WWW Wednesday – April 25th, 2018

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?

  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys – audiobook
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – physical book

I’m obviously going through a little bit of a historical fiction kick at the moment. It’s one of my favorite genres but I haven’t read it as much lately so I’m trying to correct that. I just started listening to Out of the Easy and am already hooked. The story is so intriguing (who doesn’t get lured in by the mythos of New Orleans?!) and I’m loving the narrator as well. Sooooooo much better than The Disappearances… HA!

I’m about 60 pages into The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I’m almost 90% sure I know what the “big reveal” is going to be at the end. Color me extremely shocked if I’m wrong. However, even with though I think it’s going to be fairly cliché, I’m still enjoying the overall story. Are we sure that Elizabeth Taylor doesn’t have a tell-all biography swirling around out there? Because if she does, I need it!

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Black Moon (Zodiac, #3) by Romina Russell – physical book, 5/5 Stars
  • The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy – audiobook, 1/5 Stars
  • The Big Inch (Misfits and Millionaires, #1) by Kimberly Fish – physical book, 5/5 Stars
  • Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer – physical book, 4/5 Stars, REVIEW

I had a fairly good reading week, minus the abysmal disappointment that was The Disappearances. Seriously, I’ve never been so bored by a novel as I was with that one. Between the narrator being pretty terrible and mixed with the extremely slow plot, this one did not work for me at all. I mean it took me 3 months to finish it!!!! Yep, awful.

Luckily, I continue to be blown away by the Zodiac series. Black Moon had so many twists and turns that were just so damn good. And Russell’s world-building is top notch, as she continues to introduce to new planets and their history. As an Aquarius, I really enjoyed that this book focused on them. This series is seriously so, so, so good and I wished more people would read it!

I also really enjoyed The Big Inch which is written by a local author and showcases a major part of history here in my hometown. I definitely recommend it if you like WWII historical fiction. And of course, I really enjoyed Cress. I still think that Scarlet is my favorite book in the series but the action was really ramped up in this one. I can’t wait to find out how it will all end in Winter!

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Gathering Darkenss (Falling Kingdoms, #3) by Morgan Rhodes
  • Furyborn (Empirium, #1) by Claire Legrand
  • Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali

I’ll be continuing on with the Falling Kingdoms series like I’ve been saying I’ll do for the last month or so, haha. I also want to mix in some contemporary too, so I’ll be grabbing Saints and Misfits. The plot sounds really good and I’ve also heard good things about this book, which really excites me! I also plan to pick up Furyborn as I’ve had an ARC since this past fall. I really need to finish this book before its release date next month so I can decide whether or not I’ll be purchasing a final copy.

What are you currently reading? What books did you finish this week? What are you planning on reading next? Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, what did you think of them? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments below!

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11 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – April 25th, 2018”

  1. I loooooove Cress and I’m glad it was a great read for you too. Probably my fave in the series. Also, I just recently got a copy of Saints and Misfits so I’m interested to know your thoughts about it! Happy reading. 😊

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  2. You’re current reads are at the very top of my WANT TO READ hehe, I hope you enjoy them both. I’m really interested in Seven Husbands because of the Cuban Bi-sexual rep. Ruta I keep hearing is an amazing writer & I’m a sucker for books set in New Orleans. Did you audio book The Disappearances? I think it was a 4 star for me but I read a physical copy…I can def see how the narration in audio book for this book could be a bit wonky 😦

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    1. Haha! I’m really enjoying both of them, though I have to say that I think the hype set my expectations a little too high for Seven Husbands, as I’m not yet completely amazed by the story yet even though it’s very engaging… Yep, I did listened to the audiobook of The Disappearances and it was AWFUL. The narrator was soooo bland and I felt no connection to the story at all. Though the audiobook for Out of the Easy is amazing so far! I definitely recommend it.

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      1. First I’d like to say that after you recommended The Serpent King, anything you tell me to listen to I will take your word for! 💜I have a credit on Audible I haven’t used yet and I could go for some New Orleans vibes 🙌🏼 sucks about The Disappearances though 😞 hope your next reads more than make up for it 😃💕

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    1. Thanks! I was lucky to get an ARC of Furyborn in my FairyLoot box last fall. I can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to get to it, haha.. And I’m enjoying Seven Husbands so far. I’m really interesting in seeing how the story ends.

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