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The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
1. What I’m reading at the moment
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
I had heard good things about this first installment in a series from Sarah J. Maas from many book bloggers. And then there was a copy in my local library, sitting all alone and unloved. It called to me!
I’ve only just started so not much to report so far!
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
2. The last books I read
TWO this week!
The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood (2015)
I had mixed feelings about this book, and would encourage you to read my full review. The summary is: there are many good things about this book, but it is definitely one for fans of comedy chick-lit. I think it is likely to irritate, rather than entertain, those who are not fans of this subgenre.
My version of a blurb:
When twenty-something singleton Jess Beam finds herself without a home, job or friends, she finds and starts to live with her estranged grandmother. Desperate for the cash from a prospective publishing deal, they embark on a project to see if Jess can make an apparently eternal bachelor scumbag fall in love with her using the tips fromher grandmother’s 1950s “good woman” guides to dating.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
You can read my full review here.
This is fine and was sufficiently entertaining to make me want to read the two other books in the series at some point. But it wasn’t so amazing that I had to download them right away and then deprive myself of vital sleep to read them (as I did with The Hunger Games).
If any of you have read The Scorch Trials or Death Cure, please let me know if I should bother!
When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible maze.
Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know who or how they came to be there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out.
3. What I’ll read next
Disclaimer by Renée Knight (2015) – if my order EVER turns up at my local library.
As a back-up, I have a copy of The Scorch Trials (part 2 of The Maze Runner trilogy) ready to go and…
Thank you to Becky at Blogs of a Bookaholic for recommending A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Her 5/5 review is wonderful and sent me straight to the online library catalogue to reserve a copy! Unfortunately I couldn’t get the version with the fantastic illustrations… 😦
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
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