Books Kids Fiction The Chronicles of The Virago, Book 1 The Novus

The Chronicles of The Virago, Book 1 The Novus

 
0.0
 
5.0 (5)
683   0
Age Range
10+
ISBN
1424133653
Buy This Book
      

User reviews

Average user rating from: 5 user(s)

Already have an account? or Create an account
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0  (5)
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0  (0)
Reader reviewed by Jeannie

THE CHRONICLES OF VIRAGO: BOOK 1 THE NOVUS is about a 12-year-old girl, Makenna Grace Gold, who is expected to step up and save her unborn siblings. This book incorporates faeries, who happen to be the ones recruiting her.



I like the fact that the main character of this book is a young girl. I have a 7-year-old girl and I would like to think that all the books that she reads would have such a positive image and send the message that girls can be just as strong and courageous as boys, not to mention they are capable of saving the world.



This book has strong, well-developed characters and it is easy to be drawn into the fantasy that is written on the pages. I would definitely recommend this book and I will be looking forward to the next book in the series. I can't wait to see what happens next. Keep checking back for the next book in the series.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader June 14, 2007
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

I would definitely recommend this book

Reader reviewed by Jeannie

THE CHRONICLES OF VIRAGO: BOOK 1 THE NOVUS is about a 12-year-old girl, Makenna Grace Gold, who is expected to step up and save her unborn siblings. This book incorporates faeries, who happen to be the ones recruiting her.



I like the fact that the main character of this book is a young girl. I have a 7-year-old girl and I would like to think that all the books that she reads would have such a positive image and send the message that girls can be just as strong and courageous as boys, not to mention they are capable of saving the world.



This book has strong, well-developed characters and it is easy to be drawn into the fantasy that is written on the pages. I would definitely recommend this book and I will be looking forward to the next book in the series. I can't wait to see what happens next. Keep checking back for the next book in the series.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by Natalie Novakowski

This story is about a 12-year-old girl named Makenna. Makennas mother is going to have twins.

One night when Makenna is sleeping, three faeries tell her she is the Virago and she is to protect the twins from evil. The babies are one boy and one girl. The faeries give Makenna a weapon called Armasword.

The next morning Makennas father wakes her up to go to the hospital because the twins are born. That afternoon she goes back with her father and they are almost hit by a car, but Makenna saves him with her skateboard. When she lands in the bushes at the hospital she sees an earthworm. The earthworm speaks to her. The earthworm tells Makenna that three faeries are sent to her to help her on her mission.

After her Mom and the twins come home, a nanny comes. She has a fake English accent. Makenna doesnt like her immediately. The next day when in the park with Mrs. Revel, the nanny, Makenna doesnt trust her. Then Makenna is attacked by giant, ugly dogs. She discovers that her skateboard can fly and become a shield. Makenna finds out that Mrs. Revel is actually the evil person the faeries told her about.

I liked The Chronicles of the Virago very much. It was hard to put it down and do homework. I wanted Makenna to destroy the evil. I also learned that it is important to do things to protect the future.

Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader April 29, 2007
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

It was hard to put it down and do homework.

Reader reviewed by Natalie Novakowski

This story is about a 12-year-old girl named Makenna. Makennas mother is going to have twins.

One night when Makenna is sleeping, three faeries tell her she is the Virago and she is to protect the twins from evil. The babies are one boy and one girl. The faeries give Makenna a weapon called Armasword.

The next morning Makennas father wakes her up to go to the hospital because the twins are born. That afternoon she goes back with her father and they are almost hit by a car, but Makenna saves him with her skateboard. When she lands in the bushes at the hospital she sees an earthworm. The earthworm speaks to her. The earthworm tells Makenna that three faeries are sent to her to help her on her mission.

After her Mom and the twins come home, a nanny comes. She has a fake English accent. Makenna doesnt like her immediately. The next day when in the park with Mrs. Revel, the nanny, Makenna doesnt trust her. Then Makenna is attacked by giant, ugly dogs. She discovers that her skateboard can fly and become a shield. Makenna finds out that Mrs. Revel is actually the evil person the faeries told her about.

