Pause for WWW Wednesday 16/10

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

What are you currently reading?

Book cover for Top Marks for Murder
Cover by Nina Tara

Top Marks for Murder- Robin Stevens

I haven’t started yet but I shall be completing my reading of my MMU Marathon with the 8th Novel. Not sure if it will fit in my casebook though so I hope Robin has many more in her!!!

What did you recently finish reading?

I know I’ve not done this for a few weeks due to holiday then flu but since last Wednesday…

Rules for Vanishing – Kate Alice Marshall

I’ll be honest and this scared me, which is huge as I don’t normally get scared by book, creeped a bit maybe but my goodness this is the most brilliant type of nightmare-fuel.

Full review to come.

The Pearl in the Ice- Cathryn Constable

This is a wintery coming of age tale as a young girls runs away to join her father at sea and gets far more than she bargained for- spies, looming war between battling Imperialistic dynasties and whispers of an ancient legend dismissed as folk tales.

Full review to come.

Cover by Nina Tara

The Case of the Missing Treasure- Robin Stevens

This is a ‘short’ non murdery mystery from Robin Stevens involving Daisy and Hazel, George and Alexander, and a birthday Treasure Hunt which turns into a battle to outwit a cunning artefact thief.

Cover by Nina Tara

Death in the Spotlight- Robin Stevens

This is a book that hints and trickles and great big stormy gulps of emotion has been leading up to and I have to say how wonderfully brilliant it was.

I may have completely lost my heart to Daisy in this one a few times.

Review to come as part of MMU Marathon, I’ve been adding reviews every day or so recently now I’ve had time to type up my casebook and thoughts!

Cover by Helen Crawford White

Peril en Pointe- Helen Lipscombe

This is a great twist on the Alex Rider/ Young Bond genre by taking Black Widow/Red Sparrow’s back story of ballet school is really a school for spies and running with it being suitable for the Middle Grade Market.

Enjoyed this, I think subsequent books will be able to stretch their wings now this back story has been established.

Full Review to come.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I was planning on

Cover illustration by Julian de Narvaez

The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll

The Queen of Childrens Historical Fiction tumbles together a real historical event with WitchHunt frenzy- sounds perfect!!

The Velvet Fox by Catherine Fisher.

This is a follow on from A Clockwork Crow which I thoroughly enjoyed last year for its spooky otherworldlyness which had the feel of The Secret Garden but supernatural with its orphan sent to a strange abandoned mansion where there are strange goings on- and a missing child.

This picks up the following autumn and the Fair Ones are out for revenge

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading?

9 thoughts on “Pause for WWW Wednesday 16/10

    1. Aww thank you. Rules for Vanishing is chilling in the sense of use of terror both implied and apparent. We are terrified because the characters are AND how what happens to them is unreliable- you feel unsettled throughout which is quite chilling!
      I thoroughly recommend it. Out now in the UK and November for US 💜

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