Hey ya’ll! I am coming at ya with a “weekly” meme thanks to my friend Joe over @ Storeys of Stories! I really liked this idea because it is less commitment on my part (I don’t have to do it EVERY week, only when I start a new book) and gets me talking about books I have just started (or want to start very soon).
Straight from the horse’s mouth (if you will):
First Impression Friday will be a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little farther. Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. Did you think you’d love it and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you exactly right? I think what will really make this meme a lot of fun, is linking back to it from your review to say, “Look at how wrong I was!” OR “See? I knew it all along!”
This week I started:
Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes
FINALLY! I am finally taking the time to sit down and read this book. I got it as an ARC at Book Expo (by complete and random happenstance) and have been looking forward to it for nearly twice as long. For those who don’t know- This is the second book to come out under the new Rick Riordan umbrella “Rick Riordan Presents” which was put in place to highlight and publish middle grade books that feature untalked about mythologies and folklores. In this particular book, we explore Mayan mythology. These types of stories are so incredibly important, and I love that Rick Riordan is using his name to help these stories get recognized and read. Stories about different cultures and people are good, especially for middle grade readers, because it develops empathetic skills and understanding/tolerance for others.
Other than that information, I literally know nothing about this book. But I am so very excited! This was picked by my fiance as my “must read” for the month of August, but that didn’t happen (due to an unscheduled reading slump), so I have decided to roll it over to “Must Read” for September and see how that goes.
As it stands at this moment, I have not opened the book, but carried it to work with me. I am sure by the time this post goes live, I will be at least 10% of the way through it though. If Rick Riordan’s backing or the quality of Aru Shah are being considered, I believe this book will be a solid four out of five stars.
So tell me, is this book on your radar? Have you read Rick Riordan or the first book under this imprint, Aru Shah and the End of Time?