Happy Readathon Weekend!
This is like the third or fourth time I’ve signed up to do the #24in48 Readathon, but it’s the first time I’m actually participating! I’ve been reading on and off all day today, and I’m going to read for a while tonight and most of tomorrow!
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2
Published by Disney Hyperion Books on October 4, 2016
Genres: Middle Grade, Mythology, LGBTQIA+
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon - the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki - and the price he wants is very high.
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3
on October 3, 2017
Genres: Middle Grade, Mythology, LGBTQIA+
No Place Like Here by Christina June
Magnus Chase, son of Frey, the god of summer and health, isn't naturally inclined toward being a brave warrior. Still, with the help of his motley group of friends, he has achieved deeds he never would have thought possible. Now he faces his most dangerous trial yet.
View Spoiler »Loki is free from his chains. He's readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. « Hide SpoilerIt's up to Magnus and his friends to stop him, but to do so they will have to sail across the oceans of Midgard, Jotunheim, and Niflheim in a desperate race to reach Naglfar before it's ready to sail. Along the way, they will face angry sea gods, hostile giants, and an evil fire-breathing dragon. But Magnus's biggest challenge will be facing his own inner demons. Does he have what it takes to outwit the wily trickster god?
Published by Blink on May 21, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Retellings
Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro, Emily Henry
Life leads you to unexpected places. Love brings you home.
Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She's just spent a year at boarding school and can't wait to get home. But when Ashlyn's father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for "exhaustion," a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down.
The cherry on top? Ashlyn's father sends her to work with a cousin she doesn't even know at a rustic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere. A self-proclaimed "indoor girl," not even Ash's habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes—inspirational sayings she scribbles everywhere—can help her cope.
With a dangerously careless camp manager doling out grunt work, an overbearing father trying to control her even from prison, and more than a little boy drama to struggle with, the summer is full of challenges. And Ashlyn must make the toughest decision of her life: keep quiet and follow her dad's marching orders, or find the courage to finally stand up to her father to have any hope of finding her way back home.
From Christina June, author of It Started with Goodbye and Everywhere You Want to Be, comes No Place Like Here, a modern twist on Hansel and Gretel.
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on August 6, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Thriller
Format: ARC, eARC
Thelma and Louise gets remade in this powerful, darkly funny teen novel from acclaimed authors Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry. Two teenage girls who have had enough of the controlling men in their lives take their rage on the road to make a new life for themselves.
Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.
Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and a lifetime of barely getting by.
One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. One hour later, they’re armed with a plan that will take them from their small Michigan town to Chicago.
All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible can’t hurt.
Chased by the oppression, toxicity, and powerlessness that has held them down, Winona and Lucille must reclaim their strength if they are going to make their daring escape—and get away with it.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
- Finished this around 2:30pm EST
- 5/5 stars!
- LOVED Kieran Culkin as a narrator
Update One | 9:57pm EST
- Now that I’ve finally got this blog post all formatted correctly, it’s time to get back to reading! I’ll continue to update this post until tomorrow night, so check back for more updates later!
Update Two | 10:05pm EST (Tuesday)
- Uh…. so I failed pretty epically at this. I did finish one of my books this weekend, but it wasn’t the one I needed to! I guess that means I’m reading and reviewing tomorrow, so that’ll be fun. Oops. Hopefully I’ll do better next time, which is in… January!
Are you participating in the #24in48 Readathon? Have you before? What are you reading this weekend? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!