I’m reading The Blackthorn Branch which I’m really enjoying. I love stories with the Fair Folk and these are definitely out to cause trouble! I’m really enjoying the audiobook of Starboard– the narrator is great. I’m loving the idea of the SS Great Britain coming to life and heading out to sea with waning reality star, Kirsten and her former best friend. Kirsten is the reluctant captain of the ship which intends to head to New York. This is great fun and so inventive.
I’ve finished reading Kiki Kallira Conquers a Curse and have posted my review. I really enjoyed this which is such a great adventure based on Hindu mythology. Kiki has anxiety and OCD and this is addressed brilliantly by the author. I also read My Friend the Octopus which is the second book I’ve read by this author. I adored Darwin’s Dragon and have read it to my class. My Friend the Octopus is such a brilliant mystery! The friendship which grows between the octopus, Ghost, and Vinnie is gorgeous. I learned so much about these wonderful creatures. I also read Ghost and Bone which I’ve had on my bookshelf for ages. Oscar Grimstone works in an undertakers and has the ability to transform into a ghost. When he meets another ghost in a skeleton carriage, a dark adventure begins where he visits the city of ghosts which overlays our own world. This definitely has some scary moments and some details that might be quite horrific for younger readers, but it completely gripped me and I read it in a single sitting. I loved finding out why Oscar can switch between being living and being a ghost. This does remind me a little of Pratchett.
I’m hoping to read Small! next, and I’ll probably pick up an adult book too, but I’m not sure what yet – maybe The Leviathan, The Sanitorium or The House on the Cerulean Sea!
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?