WWW Wednesday – April 10th, 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?

  • Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1) by Fonda Lee – physical book
  • Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman – physical book, buddy read
  • Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry – audiobook

I’ll admit that I haven’t read any of Jade City since last week. I mean to read this past weekend, but I just wasn’t in the mood. I really do plan to get some reading done in this one though in the next few days!

I started buddy reading Scythe last night and holy moly, I sped through almost 100 pages in an hour. Not a whole lost has really happened but something about the story itself and the writing just has me hooked. I even brought it to work to read during lunch (when I should have brought Jade City instead…Oops!). Something about this world that Shusterman has created is so intriguing. I cannot wait to see where this story will take me.

I only have two hours left in Heretics Anonymous and I’m enjoying this book so much. I love the story and the characters. I know I’ll be finishing this one up today and I’m really excited to see how this will end. I just want Max to have a happy ending. We must protect this sweet little cupcake at all costs!

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix (Rise of the Empress, #2) by Julie C. Dao – audiobook
  • The English Wife by Lauren Willig – physical book

I actually DNFed Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix. But since I made it through about 50% of the book, I think it should count. Let me just say, that even though I really didn’t enjoy the first book because I hated the main character so much, I still wanted to give this sequel a chance since it followed a different character… WRONG WRONG WRONG! I actually hated Jade even more. I’m pretty sure she was supposed to be 18 but she acted like she was 10. I seriously couldn’t figure out if I was reading a YA novel or a Middle Grade. Plus, the story was boring as hell. Honestly, I’m tossing Dao into the ring of authors I just can’t read.

I surprisingly enjoyed The English Wife more than I thought I would. I loved the murder mystery set in the Gilded Age. I thought it was a good idea for the author to go back and forth in time allowing us to follow the events leading up to the murder and get to know that side of the story, while also letting us follow the events afterwards as they try to solve the mystery. Also, I’m just a sucker for the “charismatic reporter” trope. I will never not love it.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith – physical ARC
  • Navigating the Stars (Sentinels of the Galaxy, #1) by Maria V. Snyder – audiobook
  • Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1) by Holly Black – physical book

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!