Hey, all! October 19th was my half-birthday, and I was already planning a book haul for this month, so I figured, I might as well buy them six months before I turn 15.
I'm writing this on a really tight schedule (there's an almost 100-person party today at my house), so I'm going to skip the map and flag today - sorry!
Well, today's post is focused on the books I got, but I figured I could use the Recent Reads section to talk about the book I was reading before I got a bunch more (I'm still reading it, just not right now!).
That book is Ptolemy's Gate, the third book in the Bartimaeus sequence by Jonathan Stroud. I read the first two books about a year ago, which is why progress in this one is going slowly for me; I'm not super excited about it. But I do really love the story - it's about a world where magicians control all governments. The magicians, however, do not cast spells - instead, they summon demons who can do the magic for them. The main characters are Nathaniel (alias John Mandrake), a young magician, Bartimaeus, a 5,000-year-old djinni, and Kitty, a commoner in active rebellion against the magical and tyrannical government of the British Empire.
I recommend you pick up the series if you're interested in conspiracy, fantasy, and morally grey characters!