WWW Wednesdays #57 – May 31st

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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6782412So, for now I’ve decided to put the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name, on a hiatus. For some reason I’m just really not feeling it. I have no idea why. I’ve never had a problem with getting through any of the books in this series, but for whatever reason, my brain is just like no. I’ll try my best to get back to it soon. Otherwise I’ll forget everything…^^; Meanwhile, last night I started the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. This one just jumped right into the action and I’m loving it! Will read more tonight. I’m also reading another MxM romance, Warrior’s Cross by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux.


What did I recently finish reading?

34447556I finished up both the second book in the Beautiful Monsters series, Sire, as well as the third, Broken. I stated last time that I fell quickly for this series and things haven’t changed. The fourth book doesn’t come out until sometime next year but I need it NOW NOW NOW. I don’t wanna wait…*pouts*. But I think the author is coming up with another series that’s based in the same universe and I believe that one comes out later this year. So I’m hoping that one will be just as good and will 10194157sate me until the fourth book releases. We shall see. I also finished up the first book in the Grisha trilogy, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I really enjoyed the first book and now I understand what all the hype was about. I love the world-building. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Alina at first, but overall I liked her as a character. She’s better than quite a few other female protagonists in YA novels. I’m already engrossed in the 33949887second book so I’ll probably be finishing up the series in the near future. I finished reading a new young adult MxM book that just came out in March as well, Noah’s Song by Jaclyn Osborn. This was a cute, quick read. It reminded me a lot of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Although this one had a twist where one of the main characters had a disability. I definitely got the feelings when reading this one. I also 30216256stumbled upon another MxM author and read two of their books, Peril and The Finder. I enjoyed both books and am planning on reading the authors third book as well, which is actually the first book they wrote. I liked Peril a little better than The Finder, but both had intriguing plots and entertaining characters.

 


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061957Next up, I’ll be continuing the Grisha trilogy with the third and final book, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. I’ll probably also keep picking up random MxM books because that’s what my mood has been recently. Once again, I’m hoping to get back into The Witch With No Name as well.

Teaser Tuesdays #57 – May 30th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Tonight I’ll be starting the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I really enjoyed the first book and am super looking forward to continuing the trilogy!

My teaser:

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The boy and the girl had once dreamed of ships, long ago, before they’d ever seen the True Sea. They were the vessels of stories, magic ships with masts hewn from sweet cedar and sails spun by maidens from thread of pure gold. Their crews were white mice who sang songs and scrubbed the decks with their pink tails.

–Before, page 1
(hardcover)

WWW Wednesdays #56 – May 17th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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I’m still plugging away at the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. I’m not sure why this one is taking me so long to get through. I think my subconscious really doesn’t want this series to end. But I’ll get there, eventually. I also finally hopped on The Grisha bandwagon with the first book, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I just started it last night and I’m already halfway through. I’m really enjoying it and so far it’s definitely living up to all the hype. Can’t wait to keep on reading.


What did I recently finish reading?

23594461I’ve finished a few books since my last WWW post. I’ve definitely been in a MxM romance kind of mood, because all of the books I have finished recently fall into that category. I finished up The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic, the third and final book in the All for the Game series. This one was in my ‘currently reading’ spot last time. This was a fantastic series and by the end of it I was emotionally drained. There was so much depth to all of the characters. I’ve never been a big sports fan, but the way Sakavic writes has you feeling as if you’re one of the team and aching for the Foxes to win, win, win. And it’s not all about the sport. Many of the characters have a troubled past and just being along for the ride as they 7016638struggle with their own issues makes you emotionally invested fast. The romance bit comes a little later on. It’s not really a part of the plot until the third book, and even then it doesn’t play a large role in the series, but it definitely gave me the feels when it finally happened. Another book I completed was Shades of Gray by Brooke McKinley. This was a good, fairly quick read. I enjoyed both of the main characters, even if some of the things they did irritated me at times. There is definitely more fluff and feelings in this one, compared to the series mentioned above. This book also played with my emotions quite a bit, having me 30830592never know if things were really going to work out in the end or not. I also read  Captive by Jex Lane, the first book in the Beautiful Monsters series. I mentioned this one in my TT post yesterday. Like I said, I quickly fell in love with this series. This book centers around the ongoing war between vampires and incubi. Sure, vampires are a rather common topic, but I’ve hardly read anything that really focuses on incubi, which was one of the reasons this book drew my attention. Lane’s world-building is amazing and it’s hard not to fall for her characters. I adore Matthew, the main character. The action is fast-paced and bloody, the sex scenes are steamy, and the humor is spot on. I’ll remind people that this book is intended for mature audiences so steer clear if you’re not okay with strong violence and detailed sex scenes. But if you are, I highly recommend this series!


What do I think I’ll read next?

14061955After I finish Shadow and Bone, I’ll be continuing with the second book in the Grisha trilogy, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I pointed out in my last WWW post that I’d also like to keep plugging away at re-reading The Dresden Files. And the eighth book in the THIRDS series is still sitting in my Kindle App waiting to be read.

