I am so excited to be participating for the second time. I’ve found middle grade books so delightful this year. It’s a great way to make sure I stay out of the huge slump I was in. Needless to say, all my plans went out the window. I’m going to talk about what books I’ve read for this readathon and do mini reviews here.
Here is the map with the prompts:
The Key: read a Mystery
I thought this was a decent read, I enjoyed the plot and mystery. I did have a big problem with one of the main characters, Daisy. She’s a terrible person and I found myself really disliking her. I hope she’s better in the next book. Overall, this was a fun mystery! I loved Hazel Wong so much but wished she would stick up for herself more!
The Fingerprints: A book from an author of a different culture as you.
I loved this one so much! It’s so beautifully written and you get completely lost in the story. It’s written from Chinese folktales and I really enjoyed her take on them. Such a wonderful book, a must read!
The Scream: audiobook or read a book out loud.
I read this out loud to my son and he was entranced by the BEAUTIFUL pictures. Omg, this book is so cute and so so beautiful. I highly recommend it for kids!
The Torn Page: A book with a supernatural element.
This is one of the most beautiful book covers I own. Picture doesn’t do all the gold foil justice. The story inside is just the same. I really enjoyed my time with this one! Such a wonderful story about the love between sisters. It also shows the dark side and sometimes jealousy between sisters and what it can do. Such a magical ride.
The Crown: Book set in another world
I had a lot more fun in this book! I really enjoyed book one but I felt like there was a lot more to love in this one. These sisters are the best and their relationship is pretty much magic!
The Spilled Ink: Features a ghost
These are a little bit harder to buy but I’m currently doing so. These are just so cute and absolutely have the best graphics/art!! I’ve really enjoyed the two that I’ve read.
The Dagger: Dangerous setting
Okay, this book is so good. I loved it from the start and what an adventure. I will warn you… you will definitely cry. OMG.
The Backpack: A new to you author
What a fun read! I really enjoyed this one. It is a bit of a slower one but it was worth it in the end. Very good.
The Footprints: Features a prominent villain
Love, Love, Love this one! If you pick any of these, pick this one! It’s such a cute tale and the fact that there is bookwandering makes it all the better for us bookworms!
The Hand Mirror: A Beautiful Cover
I felt like this was a slow read. I do think it was more the writing style. I did enjoy the story but I didn’t love it. I had such big expectations and that could be why but I just felt like it was missing something for me.
The Chain: A colorful cast of characters
Such a weird and quirky story. I really enjoyed my time with it and it gave me something new. Can’t wait to read the next one.
The Flash of Lightning: Folktales
I did like this book but I’ve had so much trouble with the main characters by this author. I understand that they are on a journey of growth but gosh.. if only they could take a minute to think things through. Good story, even if a bit slow.
The Shadow: Published in 2020
I have enjoyed this series so very much. There are times in this chunky book that things were a bit slow. It’s a book where Morrigan is really trying to figure out who she is and learn. I get that but the action was a little lacking. Otherwise, it was a wonderful continuation of the series!
I am so glad that I was able to complete this readathon. I really cut it down to the wire with finishing my last book a few hours ago! This is officially one of my favorite readathons. Gavin, Thank you so much for all the amazing work you put into this.