WWW Wednesday – April 20th, 2016

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!

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading…

So I made it about 30 pages into Passenger before I realized I wasn’t really feeling it at the moment and chose to pick up Finnikin of the Rock instead. Truth be told, I haven’t really felt like reading at all the past couple of days. I think Genrethon burned me out. However, I do plan to read today so hopefully I stick to that during my free time. I am still enjoying The Reflections of Queen Snow White but I haven’t really picked it up for very long recently. I blame it on Genrethon. Okay, I’m just blaming everything on that now!

Recently Finished…

I finished these beauties during Genrethon and I highly recommend each of them. Dorothy Must Die is twisted and exciting, Ink and Bone is philosophical and intriguing, and Half Bad, well I really enjoyed it but I still haven’t quite figured out why. I’m behind right now on reviews as well (I’ve been in a strange mood recently), but I should get caught up by the end of the week and have Dorothy and Half Bad finished. You can find my review of Ink and Bone HERE.

Want to Read Next…

These are all of the library books I picked up yesterday, so I plan to read those as soon as possible. Then I plan to take cut back a bit at the library and alternate between a library book and a book I own until I finish my currently owned TBR shelf. I mean, that would be the smart thing to do, right? Right?! Don’t worry, it is.

I also just realized that I’m starting a lot of series lately but not finishing them. Might as well add that to my TBR too. Damn, this thing never ends!

What’s your WWW Wednesday look like? Leave a link to your post in the comments or just leave a comment answering the questions!

Teaser Tuesday – April 19th, 2016

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme currently being hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat. All are welcome to participate!


  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! You don’t want to give too much away so as to not ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title and author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

Physical Book


Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) by Melina Marchetta

“Is she friend of foe?” Moss asked. “Because she is a beast at cards, and at times I feel as if the power of the mightiest of gods is in her eyes.”

-page 210

For those of you who follow me on Goodreads, you will have realized that I actually started Passenger the other night… Well, I switched. I just want some high fantasy right now, you know? I’m being a very naughty Hype or Like Friday group host.

eBook Copy


The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

She wanted her continued existence to be more than it was just as much today as in her turbulent childhood. It was that same amorphous desire to do something, anything to better her situation that compelled her to gaze yet again into the magical looking glass.

-35% finished

I’ll be honest that when the author contacted me to review his book, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. However, I’m really enjoying this story! It’s such an interesting retelling that shows you what happens to fairytales after the happily ever after. And sometimes, maybe it’s not always that happy.

If you participate in Teaser Tuesday, then please leave a comment with the link to your post. If you don’t, I’d still love to read a tidbit of your current read so feel free to leave it in the comments. What do you think about my teasers this week? Sound interesting? Boring? Dumb?

Musing Mondays – April 18th, 2016

Musing Mondays is a weekly theme hosted by the lovely MizB @ Books and a Beat, that asks you to answer one of the prompt questions and that week’s random question.


  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) this past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Name your least favorite plot device employed by way too many books that you actually enjoyed, otherwise.

I Bought the Following Book(s) this Past Week…


The Accidental Empress (Sisi, #1) by Allison Pataki

So I only bought one book and that was from the local secondhand bookstore that I just found out we had credit at. I will never go back there. It was total shit. Luckily, I did find one undamaged hardback that was on my TBR, so it wasn’t a totally lost cause.

My big haul actually just occurred at the library! No, I didn’t buy these books but it’s still a haul so I’m counting it. I’m a big fan of fantasy novels and I trust the recommendations that Regan @ PeruseProject gives, so I picked most of these from her rec video. Also, most of them have just been on my TBR for a while anyways.

  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) by Melina Marchetta
  • Incarnate (Newsoul, #1) by Jodi Meadows
  • The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles, #1) by Bernard Cornwell
  • Graceling (Graceling Realms, #1) by Kristin Cashore
  • The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

Hahahaha, I just noticed how a bunch of these have ‘chronicles’ in the name. What a coinky dink.

Least Favorite Plot Device Employed by Way Too Many Books

I really haven’t enjoyed this plot device at any point, because it’s just positively silly to me, but when authors use miscommunication, or lack thereof, to be the main source of conflict in the story. It’s usually only used in contemporaries but I find it extremely annoying. If I’ve got an issue, then I’m just gonna tell you straight to your face. There isn’t going to be any of this, “well I thought you did this to me so I’m gonna do this to you” type of deal. That is insanely ridiculous. Life doesn’t work that way and it’s just very unrealistic to me. Seriously, all of the problems between Noah and Jude in I’ll Give You the Sun were completely STUPID. Most people don’t act that way towards each other, especially twins! We just sit down together and have a come-to-Jesus meeting. This what normal people do! You know it’s true, too.

Leave a comment with the link to your Musing Monday post or just answer the questions! What do y’all think of my library haul? See any that you like or any that you dislike?