WWW Wednesday – January 23rd, 2019

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?

  • Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles, #1) by Helen Scheuerer – audiobook
  • Archenemies (Renegades, #2) by Marissa Meyer – physical book

Well I’m only about a third of the way through Heart of Mist, but I am LOVING it. The world is so interesting and I love how engrossing each of the POVs are. I’m also really enjoying Bleak as a main character. I cannot wait to continue on with this story to find out what will happen next. If you like a complex fantasy story with a lot of POVs, I definitely recommend picking this one up.

I’m not very far into Archenemies but I’m enjoying getting back into this world. I’m really interested in seeing where Meyer plans on going with this story, as I have a feeling it’s going to get dark pretty fast… And. I. Here. For. It.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta – physical ARC, review to come
  • Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha, #1) by Tasha Suri – physical ARC, REVIEW
  • The Disasters by M.K. England – audiobook
  • Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns, #3) by Kendare Blake – physical book

The Brilliant Death started off a little rocky for me. The writing wasn’t all that good starting off. However, it did seem to get a lot better as the story moved along. I will say that this is more of an Italy-inspired fantasy story, with little in the way of true mafia inspiration (just your usual marketing ploy failure!!!). But I enjoyed the political plot and exploration of gender-fluidity.

My feelings on Empire of Sand was that it was really hit or miss in areas. The world-building was amazing and overall plot was interesting, but the characters were a bit flat and lacked any personality. I also felt like the pacing was very off, especially in the middle part where the action was REALLY lacking.

While The Disasters plot was engaging and fast-paced, I felt all of the character relationships were pretty surface level and lacked any real depth. I would’ve liked to see more personal interactions between them. The ending also felt a bit rushed, but I think that’s because the author was trying to cram too much into a standalone novel. Had she added another 100 pages or so, the rushed ending and lack of character depth could have been addressed.

I’m obviously trash for the Three Dark Crowns series, so all I can say is that I loved this latest release. It was engaging, dramatic, and just as dark as the previous books. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW!

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Kingdon of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2) by S.A. Chakraborty – physical book
  • Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte – physical ARC
  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi – physical ARC

My copy of The Kingdom of Copper arrived yesterday and I know I can’t put off picking up this amazing novel for too long. I also plan to continue on completing my collection of BookCon ARCs that I still haven’t picked up yet. I really need to not put off BookCon 2019’s pick ups this year. I swear to read them all before their due dates! Definitely adding that to my 2019 reading goals, ha!

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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4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – January 23rd, 2019”

  1. Oh I’m a little jealous your copy of The Kingdom of Copper has already arrived. I still have to wait a few more weeks for mine but I suppose it gives me more time to reread The City of Brass! I hope you love it, and I’m glad to see you’re enjoying Archenemies so far as well. I love Marissa Meyer so that’s one that’s high on my TBR list as well. 🙂
    Great post and happy reading. 🙂 ❤️


  2. I really want to read Pride, it sounds like such a good book, I’m glad to hear you’re reading it next, I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂 I’ve heard so many great things about The Brilliant Death, sorry it had a bit of a rocky start for you! I’m curious to read it and see what I think 🙂
    Happy reading!! ❤

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