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WWW Wednesday – June 28th, 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 Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game, #1) by Evelyn Skye

I only have about 40 pages left in this book and plan to finish it tonight. I’m really enjoying this one so far. I love when authors mix fantasy with historical fiction and this one is no exception. I can’t wait to see how this one ends!

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.

And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

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Leviathan (Leviathan, #1) by Scott Westerfeld

This is my current audiobook that I grabbed from Overdrive last night. I’ve listened to 4 audiobooks since I started last week. Can you believe it?! I listen to them all day while I’m at work and I really enjoy it. So far this book has been really interesting, mixing steampunk with WWI. I kind of went into this one blind and so far, so good!

Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • Pure (Pure, #1) by Julianna Baggott

I had a really good reading week. Granted 3 of these were audiobooks but still, it counts! I enjoyed these for the most part but was a little let down by Mr. Penumbra’s, as it was very anti-climatic and went overboard with the technical jargon. I’m glad that I listened to the audiobook version of Pure since I really don’t have the time to reread it before finishing the rest of the trilogy. It was just as intense as I remembered.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • King’s Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon
  • The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen

I will definitely be reading the King’s Cage next, and then it’s a toss up between The Bone Season (a reread) and The Queen of the Tearling. Both are part of my Smashing Series that I’ve decided to extend through July as well. We shall see which one will come first!


What are you currently reading? Did you finish any good books this past week? What do you think you’ll read next? 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!

11 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – June 28th, 2017

  1. I’m loving your WWW Larkin! audiobooks are the best now if only I could train myself to follow Fantasy on audiobook, I’d be set! lol I realllllly want to get to the Crown’s Game, the historical fiction twist was what appealed to me the most about this book. I hope you enjoy Leviathan, i havent read anything by Scott but would love to someday. LOVE all of Gaiman’s audiobooks, he is an amazing story teller/narrator & The GraveYard book is proof of that. I’ve actually heard AMAZING things about the audiobook narration for The Queen of the Tearling.& was thinking I may get it to read along with my physical copy. Hope you enjoy your new reads this week, happy reading 🙂

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    1. Thank you, girlie! Yeah, I’ve realized that fantasy isn’t the easiest to follow via audiobook. I think I’m going to try and stick to historical fiction and contemporaries when I’m listening from now on. They’re much easier to follow!

      Yeah, I’m loving The Crown’s Game right now. The story is so interesting and I’m really excited to see how it ends. Leviathan is really interesting so far and Alan Cumming is narrating the audiobook, and he is phenomenal!

      I actually didn’t buy Gaiman’s version of The Graveyard Book but snagged the full production version instead which was fabulous! I highly recommend it!

      Oh, that’s a good idea! I might do that too then with Queen of the Tearling.

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      1. nice! I look forward to your thoughts on The Crown’s Game, also adding Alan Cumming to my list of narrators to look out for (thank you). I’m curious about the full production Graveyard book now since I had no clue it existed lol. Although, he does amazing narrating for all the different characters, I swear I don’t know how that man does it LOL!, I’d still like to hear a full cast version. Thanks Larkin 🙂

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      2. Yes, I should have my review up for it tomorrow actually!! 😊

        I think you’d really like the full production. It’s got music and multiple speakers. The man who voices Silas is my favorite. He really brought him to life perfectly!

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