It’s Monday morning and time for some more of my mini reviews. I’m in a bit of a review writing slump at the moment where I’m preferring to shoot off a quick review rather than a long winded one. That doesn’t mean I love these books any less than others though, it’s just what is working best for me at the moment!
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
I really enjoyed being back in the world of Simon, Leah and co. It’s such a familiar world and I love Becky’s writing style. Although there is one moment in this book that definitely was a bit problematic, that didn’t take my general enjoyment of the book away. I loved Leah in the first book and she made me laugh out loud on so many occasions during this follow up novel. When jumping into this, I was not expecting it to end how it did but I was okay with that.
Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli by Katherine Rundell
I thoroughly enjoyed reading my eARC of this book (thank you NetGalley and MacMillan Children’s books!). These stories are so vivid and I loved being back on the page with some of my favourite characters. It was really interesting to get Katherine Rundell’s version of Bagheera, Kaa, Baloo, Mowgli, Shere Khan and other well known favourites and get a glimpse into their backgrounds. I’ve laid my hands on a finished copy of this book and it has the most STUNNING illustrations. Definitely a book to add to the collection of any Jungle Book fans!
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
I knew I would love this book way before I picked it up to start reading. I love everything Schwab writes and I knew this wouldn’t be any different. Cassidy is such an interesting character and I loved Jacob just as much. The spooky setting of Edinburgh is so realistically written that when I visit there this month I’m sure to be keeping my eye out for flickers of the Veil. This book was just the right dose of creepiness and is sure to be a firm favourite with young readers of ghost stories across the world!
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I really need to bite the bullet and just read Leah soon, or I never will; I’ve been so nervous to as I’ve seen a lot of mixed views on it, and I don’t want it to ruin my love for Simon Vs.
I’m also unsure of Into the Jungle, which isn’t on my TBR yet. Part of me really wants to read it because I like the film and adore two of Katherine Rundell’s books, but I don’t know because I struggled with the others and also because I know the tone of this and the original book will probably be quite different to that of the film. I’ll probably get it from the library at some point to give it a go 😊
I’m really looking forward to reading City of Ghosts; I love seeing Scotland in books even though I don’t actually know Edinburgh all that well, and it just looks the sort of thing I’ll love. I’m hoping to get to it this month, it feels perfect for the spooky Halloween vibes.
I love these mini review posts! Not least because it gives me more books to ramble about in your comments so much that I need to paragraph them 😉
I love these mini reviews! City of Ghosts was such a good book
I have Leah on the Offbeat on hold for an audiobook from my library! Seems like it’s taking forever 🙄
I love your mini reviews
I love your mini reviews! I loved City of Ghosts. I’ve not read the others though.
Fan mini reviews 🙂
I’m so excited to read City of Ghosts.
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Love Into the Jungle – it’s gorgeous isn’t it? And Katherine Rundell is such a brilliant author – Wolf Wilder & Rooftoppers are favourites for me!
Didn’t realise you did a mini Monday post, I’ve just started doing one too!