Can you believe this week I actually had a day when I finished work AT THE NORMAL TIME? 😂 I know, me neither. But the weird part is that when I stop working, I suddenly don’t know what to do with my life. Which only means that I’ve been working overtime for too long! Anyway, I’ve been reading good stuff though! And I have all sorts of blog ideas, but no time to actually write the posts. The day will come!
~ What I’ve Been Reading ~
The first book I’d like to show you this week is Creatures of Want and Ruin. I mean, I might have showcased it already, but I guess I will not stop? It releases in the middle of November, and it’s a sequel to Creatures of Will and Temper which I loved with all my heart and you can read the review here. (I have the hardest time remembering both the names. Most of the time I stop at ‘Creatures’, unable to remember any of the names. I swear I remembered the first one just fine. With the second name, my brain just doesn’t cope 😂) Anyway! The first one still remains my favorite because there was swashbuckling, sword fighting and petticoats! It had a lighter tone too, but that’s the idea, I think – judging by the name and the cover, the sequel is meant to be darker – and as the first book talked about the benign kind of demons, this one is decidedly only about the evil kind. I’m about halfway in, and enjoying the book so far! For fans of the first part, I can truly recommend it. Of course, big thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Molly Tanzer for the review copy.
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I’ve also been reading this wonderful middle grade – The Eleventh Trade! It’s sooooo touching and engrossing. A heart-wrenching, but warm and quite optimistic story about a boy who lost everything and had to flee the country with his granddad, and now has to try to make a life anew in a country which fears people of his religion and heritage, a country where things are strange and where thieves can do whatever the hell they want, it seems. Something important is stolen, and the kid has nothing else left to do than just try and get it back the hard way – the honest way, no matter what kinds of dishonest things have been done to him and his family, because he knows that the only way he can make anything work in a place where he’s at a disadvantage merely by being who he is, is to be honest and… hope for the best. It’s an incredibly touching story about how the world is made of small people, and how those small people make a big community that can help. That you’re (hopefully) never alone. I’m absolutely loving The Eleventh Trade, and I thank Bonnier Zaffre and Piccadilly Press so much for this wonderful review copy.
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~ What I’ve Been Talking About ~
This week has been relatively quiet on my blog! But I am still proud of the content because I’ve introduced several #NewBloggers, and you can meet them here, in the #NewBloggersWelcome edition 6!
~ What I’ll Talk About Next Week~
Next week we have the State of the ARC! So link up, it’s coming out on Wednesday, the 30th. And I will also have a review of Battlestar Suburbia, a scifi that’s incredibly funny and enjoyable, on Friday.
~ What I’ve Been Hauling ~
So how has your week been? And what are you reading? What did you haul?
I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.