WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
Malinda Lo – Ash
See yesterday’s Teaser Tuesday for a taste of this reworking of the Cinderella story.
What did you recently finish reading?
Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell – Return of the Emerald Skull (Barnaby Grimes 2)
When it comes to tales that will grab youngsters and really keep them gripped to the end, you’d be hard pushed to find another writer/illustrator team that can match up to these guys. Return of the Emerald Skull is dark and dangerous and just gruesome enough to appeal to young lads!
Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell – Legion of the Dead (Barnaby Grimes 3)
The third installment of the Barnaby Grimes series is every bit as enthralling as the first two. They keep getting darker as Barnaby is thrust into yet more thrilling adventures. I’ll definitely be getting hold of the last in the series…
Simon Scarrow – The Legion
Yes,I finally found the time to finish this one and it was worth every second! Although this is the tenth novel ni the series, it’s still as fresh and exciting as the first. Scarrow manages to keep the plots and characters cranked right up, and the tension of life in the Roman military is brought sharply to life by an absolute master of historical fiction.
Julia Golding – Cat Among the Pigeons
Julia Golding isn’t afraid to tackle big themes, even though they’re aimed at a younger audience. In The Diamond of Drury Lane, the story revolved around political activism and freedom of speech; this time it’s slavery. Golding never condescends to her audience and she handles her subject matter with great skill. The characters and situations are all wonderful and incredibly real.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Philip Pullman – The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart 2)
I really enjoyed meeting Sally Lockhart, so I’m looking forward to following her further adventures in this, the second in the series…