“Rather inconveniently, I happened to be invisible that day.”First line in Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintze
Hi, guys. Today I’m giving you an update on my progress in the O.W.L.s Magical Readathon, and I’m doing it through WWW Wednesday. It’s a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and it’s meant to give you all a little insight into my reading this week. I’ll answer the 3 questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish?
- What do you think you’ll read next
What did you recently finish?
I managed to finish two books and it was two polar opposite experiences.
First I finished The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne, and oh my god, YES! When I dare to venture out of the fantasy genre, this is the kind of book I want. A heartfelt, character-driven story with impeccable writing. Boyne deploys a very interesting writing style in this book with a lot of dialogue and it just works so well. I can’t recommend this book enough. 5 stars! It also made sure I passed my exam in Ancient Runes.
Lucky enough that I was on such a high when I picked up Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintze because I ended up giving that one 1 star. I wasn’t feeling the characters at all as they all felt pretty flat and personality-less. Funny example: apparently, two of the characters were falling in love throughout the story, and I didn’t realize until they said it out loud at the end. Yeah, that’s not good and on top of that, there were so many plot conveniences. But hey, at least I passed my exam in Charms.
What are you currently reading?
I’m halfway through The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab for my O.W.L. in History of Magic. I was actually supposed to read Serpent and Dove for this prompt buuut I wasn’t actually able to get the book (libraries are still closed!!). I’m not complaining though because… Victoria Schwab. It’s her first published book so I didn’t really know what to expect but I’m actually quite intrigued. It’s not perfect but I still see myself finishing this within a day or two.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Well, when I finish The Near Witch, I’m actually done with my previously set TBR for the O.W.L.s readathon. So now I’m just going to be reading whatever I can find to fit a prompt for the remaining O.W.L.s. I think I’m going to be reading Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman to fit the Defence Against the Dark Arts prompt about a book set on the sea/coast.