Recent Reads no. 2&3 – Me Before You & The Wizards of Once

Hello and welcome back! I’m sharing another two of my recent reads with you all – two very different reads but I thoroughly enjoyed them both 🙂

First of, Me Before You by JoJo Moyes…

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I’ve had this book on my radar for a while but it was seeing it in a charity shop the other week for a £1 that made me finally read it… I don’t know what I was expecting but any of my pre conceived assumptions of ‘another shallow romance’ were proved entirely wrong. I read the book in the week leading up to a coursework submission deadline and ended up awake till the small hours each night I was so engrossed!

Lou Clark has never been to university, never even left her home town. But she’s happy. Well, she’s not sure she really loves her boyfriend and life at home can be trying, but she finds the familiarity of her life and job at the local café comforting. Meanwhile, Will Traynor’s life has been changed beyond recognition since being the pedestrian in a motorcycle accident. He’s lost all desire to live in this new and warped world. But when Lou and Will’s paths cross, neither of them have any idea of the consequences.

Incredibly well written, deep, immersive and meaningful with a romance that sparkled with wit and passion. I loved Lou’s individuality and the evolving of both their personalities through their relationship. Heart wrenching (I cried) but compelling (I’d have read it in one sitting if possible) and so beautiful.

Secondly, The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell. Despite being highly recommended, I was still sceptical about reading it as, growing up, I wasn’t a personal fan of the highly popular How to Train your Dragon books by the same author (I was probably too much of a girl..!). However, I was pleasantly surprised by The Wizards of Once and loved reading this magic adventure for 9-12 year olds.

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Xar is a wizard boy with no magic and Wish is a Warrior who doesn’t fit in. unexpected and forbidden events lead to their meeting…except Wizards and Warriors are sworn enemies. Can Xar and Wish trust in each other and work together to save both their people from the resurrection of an unimaginable evil?

A fantastic adventure that kept me entertained from page one. Beautifully illustrated, with a intricately created magic world, so full of detail it is almost tangible. Cleverly woven with morals that give it an ancient fairy tale quality. I loved reading about Xar and Wish’s antics and laughed out load on more than one occasion.

Thanks for joining me! That concludes my next two recent reads – one more to go…hit follow so you don’t miss out 😉

Meg Readz xx

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