WWW Wednesday – March 27th, 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?

  • And I Darken (The Conqueror’s Saga, #1) by Kiersten White – physical book, buddy read
  • Honor Bound (The Honors, #2) by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre – physical book
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – audiobook

I’ve finally reached the halfway point in And I Darken and I’m really enjoying it so far. The first half was definitely just building up the story, setting the scene and introducing the character. However, it seems that we’ve reached the turning point in the story and things are about to start going down. I’m ready for Lada to kick some ass.

I just started Honor Bound last night and I can already tell that I’m going to enjoy this one even more than the first book. I mean, they’re basically about to dive into an outlaw run space station and you know shenanigans are about ensue.

I only started listening to Daisy Jones & The Six yesterday and I’m already 75% of the way into it.. I CANNOT STOP LISTENING TO IT. Its read by a full cast, including popular actors/actresses, and they do such a fabulous job bringing the emotion out of the story. It really feels like I’m just listening to a documentary and I love that. I will say that Daisy is probably one of my least favorite characters though. I actually find the side characters to be more interesting.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6) by Morgan Rhodes – physical book, RTC
  • Fawkes by Nadine Brandes – audiobook

I finished Immortal Reign last night and I have been enjoying this series so much. However, this one didn’t leave as much of an impact on me as I was expecting. I don’t know if I am going through a little fantasy burnout right now or I just wasn’t connecting with the story as much. I originally had this as 4 stars but I think it’s really only 3 stars.

Fawkes ended up surprising me. I thought I would enjoy it but that it would probably just be an average read. However, I actually really loved this story! I loved how Brandes retold the Gunpowder Plot and mixed it with magic to almost completely rewrite history. It was extremely clever and a really fun read. I also loved the voice actor who narrated the audiobook.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Maio – audiobook
  • Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1) by Fonda Lee – physical book
  • The English Wife by Lauren Willig – physical book

I originally planned on reading Rabbit & Robot next, I had to change it up some as I’m not so sure I want to dive right back into science fiction after Honor Bound. However, this also could put me on a science fiction binge, soooo… We shall see!


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!

9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – March 27th, 2019

  1. I am sure your reading book list is HUGE but something to consider for a future read is “The Light of Our Yesterdays” by Ken Hansen. It was a rare find through book club (we have been focusing on indie authors) and I can’t say enough about it. One of the main characters, Chris Huxley, a homeland security investigator, is on the hunt for a terrorist that sends him all over the world and makes him confront his past and his own religious beliefs. The book is for anyone who enjoy thrillers/mysteries with something deeper and more philosophical included. Unfortunately, in today’s world I feel that intolerance of other people’s religions and cultures has become a more accepted practice and this book really puts a new perspective on that. For example, it gives one Islamic terrorist’s views, but allows him to struggle through his interpretation of his Qur’an to try to determine if what he is doing is right. You can read the full synopsis here: https://kennethjhansen.com/
    Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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  2. Okay, I think I will need to listen to the audio of Daisy Jones if I decide to read it – I’ve heard a few people say that reading it was a bit dull because it was transcripts and stuff, but i can see how a full cast would definitely bring that to life.

    I’ve got an ARC of Nadine Brandes other book, Romanov, to read soon, and I’m intrigued by Fawkes as well. I might check out the audio book.

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    1. Yeah, I can see where the physical book might not be as interesting to read. But I promise you won’t regret listening to the audiobook version.

      Fawkes was a lot of fun. I’m excited to pick up Romanov when it’s released!

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