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!
I was planning on doing this post on Wednesday, but I wasn’t reading anything then. And honestly, at that time, I wasn’t in the mood to read anything for some reason. But then I watched a BookTube video by Riley Marie (check out her channel; it’s amazing), which sparked my interest in so many new books that I didn’t have on my TBR. It was centered around fall book recommendations, and a lot of the books she mentioned I was immediately interested in reading. They were exactly what I didn’t know I was in the mood to read.
Needless to say, I added a many books to my TBR, and one of them I decided to pick up right away since it was pretty short. And the concept really intrigued me.
That book is The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz. Before watching Riley’s video, I had never even heard about this book. But the way that she described it made me want to pick it up immediately. A few key words that drew me in were ghosts, boarding school, and romance. What more could you possibly want in a fall book?
But I’m just going to include the summary from Goodreads in case you’re interested in knowing more about it:
Nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians is where Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the William Marshall Academy, and she’s given a trial position as a literature teacher. The gothic boarding school seems trapped in time yet it feels like home the moment Gwen arrives.
She’s charmed by the lovely buildings, bewitched by the eager students…and utterly seduced by the headmaster. Edwin Yorke is noble, handsome and infuriatingly proper. But his tweedy exterior and courtly manners conceal a raw sensual power that Gwen longs to unleash.
It’s strangely thrilling to be the only woman on campus—save one other. An eerie white-clad figure roams the grounds by night. She never speaks. She leaves no trace. But this ghostly blight on Gwen’s new dream life is the key to the Marshall Academy’s mysterious allure.
I’m not that far into this book yet, though it’s only 130 pages, so it should be a quick read. However, I’ve been reading books slower lately, and I was actually thinking about writing a post about that. It’ll probably take me a couple of days to get through since there are so many other things that I also want and need to do.
Anyway, I’m really into books that give me all the fall vibes recently, so after I finish this book (whenever that’ll be), I plan on picking up something from my Fall Reading Plans TBR. I recently ordered The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury and Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia from Amazon, so maybe I’ll pick one of those up, though I was kind of thinking about saving those for October since they’re more Halloween-related.
I guess I really don’t know what I’ll pick up next, but maybe that’s a good thing. I don’t want to pressure myself into sticking to reading any certain book. Nothing is set in stone. I want to be able to enjoy the books that I decide to pick up rather than feel like it’s required of me because I have it on a TBR.
I’m sorry if this post seems a little all over the place. I kind of feel like that’s how my brain has been lately. This post was also shorter than I anticipated. I’m sorry about that too. But one good thing is that it’s Friday, and I hope to get some good reading done this weekend.
So what are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading this weekend? Have you read this book or any of the other books that I’ve mentioned? I’d love to discuss it in the comments below!
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