Pausing for WWW Wednesday 01/05

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions.

What are you currently reading?

Rose Interrupted- Patrice Lawrence (Hodder)* 

Rose has just escaped Gods pilgrims with her mum and brother to a flat above a kebab shop in Brixton.

Rose isn’t coping as well as she thinks she is on her determined ‘decommissioning’ strategy which basically involves whole heartedly embracing everything she was told not to whether it’s right or she’s ready.

On the other hand her brother hasn’t quite shaken the programming and is struggling to accept this new life.

It’s heartbreaking and I’m hooked and it’s so immersive I didn’t realise I had read quite a bit past midnight last night


The British Museum: So you Think you’ve got it bad? A kids life in Ancient Egypt- Chae Strathie and Marisa Morea (Nosy Crow) *

LittleFae is definitely on a non-fiction kick at the moment and loves a book filled with facts she can dip in and out of, quite then peruse again. This book is entertaining and educational exploring the life of Ancient Egyptians from a child’s perspective.

Tinyfae enjoyed looking through this book too.

What did you recently finish reading?

I’ve had a bad week, I’ve felt really heady and not quite able to concentrate which has impacted my reading but I’m glad that I finished

Book Cover for A Witch Come True
Cover illustrated By Daniella Terrazzini and designed by Steve Wells

A Witch Alone – James Nicol (Chicken House)

I loved this trilogy telling the story of Arianwyn Gribble a Witch with a secret within her and a battle against dark magic and malevolent intentions comes to an exciting precipice in this final book.

I loved it, the way that Arianwyn makes mistakes, and especially how the final battle doesn’t have an epic lining up of sides just a spur of the moment decision to not go lying down- it’s brilliant.

Review coming soon!

What do you think you’ll read next?

There’s quite a few exciting books coming out tomorrow I don’t know if I’ll be able to just choose one for now!

Book cover for Malamander

Malamander – Thomas Taylor (Walker)*

The Golden Butterfly – Sharon Gosling (Stripes Books)

We Won an Island – Charlotte Lo (Nosy Crow)

Starfell -Dominique Valente (Harper Collins)

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading?

16 thoughts on “Pausing for WWW Wednesday 01/05

  1. Really glad you enjoyed A Witch Come True! I’ve just finished the Burning (a feminist YA contemporary with a bit of history and magic woven in), am now reading A Pocketful of Stars (I LOVE it so far) and I have no idea what I’ll read next- it depends when I finish Stars I suppose! If it’s today or tomorrow I may try and squeeze in another library book as I need to return a few this month if I want to be able to pick up all the ones I’ve preordered… but if it’s later I may wait till I get to Waterstones (hopefully Friday!) To pick up one of those (probably Wildspark!).
    Amy x

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    1. I’m dying to get my hands on starfell as it comes out tomorrow but A pocketful of stars is on my wishlist!! You’re so lucky to be on the publicity list!!

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    2. Starfell is amazing, I loved Oswin SO much! I was very surprised when I got the email for A Pocketful of Stars; I’ve never had one from Egmont before and I thought all the proofs had been sent already 💜

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    1. It’s amazing so far, brutal in the struggles of contemporary adolescence but riveting and you care so deeply for the characters immediately!


  2. So You Think You’ve Got It Bad sounds so cute, and I’m thinking I’ll see if my library has it, because it sounds like something my daughter would be interested in. Much to her father’s and my disappointment, she seems like more of a non-fiction girl (we’re both very much into fantasy lol) so it sounds right up her alley and like a fun read.

    I had a really hard time choosing what to read next, too. xD And as soon as I did, I got bookmail, so now I’m even more unsure. lol!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    1. They are brilliant (as an Ancient History graduate) they also have a Greek one I don’t have and a Romans (💜) one coming out soon too.
      I love fantasy too but I can see the allure of a good nonfiction book as I used to deep dive into them too as a child!

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    2. Oooh, now, the Romans will be a must-read in our house, since my husband is obsessed with everything Rome and is trying to brainwash … er … I mean, convince our daughter that she should be, too. 😉 I’m more partial to Egypt myself, so I guess she’ll be balanced.

      I do love non-fiction (and I make it a point to read non-fiction books), but fantasy will always be my first love.

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    3. Romans were my focus in my degree But more so the social, feminine and cultural experience so this will be very interesting for me!
      I loved the whole swathe of the ancient to pre-medieval world so if they do Vikings, Roman Britain etc I’ll be in my element!!

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  3. I’m really looking forward to Rise Interrupted. My copy is here waiting but who knows when I’ll get to it! Soon I hope! I’m hoping there might be a copy of Malamander at work for me next time I pop in too 🤞

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    1. It’s contemporary and you know I’m fussy BUT I really am swept up in this one, my heart is breaking for this little family, the naivety against a determination to be more worldly and the toxic masculinity that poisons such innocence- it’s emotionally tough but gripping reading. -Patrice Lawrence is such a masterful writer.
      I was hoping my malamander would be here today but alas no. However I did receive a Midnight at Moonstone from my other scheme which with magic dresses and theatre looks fab!

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    2. Yes, I liked Patrice Lawrence’s others despite them being YA contemporary too!
      I don’t know Midnight at Moonstone but magic dresses and theatre have me sold!!

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    3. After this I will certainly check out her others, I adore her style and the way she tugs emotions and makes the reader know what’s happening but be tortured totally unable to stop it.
      The Midnight at Moonstone (OUP) is by Lara flecker and scattered b&w Illustrations by Trisha Krauss – the design throughout is exquisite with scalloped borders and illustrated chapter headings.

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    4. She’s best known for Orange Boy, which I enjoyed but I preferred Indigo Donut.
      You’ve totally sold be on MatM – look forward to your review!

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