I’m listening to the audiobook of Eternity Engine which I’m really enjoying. It’s definitely a gripping read – I keep waiting for the twist as I just know there will be one! I’m just about to start The Treasure Hunters which I’m really looking forward to as I’ve read a couple of books by Lisa Thompson which I really liked.
I finished reading The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. I had no idea what this was about – apart from that there were wolves! It wasn’t what I was expecting, but I really loved it! I loved the friendship between Bonnie and Sylvia who find themselves in such a terrible situation. Miss Slighcarp is a brilliant villain. This is definitely a classic that I will be recommending to my class! I also read Ross Montgomery’s new book which is released at the start of May – Spellstone. I absolutely loved it, and have posted my review. I loved the first book in the Wildsmith series so was excited to have been sent the second in the series: City of Secrets. This is a magical adventure series for younger readers and is just gorgeous. I will be posting my review tomorrow which is publication day. Finally, I read another from my ‘Beat the BackList’ challenge, Fake. This is the second book by Ele Fountain that I’ve read and it’s so different from Boy 87. This one is a sci-fi where people rely on digital technology and home online-learning due to antibiotics no longer working and it being unsafe for people to mix. When Jess turns 14, she can go to a real school where she meets others in a classroom. Her sister Chloe is ill and needs medicine which is becoming increasingly expensive. When Jess does something to try to help her family, she makes their lives even harder and puts them – and herself- in danger. This was such a different read and one that I really enjoyed. It deals with control, identity and explores what is real and fake and different realities – this would open up some fascinating discussion in an end of Year 6/KS3 class. I’m definitely keen to read more of this author’s work.
I’m hoping to read Nic Blake and the Remarkables and Festergrimm next as I’m on my Easter holidays.
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?
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I really like Ele Fountain but haven’t read Fake yet, I love the sound of it though!
I can’t decide how I feel about Nic Blake… I feel like I should read it and I LOVE Angie Thomas’ YA, but this feels like a YA author ‘cashing in’ a bit on MG fantasy… It doesn’t help that I hate the cover either 😬🙈 so I look forward to seeing whet you think of it! Maybe it’ll help make up my mind about whether to pick it up!
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I’m really looking forward to Wild by Ele Fountain. I’m about a third of the way through Nic Blake – started slow for me and wasn’t too sure, but I’m liking it more as I get into it – Nic is a great character.
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