I’m currently dipping into the stories in The Very Merry Murder Club and have read three of them so far. I keep hearing how brilliant The Last Bear is, so I decided to pick it up this week as it’s been on my TBR for a long time! I’m absolutely loving it so far. The relationship between April and the Bear is so special, and I can’t wait to see how it continues. I’ve also started listening to Sweep which is wonderful so far – it’s a heart-warming, magical story of a young sweep, set in the Victorian era, whose life changes when she is rescued from a chimney fire by a lump of coal which she discovers is, in fact, a soot golem. These two friends begin to carve out a life for themselves, and I’m so looking forward to finding out more, although I think this one might be a tearjerker!
I finished reading Christmas Dinner of Souls which was satisfyingly terrifying in a perfectly middle-grade way! The stories that are told are brilliant, and I loved the whole concept of sitting around the table, serving meals and telling scary tales. This one has already been snapped up by a girl in my class. I also finished listening to Shipwreck Island which was absolutely gripping. I love the relationship between Ellie and Seth who think they may have reached safety on a new island. This island is being ruled by a Queen who is the vessel for a God, a Queen who Ellie forms a friendship with. This is such a powerful story of manipulation, politics, power struggles and friendship with some incredible revelations! I can’t wait for the final book!
I didn’t get to this one last weekend, but will be reading it this weekend.
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?