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!
The 3 W’s are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I just started The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James. Though I’m not that far into it, maybe 10 pages. But from what I read already, I’m liking it. I’m thinking about listening to the audiobook because I feel like I haven’t listened to one in a while.
I don’t know much about this book other than the fact that it’s a mystery, and there’s some secrets lurking in the shadows of the motel. And that the main character Viv wants to find out what they are. That was enough for me to want to read it, and I think it’s perfect for October.
What did you recently finish reading?
I recently finished The House in the Cerulean Sea by R.J. Klune. And I think it’s one of my all-time favorite books now. I’m planning on doing a book review of it this week, so keep an eye out for that. But this book was so charming and heartwarming and everything I love in a fantasy. It was quirky and enchanting and I absolutely loved it.
If you haven’t picked it up yet, I would highly recommend doing so. You won’t be disappointed.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Since I’m not too far into my current read, I’m not really thinking about my next read. But if I had to choose right now, I’d probably have to say Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia. If you’ve been around for awhile, you’d know that I love Zappia’s previous book, Eliza and Her Monsters, and I’m really excited for this one.
I didn’t know Francesca Zappia had published another book until I did an Author Appreciation post back in August. But as soon as I learned about this book’s existence, I knew I needed to reading it in October. It deals with ghost stories and mysteries and uncovering a killer. Everything I need in an October read. I’m really looking forward to getting to it this month.
So there you have it. Those were the books that I’m currently reading, recently finished reading, and plan on reading next. Have you read any of these books? What are you currently reading? I’d love to discuss it in the comments below!
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