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?
Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus
I’m only a few chapters into this and it’s all very intriguing. There’s been a small smattering of magic and a little mystery, and I’m looking forward to delving deeper into this unusual story.
Maria V Snyder – Fire Study (Study 3)
The third and final book in the Study fantasy trilogy about Yelena Zaltana. I’ve enjoyed the other two, s oI hope this will be a fitting and enjoyable conclusion to the series.
What did you recently finish reading?
Sarah Singleton – Century
A young adult novel that is very cryptic and the mystery is rather compelling – I felt like I was being slowly reeled in like a fish and at some point I would realise I couldn’t escape the pull. It was an enjoyable read but there was something about it that left me feeling there was something missing – some explanation as to the origins of the family’s secret. It is, however, beautifully written – Singleton is an author I will be trying again at some point in the future.
Julia Golding – Cat’s Cradle (Cat Royal 6)
This series of young adult novels has touched on some serious subjects, from slavery to revolution to piracy and fighting for a cause, but this one didn’t really have a “big” theme – just the more personal one of finding one’s family. That said, it was still a warming and endearing story and an enjoyable read, and I look forward to completing the series with the novella which is only available as an e-book.
Chris Riddell – Ottoline and the Yellow Cat (Ottoline 1)
I adore Chris Riddell’s illustrations, but before now I had only ever seen his work when accompanied by the words of another (Paul Stewart in The Edge Chronicles and Neil Gaiman in The Graveyard Book). This first experience of his own story with his gorgeous drawings is something of a revelation! I love the quirkiness of the characters and plot – Riddell has style and flair which, when coupled with those fantastic pen-and-ink renderings, is a winning combination.
Chris Riddell – Ottoline Goes to School (Ottoline 2)
The second Ottoline adventure is just as wonderful as the first. Such a sensible little girl in an unusual situation (absent parents who travel the world while she stays home with Mr Munroe, a small, hairy fellow from the bogs of Norway) trying to find some kind of normality but remaining extraordinary. This series has enough charm to appeal to readers of all ages!
What do you think you’ll read next?
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