There are two things you know.”First line in Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
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 finished The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab which I gave 3.5 stars. A very atmospheric story with great writing. However, the plot ended up being a little underwhelming, and the romance was actually not necessary and felt forced. This gave me the O.W.L. in History of Magic.
I also finished Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman which I gave 4 stars. Slowly trying to work my way through all of this man’s books which so far is very enjoyable. Challenger Deep is all serious business and no fun as it explores mental health. I liked Shusterman’s use of metaphors to make this topic accessable to everyone. Nevertheless, I think this book is mainly written for people who suffer from a severe mental illness or know someone who does. This gave me the O.W.L. in Defence Against the Dark Arts.
What are you currently reading?
Currently reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, and I’m 55% into it. I’ve heard nothing but hype around this book so I was very shocked to find out that this author only writes one-dimensional characters. I have several other minor issues with this book but the badly written characters is the main one. I think the concept is interesting enough so I don’t hate the book (yet). I predict I’m going to give it 3 stars which is kind of disappointing as I had expected it to be 5 stars. But let’s see.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m going to start on my O.W.L. for Muggle Studies next and read a contemporary: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. One that has been on my TBR for way too long.
I might also start Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone because I’m depressed and I need something to cheer me up.