What I'm Reading Wednesday
The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud. I love British horror. I love Jonathan Stroud. I love everything about this series. It is the perfect middle grade spooky-but-not-too-spooky story. I hand out the first one at every opportunity, and the same will be true of this one. I don't even know if I'll review it because dang, it's good.
Erak's Ransom (The Ranger's Apprentice #7) by John Flanagan. Not as intriguing as the first few arcs of the series, but I understand the purpose of the book. This is solidly good mild fantasy adventure for middle schoolers.
Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson. I am unsure of this one and I'm a quarter of the way through. It could be exceedingly good or quite disappointing. Right now, there's still a lot of setup going on, so I haven't learned much about the actual crimes yet.