Wednesday 5 June 2019

WWW Wednesday | 05/06/2019

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words that highlights three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 What did you recently finish reading?

I've just finished reading Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher which is a YA dystopian about a girl called Eve who is the first girl born in fifty years and is therefore humanity's last chance at survival. The story follows her and a boy called Bram who controls her AI friend 'Holly' and they basically fall in love and try to overthrow the people controlling them as happens in every dystopian novel ever. I had mixed feelings about this, I only really got into it 100 pages from the end when the action picked up a bit but there was next to no world building and it just felt very recycled in terms of the plot and characters.

What are you currently reading?

I'm about 25% off finishing Moonlocket by Peter Bunzl which is the second book in the Cogheart Adventures series. This one follows Lily and Robert (and Malkin of course) as they go on an adventure to track down Robert's mother. I'm really enjoying these books, I never thought I'd be a fan of middle grade but these ones are so much fun and I really love the sci-fi and steampunk elements, it makes everything feel very whimsical.

What do you think you'll read next?

I'm going to be finishing off the Cogheart series by reading Skycircus by Peter Bunzl and it sounds just as fun as the other books as there's a freakin' flying circus in this one!

When a travelling skycircus arrives in Brackenbridge, Lily and Robert can’t wait to step aboard… But there’s something sinister about the hybrid children who appear as part of the act. And before Lily and Robert can do anything, they’re captured by shadowy figures and whisked off in the mysterious flying circus to somewhere far, far away…

I'm also planning on starting Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson today. I've been wanting to read this for a while as it's a murder mystery set in a boarding school which is exactly the kind of thing that I like so I have high hopes for this one.

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. "A place" he said, "where learning is a game."

Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym, Truly Devious. It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.

True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What are you currently reading and hoping to pick up next? Leave a comment or link your own WWW Wednesdays below for me to check out!

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