seas with her ship Mors Navis, and her crew of girls and women. Her crew is all like her, people who have lost their families because of the evil warlord.

Their armored ship keeps them alive but isn’t any match face to face with Aric Athair’s full armored fleet. After Caledonia’s best friend and second-in-command barely survive an attack thanks to help from a Bullet looking to defect.

Caledonia must question everything she knows and feels about the Bullets, for a chance to bring Athair down once and for all. But will this boy be the key to victory or threaten everything the Mors Navis has worked so hard to create?

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Aegislash

Aegislash

Aegislash reminds me of this book because it reminds me of their ship the Mors Navis because the ship is based on metal and can be both defensive and offensive.

Amazon: Seafire

The Icebreaker Trilogy

After her parents allegedly committed treason, twelve-year-old Petrel is an outcast. She doesn’t fit anywhere among the three warring tribes. They all live on an ancient icebreaker that has been following the same ocean course for three hundred years.

But things change for Petrel when a boy has discovered on a frozen iceberg and the crew is on alert. Petrel hides him hoping for a friend, but what Petrel doesn’t know is the ship holds a secret and her new friend has been sent to destroy it.

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is the: Registeel

Registeel

Because the book deals with technological opinions on whether technology should play a role in society the book reminded me of the Pokemon who is kind of like a robot.

I also chose Registeel because it’s a legendary Pokemon and there is a very important piece of technology that comes up in the book.

Amazon: Icebreaker

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Books Like Eevee

Eevee is special Pokemon in the Pokemon universe in that it can evolve into eight different types. A lot of these evolutions are based on on the friendship your trainer has with the Pokemon. So I thought I’d do a special series on Eevee focusing on the different evolutions and friendship.

Instead of doing a list like I did for the other Pokemon types I’m just going to do one book each I think embodies each Pokemon. Join me as we explore Eevee’s types and go on another Pokemon and book adventure!

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Pokemon Reads Tag Flying Type

NewsPrints

Blue is a newsboy with a secret, she’s a girl. There is a war going on, and Blue loves living and working at the Bugle, the only paper in town that tells the truth. She doesn’t want to be stuck like the other girls, selling cookies to help the struggling economy.

While trying to get away from some rival newsboys, Blue stumbles into the lair of a scientist. Jack is weird and forgetful, so he offers Blue and internship to help with daily tasks and get his lab cleaned out. 

This sends Blue off on an adventure that will leave her questioning the truth of her city and her paper? Amongst the uproar will she be able to find the truth to be herself?

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Murkrow

Murkrow

Murkrow reminds me of NewsPrints because of a character that shows up in the story and their role in the war between the two countries. Murkrow is also the Darkness Pokemon so it also fits the character that shows up.

The Someday Birds

Charlie is autistic and his normal life has been changing ever since his war journalist father was injured in Afghanistan has now returned home.

His family has to head across the country, from Virgina to California for Charlie’s father to get medical treatment. Charlie reluctantly ends up traveling with his sister, a mysterious family friend and makes it his mission to spot all the birds he sees along the way.

He and his father had been planning a bird watching trip before his father’s injury. So if he spots all the birds he and his father had been planning to see, his father might just get better. 

I’m cautious about this book because I don’t believe the author is autistic and the chance for getting autism portrayed incorrectly goes up when that’s the case.

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is:Rowlet

Rowlet

I chose it because it reminds me of the birds that Charlie is trying to spot.

Amazon:The Someday Birds

Valkyrie

Freya is about to be a Valkyrie but she doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of her mother and sisters. She certainly doesn’t want anything to do with humans whose souls she’s going be reaping and bringing back to Vallhalla, the Hall of Heros.

But as she sees their world she begins to wonder what it would be like to interact with them and not bring death with just a touch, and when she’s sent on her first solo mission. To reap the soul of a fallen soldier with unfished business, she finds herself on a quest to the mortal world.

Will Freya find the true meaning of being a human, or will she finally accept her destiny?

