Happy Wednesday Folks!
I hope you’re having a good week so far. I don’t have anything to note other than mental exhaustion (the end/beginning of the month tend to be that way for me now), so let’s get things rolling!
Every Wednesday I participate in a meme called WWW Wednesday.
This meme is a challenge where you simply share what you’re reading, what you’ve recently finished, and what you hope to read in the near future.
The meme is currently handled by Taking On A World of Words, and anybody can participate.
Simply read the 3 W questions below and answer them should you want to:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Ever have one of those weeks? You’ve taken an overdose of magic, you’ve magically melted a twelve-year old, and Magic HQ has just sent a letter “requesting” you come by to discuss your magic control issues.
No? Just me then?
I don’t want to go. After all, I’ve got a boss in a wheelchair (my fault), a cat who demands his treats on schedule, and a strong desire not to get involved in another magical community.
But when someone slips me information tying my parents’ disappearance to HQ, I can’t pack my bags quickly enough.
I’m soon destroying historical displays, befriending befuddled ghosts, and focusing more on uncovering the truth about my past than on studying. Which, given HQ has a magic test for me that if I fail…well, best not to think about that.
This second book of the Cassie Black Trilogy squeezes you through a magic portal, lodges you in a hidden spot of the Tower of London, and teaches you the real reason Mr. Tenpenny hates those Harry Potter references.
If you like the unforgettable characters, snarky humor, and paranormal mystery of Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series, and if you’ve ever wondered what those garden gnomes are really up to, you’ll love this second book of the Cassie Black Trilogy.
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Opinion so far:
Right now I’m just over halfway through this book, and I’m really enjoying it! It has the magic, mystery, and funny quirks that I enjoyed from the first. Hoping to get this one finished by Thursday or Friday at the latest. Stay tuned for my review!
Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.
When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.
As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?
Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would and ended up DNF’ing it. It kind of dragged for me, and I just wasn’t having as much fun as I wanted to, so I moved on to better things. Oh well!
Next on my TBR:
Opinion so far:
Up next on my immediate TBR is the second graphic novel for Locke & Key (the first one was amazing!). I’m reading the series with Misty from Misty’s Book Space, and I’m hoping this one turns out to be just as great!
After that is another buddy read, but with Gigi aka The Beachy Reader. We’ll be reading The Good House by Tananarive Due. This one looks to be the perfect scary book, so I can’t wait.
Following that I’ll be delving right back into Locke & Key with Misty again. There are some new releases I may need to read later on in April (two releases on 4/19/21 and one on 4/27/21, oh my!) so I’m going to try to binge as much Locke & Key as I can before then and enjoy the light reads.
Best of luck on your reading journeys, fellow readers!
That’s a Wrap!
Okay folks, that’s my WWW Wednesday for this week.
What does your reading pile look like? Have you read any of the books on my list? Do you have any opinions or feedback on the books I chose? Feel free to share in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe or follow my bookish journeys!
Happy Reading Everyone!