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WWW Wednesday – June 6th, 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?

  • Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1) by Amanda Foody – physical book
  • Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman – audiobook

I just started reading Ace of Shades yesterday and am really enjoying it so far. The world is so interesting and I like that there’s a bit of mystery to the plot. I really enjoyed Daughter of the Burning City and so I hope that this one lives up to that book… so far, so good!

I’m not very far into listening to Call Me By Your Name but so far, I have mixed feelings on it. The prose is soooo over the top that I have the hardest time remembering that it’s a story being told by a 17 year-old. It just takes me out of the actual story. I won’t lie and admit that some parts give off a bit of a stalkerish vibe and make me a tad uncomfortable – this kid is definitely obsessed. However, I do love listening to Armie Hammer’s voice. He’s doing a great job as the narrator.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys – audiobook
  • Legendary (Caraval, #2) by Stephanie Garber – physical book
  • War Storm (Red Queen, #4) by Victoria Aveyard – physical book
  • Scarlet (Scarlet, #1) by A.C. Gaughen – audiobook

I really enjoyed Out of the Easy. It was a really interesting and engaging story that continued that awesome legacy that Sepetys has. She’s such a great author of historical fiction and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of her stories.

Legendary was sooooooo good! I actually enjoyed it even more than Caraval and I never would’ve thought that could be possible. Tella makes for a much more interesting heroine and someone that you can really root for. All of the twists and turns in this book have left me begging for the finale to see what how it all ends. Why do we have to wait until next year?!?!

War Storm was a good finale, but not quite as amazing as I was hoping for. I think the pacing was a little off and slow to really get going. However, I’m satisfied with the way Aveyard decided to end it.

Now I’m still really unsure about my feelings on Scarlet. There was literally zero descriptions in this book. I have no idea what the characters are supposed to look like and that’s just very strange to me. I did like the way Gaughen decided to retell the story of Robin Hood though and will probably continue with the series.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston – physical book
  • Defy the Worlds (Constellation, #2) by Claudia Gray – physical book
  • A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3) by Sabaa Tahir – physical book

I really need to get caught back up with all of my Star Wars books, so I’ll start from the oldest one chronologically with Ahsoka. Then I need to catch up with a couple of other series. I was so excited when I saw that A Reaper at the Gates shipped early and arrived with my other preorder yesterday, Sweet Black Waves!


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!

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – June 6th, 2018

  1. I’m also excited for A Reaper at the Gates!! Yay!! I’ve seen Caraval around but haven’t got the time to take a look at it. Maybe I will soon. I hope you enjoy your books. Happy reading!! 😊

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  2. Hahaha. I think I was pretty much the same with Call Me By Your Name. It’s all just a bit much and sooo internal. I did like Hammer’s voice but not sure he’s the right narrator as he sounds a lot older and isn’t that great at different voices. It is definitely a unique experience. Have you seen the film?

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    1. Yes, exactly! I just keep thinking that a) no 17 year old talks/thinks like this and b) it’s a little creepy, haha! But I agree about Hammer. You can tell he isn’t a normal narrator. But no, I haven’t seen the film yet. I figured I’d wait until after I finished the book before watching it.

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