I’m currently reading The Lost Girl King which is just as brilliant as I thought it would be! I love stories steeped in Irish mythology, and have been completely mesmerised by this story. Amy is the most wonderful young girl and I can’t wait to see where this goes next. I’m continuing reading Gallant which is such an intriguing, dark read. I’m really looking forward to discovering the house’s secrets.
I’ve finished Mia and the Lightcasters which I really enjoyed. I loved the bond Mia has with the magical umbra and the dark edginess to the story. I will be posting my review shortly. I then read Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun which is a wonderful, supernatural adventure set mostly in Nigeria which gave me X-men vibes. When I was in Ireland, I picked up Fin and the Memory Curse and it became my airport/flight read. This is such a great read and took me on a path I wasn’t expecting, but which I loved. Fin is a foundling who has been brought up by Ma Stump. She has had a hard life but, one day, whilst taking leeches to a customer, she discovers that she is the long-lost daughter of a rich family. She is taken to Castle Kaminski which holds a secret evil which only Fin has the power to defeat. I loved the link to Slavic mythology in this which gave it a darkness I wasn’t expecting. A gripping read. Finally, I read Flight which I downloaded on BorrowBox. This is an engrossing and at times heart-breaking story set in Austria during the final days of WWII. Jewish boy Jakob has lost his family and has been given shelter by Herr Engel, a groom at the Spanish Riding School where they are staying in a remote stables in the country where they are hiding Lipizzaner stallion. When a German Officer suspects Jakob is there and finds the horses, they are put in terrible danger and must escape across the mountains to try to keep Jakob and the stallions safe. On the way they meet a Roma girl, Kizzy, who has witnessed her family being killed, and she joins them on their mission. This is a compelling read with some truly heart-breaking moments which I think makes it suited to top end of Year 6 and into KS3.
I’m hoping to read The Extraordinary Voyage of Katy Willacott and How to Hide an Alien next.
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?