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Update: What I read in February…

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Y’all. I actually read the books I said I was going to read for February! I did it! Yay! *Pats self on the back*

Here’s to hoping March will be just as productive!

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Review: “K-9” by Rohan Gavin (Knightley and Son book 2)

4 stars of 5 ★★★★☆

Publication date: 2-17-15

*This book was provided free on Netgalley in return for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this novel. It was very well written, the characters were very fleshed out, and the story was well thought-out and engaging for kids, teens, and adults to enjoy. Plus, it reminded me( a little) of Starlight Barking by Dodie Smith (who is one of my all-time favorites). I can see reluctant readers and avid readers alike being drawn into this story. Here’s the summary:

Darkus Knightley, tweed-wearing, mega-brained, thoroughly logical 13-year-old investigator of the weird, was just getting used to having his dad back in his life. Then Alan Knightley went off-radar, again, leaving Darkus with a traumatised ex-bomb-disposal dog as his only partner in crime-solving. Now things are getting even stranger. Family pets are being savaged by a beast at a top London beauty spot. Policemen have been tracked and attacked by a particularly aggressive canine. And two curiously alert hounds seem to be watching Darkus’s house. No one is using the word werewolf – yet – but as the full moon approaches, it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to work out that someone or something sinister is messing with the minds of London’s dog population. A mysterious canine conspiracy is howling for the attention of Knightley & Son . . .Criminally good detective adventure, perfect for fans of Sherlock and sharp-minded sleuths of all shapes and sizes.

This is the second installment of the Knightley and Son series, but I honestly read a detailed summary of the first book and moved on to this one and it was still enjoyable. That’s mainly because this is a Middle Grade/Tween book so it heavily explained what happened in the last book so kids can remember without having to re-read. The first book is called Knightley and Son. I’ve moved it further up on my to-read list after reading its sequel. Click the picture below for more information:

I definitely recommend both books for lovers of Middle Grade/YA mystery.

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ARCs I’ll be reviewing soon…

Okay, so I went a little crazy and requested a whole bunch of galleys/ARCs on Netgalley (I only did it ’cause I didn’t think I’d get them all). I was luckily granted access to seven titles.

Here is what I’ll be reading and reviewing in February:

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dalton
Random House Children’/Delacorte
Pub DateFeb 10 2015
“Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’.
Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin’s new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong where the past she thought she had escaped will finally catch up with her.” -via Goodreads

K-9 (Knightly and Son series) by Rohan Gavin

Bloomsbury USA Children
Pub Date   Feb 17 2015
“Darkus Knightley, tweed-wearing, mega-brained, thoroughly logical 13-year-old investigator of the weird, was just getting used to having his dad back in his life. Then Alan Knightley went off-radar, again, leaving Darkus with a traumatised ex-bomb-disposal dog as his only partner in crime-solving. Now things are getting even stranger. Family pets are being savaged by a beast at a top London beauty spot. Policemen have been tracked and attacked by a particularly aggressive canine. And two curiously alert hounds seem to be watching Darkus’s house. No one is using the word werewolf – yet – but as the full moon approaches, it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to work out that someone or something sinister is messing with the minds of London’s dog population. A mysterious canine conspiracy is howling for the attention of Knightley & Son . . .Criminally good detective adventure, perfect for fans of Sherlock and sharp-minded sleuths of all shapes and sizes . . .” -via Goodreads

I’m about three or four chapters into Seeker and it’s okay. I’m confused about some of the history but hopefully that’ll get cleared up.

I’ve wanted to read Knightly and Son for a while now, so I’ll need to get on it if I’m to understand what’s going on in K-9. 

The other titles I received access to, but will be reading later on, include:

Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday

Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

All the titles above are clickable links to each title’s GR page. Go check them out!