What have I read this week?
The World Beneath (The Mira Brand Adventures Book 1) by Robert J Crane
This is a YA fantasy novel about a girl named Mira Brand. She has a magical talisman that allows her to move between worlds and is seeking hidden treasures. This book was okay. The plot was okay, but I didn’t really like the characters. I won’t make any effort to read more in this series.
Nevernight and Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
These are the first two books in a series about a girl named Mia Corvere whose father is executed for treason. She vows to get revenge on his killers and joins a secret order of assassins. I preferred the first book to the second, as I found it a more compelling read. However, I enjoyed them both and will undoubtedly read the third.
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
This is a YA book about an African boy named Osei who goes to an American school where he is the only black kid. It is a retelling of Othello. I didn’t really like it – I found the plot unconvincing, as it didn’t make sense to me that Osei would trust the Iago character who he has only just met.