What have I read this week?
Not much, is the answer. A variety of things conspired to ensure not much reading got done.
A Time of Dread by John Gwynne
This is a fantasy novel. There are four viewpoint characters, two male, two female. The novel features a battle between the Ben-Elim, who are, more or less, martial angels, and the Kadoshim, who are demons. They have been fighting a war and have involved humans and giants, the other two intelligent races that inhabit the Banished Lands. I quite enjoyed this, but found it fairly predictable and not exciting enough to really grip me. I probably won’t be reading any further books in this series.
Curse of the Werewolf Boy by Chris Priestley
I couldn’t finish this one. It’s aimed at 8+ readers, and I have read and enjoyed other books for this age range. This one is just trying too hard to be funny, and managed only to be tedious. I definitely won’t be reading any more by this author.