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Articuno

Articuno

Because it’s a legendary Pokemon and Valkyrie’s are legendary figures also, they both can fly and it’s cold where Freya comes from and Articuno is also an ice Pokemon.

Amazon: Valkyrie

The Storm Crow

Thia was supposed to be a crow rider, that’s before everything fell apart.

In her kingdom of Rhodaire, magical elemental crows are what keeps the city running. They control all the elements.

But when the Illucian empire they rob Thia not only of her mother and her mentor but they destroy all the crows and crow eggs in a horrible fire.

Now Thia’s sister Caliza is the new queen of Rhodaire and she has been forced to agree to marry Thia to the Illucian crown prince in order to help save the kingdom and her people. Prince Ericen is every bit the evil prince and Thia can’t imagine going to an enemy city that has taken so much from her.

But before she and her sister find a crow egg in the rubble of the rookery. With it, in the heart of Ilucia she must ignite a rebellion and take back what was stolen from her.

The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Corviknight

Corviknight

This one was pretty simple, Corviknight is the crow Pokemon so it made perfect sense. It’s also used as a ride Pokemon in the game.

Amazon: The Storm Crow

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Pokemon Reads Tag-Fire Type

The fire at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 young immigrant workers, is one of the worst disasters since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. 

The story is told through the points of view of three very different young women. Bella, who has just emigrated from Italy and doesn’t speak a word of English; Yetta, a Russian immigrant and crusader for labor rights; and Jane, the daughter of a wealthy businessman.

Through a series of twists and turns, the women become close friends and all find themselves in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on March 25, 1911, the day of the fateful fire.

Margaret Peterson Haddix with her usual flair for suspense keeps you guessing about who makes it out alive right till the very end. 

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is Combusken

Combusken

Because it’s likely to combust like things did in the fire, it’s also a fighting Pokemon like the young women fighting for their rights.

Amazon: Uprising

A Spark of White Fire

The first book in a sci-fi retelling of the Mahabrahata, also great for the Year of the Asian Readathon.

Esmae is a princess that was sent away by her cursed mother. But all she’s ever wanted is to return home. Esmae has been raised far from her family on the planet Kali and would do anything to return to them.

When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home. She’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world.

She’ll also help her famous exile prince brother win back his crown. It will all be perfect. 

Until it falls apart. 

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Charizard

Charizard

Because it’s it’s a very powerful Pokemon and the book deals a lot with power and is based off an epic.

Amazon: A Spark of White Fire

The Unbreakable Code 

In a book all about codes, Emily and James are on high-alert towards the mysterious Mr. Quisling, who is definitely up to something mysterious. He drops a coded note at a book event, then leaves a series of encrypted messages in Mark Twain books.

But every book they find also seems to trigger an arson. As they dig deeper they realize Mr. Quisling is hunting a legendary historical puzzle called: The Unbreakable Code. But that doesn’t make up for the fact that he may very well be the arsonist.

Emily and James will have to choose between mystery and solving the arson attacks, as they race to crack the code of a lifetime even as the fire multiply.

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is:Magmortar

Magmortar

This Pokemon reminds me of the mysterious arsonist in the book because it’s destructive it’s even called the Blast Pokemon.

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Everblaze 

Everblaze

Picking up where The Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile left off, The Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze finds Sophie Foster is facing problems both at home and with her friends. Now that she can do mind healings, healings that bring a person back from a coma-like state which destroys their mind and memories called a break.

This ability is coming under fire from the Council, who are concerned about who it should and should not be used on, especially when it comes to the person who helped protect Sophie’s existence, Prentice. 

Not only that but the rebels may be closing in, when Sophie finds a tracker on her alicorn friend Silveny, it’s clear that the rebels can get anywhere they want and that they are after Silveny. They also keep finding a way to track Sophie, and when she find out that their enemies, the orges may be involved the stakes become higher.

Things get even more dangerous when the Council orders Sophie to heal mysterious pyrokinetic Fintan.

The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Blaziken

Blaziken

This Pokemon reminds me of this book partly because of its powers and partly because it sorta kinda looks like the villain.

You can also find my review here but beware of spoilers!

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze Review

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