WWW Wednesday – August 31st, 2016

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments!

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading…


Asleep by Krystal Wade

Y’all this book has got me hooked and I’m not even 50% through with it. Go support an indie author and check this book out! It’s a creepy retelling of Sleeping Beauty in an insane asylum.

Recently Finished…

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott

Both great and yet COMPLETELY different. I highly recommend them both! The Darkest Part of the Forest is a wonderful standalone fantasy novel from Holly Black about a modern day town that is surrounded by woods filled with faeries. If only that were a real place…

And Forbidden was an emotionally draining story about a dysfunctional family in London, where the two eldest siblings are basically left to taking care of the younger children and end up falling in love. Yep, really.

Da Vinci’s Tiger is a great story about the muse who inspired Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings of beautiful, strong, and inspiring women. I highly recommend this story to anyone who loves historical fiction.

Want to Read Next…

The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2) & Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die, #3) by Danielle Paige

The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy, #2) & The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy, #3) by Marie Rutkoski

My next reads will be the start of my next monthly reading challenge – Smashing Series September. This is where I try to tackle and finish up as many series that I’ve already started. There’s no way that I’ll be able to finish them all but it’s going to be fun to try! I’ll have a post up tomorrow all about it so you will be able to see firsthand just how impossible this challenge is going to be.

What do you think about my WWW Wednesday selections? What’s your WWW Wednesday look like? Leave a link to your post in the comments or just leave a comment answering the questions!

Book Review: We Were Liars

I hope y’all don’t mind me continuing to use the bullet-style review, at least for a little while longer as I try and catch up on all of my reviews! And as short as We Were Liars by E. Lockhart was, I think it makes sense.

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

The Good

  • Such a unique and thrilling plot – the pacing is wonderful throughout the entire story.
  • Incredibly beautiful writing style.
  • Great characters that each had their own distinctive personalities.
  • THAT TWIST ENDING, THO! I’ll be honest – I ugly cried for about 15 minutes at that.

 The Bad

  • The whole issue with this family is #firstworldproblems, which makes them extremely hard to like. And by family, I mean the adults.
  • Teenagers are incredibly stupid.
  • The ending might piss you off considering the reasoning behind it.

I really did enjoy this story. I thought it was unique and the writing was very beautiful, with a really interesting mystery. However, I had a hard time drumming up much sympathy for the family. The sisters were a bunch of greedy, lazy, manipulative bitches and I just couldn’t deal with them – especially considering what that behavior ultimately led to. Personally, I think this book would make a really good movie with a focus on the family dynamics.

Final Verdict: 4/5 Stars

What are your thoughts on We Were Liars?  Did it live up to the hype? Are you still liking my bullet style reviews?