Last, Current, Next Reads
Series Edition- 11/24/22
When I declared my goal for NaNoReaMo (National Novel Reading Month) at the beginning of November, I didn’t picture it becoming so consuming.
November has been a rough one- between being sick a lot of the month and my mom being in the hospital- books have been a very welcome escape.
Following two weeks of intense readathons, I’m taking some time to knock out some of the books in series I want to read before the end of the year.
Last: Charm by Tracey Wolff
I had some really complex feelings on this one. It was written to be part of the Crave series as book 1.5.
As someone who has read the entire series before beginning Charm, I loved spending time with Grace and Hudson. Their backstory of how they came to be so connected was untold- until now.
However, especially in the epilogue section, there are a lot of spoiler alerts that a new reader wouldn’t know about until later books. These are events that are not written about until books 3 and 4 (Covet and Court) which felt like awkward placement putting them in a book where you are led to believe that Grace still hates Hudson being in her head.
Also, the first few hours just felt like a back and forth between Grace and Hudson. A lot of arguing without a lot of substance.
Overall, I gave this book a 3/5 which was painful for me as I’ve rated the rest of the series either a 4.5/5 or 5/5. I loved the series and didn’t feel that this book added too much. It explained a backstory that needed to be told but could have been done in a more concise way.
Current Read: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
As a rule, I don’t read a lot of middle grade. While reading Goblin Market by Diane Zahler, I vowed to change that and allow a middle grade to slip in every now and then. Enter: Inkheart
I’ve heard nothing but good things about Inkheart. It’s set in a world where books are important and characters can be drawn out of books as long as the right person is reading them! How cool of a premise is that!
I’m really enjoying reading it so far. I still have about 300 pages, but I’m excited for what those pages will bring!
Next: House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City 2) by Sarah J. Maas
I have a very small list of specific books I want to finish before the end of the year (P.S. I Love You, It Ends with Us, and HOSAB fit the bill). Primarily, I will be reading Crescent City 2 as a December book for a reading challenge I’m completing, but I want to start it next (as I’m allowed to have completed up to 40% of the book prior to December 1st and it’s the largest on the list).
What Have You Been Reading/Loving Lately?
I’d love to know! I’m always up for recommendations, regardless of genre!