This summer has been a busy season for reading, I have read books I enjoyed and those that were only OK. I hope to have reviews of my recent reads posted relatively soon.
I have continued reading more books in the Shannara series by reading The Scions of Shannara and The Druid of Shannara, both by Terry Brooks. Fantasy is one of my favourite book genres, and I am enjoying the Shannara books immensely. The characters are easier to connect with in the Heritage of Shannara than the original Shannara trilogy, because Terry Brooks is slowly building his epic story across four novels. Walker Boh is arguably one of the best magic using characters that I have read about. Responsibility is thrust upon Walker, as he is given the task to re-establish the Druids. Walker is conflicted by his desire to master his magic and his original decision to ignore his destiny and cut himself off from the Four Lands all together.
I have also read A Girl Could Stand Up by Leslie Marshall, which was my book club read for July. The book is about a dysfunctional family and a girl coming of age and finding herself in a very strange childhood. I found this book OK, but it was not amazing, and at times the plot of the book twisted too much for my liking.
Like many Harry Potter fans I have also read the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play written by Jack Thorne based on an original story by J.K. Rowling. I did actually enjoy reading this book, yes the story is random because it involves time travel (that is a spoiler by the way) but I found the story entertaining. I do agree with the common consensus that the plot is not as good as any of the original seven Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. However, the story was adapted to be seen on stage so I will have to try and get tickets to see it next year, I do intend to post a discussion blog post about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, so watch this space.
More blog posts are definitely coming, as I intend to plan and write a lot of posts in advance, so that I become a more organised blogger. So until next time, remember to keep reading.