October 31, 2016 • Cee • Discussion

I haven’t been great at keeping with my TBR books this past month. (Blame that on all the stress! Ack.) Currently Reading will act as my check-in, letting you guys know what I’m forever reading at the moment, and what I’m enjoying about it. Today, I’m sharing with you three books I’m juggling/reading

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria


It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths—whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art—captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.

Why did I want to read Iron Cast? This book has things I love reading about: Prohibition era, magic, and cons! I’m excited to see what kind of things Corinne and Ada finds out about the world they’re in.

What do I like about it so far? The friendship! I am livinnnnnnng for Ada and Corinne’s friendship. This is what I love seeing in books—friends supporting and having each other’s back despite arguments and danger. When I started reading Iron Cast, I was surprised (and pleased) about these characters and the Cast Iron people; it was totally unexpected and I needed to learn more.

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills


Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera’s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane’s ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins’ late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives.

Why did I want to read This Adventure Ends? Everybody I know raved about This Adventure Ends and Emma Mills’s writing so I wanted to see if I’d love it as well. Also, I really hoped that there’s a lot of friendship.

What do I like about it so far? I love Sloane’s “don’t give a shit” attitude. I like that Vera welcomes Sloane into her close-knit of friends. I want more friendships! Don’t let me be disappointed!

Rebel Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino


In twelve-year-old Giacomo’s Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. Every artist possesses a Genius, a birdlike creature that is the living embodiment of an artist’s creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he’s in serious trouble.

Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools–objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path–Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.

Why did I want to read Rebel Genius? As soon as I read “from the co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender” and that art is a heavy focus, I knew I needed Rebel Genius in my life.

What do I like about it so far? I am not really far into this book, but from what I’m reading, I am intrigued by the I appreciate that there are illustrations mixed in with the text; not a lot, but enough that makes me super intrigued.

Have you read these books? Did you like them? 


3 Responses to “CURRENTLY READING • Iron Cast, This Adventure Ends, & Rebel Genius”

  1. Emily Alfano says:

    I LOVE the idea of this TBR check in! I am reading like 5 books at the same time right now and I feel like doing a post like this would be helpful.
    I haven’t read any of these you mentioned, but they all sound really good! Happy reading!

  2. I’ve read Iron Cast and absolutely adored it. The friendship, the diversity, the setting. Everything about that book made me fall in love with it. It was a definite favourite of the year so far and I’ve been eagerly telling everyone I know to read it. I was glad I got a review copy otherwise I might have missed out. The other two are new to me but I may try and get my hands on them as they certainly sound interesting.

  3. Alexa S. says:

    I’ve read IRON CAST, and adored it! It surprised me in the best way, and I only hope that there will be a sequel or companion or something more. And I also loved THIS ADVENTURE ENDS. It was absolutely delightful! I still have to read Rebel Genius, so we’ll have to see what I think of that one…

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