I liked The Chronicles of the Virago very much. It was hard to put it down and do homework. I wanted Makenna to destroy the evil. I also learned that it is important to do things to protect the future.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by Ian (Age 13)

Mak is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Pasadena, California. Mak's mother is pregnant with twins. One night while she is sleeping, Mak is visited by three faeries who tell her that she is the "Virago", and that she must protect her yet-unborn siblings, a boy and a girl, from the forces of evil. The faeries give her the Armasword, a mystical weapon wielded by David of the Hebrews and King Arthur in the forms of David's Sling and Excalibur. The next morning, Mak's dad wakes her up early to go to the hospital where the twins are born. She instantly falls in love with the two babies. That afternoon after school as she arrives at the hospital to see them again, her dad is almost hit by a car. He would have been if she had not saved him with her Lowrider, a three-wheeled skateboard. Upon landing in the flowerbeds of the hospital after pushing her dad from harms way, an earthworm starts speaking to her. The earthworm, dubbed by Mak Fluffy, has a New York accent. He tells her that he was sent by the Faeries, whose names were Marigold, Bree and Dee, to help her on her quest. A week later when Mak's mother and the twins return from the hospital, a nanny with a fake English accent arrives at the door. The nanny, with her skin pulled too tightly over her face, is called Mrs. Revel, and Mak despises her immediately. The next day when Mrs. Revel takes the twins to the park, Mak tags along because she has been warned that Sir Seaton, the devil, will be searching for the twins to destroy their chance of growing up to defeat all evil. When she arrives at the park, she stays close to Mrs. Revel and the twins in their double stroller. All goes well until Mak is attacked by one of the hounds, giant ugly dogs from hell that can shoot heat beams out of their eyes. She discovers that the Lowrider is her version of the Armasword and has the ability to fly and become a shield. After the battle with the hound is over, Mak discovers that Mrs. Revel is actually Marigold in disguise, and that Fluffy is a traitor that tipped the hound off to their location. Mak must protect the babies from Sir Seaton and his two henchmen. While normally they are unnaturally beautiful women, they can transform into their true form, giant reptilian monsters called the Alghanii.

"The Chronicles of the Virago" is an original book, and Michael K. Bialys writes differently than most authors. This book is for ages 10 and up who enjoy reading about a normal person being thrust into a situation they never dreamed of.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader March 19, 2007
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

Imaginative

Reader reviewed by Ian (Age 13)

Mak is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Pasadena, California. Mak's mother is pregnant with twins. One night while she is sleeping, Mak is visited by three faeries who tell her that she is the "Virago", and that she must protect her yet-unborn siblings, a boy and a girl, from the forces of evil. The faeries give her the Armasword, a mystical weapon wielded by David of the Hebrews and King Arthur in the forms of David's Sling and Excalibur. The next morning, Mak's dad wakes her up early to go to the hospital where the twins are born. She instantly falls in love with the two babies. That afternoon after school as she arrives at the hospital to see them again, her dad is almost hit by a car. He would have been if she had not saved him with her Lowrider, a three-wheeled skateboard. Upon landing in the flowerbeds of the hospital after pushing her dad from harms way, an earthworm starts speaking to her. The earthworm, dubbed by Mak Fluffy, has a New York accent. He tells her that he was sent by the Faeries, whose names were Marigold, Bree and Dee, to help her on her quest. A week later when Mak's mother and the twins return from the hospital, a nanny with a fake English accent arrives at the door. The nanny, with her skin pulled too tightly over her face, is called Mrs. Revel, and Mak despises her immediately. The next day when Mrs. Revel takes the twins to the park, Mak tags along because she has been warned that Sir Seaton, the devil, will be searching for the twins to destroy their chance of growing up to defeat all evil. When she arrives at the park, she stays close to Mrs. Revel and the twins in their double stroller. All goes well until Mak is attacked by one of the hounds, giant ugly dogs from hell that can shoot heat beams out of their eyes. She discovers that the Lowrider is her version of the Armasword and has the ability to fly and become a shield. After the battle with the hound is over, Mak discovers that Mrs. Revel is actually Marigold in disguise, and that Fluffy is a traitor that tipped the hound off to their location. Mak must protect the babies from Sir Seaton and his two henchmen. While normally they are unnaturally beautiful women, they can transform into their true form, giant reptilian monsters called the Alghanii.

