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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 Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I’ve only read a couple of chapters of this so far. I’m waiting to see if I can find time to read it in one sitting and when I’m in a happy place. Firstly because it’s quite short and I think it will benefit from a straight read-through. Secondly, I have a son, and I get the feeling I will be sobbing at certain points while reading.
The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming… This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.
2. The last books I read
Two AGAIN this week!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Read my full review here. I really enjoyed this and only had a couple of niggles. I give it 4/5 and look forward to the sequel!
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.
The Scorch Trails (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner
Lots of action, familiar characters and a strong narrative arc make The Scorch Trials another quick, entertaining read. I think it was a little better than The Maze Runner.
I’m now hoping that the final installment of the series, The Death Cure, is a satisfying conclusion and gives me all the answers I need.
My version of a blurb:
The maze in Book 1 was just the start. The survivors are now thrown into trial 2: a 100-mile trek across a post-apocalytic, sun-baked wasteland with all sort of nasties between them and a supposed “safe haven”. And all in the name of helping to produce a cure for a disease which threatens to wipe out mankind. Who will make it? And who the heck are WICKED, the organization behind the trials?
3. What I’ll read next
I’ve given up hope of my library order of Disclaimer by Renée Knight turning up any time soon. So, I have these to keep me going:
Vicious by V.E. Schwab was on Kindle offer at 99p. After how much I enjoyed A Darker Shade of Magic I couldn’t resist! Never Let Me Go has been on my TBR for ages…
I’ve just realized that’s all a bit dark. Might need to get a few light summery reads to cheer myself up!
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
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