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?
Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber
As of this moment, I haven’t actually read one page from this book. I only put my bookmark in it last night before I went to bed, as I’d already stayed up too late finishing up Big Little Lies. But I can tell you that I’m so excited to pick this one up and that I hope it lives up to the hype! Fingers crossed, right?
Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .
Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
What did you recently finish reading?
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – 3 stars, If you’re looking for an engrossing murder mystery amongst some suburbanite mothers, then this might be for you. I will admit that I was hooked trying to figure out who was murdered and who did it, but I reallyyyyy hated all of the characters. They were just so awful!
Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
- Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto – 5 stars, THIS BOOK WAS SOOOO GOOD! Easily my favorite book of the year so far. It’s got a kickass heroine, monsters, mayhem, and sass. What more could you want?! Everyone really needs to go read this 2016 debut!
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.
This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.
What do you think you’ll read next?
- Blood for Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2) by Ryan Graudin – I’m finally going to finish up this duology after really enjoying the first book, when I buddy read it with Britt @ Geronimo Reads back in November. I’ve heard great things about it but I also hear that I’m going to cry sooooo, yeah. Already got my tissues handy!
- Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard – This is the February BOTM for Hype or Like Friday, if you would like to join us! I’ve heard mixed things about this series so far but I’m interested in seeing how I feel about it.
- A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2) by Sabaa Tahir – I liked An Ember in the Ashes but I wasn’t blown away by it like some people were. I thought it was decent but nothing amazing or unique. However, I am interested in seeing how this story develops and I hope it gets better.
What are you currently reading? Have you read any good books this week? Have you read any of the books on my list? What did you think of them? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday in the comments below!