It's a way to highlight books read in the past week and books waiting to be read this week.
Read last week:
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Yep, that's it.
I didn't review this book because I read it so quickly, and I didn't have much to say about it. I liked it, and it was exactly what I needed at the moment. The main character comes from a family of witches, whose Talents surface at age 8, but she never discovered her Talent. Not until it was absolutely necessary - like life and death necessary. Honestly, I could have done with a little more character development, but the action was enough to keep me going in this one. I recommend it for witch fans (obviously) but also if you're looking for something quick and engrossing.
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
(taking a break, but on page 243)
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
(on page 131)
So, I did it. I finally started Going Bovine. And I have to be honest, I'm not in love with it. I wish I read it long ago when it didn't have that imposing Printz sticker on its cover. I have a slight issue with Printz winners, but I'll save that for another post. I like it, but there's only so much sarcastic, angsty, swearing teen boy I can handle in one sitting. It takes a hundred pages for us to find out that Cameron has the human version of mad cow disease (which you'd already know if you read the one-sentence CIP summary), and at this point, I really don't feel sorry for him. Is that awful? I can understand the teen appeal, I guess, but so far, it's eh for me.
Later this week:
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
By popular demand, I may start reading Leviathan, but only if I get through Going Bovine. If not, I'll have to take a break and read something I can zoom through. Perhaps:
Gone by Lisa McMann or Aurelia by Anne Osterlund
Not to mention the manga awaiting my attention... Here's hoping for a better reading week!