"The Chronicles of the Virago" is an original book, and Michael K. Bialys writes differently than most authors. This book is for ages 10 and up who enjoy reading about a normal person being thrust into a situation they never dreamed of.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by NH

My daughter and I have been captivated by the imagery and action in this adventurous book. At age 7, she is thrilled by the heroine and excited by the story! This story will grow with her as she rereads over the next year. She can't put it down and asks to be read chapter after chapter every night! She also picks it up to read on her own as well!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader January 17, 2007
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

Captivated

Reader reviewed by NH

My daughter and I have been captivated by the imagery and action in this adventurous book. At age 7, she is thrilled by the heroine and excited by the story! This story will grow with her as she rereads over the next year. She can't put it down and asks to be read chapter after chapter every night! She also picks it up to read on her own as well!

Was this review helpful to you? 
Reader reviewed by Michelle

The book follows the adventures of Makenna Gold who is recruited by three Fairies to protect her twin baby brother and sister. Makenna must ensure the future of the world by protecting the twins who are the hope for this world's future. Makenna is just an average 12-year old, who must now save the world by protecting the newborn twins!

In many ways it is a coming of age novel, as Makenna must learn to deal with her new awesome responsibilities, and her role as a Defender of hope, called "The Virago."

My daughter loved this book. She is 11 years old and completely identified with the main character Makenna. The book had lots of good suspenseful moments and some humor as well.

A fun quick read for kids!

Hightly recommended!!!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
a reader Reviewed by a reader December 09, 2006
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (20052)

My daughter loved this book

Reader reviewed by Michelle

The book follows the adventures of Makenna Gold who is recruited by three Fairies to protect her twin baby brother and sister. Makenna must ensure the future of the world by protecting the twins who are the hope for this world's future. Makenna is just an average 12-year old, who must now save the world by protecting the newborn twins!

In many ways it is a coming of age novel, as Makenna must learn to deal with her new awesome responsibilities, and her role as a Defender of hope, called "The Virago."

My daughter loved this book. She is 11 years old and completely identified with the main character Makenna. The book had lots of good suspenseful moments and some humor as well.

A fun quick read for kids!

Hightly recommended!!!

Was this review helpful to you? 
 
Powered by JReviews

LATEST YABC BLOG POSTS - BLOG TOURS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND GIVEAWAYS

View more blog entries

Latest Book Listings Added

Category: Young Adult Indie
Three full length novels in one supernatural collection. In the hauntingly beautiful and dramatic, The Bird With The Broken...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
Molly Lennox is a typical teenager, living a typical teenage life on the planet of Mars. Her alien sister, Pirra,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
For seventeen-year-old Lena, living in the trailer park with the rest of town’s throwaways isn’t exactly paradise. Dealing with a...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Murphy wants to help Sally and Mama build a new life in Nome, but life in the mining town is...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Ian Fleming's treasured classic soars in a deluxe edition featuring John Burningham's vibrant, full-color original illustrations. Famous for creating James...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Amy Green is finally turning fourteen, and her mother and Dave are getting married on her birthday! Wedding fever is...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Flat Stanley is back to save the day in the twelfth exciting Worldwide Adventures chapter book, just in time to...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
In their third adventure, Bramble and Maggie explore a new season together — fall! Leaves crunch underfoot. Acorns ping off...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Amy Namey, Ace Reporter, is on the hunt for a good news story. But not a lot happens in the...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Marissa tells lies. To herself, about the fact that her brother abandoned her. To her grandmother, when she says “everything’s...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Caitlyn is planning on having a carefree summer before she goes off to college. She has left the past behind...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
After Wendy is kidnapped by her own mother, the only way she can survive wartime Germany is with the help...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Flipping Scales-thumb.jpg
Category: Young Adult Indie
Meredith and Marina’s lives have been flipped upside down. When the translucent skirt that straight-A-student Meredith finds hidden...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Monarch TN.jpg
Category: Young Adult Indie
Some small town secrets need to be told . . . Stealing the family car is not 14-year-old Darby Fletcher’s...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Tandem cover thumbnail.jpg
Category: Young Adult Indie
An ex-con. A tandem bicycle. And a bike trip through the mountains. Not exactly the ideal conditions for a father-son...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Sword and its Servant Title (with age warning)
Category: Young Adult Indie
Between Our World and Hel, Uncover... Deep lore, Dark intrigue, Depraved enemies. The links between the...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
legendary
Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Juniper Sawfeather is choosing which college to attend after graduation. She wants to get as far away from her environmental...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Top Five Things That Are Ruining Chloe’s Day 5) Working the 6:30 a.m. shift at GoodFoods Market 4) Crashing a...
 
0.0
 
3.7 (1)