|It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a meme by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen|
Vincent at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers give it a kid lit spin.
Laini Taylor's Karo (Hope) lives between worlds, a double life of sorts. She helps, Brimstone, the only father she has known, collect teeth. She is his conduit between the world of chimera and humans. What we and she discover is there is a battle between good and evil forces, but nothing is as it seems. The sequel, Days of Blood and Starlight, delivers as well, as it continues her story. I hate to give away too much because the mystery of Karou's origins is the mystery that keeps readers engrossed in this magical story. I am anxiously awaiting the third in the series, Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
Rae Carson's The Girl of Fire and Thorns is another ya fantasy with a strong female lead, Elisa, who is a princess and a chosen one, one of whom is chosen every century. She is married in secret to protect her and partnered with one who may or may not want her. I might connect this title with The Odyssey as this becomes a hero' journey story. The Crown of Embers and The Bitter Kingdom are on my TBR list as I can't wait to see how Elisa's adventure pans out.
Next week it's nonfiction. Two books that I am in the midst of which I am finding helpful both personally and professionally.