It’s been a long time since I’ve done a reading update but I thought that some of you might be interested in the books. So, without further ado:
- I received a review copy of They Mostly Come Out At Night (Benedict Patrick) quite some time ago now and have sadly only recently picked it up. For some reason it took me an extraordinary amount of time to get stuck into its plot, but now I seem to be picking up some momentum with it and will (hopefully) have a review out soon. All going well, I will be reviewing all of the books in this Yarnsworld series.
- I’m continuing with my Cirque du Freak audiobook readthrough. I had hoped to finish all 12 books by (or on) Halloween but unfortunately, that didn’t end up being a realistic goal due to time constraints. I’m currently starting Lord of the Shadows, the second to last novel in the saga and it’s already looking up compared to the previous one in the series (the photo to the right is a bit out of date – I’m currently 39% of the way through this one!).
- Blackest Knights (edited by C.T. Phipps) is an odd one. So far I have only read the first two stories – I thought the first one was only ‘meh’ and the second one was entertaining in a ‘monster of the week’ TV series way, but again nothing overly amazing, maybe a solid 3.5/5. I’ll be carrying on with the collection nonetheless, with at least one short story every week for the foreseeable future. I received this from Phipps in return for a review.
- The Art of War: Anthology for Charity is the other short story collection I am currently working through (you can find my review for its opening tale here). Not much to say really – it’s an epic fantasy collection for about £5 and if the first story is anything to go by then it’s well worth the money.
- The audiobook very much on the back burner at the moment is This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. It’s been on that 21% for quite some time now; partly due to my desire to finish the Darren Shan books but also due to how… average the story is so far. Unlike Schwab’s other works (which I enjoyed – here’s my review for Vicious), this one has a very pedestrian plot, and I’m also a bit put off by the narrator. I’ll finish this one after the Cirque du Freak books are done, but I probably won’t enjoy the experience.
The next novel I will be reading after They Mostyle Come Out At Night will be The Bastard From Fairyland – Phil Parker (both of which are TBRindr books).