Hello, book lovers! 💕
We’re already halfway through January (which is crazy to think about), and I feel like I haven’t gotten any reading done. That’s probably because I really haven’t. So far this month I’ve only finished a book that I started in December and gotten halfway through a book. It’s been a really stressful first few weeks, and I wasn’t in the mood to do anything.
But I figured I’d update you guys on what I’m currently in the middle of reading and what I plan on reading next. I don’t know how much more I’ll be able to get read by the end of the month, but I’m going to try my best.
So without any further ado, let’s talk about about the book that I’m currently reading!
The book that I’m currently reading (and absolutely loving) is Legendborn by Tracy Deonn. I feel like a lot of people have been talking about this book lately, and for good reason. It’s such an action-packed, fun story.
The following is from Goodreads:
After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.
A flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a mysterious teenage mage who calls himself a “Merlin” and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.
The mage’s failure unlocks Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what’s on the police report, she’ll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates.
She recruits Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the group, and their reluctant partnership pulls them deeper into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur’s knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.
A secret society that hunts demons? Yes, please.
But it’s so much more than that. It kind of reminds me of The Hunger Games, but only in the sense that there are trials for the initiates to compete in. That’s where the similarities end though. It deals with diverse and relevant topics such as racism and discrimination, which makes it so poignant and real.
I don’t want to go into too much detail about the plot of the story so I won’t spoil for those who haven’t read it yet. Not only that, but I haven’t finished the book yet and this isn’t a review. I still have maybe 200 pages left, and I have been savoring every minute of it.
I feel like I say this with every book, but I’m taking my time with this one; I’ve been trying to set out more time in my days to read, but lately it’s only been right before I go to bed. And that’s when I’m the most tired, so I only am able to get through maybe 20 pages before I pass out.
But anyway, once I finish this book (or maybe before I finish it), I plan on taking a day and binge reading the last couple Avatar the Last Airbender comics that I have left. They shouldn’t take me that long to get through; it’s just a matter of sitting down and reading them.
So there you have it. Those are the books that I’m currently reading and plan on reading next. Have you read this book? What book are you currently reading? I’d love to chat in the comments below!
In light of everything that’s going on in the world today and social distancing, Regan from PeruseProject on YouTube, is hosting a readathon of sorts this weekend. There aren’t any challenges to follow; it’s just a way to connect with others during this time of isolation. And what better way do that than through books?
So I don’t have a specific TBR for this readathon. I recently picked up Verity by Colleen Hoover, though I’m not that far into it. I picked it up randomly during the week because Colleen Hoover had a sale going on for a couple days where some of her books are free on Kindle.
I’m only a couple chapters into the book, and I’m hoping to get further into it this weekend. If I, by some miracle, finish Verity, I might also pick up The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker on Kindle. I’ve been in the mood for romance books lately, mainly because they’re pretty quick and fun reads. So I don’t really know much about these books other than I enjoyed these authors in the past. And they were pretty cheap on Amazon. I can’t pass up cheap books, especially when they’re by authors that I’ve previously loved.
Though this is the same weekend that Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes out on the Nintendo Switch. So honestly, this tentative TBR might be a tad ambitious. I might not get any reading done this weekend. Or I might finish one or both of these books. Who knows?
But let’s be honest, once I get my hands on Animal Crossing, I might not get any reading done, unless it’s in audiobook form.
I know this readathon is kind of last minute, and I wasn’t even sure if I was going to participate, but do any of you guys plan on joining in on it? Though even if you’re not, what books do you plan on reading this weekend? And what books have you read so far during this isolating time?
I hope all of you are staying safe. Happy reading!