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What I’m currently reading
Why, oh why, am I struggling with this? It’s funny (the book, not my finding it difficult – that’s weird and unnatural), the writing is smooth and flows easily, but for some reason I can’t put my finger on I’m struggling to get into it.
I wasn’t sure what to read next (is there such a thing as too much choice when it comes to books? Hmm…) so my SO picked this one for me. I’m not very far into it yet but so far I’m enjoying it. I’m hoping to get a good chunk of it read this week.
According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter – the world’s only totally reliable guide to the future – the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea…
What I recently finished reading
This was a slow start for me – it’s a huge world with no map to help me put places into perspective, and a lot of history and information was poured into the first hundred pages – but once I got my head around everything I really loved it. The writing style was different to anything I’ve read before, and as I said, it’s a huge world with a lot of history – the world building is fantastic!
So, while it was a slow start for me it’s become one of my favourite books this year. I’ve made a note of a lot of quotes, and will include a few favourites in my review 🙂
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.
I really enjoyed Witch Infernal, and my review is already live on Goodreads if you fancy checking it out now – if not, it’ll be up here next week 🙂
The city’s been quiet since Evie and her friends closed the hellmouth. The lycans and Sidhe are on their best behaviour, the witches haven’t been heard from, and Evie should be enjoying the break.
Evelyn Hawke wasn’t made for the quiet life. She’s bored.
Luckily for her, things start going wrong, and she’s expected to fix everyone else’s problems. A trio of celestials task Evie and her friends with the job of tracking down the witch who opened the hellmouth and putting an end to her. Little do they know that the witch has big plans and a far-reaching influence.
What I think I’ll read next
There are a couple of books I’d like to read next, but Crooked Kingdom is going to be out very soon, and I will read it as soon as it pops through my door! I don’t want to have to put another book aside for it, but I’ll see how quickly I get through Good Omens. I’ve received a few books for review recently and some of them are quite short, so I might read one of those while I wait for Crooked Kingdom to arrive.
Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!