This weeks reads roundup.
Poison Study by Maria V Snyder amazing, couldn’t put it down loved every minute. I know it’s not really similar to Ted Dekker’s Lost Books of History series but it had the same kind of awesome suspense vibe, brilliantly and beautifully written and described, you can really get emerged in this world. Looking forward to reading Magic Study followed by Fire Study, hope Amazon sorts out the problems reported in Fire Study by the time I get around to downloading it! (review coming)
The First Night by M S Fowle this was actually a really interesting dystopian read. I thought it would be fairly predictable but even though it was in parts, it still kept me interested which when you know me and how I feel about YA Vampire books, is saying a lot. I wasn’t expected to like it, even with the 5 star review on Amazon, but I thought as it was 77p I wasn’t losing much. Turned out to really enjoy it and I’m sure I’ll get around to reading the sequel The First Blood sometime soon. (review coming)
Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo pretty much anything that Michael Morpurgo writes, I like. This was very similar to The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips which is one of my favourite short stories ever. This time instead of following the journey of a girl, living in Devon during wwII and having townies come to her, this story is about two boys from London coming to live on a Devon farm after being evacuated and saving a German pilot so it’s a different side to the story. (review coming)
Dragon Stones by Kristian Alva I’ve always loved Dragons, and medieval mythology, arthurian legend etc.. I’m right in there, so anything with Dragons in the title is pretty much a no brainer when it comes to buying it or not. A little way in I was a bit put off because the King is fearful of Dragons, Magic and the Old Religion, so I was crying out NOO don’t kill the dragons!!! but they’re ok.. they survive, undercover! this is book one of the series so hopefully can pick up the rest of the story soon. (review coming)
Final book for this week, which I’ve started and about half way through is The Infernal Devices book 1: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and I am really, really, loving steampunk right now. I didn’t really know about it till this past week and of course, then realised that I have read steampunk before in one of my favourite series of all time. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. I have Book 2 on standby because I just know when I’m finished with this I’ll want to read the next instalment! Also.. on Audible.co.uk the awesome Jennifer Ehle (Elizabeth Bennet from BBC Pride & Prejudice 1995) narrating it. I might have to use my free credit to get it, even though I’m reading the Kindle version.
What did you read last week and what are you planning to read over the Jubilee weekend and into next week?
This weeks reads roundup.