 

 


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #56 – May 16th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Once again, my posting has been a bit…lagging, recently. Now that classes are done for the summer I’ll do my best to post more regularly! I really need to get some book tags done. However, I have been reading quite a bit. Right now I’m almost finished with the second book in the Beautiful Monsters series by Jex Lane, Sire. I stumbled upon this series last week and after reading the first book, Captivefell in love. This has quickly become one of my favorite MxM series. It is intended for mature audiences, so yes there is sexy time in these books as well as a good deal of violence, but the action, the characters, the overall plot – it’s all fantastic!

My teaser:

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When Matthew opened the door to his underground room, club music assaulted his ears. Inside, Samantha danced to the beat and Devak moved right along with her.
They looked completely ridiculous, but neither of them seemed to give a shit. They were just enjoying the rhythm and moving their bodies along with the pounding unch, unch, unch.

– Chapter 24
(e-book)

WWW Wednesdays #55 – April 26th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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As I mentioned yesterday in my TT post, I have finally started  the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. I also mentioned that it’s been a bit slow going. I get distracted so easily. But I’ll get there! One of the reasons I’ve been distracted is because of the second book I’m currently reading, The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic, the third and final book in the All for the Game series. I’ve been zooming through these books and am excited to see how it all wraps up at the end.


What did I recently finish reading?

21569527So, I’ve read quite a few books since my last WWW post. Because of this I won’t be posting all of the pictures, like I usually do, because…there would be just too many. And I’m lazy. But I did finish the third book in The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Grave Peril. I also finished the third and final book in the Playing The Fools series by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, Tempest. Emmy, my other friend, and I finished up  The Heart of Betra26075798yal by Mary E. Pearson, the second book in The Remnant Chronicles. I enjoyed this installment even more than I did the
first one. We’re going to buddy read the third book as well, I’m just not too sure when yet. Another book I finished is the seventh book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet, Smo17378527ke & Mirrors. This is definitely one of my favorite MxM series and I can’t wait to read the eighth one! I also finally finished up The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater with the fourth and final book, The Raven KingI enjoyed the ending and felt like it wrapped up the overall plot fairly nicely. The last two books I also read were the first two books in the All for the Game series I mentioned in the above section. Those would be the first book, The Foxhole Court, and (funnily enough) the second book, The Raven King.


What do I think I’ll read next?

10194157Next up I think I’m going to start reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, the first in The Grisha trilogy. I stated that this was one of the series I would like to get around to reading this year, so that’s incentive, right? Plus I’m definitely in the mood for it. Whenever I think about what I want to read next it’s always in the front of my mind. I’d also like to keep plugging away at re-reading The Dresden Files as well. And the eighth book in the THIRDS series is also sitting in my Kindle App waiting to be read…xD


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #55 – April 25th

Ughhhh, I haven’t posted in forever. Forgive me!!! >.< Life’s been rather hectic these past two months with spring break, my whole family being sick or having surgery (or both) and then my sister’s wedding on top of that. But I only have one more week of classes until summer break. I am so freakin’ happy! As usual, I hope to be more active during the summer months but, unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen…^^;


Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I finally got around to starting the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. It took me long enough to begin reading it and I have to admit it’s been a bit slow going. I keep getting distracted by other things. But I will finish it! Sooner rather than later, I’m hoping.

My teaser:

 

The sound of the water through the open windows echoed my intent as I sat cross-legged atop the slate counter within a protective pentagram and carefully etched an ever-smaller spiral into the bottom of the tiny bottle. I barely breathed, my entire world cycled down to the golden glow of glass and the thin tracing of silver flowing from the stylus.

– Chapter 13, page 184
(e-book)

WWW Wednesdays #54 – March 1st

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

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

What am I currently reading?

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This spot will look very similar to last week. Almost the same. I’m still reading  the sixth book in the THIRDS series, Catch a Tiger by the Tail by Charlie Cochet, as well as The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, the second book in The Remnant Chronicles. However, I have moved on to the third book in The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, Grave Peril. I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to re-read this series. There are fifteen books currently out…so that probably has something to do with it. And I have so many other books I need to read. But this series, man. I can’t get enough of it. Have I mentioned you should go read it? Because you should. Seriously. Go. Right now.


What did I recently finish reading?

91477I recently finished reading the second book in The Dresden
Files series by Jim Butcher, Fool Moon. I decided to re-read this series and I’m just plowing through. Not really much else so say. Just that the sixteenth one needs to come out. Like right now. Please…?

 


What do I think I’ll read next?

17378527I STILL STILL STILL plan on starting the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. I probably should have started it before I planned on re-reading The Dresden Files, because now I’m so absorbed in that series, but oh well. No going back. I’m going to read it though. I am. I also still plan on starting The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, the fourth and final book in The Raven Cycle series. I really need to read this one soon. Mostly because it’s a library book and I’ll have to eventually return it. But also because I want to, of course.


What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books above? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading! :)