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Hello Hello! How are you?

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of the week, I feel like my week-long half-term holiday is going by much too quickly. Unfortunately, not an actual “holiday” for me as I am concentrating on my thesis research and hoping to get ahead with some other assignments! I plan to spend the weekend reading though! How has your week been?

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?

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

Rivers of London (Rivers of London, #1)

I am reading this book with a bunch of buddies from the TWR Gang as we are going to be reading the whole River of London series together in the coming months. I have read just over a third of this book so far and wow, just wow. I am so glad that Fiona convinced me to start this series. This is the kind of humour I adore, along with such a fun adventure, so far very interesting characters, scenes in a morgue (yes I’m morbid) and mysteries! I am loving it and I can’t wait to read more!

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

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

We are halfway through this book for the Middle Grade Marvels book club for February and this is such a cute book so far. The chapters are very short, and the pace is just so fast, I feel like we are whizzing through this book! I love the descriptions of Fairyland, it is so colourful and happy despite all the awful things happening to the people there and the land, I think this one is going to be really fun and I am looking forward to the next section!

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys

The book club pick for the TWR Gang book club is so far very enjoyable. When I started it, I knew I was going to love it and the second section did not disappoint. I really like Yadriel’s character, but I think that my favourite is Maritza, she is so badass, I love her. I was really interested to see more of Julian and I’m intrigued as to what is going on!

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

With the Fire on High

I started this three days ago and I’m nearly already halfway through. This is the kind of YA contemporary/romance that I love and that no matter what mood I’m in, or what my pain was like that day, I can just whizz through it. I don’t read many contemporaries because they are just not generally my thing, but this one is great, I am loving it and hoping to get through another chunk tonight, maybe even finish it!

Aether Ones by Wendi Coffman-Porter

Aether Ones

It’s my stop on the #blogtour organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads on the 20th of February and I still have just about half of this book to read. I’m not really sure of my thoughts on this one so far, I am enjoying it, but the last chapter I read, I did so half asleep and it was the weirdest experience ever. I don’t know if my brain invented things as I struggled my way through and trying to stay awake, but I’ll have to go back and check!

Blue Shadow Prophecy (#2 Chimera) by Anca Antoci

Blue Shadow Prophecy (Chimera, #2)

I had quite a successful reading week and weekend and I’m so glad that I was able to get to this book because it is the second in a series that I already love. I read book 1 last year and when Anca told me about the release of book 2 and offered to send it to me to read, I couldn’t say no. This was a great second instalment, and I read it so quickly, I can’t wait for more from this world, this plot and these characters, but in the meanwhile, here is my full review. I gave this book 4 stars.  

Calico Thunder Rides Again by T. A. Hernandez

Calico Thunder Rides Again

I finished this book this weekend for the #BBNYA2020 blog tour organised by @The_WriteReads that started on Monday and out of the finalist books that I’ve read so far, I think this was my least favourite. I still gave it 3.5 stars, but I think I was just expecting more from it, or something different. I enjoyed what I read, I just really wanted a bigger focus on the circus and Calico Thunder herself instead of events around her. If you like the sound of a magical circus with amazing animals and an intriguing plot, then head over to my full review of it!

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

The Red Scrolls of Magic

I also finished this book this weekend because I just could not hold back from reading it any longer. As you know, I’ve been reading the Shadowhunter books with Fiona for the past 6 or so months and this month, Erika has joined our little mission. This is the book for February and I have to say that so far, out of all the Shadowhunter series, this is 100% my favourite one. Magnus is one of my all-time favourite characters from this world and the fact that he got his own book (SERIES!) is *chefs kiss*. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series and I’ll have the Shadowhunter Saturday post up on the 27th!

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

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

I still have not picked this one up, but I am going to try my best to start it in the next couple of days. Jenny and I decided to read these books in order and some of our TWR Gang buddies decided to join us. They have been catching up on the first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles and I’m excited to dive into another Poirot mystery – I love his character, so I’m sure it’ll be another great one.

Marrow Charm (#1 The Gate Cycle) by Kristin Jacques

Marrow Charm (The Gate Cycle, #1)

This is the next #BBNYA2020 #blogtour book that I’m going to be reading and I know it’s one that quite a few people loved reading during the competition. From the blurb, this is the book that I would have picked for myself out of the 10 others, and I am so excited to finally get to it soon. My stop is the 25th of February!

The Conductors by Nicole Glover

The Conductors

And finally, I would like to get to this ARC because it has been calling my name. I can’t remember the blurb off the top of my head, but I remember thinking that it sounded amazing and I would like to go into this one fairly blind. I think I’m going to enjoy it and I hope to get a review up for this book around its release date!

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Tell me in the comments what you’ve been reading lately! See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx


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