I’m linking up with It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Kathryn of The Book Date later on today. 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.
I’ve also been cooking up a storm; I’ve always wanted to do meal prep although there is the issue of being able to fit everything in the fridge, so it’s been a daily evening ritual to pack lunches for the husband and the dames.
We are going through meat more often now which means buying more from Costco and having weekly trips instead of bi-monthly ones. However, it does feel good to know my crew is eating well-rounded lunches. We’ll save money with E not having to buy food at work for lunch and the girls who have gotten tired of what’s sold at school will eat healthier. One of the teenager’s friends told her she had a “rich girl’s lunch,” LOL.
“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
This week I managed to finish a Kindle book that was a free download.
Dragon’s Awakening by Sean Fletcher is a young adult fantasy.
Kaylee Richards is about to start high school when on a date almost manages to kill him. She discovers she is half human and half dragon, a dragon-kin, and that there is a group of people called the Slayers who will do anything to get rid of all of her kind. This teenager not only has to navigate teenage life, but also has to fit in training and learn about this other part of herself all the while trying to stay alive and to stop the Slayers.
I am usually on the fence when it comes to dragons in the fantasy world. The characters typically are in high school dealing with teenybopper issues. However, while there was some of those characteristics in this book, high school life was in the background. This story was all about dragon-kin, their powers, and the types of mentors and guardians they are paired with. I liked the focus on this secret society and didn’t mind the teenage awkwardness. I also liked how there was somewhat of a multicultural cast. Three stars.
Reading Challenges Update
- Goodreads: 11 of 65
- Library Love: 6 of 60+
- Audiobook: 0 of 1-5
Are there books where you’re not fond of how they’re usually laid out but find exceptions now and then when it’s presented in a different way?
I hope your Monday is off to a good start. I’m off to take care of a few things before I leave in 20 minutes. I love having Costco Executive Membership as I need to get in once it opens so I can get in and out. Happy reading to you. TTYS.