Contemporary · Discussion · Fantasy · Retelling · Romance · Weekly · Weekly Meme · Young Adult

WWW Wednesday – February 22nd, 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?

25558608

So the first book for me was enjoyable but I didn’t find it as amazing as everyone claimed it to be. I think the hype might’ve gotten to me a bit. However, this book is soooooo good. It’s been action from the very first page and I’m having to force myself to put it down and go to sleep. OBSESSED.

Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.

Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.

But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.

Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard – I am so, so, soooo glad that we chose this book for the Hype or Like Friday BOTM as I loved it! Yeah, I was a little confused in the beginning and would have liked a little bit more background information on the world, but I didn’t have time to focus on that as I was so engrossed in all of the action and storyline.
  • Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2) by Susan Dennard – Welp, this one wasn’t the greatest of sequels but I like how it ended. I think that the third book will be a return to form. Also, how gorgeous are the covers of this series?!
  • RoseBlood by A.G. Howard – I almost didn’t include this one as I ended up DNFing after about 150 pages. I didn’t like the characters, I didn’t know what the heck was going on, and I was just plain bored. Not a good combination.

What do you think you’ll read next?

15839984

I do know that I will be starting Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge next, but I will also be doing the Try A Chapter Tag. In this tag, you read the first chapter of 5 different books on your TBR and then read the book with the first chapter that you enjoyed the most. It sounds like a fun way to help my indecisiveness!

Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.


What are you currently reading? Which books are up next on your TBR? Have you finished any good books this week? Have you read any of the books on my list? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments below!

19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – February 22nd, 2017

  1. Larkin! as promised, I am here 😉 Try A Chapter Tag sounds like a great idea to help with indecisiveness lol, I am one of these people who just can’t make up their mind. I wanna read ALL the books haha! An Ember in the Ashes is one of the trilogies that I absolutely HAVE to get to this year or else I won’t forgive myself *fingers crossed*. Trutwitch & WIndwitch I’m reading before Bookcon in June, Susan Denard is scheduled to be there & this series just feels like one I’m going to love if that makes any sense? smh I hope you enjoy Cruel Beauty, I haven’t read anything by this author but I was eyeing her latest Bright Smoke, Cold Fire so I’ll keep an eye out for your review on this one 😉

    Like

    1. Yayyyy, welcome back!! 😁
      I know, right? I’m really excited to try it out. I’ve already got my 5 books picked out lol!
      Yessss, you definitely need to read it. Ember was fairly good, but so far Torch is blowing it out of the water!! And I hope you enjoy Truthwitch! It’s a fun read with nonstop action.
      Yeah, I don’t think I’ve ever read any of Hodge’s work before so this will be a first for me. I’ve heard good things about it though so I’m excited! 😊

      Like

  2. I really need to read Truthwitch. I’ve had it for over a year but got confused at the start and never finished it.

    Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy Roseblood. I was tempted by it but a little wary as I didn’t love Splintered. Sounds like this may be similar.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I basically have all of these on my TBR! Except for Roseblood, which I wasn’t sure about and after seeing a LOT of people DNFing it I think I will just skip that one. I hope you will enjoy your books this week!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I enjoyed Ember more than Torch but I’m glad you’re having better luck with the second book! My heart broke for Helene in Torch and yes, there’s a lot of action that I think too many things are happening at the same time. Haha. Hope you keep enjoying it!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s