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WWW Wednesday – January 25th, 2017

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 and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three W’s are:

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

What are you currently reading?

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Y’all just need to read this one, okay?! I promise you won’t regret it.

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Architect of Song (Haunted Hearts Legacy, #1) by A.G. Howard

Do you enjoy beautifully tragic, gothic love stories such as Jane Eyre? Then you will Howard’s first book in a New Adult romance series! But if you’re worried about starting a new series, don’t be, as each book is a standalone.

A lady imprisoned by deafness, an architect imprisoned by his past, and a ghost imprisoned within the petals of a flower – intertwine in this love story that transcends life and death.

For most of her life, nineteen-year-old Juliet Emerline has subsisted – isolated by deafness – making hats in the solitude of her home. Now, she’s at risk to lose her sanctuary to Lord Nicolas Thornton, a twenty-seven-year-old mysterious and eccentric architect with designs on her humble estate. When she secretly witnesses him raging beside a grave, Juliet investigates, finding the name “Hawk” on the headstone and an unusual flower at the base. The moment Juliet touches the petals, a young English nobleman appears in ghostly form, singing a song only her deaf ears can hear. The ghost remembers nothing of his identity or death, other than the one name that haunts his afterlife: Thornton.

To avenge her ghostly companion and save her estate, Juliet pushes aside her fear of society and travels to Lord Thornton’s secluded holiday resort, posing as a hat maker in one of his boutiques. There, she finds herself questioning who to trust: the architect of flesh and bones who can relate to her through romantic gestures, heartfelt notes, and sensual touches … or the specter who serenades her with beautiful songs and ardent words, touching her mind and soul like no other man ever can. As sinister truths behind Lord Thornton’s interest in her estate and his tie to Hawk come to light, Juliet is lured into a web of secrets. But it’s too late for escape, and the tragic love taking seed in her heart will alter her silent world forever.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this book when I first picked it up, as I’m not a huge contemporary fan (though I plan to read more in 2017!). However, this book was amazing and wonderful and perfect. And that Travis is such a sweetheart… But seriously, I cannot recommend this book enough.

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.

The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill’s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia, neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending- one that will rock his life to the core.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

I haven’t read any reviews for this book yet, so I’m basically going into it blind. This was a cheap purchase from Book Outlet because ever since I saw that gorgeous cover, I knew I had to have it on my shelf. Not to mention the fact that the synopsis sounds totally badass.

The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

Damn that Book Outlet for always having the prettiest hardcovers available. I can never pass them up! I actually have heard some really good things about this book. I’m thoroughly expecting to be creeped out while reading this one and will probably end up sleeping with the closet light on. Eeeeeeee!!!!

On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement.

On the inside, within the walls of the Aurora Hills juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom.

Tying their two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries…

What really happened on the night Orianna stepped between Violet and her tormentors? What really happened on two strange nights at Aurora Hills? Will Amber and Violet and Orianna ever get the justice they deserve—in this life or in another one?

In prose that sings from line to line, Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and of innocence, and of what happens when one is mistaken for the other.


What books are you currently reading? Have you recently finished reading any good ones? What’s up next on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on my list? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday in the comments below!

22 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – January 25th, 2017

  1. I have The Serpent King on my TBR and I’m glad you loved it!
    I also remember starting reading Holly Black’s other book (cannot remember the title anymore) and had to put it down because I couldn’t quite connect with it so I’m hesitant to pick up The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

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    1. Yes, I really can’t recommend it enough!
      If you’re talking about The Darkest Part of the Forest, I can see where that one would be a little hard to get into. Luckily, this one immediately starts off with some action so it’s easier to connect with quicker. If you ever get a chance to try it out, I hope you enjoy it! 😊

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  2. I’m so excited to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown now because you are liking it so much. I have owned it for a few months and have been hesitant. Do you know what the Hype or Like Friday February book of the month will be?

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    1. Oh, I highly recommend it! It’s soooo good and I’m just now to the part where they’re finally in Coldtown haha!

      And no, we haven’t discussed it yet but I’ll let you know as soon as we find out. I’ll message them right now about it!

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