Sunday, January 17, 2016

#SundayStatus: The Shadow Throne and Up to This Pointe

Sunday Status is a weekly (ish) post where I let you know what I'm reading and what I'm thinking about it as I go along.

This week is when my reading life will probably slow down a bit.  We're back into the swing of school again and my first responses are due this week, which means I'll be cutting into my reading time with grading.  I feel like I have a good start, though, and am hoping it will carry me through to February/March.

The Shadow Throne
Jennifer Nielsen
Scholastic Press, 2014
Source: purchased for my classroom library

I'm so excited to finally finish this series!  I had to read it next because I have three students who are either reading the first two or waiting for me to put this one in my library.

Jaron is at it again, making stupid decisions and realizing that only moments afterwards.  There's lots of actions and a lot of surprises and I'm only about half way through the book.  I've already laughed, cried, and gasped out loud.

Up to This Pointe
Jennifer Longo
Random House for Young Readers, 2016
Source: ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I requested this from Netgalley because it's about a dancer.  I've only just started it and know that she's in Antarctica--that's it!

Here is the Goodreads blurb:
Harper is a dancer. She and her best friend, Kate, have one goal: becoming professional ballerinas. And Harper won’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of The Plan, not even the boy she and Kate are both drawn to.

Harper is a Scott. She’s related to Robert Falcon Scott, the explorer who died racing to the South Pole. So when Harper’s life takes an unexpected turn, she finagles (read: lies) her way to the icy dark of McMurdo Station . . . in Antarctica. Extreme, but somehow fitting—apparently she has always been in the dark, dancing on ice this whole time. And no one warned her. Not her family, not her best friend, not even the boy who has somehow found a way into her heart.
Up to this Pointe is available for purchase on Tuesday!  If I can get far enough, check back then for a blurb about what I think!

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