It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone for Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy Night. I was really surprised by how deep this book got. I was expecting a lot more ticking-time-bomb action and star-crossed lovers, and while there was a bit of the latter, it was mostly a philosophical examination on the moral and ethical implications of being able to alter other people's lives without their knowledge and whether sparing them pain is worth removing their agency. It's quite good. Shame about the cover. I read an ARC from Disney Press.
Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy, illustrated by Jon J. Muth for Family Read Night. This is a delightful collection of poems. Although the goal is to provide ones that are easy or fun to memorize, I'm not sure how successful I would be at that. However, they are fun to read and the paintings are really lovely.
Requiem by Lauren Oliver, also for Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy Night. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the storytelling format changing for every book in the series, but I do like the split narrative so far. I don't think anything's going to recapture the world-building magic of the first book, though.
This week I'll be finishing Requiem and starting The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan for World Book Night.
What are you reading?