WWW Wednesday – May 27th, 2020

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?

Currently Reading

  • Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #2) by Mary E. Pearson – physical book
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune – audiobook

I am zipping through Vow of Thieves and am LOVING it. This sequel is nonstop action and intrigue so far. Pearson is killing it with this one and I am super excited to see how it all ends. I also kind of like how the two main characters have been split up in this book. It’s brought a new look to the story, one that was really needed I think.

I haven’t fully started listening to House in the Cerulean Sea yet but will get to it later today. I’ve only heard amazing things about it so I’m ready!

What did you recently finish reading?

  • The King of Crows (The Diviners, #4) by Libba Bray – physical book
  • The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty – audiobook, reread
  • Aurora Burning (Aurora Cycle, #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – physical book

I enjoyed all of these books for the most part, though I do feel a little letdown with The King of Crows. It was a finale that didn’t quite live up to the rest of the series which is always a bummer. I felt like the buildup took a really long time and then the climax was over very quickly, and lacked some of creepiness of the previous books.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2) by Brigid Kemmerer – physical book
  • Jade War (The Green Bone Saga, #2) by Fonda Lee – physical book
  • Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy, #2) by Emily A. Duncan

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!

WWW Wednesday – May 20th, 2020

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?

Currently Reading

  • The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty – audiobook, reread
  • Aurora Burning (Aurora Cycle, #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – physical book

My reread of City of Brass is going well. I’m not super keen on the narrator so I definitely prefer the physical book to the audio, though I do appreciate learning how to correctly pronounce all of the character names!

I’m enjoying Aurora Burning so far. It’s a little slower than I was hoping for and seems to lack some of the snappy personality that the first book had. But I’m only halfway through it so far so maybe things will start to really get going soon.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • The Oracle Year by Charles Soule – physical book
  • Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia – audiobook

The Oracle Year was a really fun read. I enjoyed all of the different perspectives, as they made it seem much more realistic in how a situation like this would go down. The ending was super crazy and not at all what I was expecting but it was still a fun ride.

I have to say that I did not really enjoy Now Entering Addamsville. It ended up being a lot stranger than what I was expecting and the story didn’t always make a whole lot of sense. I get what Zappia was trying to go for, but the execution was definitely lacking. And the ending just wasn’t any good at all. I’ve heard her other novels are better so I may give one of them a shot at some point.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The King of Crows (The Diviners, #4) by Libba Bray – physical book
  • Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #2) by Mary E. Pearson – physical book
  • A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2) by Brigid Kemmerer – 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!

WWW Wednesday – May 13th, 2020

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?

Currently Reading

  • The Oracle Year by Charles Soule – physical book
  • Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia – audiobook

I’m currently in the middle of both of these books and enjoying them. I will say that I had no idea that Now Entering Addamsville was a paranormal mystery but I am so into it. I feel like maybe I should read more of those now. Also, The Oracle Year is really interesting. I’m loving seeing how all different sides are viewing these predictions and the man behind them. It seems very real on what it would be like if it truly happened in real life.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia – audiobook
  • The Devil’s Thief (The Last Magician, #2) by Lisa Maxwell – physical book
  • Artemis by Andy Weir – physical book

I absolutely loved The Devil’s Thief, enjoyed Tuesday Mooney, and truly disliked Artemis. I enjoyed the plot, but felt the characters were very flat and Weir’s writing style is truly pedantic. That man has very high opinions of his scientific knowledge and loves showing it off… It makes me want to hurl.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty – audiobook, reread
  • Aurora Burning (Aurora Cycle, #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – physical book
  • The Philosopher’s Flight (The Philosophers Series, #1) by Tom Miller – 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!

WWW Wednesday – May 6th, 2020

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?

Currently Reading

  • Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia – audiobook
  • The Devil’s Thief (The Last Magician, #2) by Lisa Maxwell – physical book
  • Artemis by Andy Weir – physical book

I’m a little over halfway through Artemis. And while I’m enjoying it, I hate the extensive science lessons that Weir thinks we need to have every other paragraph. There’s a reason I didn’t read The Martian, dude. Please save your need to sound really intelligent for someone else.

I’m also a 1/4 of the way through The Devil’s Thief and loving it so far. I like how the different POVs are giving us insight into what’s happening from completely different perspectives. There’s a lot going on but I’m enjoying every second of it.

I hope to finish Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by tomorrow. It’s a fun story and has turned into something a little different than what I was expecting. I think this is actually about grief and that was something I had no idea was even going to be a topic when I first picked it up. I like that but I much prefer the game and mystery aspect more… Sorry!

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He – physical book
  • Things in Jars by Jess Kidd – audiobook

Things in Jars was such a good book. It was entertaining and interesting and I never knew what was going to happen next. I highly recommend the audiobook version for it as well. The narrator did such an awesome job with all of the voices and accents. You won’t regret it!

Descendant of the Crane was a little bit of a letdown. It was an interesting story and I loved the actual plot, but I think the world-building could have used a bit more exploration. It didn’t feel complete to me and there wasn’t enough information given to understand it. The ending left a strong possibility for a sequel and so I’m hoping that those issues could be remedied with the second book.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs – physical book
  • The Oracle Year by Charles Soule – physical book
  • The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty – audiobook, reread

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!