It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.
Last Week’s Books:
Survive the Night by Danielle Vega is a YA novel that reads like a horror movie. Recently out of rehab after a problem with painkillers, Casey ditches the volleyball team’s sleepover to hang out with the more adventurous (and dangerous) friends she made while sitting on the sidelines. Shana, the ringleader, convinces the group to find Survive the Night, a rave held in the abandoned old subway system of NYC. First Julie disappears, and then they find her dead and disemboweled. The group predictably becomes lost and stuck underground while something hunts them. A serviceable and gory read for the horror crowd. This book counts for my Horror Challenge 2016.
I finally got around to reading Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley. I was kind of putting off since I am not really a circus person, but I was hooked as soon as I picked it up. Micah Tuttle’s determination to find the magical circus from his beloved grandfather’s stories and convince them for a miracle to prevent the old man’s death is definitely heartprint stuff. Micah has a wonderful friend in Jenny, even if she’s not the sort to believe in magic. And Aunt Gertrudis is a villain the middle graders will love to hate. Such a strong debut from an author I’ll be looking for in the future.
Princeless, Vol. 2: Get Over Yourself by Jeremy Whitley continues the story of Princess Adrienne and Bedelia as they strive to rescue all of Adrienne’s sisters from their respective tower/prisons. This time they go after the beautiful, older Angelica, who is not so much imprisoned as in charge of a league of worshipers. This volume was a little less fun and exciting than the first, but will still delight readers who have started the series.
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