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Reading is my passion! I'll read anything if it looks good & sounds good. I'm also a sucker for books with unique settings & I'd choose Hardcovers over E-Books any day! : ) -Empress Reece

Currently reading

Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
-Penguin Audio-, Sean Danker-Smith, Johnathan McClain
The Facefaker's Game
Chandler J. Birch
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin
Joseph Delaney, Christopher Evan Welch
Progress: 90 %
The Forlorned
Angela J. Townsend
Progress: 274/274 pages
The Other Side of Midnight
Simone St. James
Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Book 1)
David L. Owen
Progress: 12 %
Stiletto: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley, Hachette Audio, Moira Quirk
Progress: 31 %
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling Book 3)
Erika Johansen
The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Jim Butcher, -Penguin Audio-, Euan Morton
Progress: 11 %

*Not for Middle Grade- more like YA!

Revenge of the Witch - Joseph Delaney;  Read By Christopher Welch

In my quest to find an audio series for my son and I to listen to in the car, I came across The Last Apprentice/Wardstone Chronicles series. This first book, Revenge of the Witch, is about a 13 year old boy who is starting his apprenticeship to be a "Spook" which is someone who fights evil such as witches and boggarts etc. The back of the audio CD says its for middle grade, 10 and up, but it was pretty scary and gory! The narrator, Christopher Evan Welch, is really good and he does the perfect witches voice and cackle but it is way too creepy for younger kids! I ended up taking the CD out because it was too much for my 9 year old. I did end up listening to it by myself though and even started the second audio book because I liked this one so much. It just seems to be more appropriate for high school students or young adults then middle grade. So even though I found an audio series for me to listen too :  )  I'm still on the hunt for something for kids...