Red Samurai by Tiffiny Hall
The small town of Laternwood is a place where ninjas and samurai fight. Roxy Ran is the powerful White Warrior, a ninja who can control the four elements -fire, water, earth and wind. She can also turn invisible when she chooses. Described as the most skilled and most talented ninja in the ninja clan, she is invincible - or is she? Roxy hears about the serpent sword, a powerful weapon that can completely transform a samurai into a deadly enemy which will fight the White Warrior. Roxy hopes that the legend will never come true. But when it does, will she have the courage to fight and put her life on the line?
My favourite part of the book was when Roxy used hew new white warrior powers to help get the kites that Hero had cut from their strings for the little children. It showed her friendliness and kindness side instead of just her fierce martial arts fighting one.
Roxy Ran, a 13 year old girl, lives with her ninja mother, her annoying sister and her mother’s artistic boyfriend. She has become the white ninja after defeating many horrible beasts in the cemetery of warriors. But after consuming the Tiger Scrolls, a powerful item that allows the owner to control the elements, she has realised that she has started an endless fight between ninjas and samurai.
I lived this book because Tiffiny Hall wrote each chapter with exciting things that kept me absorbed deeply within the story. The different events kept me totally interested throughout the book. It was a maze of twists and turns.
I would recommend this book to people who like twists in their stories, as this one contains many that are unexpected. People who do martial arts may also like this book. Also, those who have read the previous novel in this series, White Ninja, will be interested to see what happens next in this brilliant novel. I would recommend the whole series to readers.
Reviewed by Shine (12 years old)