I’m still listening to Never and Forever which is such a fun read – it’s taking a while but I should finish it by next week as I’ll be back at work and able to listen to it on the way to and from work which seems to be the only way I can focus on audiobooks! I’m about quarter of the way through The Bewitching of Aveline Jones and, oh my goodness, it is delicious! I just love the spooky vibes and the building of suspense as well as the writing style which makes it hard to put down.
I’ve really enjoyed all the books I’ve read this week. I finished Wolfstongue which is a powerful and beautifully written story. It’s one I’m considering using in Year 6 as the writing style is wonderful and the themes would be great to explore with children. I’ve also read Diary of an Accidental Witch which is a wonderfully warm and funny story about Bea Black who moves to the village of Little Spellshire and finds herself enrolled in a school for witches, even though she doesn’t have any magical powers. I will be posting my review for this one soon. Unexpectedly, I was sent a copy of Danger at Dead Man’s Pass, the fourth book in the brilliant Adventure on Trains series, so I thought I’d pick up Murder on the Safari Star. This was another fantastic, exciting adventure as Hal and his Uncle Nat venture from Pretoria to Victoria Falls. Such a clever mystery and, as usual, I didn’t guess who the culprit, but I so enjoyed Hal’s investigation together with the wonderful pictures. I was determined to read The Crackledawn Dragon before I headed back to school, and I just managed. What a wonderful end to a fantastically magical series. This has everything I love in a fantasy adventure – warmth, humour, incredible adventure, gorgeous world-building and brilliant characters who go on an emotional as well as fantastical journey. And Abi is the Queen of character names, magical inventions and messages that make me all fuzzy inside! I’m sad that this series is finished, but can’t wait to see what comes next.
I’m hoping to read How Not to be a Vampire Slayer next.
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?