So, last month I concentrated on upping my reading game a little when it came to novels, and managed it successfully! This month I’m concentrating on completing series that I’d set out to read at the beginning of the year. Fingers crossed everything will work out the way I’m hoping it will; I’m certainly motivated enough!
1. The Wicked King by Holly Black
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
2. She Must Be Mad by Charly Cox
She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the pain and beauty of love, the relief and the agony of turning from girl to woman, the isolation of an untethered mind and the power and subjugation of the body.
Charly captures the formative experiences of today’s young women from the poignant to the prosaic in writing that is at once witty, wry and heartfelt. Wayward nights out that don’t go as planned; the righteous anger at those men with no talent or skill or smarts who occupy the most powerful positions in the world; the strange banality of madness and, of course, the hurt and indecision of unrequited love.
For every woman surviving and thriving in today’s world, for every girl who feels too much; this is a call for communion, and you are not alone.
3. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Stephanie’s uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn’t fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source – the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard.
On my Netgalley Shelf:
- Blood Metal Bone by Lindsay Cummings
In my Audible Library:
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (11h 5m)
- They Don’t Need to Understand: Stories of Hope, Fear, Family, Life, and Never Giving In by Andy Biersack (5h 22m)
- Ghosting You by Alexander C. Eberhart (10h 13m)
- Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (13h 47m)
- Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall (13h 11m)
- Geekerella: A Novel by Ashley Poston (10h 32m)
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (1h 35m)
- Geography Club by Brent Hartinger (5h 9m)
- American Panda by Gloria Chao (7h 32m)
- Damaged Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie (10h 27m)
- The Child: An Audible Drama by Sebastian Fitzek (6h 55m)
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (15h 53m)
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (12h 51m)
To Review on Readers First:
- Killer T by Robert Muchamore