It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
Books I Read Last Week
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Life and Death Parade by Eliza Wass
Published by Quercus Children's Books
One year ago, Kitty's boyfriend Nikki Bramley visited a psychic who told him he had no future. Now, he's dead.
With the Bramley family grieving in separate corners of their home, Kitty sets out to find the psychic who read Nikki his fate. Instead she finds Roan, an enigmatic boy posing as a medium who belongs to the Life and Death Parade--a group of supposed charlatans that explore, and exploit, the thin veil between this world and the next. A group whose members include the psychic... and Kitty's late mother.
Desperate to learn more about the group and their connection to Nikki, Kitty convinces Roan to return to the Bramley house with her and secures a position for him within the household. Roan quickly ingratiates himself with the Bramleys, and soon enough it seems like everyone is ready to move on. Kitty, however, increasingly suspects Roan knows more about Nikki than he's letting on. And when they finally locate the Life and Death Parade, and the psychic who made that fateful prophecy to Nikki, Kitty uncovers a secret about Roan that changes everything.
From rising star Eliza Wass comes a sophisticated, mesmerizing meditation on the depths of grief and the magic of faith. After all, it only works if you believe it.
This book ended up being a lot different than what I was expecting and I’m not sure it was as developed as it should have been! I wanted so much more from this book, but there were a few shining moments! Read my full review here.
I was hoping to have finished this one and moved onto A Court of Wings and Ruin, but I’m not getting through it as fast as I was hoping. I’m actually really enjoying the story and the way everything is turning out. It’s making me want to pick up Uprooted and give it another go!
I’m carrying on my reread, I can’t wait to read the next instalment and I always love reliving the characters and the storylines. Think this will probably be one of my favourite reads of the week, if I ever finish Spinning Silver. We can only hope.
Let me know what you’re reading this week, I wanna know if there are any books you think I’ll enjoy!