on July 16, 2011 :
SYBIL NELSON'S "PRISCILLA THE GREAT" SERIES (REVIEW)
These books are absolutely wonderful. The heroine, Priscilla is spunky, spirited, and completely what you'd expect a 12 year old super girl to be. The message of 'girl power' in these books is one thing that I really loved. This is a series that every young girl should read from ages 9 and up. While I was reading I'd give my own daughter an idea of what the books were about and now she's dying to get her hands on them. I feel that Sybil Nelson has definitely found her niche in the writing world and these books are destined to become huge! I can't wait for more in the series!
The story is one that catches you in its grasp and doesn't let go, if you read only one middle-grade series this year you must make it "Priscilla the Great"! Be sure to check out the website for Priscilla as well at: http://www.priscillathegreat.com/
-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
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(reviewed 64 days after purchase)
on July 4, 2011 :
Once again, a captivating plot and more insight into the loveable characters! My only complain is that I would have liked the novel to be a little longer, but all in all, this is a fantastic book! Looking forward to the sequel!
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)
on June 10, 2011 :
They’re ba-a-a-ck! Priscilla and her family and friends continue their mysterious, super power ways.
When the president’s daughter is kidnapped, Priscilla and the crew hop on board to rescue her, as well as protect the secrets they’ve kept hidden about their abilities. New problems, new (fabulous) characters, and new feelings arise in this sequel.
I feel sequels are usually a slight let down, but The Kiss of Life is as strong (if not stronger) than the first installment. The characters come to life, and the adventures keep you turning the page. A quick and fun read that will stay with you after you finish the last page…which, by the way, is another cliff hanger!
I LOVE Priscilla and her fabulous adventures. The ONLY reason I rated this four out of five stars is because it ends in a cliff hanger. I do look forward to reading the next installment though.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
on June 1, 2011 :
Here we welcome Miss Priss back. At the end of our first story our lovely heroine required a family change of scenery to a more remote location due to the whole government/super duper mutant assassins trying to kill them all. Their drastic change has torn Priss from her BFF (that knows all the secrets) and her new boyfriend (that keeps getting his memory erased to protect him). Yet she is still in contact with both, and has her new budding friendships with the other mutant children to keep her quasi occupied. Her older brother being psychic and two younger brothers (the twins of terror) keep her on her toes.
From the end battle at the conclusion of the first story we find Priss' mom, the first successful mutant test tube baby assassin has been stripped of her powers and ill, making Priss the lead mutant world savior. When we re-join Priss' story she has gone on a few life saving missions and is currently prepping for her first real date with her new boyfriend.
The all hell breaks loose and she's suddenly thrust into action as the new First Daughter has been kidnapped, by Priss!! Or at least her look-a-like. The roller coaster ride, with some lovely teen twists, commences and once again Miss Priss is having to save the world from the uber crazy assassins. All while dealing with a new boyfriend, a super mutant crush and her mom being sick all the time. Ah but with her new powers comes a new calm and ability to problem solve!
the story was just as good as the first and I look forward to more of Priss' antics/adventures. Sybil does an excellent job drawing the reader in and making them think like a 13 year old girl! Most definitely recommend this to any new teen or pre teen!
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
on May 28, 2011 :
More adventures await Priscilla, her family and friends in their effort to stop Colonel Selliwood Dr. Witherall. After moving from their home in Pennsylvania Priscilla and her family try to keep a low profile, but somehow trouble continues to find them. A great sequal to Priscilla the Great, I enjoyed this one as much as the previous and I am excited to see what adventures come next for Priscilla!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on May 13, 2011 :
priscilla and family are back for more adventures. The President of the United States teen daughter gets kidnapped by priscilla or so it looks like. Priscilla was on a date at the time with kyle at a movie theater so thier date got cancelled. Priscilla does more missions with Marco. Her plain gets almost shot down. She gets even with the 8th grade class at her old school because they have been given tia a hard time this year. Priscilla gets in fights with other mutants trying to kill her. Fun action makes it seem real like. I am not a fan of cliffenders so I hope the next book comes out right away. I enjoyed the book think kids and adults can enjoy Priscill the Great books.
(reviewed the day of purchase)