It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey

I can’t believe it’s Monday already! Where did last week go?

Last week was busy and chaotic and crazy, but I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. I attended two days of the Sydney Writers Festival last week and had the best time. There’s just something about the wider book community in general that I absolutely love and it’s really special that we can have events like these and interact with not only some of the country’s (and the world for the matter) brightest minds and fellow book lovers.

Although I will blog a bit about the festival over the week, stand out highlights for me where Liane Moriarty’s sessions, and the chat I had with Dianne Blacklock afterwards (thanks for the advice over Twitter Ainslie). For those who don’t know, I happened to be seated at the outdoor café in my break and some of my favourite authors walked past and sat down two tables away from me. Everything in me wanted to go and chat to them, because while I’d met three of them before, I’d never met Jaclyn Moriarty and really wanted to. As it turns out, I still haven’t met Jaclyn, but I did chat to Dianne (who remembered me by name *insert happy dance*). I also loved the Realist Issues in YA session I attended and the Fabulous TeenCon that Penguin Teen Australia hosted with a bunch of other big players in the YA genre.

Currently Reading

Peter is quick, daring, and full of mischief—and like all boys, he loves to play, though his games often end in blood. His eyes are sparkling gold, and when he graces you with his smile you are his friend for life, but his promised land is not Neverland.

Fourteen-year-old Nick would have been murdered by the drug dealers preying on his family had Peter not saved him. Now the irresistibly charismatic wild boy wants Nick to follow him to a secret place of great adventure, where magic is alive and you never grow old. Even though he is wary of Peter’s crazy talk of faeries and monsters, Nick agrees. After all, New York City is no longer safe for him, and what more could he possibly lose?

There is always more to lose.

Accompanying Peter to a gray and ravished island that was once a lush, enchanted paradise, Nick finds himself unwittingly recruited for a war that has raged for centuries—one where he must learn to fight or die among the “Devils,” Peter’s savage tribe of lost and stolen children.

There, Peter’s dark past is revealed: left to wolves as an infant, despised and hunted, Peter moves restlessly between the worlds of faerie and man. The Child Thief is a leader of bloodthirsty children, a brave friend, and a creature driven to do whatever he must to stop the “Flesh-eaters” and save the last, wild magic in this dying land.

 

Just Finished Reading

Hope To Read This Week

 

Jess

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