In my attempt to read 52 books in the 52 weeks of 2017, I am nearing the end. With only a handful of weeks left before we bring in the new year, I only have 5 books left to read to complete my goal. I am currently reading two different books of two completely different genres, but I am really enjoying both. The first is: The Rose and the Dagger by Reneé Ahdieh. Below is the Goodreads synopsis of the novel. So far I am really enjoying it. It feels more action-packed and gritty than the first novel and I have high hopes for the ending!
"The darker the sky, the brighter the stars.In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved husband, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once thought Khalid a monster—a merciless killer of wives, responsible for immeasurable heartache and pain—but as she unraveled his secrets, she found instead an extraordinary man and a love she could not deny. Still, a curse threatens to keep Shazi and Khalid apart forever.Now she’s reunited with her family, who have found refuge in the desert, where a deadly force is gathering against Khalid—a force set on destroying his empire and commanded by Shazi’s spurned childhood sweetheart. Trapped between loyalties to those she loves, the only thing Shazi can do is act. Using the burgeoning magic within her as a guide, she strikes out on her own to end both this terrible curse and the brewing war once and for all. But to do it, she must evade enemies of her own to stay alive.The saga that began with The Wrath and the Dawn takes its final turn as Shahrzad risks everything to find her way back to her one true love again"
You can read my review of the first novel 'The Wrath and the Dawn' in this duology here: http://bit.ly/2tW7WtR
As I normally read two books at a time, the second book I am currently reading is 'IT' by Stephen King. I am not normally one to read something from the horror/mystery/thriller genre and IT definitely isn't for the faint-hearted. I am only 50 pages in and already a child has died and creepy things have started to happen. So far so good though.
"To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .The adults, knowing better, knew nothing. Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of IT was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality."
There we have my current reads, I also recently finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, so a review will coming very soon.