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Hello Hello! How are you?

I’ve already had a very busy week between doing blog things and university work and trying to do more research on my thesis, all while trying to cram in some reading, so I am a little bit like a walking zombie. It’s not too long until the weekend though. How has your week been so far?

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words.

WWW Wednesday is based on 3 questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key (#1 Through the Fairy Door) by Estelle Grade Tudor

Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key (Through The Fairy Door, #1)

I am currently reading this book for the Middle Grade Marvels book club as the February BOTM. We have only read one section so far (we split the books into 4), but things are getting off to a quick start, we are getting lots of answers, and I am loving it. The pace is really fast, there are a lot of interesting characters, including animals, a mystery is already talked about, and I can’t wait to dive into the next section soon!

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys

I am also buddy reading this book with the TWR Gang book club and we are loving it. I love fantasy, so this was the best pick for me. My first impressions after the first section (again, divided the book into 4) is that this culture is so rich, so beautiful and there is so much to know. I did find it slightly info-dumpy, but I get it, it’s not the biggest book, and there are a lot of things happening already. I love the characters so far and I’m excited to see what they get up to.

The Red Scrolls of Magic (#1 The Eldest Curses) by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses, #1)

I’m buddy reading this book with Fiona and Erika, I’m about a third of the way into it, and let me tell you, I AM OBSESSED. I think I can say that the Eldest Curses is so far my favourite series of the whole Shadowhunter world we have read together so far. I love Magnus and Alec, so much is happening, the pace is wild, the chapters are shorter than usual (thank goodness) and I’m just loving my time reading it, so much that I might even have to finish it this weekend (sorry, not sorry)!

Blue Shadow Prophecy (#2 Chimera) by Anca Antoci

Blue Shadow Prophecy (Chimera, #2)

I’m reading this book as a kind of author request but also because when Anca told me that she was releasing the second book in this series, I might have screamed. I loved the first Chimera book, it was so much fun and unique, I loved it, so I’m very glad that I’ve been given the chance to read the second book – thank you Anca. I’m not too far into it yet, but loving it and I’m excited to keep on reading. I should have my review up for this book on Saturday!

The Library of the Dead (#1 Edinburgh Nights) by T. L. Huchu

The Library of the Dead (Edinburgh Nights, #1)

I read this book at the end of last week and I have to say that I loved it. It was such a unique voice, with an amazing writing style, I loved the mix of Scottish and Zimbabwean cultures, the magic system, hints for the next books and the characters – wow they were awesome. I am just going to keep gushing about it, or you could go read my full review for it here – you won’t want to miss it.

Specter by Katie Jane Gallagher

Specter

I read this book on Sunday, yes, you read that right. I started AND finished it on the same day because it was so good and I couldn’t tear myself away from it. This was a book that I would not have picked up had it not been for BBNYA (sign up to the 2021 panel!!) and I have to say that I had so much fun reading it. A really unique, atmospheric, and mysterious story that you won’t want to miss, you can read my full review I posted for the tour here!

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 1: The Crucible

Last night I got in a big chunk of reading and I was finally able to finish this comic. I didn’t read this in one go because I just didn’t feel it for some reason. I love the Sabrina series on Netflix, and this comic is supposedly horror, but I wasn’t scared and it was fairly morbid, but I just was not a fan. I think I didn’t really enjoy it because this is (I think) my first-ever comic, but I’ll try again with a different genre maybe (please give me recs!). I gave this book 2.5 stars and I won’t be reviewing it because I just can’t be bothered!

The Murder on the Links (#2 Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie

The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2)

I’m going to be picking up this book soon as part of the Hercule Poirot Readalong that Jenny and I decided to do. We are going to be reading all the books in this series in publication order (YAY, my little heart is happy) and actually, loads of people from the TWR gang joined us, so it’s going to be great. We are hoping to discuss this book at the end of the month and I really want to start this soon.

Rivers of London (#1 Rivers of London) by Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London (Rivers of London, #1)

Another buddy read/readalong here. Fiona set this up because it is one of her favourite series and she convinced me and loads of other buddies from the TWR gang to join in reading the whole series together. We are discussing the first third of this book on Friday, so I’m going to pick this up tonight, I can’t wait!!

Calico Thunder Rides Again by T. A. Hernandez

Calico Thunder Rides Again

This is the next book that is going on tour with @The_WriteReads as part of the #BBNYA2020 blog tours for the finalists! I am excited to start this book because a lot of people from the panel actually said that it was great. I’m not a fan of the cover, but I’ve been told the book is way better than one would assume, so I’m going to be diving into this one in the days to come and will have my review up at the start of next week!

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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4 Comments

  1. Wonderful post, Ellie! I’m glad you enjoyed Library of the Dead and it’s so exciting that you’re reading Cemetery Boys – that’s been on my list for months now! Calico Thunder was a fun read for sure. 😊

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