This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.
What are you currently reading?
I’m at the very end of A Lullaby for Witches by Hester Fox which is great because my review is due tomorrow. I started this book and then the next thing I knew I was already a quarter of the way through it. And that’s how it’s been every time I pick it up. I do have to say that while I like both timelines I really love Margaret’s story more and I am sometimes disappointed when it’s time for Augusta’s story.
I don’t usually enjoy fairytale retellings but Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber is a very interesting one and I’m loving it. I’m only halfway through but I feel like it could be a five star read if things continue the way they are.
What have you recently finished reading?
I would like to have a review up for the other two books I finished soon but I am always so behind with reviews. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James is incredible and masterfully written but it did lose some threads of story towards the end so I ended up giving it four stars. An Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie is my least favorite that I have read by far. I gave it three stars because I did enjoy Poirot solving the crime but without him this would have been an easy two star read.
What do you think you’ll read next?
This will be my first read for Blackathon and I’m so excited. I have quite a few Rachel Howzell Hall’s books on my TBR and I am so ready to dive into my first one. I believe this is one of her earlier works so I’m not sure if it is as strong as her more recent books but I can’t wait to find out. This one is a part of Kindle Unlimited which I need to utilize more but I mention it in case you also have KU and might want to check this book out.
Three weeks out of cancer surgery, crime reporter Syeeda McKay is in the pursuit of Los Angeles’s most active serial killer. Over the last twenty years, the Phantom Slayer has hunted African-American prostitutes working in one of the worst parts of South Los Angeles, killing eight victims in the alleys off Western Avenue, and then disappearing into the shadows. But Syeeda doesn’t know that the killer has turned his sights on her.
Detective Adam Sherwood, a hotshot investigator with the Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD, has been handed the Phantom Slayer cases, and together, he and Syeeda must figure out who is doing the killing . . . before Syeeda becomes his next victim.