The Mortal instruments is a six book series written by Cassandra Clare. These amazing books are about the Shadowhunters of the New York Institute. Shadowhunters are a race of human and angel hybrids which protect the mundane/human world from demons, while also keeping downworlders in line. Downworlders are vampires, werewolves, the fae, and warlocks.
The series, The Mortal Instruments, consists of the following six books, City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire, in that order. These follow the story of a sixteen year old girl, Clary Fray, living in New York and her discovery of the shadow world. After being hidden from it, Clary Fray is thrust into this world and discovers that she is a shadowhunter. Anywhere she goes so does her best friend, Simon Lewis, who is also thrown into this world but as a mundane. They meet the golden boy, Jace Wayland, and his adoptive family, the Lightwoods, who are also shadowhunters in the New York Institute. Together Jace, Clary, Simon, Isabelle and Alexander Lightwood need to find the mortal cup and stop Valentine from accomplishing his evil goal. Secrets and lies are revealed that just might break even the best of the shadowhunters.
If you like to read fantasy, this series is definitely recommended.
by Skyla Lee
Grammy Awards take place every year, and many people go to the awards ceremony, and many of them watch it on TV. This year was the 59th Annual Grammy Award and Adele won both record of the year and album of the year, and also the most Grammys. Chance the Rapper came in second. Beyonce did win one award, for best urban contemporary album. The ceremony featured a tribute to Prince, who died this year.
The program was excellent!
Did you go to the dance on Friday, February 3, 2017? If you did not, here is what happened. The dance started at 7:00 p.m. and ended at 9:00 p.m. It was a great time to hang out with friends after school. After about an hour, everyone in the gymnasium did the Harlem Shake. The DJ played many songs that almost everyone knew and enjoyed.
The play Hamilton is an amazing story about Hamilton, a man who lived in the 1700s and changed the course of America as we know it. I have asked many people about their experience of watching Hamilton and I have heard nothing but good feedback. Many critics have said that the play is too good for words and that everyone should see it.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an new installation to the Harry Potter World. Newt Scamander, (the author of the textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) goes to New York City in the 1920’s with his case of Magical beasts. When a few break out, he and a few friends have to run around New York trying to find them. As he goes on this journey we learn more about the American wizarding world, a little more about Grindelwald, and of course several new beasts. On a scale of one to ten, I would give this movie a thirty-five.
This movie is rated PG-13 and is about 2 hours and 13 minutes long.
by Ally Nemkovich
Within this series, there are four books: Alice In Zombieland, Through the Zombie Glass,
The Queen of Zombie Hearts, and A Mad Zombie Party. The White Rabbit Chronicles is a book series about about a girl named–you guessed it–Alice.
In the first book, her entire family is killed in a car crash… or were they? Throughout her entire life, Alice’s dad has warned her about the monsters in the world, and Alice is starting to think he was right; what if that’s what she had seen after their car flipped over? She moves in with her grandparents and transfers to a new school .There, she meets her new best friend Kat, and the dark and mysterious Cole Holland. She soon finds out about the hidden world of zombies and slayers and must put her newly discovered powers to use.
I have read this series before, but recently I reread it because of the release in September of the newest book, A Mad Zombie Party. This is one of my favorite book series (just behind the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series). I highly recommend this series if you enjoy action, sci-fi, and/or romance.
Hey there Lancers! We are going to be doing another Elf on The Shelf column this year! All you have to do is take a picture of your elf in any crazy spot, turn the pic into a .jpg and send it to Mrs. Shelley. We can’t wait to see what your elves do.