The digest: if you liked the Percy Jackson series then you will most likely enjoy Aru Shah and the End of Time - a retelling of Hindu mythology where 21st Century kids are reincarnated heroes destined to save the world once again.
The digest: As beautiful as the cover art is, I’m afraid to say that this book is average at best. I can’t recommend it to anyone even vaguely already familiar with Norse mythology, and there are better starting points for those with no pre-existing knowledge.
I thought I would drop by and give you all a bit of an end-of-year TBR update since I think a few of you might be interested in what else I am planning to read by the end of 2018.
The digest: this book is popular for a reason. Taylor tells a truly intriguing story whilst avoiding overuse of the standard YA tropes. It's not perfect but it is definitely worth a look for anyone after a YA novel with strong worldbuilding.
The digest: This Savage Song, unfortunately, is nowhere near as entertaining or high quality as Schwab's other books. It is let down by its generic plot, poor pacing, and cringey dialogue.
The digest: a fun little children’s story which would appeal to readers looking for a break from more serious narratives without losing all sense of mystery and danger. Not great but not awful.