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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?
As always, clicking on the cover image will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.
1. What I’m reading at the moment
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel
The blurb: 17 years ago, a young girl named Rose fell through the ground in the Black Hills and found herself in an underground chamber filled with gleaming symbols, lying in the palm of a giant metal hand. Now a physicist, Rose leads a research team struggling to determine the hand’s origins. When another giant limb is discovered, she quickly devises a method for unearthing the hidden pieces, convinced there is an entire body out there waiting to be found.
Halfway around the globe, Kara watches helplessly as her helicopter shuts down over a pistachio field in Turkey. That’ll leave a mark, but she’s about to crash her way into what might be the greatest endeavor in human history.
This is a hunt for truth, power, and giant body parts. Written as a series of interview transcripts, journal entries and mission logs, The Themis Files tells the tale of a handful of people whose lives are inexorably linked by the discovery of an alien device and the commotion that follows.
2. The last books I read
Flawed by Cecilia Ahern
Flawed is a very good YA dystopia which I have no reservations recommending to anyone who enjoys the genre. I look forward to reading the second, concluding part of the story. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.
In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.
AND… brace yourselves…
The Second Chance Shoe Shop by Marcie Steele; From Wallflower to Countess by Janice Preston; Shizzle, Inc by Ana Spoke
I did a post on Monday featuring three mini reviews for these books which I’ve read over the past few weeks.
I must say again that I would have liked to give them each their own review post – they certainly deserved one. It was just that my imagination let me down and I couldn’t think of anything more to write than, “this is good, read it if you like this sort of thing”.
3. What I’ll read next
The Rose and the Dagger (Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh
I was beyond delighted to win a giveaway run by the lovely Faith at aliasfaithrivens to receive a book of my choice. I’m hoping it arrives tomorrow so I can get started as soon as I finish Sleeping Giants 🙂 Thank you again Faith and hooray!
I’m really looking forward to it because the few reviews I’ve seen so far (skim reading them to avoid spoilers) have been incredibly positive.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
And elsewhere on the blog…
Last week I made a white chocolate layer cake with raspberry buttercream. A great cake for a party 🙂
Claire Huston / Art and Soul