Long time since I have been blogging. I have been a very busy person. I decide to do a weekly book reads blog. So even when I am super busy with life. You guys will get to see what I at least have been reading for that week.
So a quick life update. I end up getting a Nintendo Switch which was kindly bought for me by my family. They were sure sneaky about it. My husband put away his coffee speaking money away for a year to buy it for me. When I notice he open a new saving account on our bank account. He said I am saving up my coffee money for a new computer. He really did fool me. It was to be a Christmas gift but all the stores didn’t have a copy of super Mario odyssey. Which I love and finished last month. I will have a review on that later on.
So let’s get my reading week started.
About the book:
Keita Ali is an elite runner living in Zantoroland, a poor, fictional island that
is erupting in political violence. When his father, a journalist, is murdered,
Keita escapes to the wealthy nation of Freedom State—an imagined country
much like our own. A stateless refugee without documentation, Keita must
hide from the authorities even as he races marathons to support himself and
ransom his sister who has been kidnapped. This tension-filled novel by the
best-selling author of Someone Knows My Name is an astute exploration of
dislocation, starting all over again, and the desperate need for home and
To be honest I thought it could have been better with less points of view. I didn’t enjoy this book at all.
I give this book 2 stars out of 5 stars.
About the book:
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy – a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. She knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And she knows, when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, that he was murdered.
In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder – or it may lure the murderer directly to Faith herself.
The book was really well written. Well the first half of the book was anyways. I felt the who done it was rushed a bit too quickly. It didn’t flow well after that part.
I give 3 stars out of 5 stars.
What am I currently reading?
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller on Audio
Floating City by Kerri Sakamoto in printed book
Caroline by Sarah Miller on ebook
The wishing well by Chris Colfer borrowed from the library.
What are you currently reading?
(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)