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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
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life, and for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.
2. The last books I read
The Death Cure (Maze Runner #3) by James Dashner
Read my full review here. A disappointing end to a promising trilogy. A series of chaotic incidents rather than a strong conclusion. Such a shame! 😦
What it’s about:
They’ve escaped the Maze and made it across the Scorch. Now will the survivors get their memories back and help WICKED save mankind from a lethal pandemic?
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Read my full review here. I cannot praise this book enough. As close to perfect as a story can get, and all in a couple of hundred pages. Wonderful stuff. Get this book now. But be warned: unless your tear ducts don’t work, you should have tissues at the ready.
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.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Victoria Schwab)
I haven’t got round to writing a full review yet. But I can tell you this is terrific. Another 5-star effort from V. E. Schwab. Excellent characters and a master-class in plotting (in both senses of the word). Brilliant.
I also loved V. E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic: review here.
What it’s about:
I read this book without having a clue what it was about. And I think that’s best. If you’d like to know more before reading it, click on the cover image to go to the full blurb at Goodreads (which I think contains too many spoilers). I will say that this is a story of supernatural powers, ambition, betrayal and revenge. Oh, and there’s a dog. Mustn’t forget the dog.
3. What I’ll read next
Still no sign of my library order of Disclaimer by Renée Knight, so after the Ishiguro I have:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called “Le Cirque des Reves,” and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway–a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per-formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