Good afternoon. A hello to new followers and a big thank you to all of you for sticking around during my sporadic posting.
This summer has been all about my daughters as you know. School has finally started this past Wednesday! Can I say about damn time? *.･｡ヾ(◍ᄏᴗ))ﾉﾟ+.Woo hoo!♡ Yay!+. It was hard to wake up this first day. I can’t remember what time I woke up last year but 6:30 am was killer and raised zombies in this house. It was also about trying out a new route now that the teenager is an official freshman. Luckily, traffic was mild and because the firstborn starts school 15 minutes earlier than she did for 8th grade, I had more than enough time to get the baby to school.
So, how is your Monday going? How’re you adjusting to Daylight Savings? Oh, what’d you do over the weekend?
Saturday I knitted for half the day. The other half I took my fifth grader to watch A Wrinkle in Time with her teacher and whoever else could come from the class. They just finished reading the book in class so their teacher thought it’d be a fun idea to see the new movie together. I liked the movie; it had great visuals. I had listened to the audiobook back in 2016 so I only faintly remembered the basics. The kids said the movie was different and left out things which I think are to be expected when something is “Hollywoodized” as I call it. They especially talked about one thing that had been left out, something I won’t reveal but something that their teacher had wanted in the movie just to hear her class groan, LOL. Sunday, I decided to change to crochet and make headbands for myself. We’re expecting a lot of wet weather this week.
It’s time to link up with Kathryn of The Book Date for It’s Monday! What are YOU reading? Kathryn took over this weekly, Monday meme from Shelia of Book Journey who had taken it over from J Kayne Book Blog.
This meme is not just about adult books either. If you read picture and chapter books, juvenile fiction, or even YA, they count as well. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers give this Monday, book post link up a kid-focus.
It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading? is all about catching up with fellow book lovers about one’s reading week. If you’d like to participate with us, simply link up, share about what’s goin’ on with you, and tell us about the good &/or bad reads you had for the week.
Blessed glory and wings,
Mission leads, the search begins,
Fitting in, mean girls,
Distractions of the heart too,
Danger, decisions, purpose.
I was dubious about a few things in regards to this book:
A. Angels in the fantasy genre
- The last one I had read had the typical dominant male who could control the sexual feelings of females *rolls eyes*, but this was a paranormal romance for adults.
- However, I realized angels in YA are different. For example, they’re kind of mentioned in the Shadowhunter series which I liked as they were inspiration for the naming of their fighting blades.
B. A high school setting where Clara Gardner, part angel, is caught between two boys.
- This could be seen as a typical situation.
C. The mysterious purpose Clara had to fulfill.
- Sometimes I get restless with such a set up because it depends upon how the plot moves and unfolds until the near end where it’s answered.
Once I carved out reading time and immersed myself into this book, obviously I wondered about the structure and the who and what in angel society. What is revealed is like crumbs trickling through a clenched fist. Despite that, I did like how this story line progresses. There is a bit of the typical, the convenient, and the unexpected. I felt I walked in Clara’s shoes and saw her situation through her eyes. She’s a teenager and while she is part angel, she has a human life and deals with that age group’s social issues. I appreciated how everything wasn’t wrapped up neat and tidy in the end. The end was intriguing and a bit ambiguous. However, it ended the book properly and left room for the next installment. I hope to learn a lot more about her angel blood inheritance in the next installment. This first book was just a scratching. Three stars.
- The Beverly Cleary Audio Collection – will be starting the last book
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – I’m struggling with a bit of this book where I’m not sure whether or not to continue.
Have a good Monday. I look forward to hearing what you did over the weekend and what you’re reading. Happy reading to you and TTYS.