WWW Wednesdays #68 – February 13th

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?

For now, I will be participating monthly instead of weekly.


What am I currently reading?

32075671Currently I am reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This is my book club’s February read. I’m only a couple chapters in, so I need to get my butt in gear and read some more since our meeting is next week. I’m enjoying it so far and am really interested to see where it goes, since quite a bit has happened already. I’m also debating about watching the movie after reading it to see how they did.


What did I recently finish reading?

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I finished reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown and quickly jumped into the second book in the series, Golden Son. Red Rising was a fantastic beginning to this series. I admit I personally had to get through the first part to start really getting into the book, and it took me a bit to get used to Brown’s writing style, but once I did I couldn’t put it down. We had a great discussion about the book during our meeting last month and I couldn’t wait to continue this series. I ended reading Golden Son fairly quickly as well. I enjoyed both books immensely. I was leaning toward the first one a little more, but once I got to the end of the second it completely blew my mind. I’m still processing it and it’s been two weeks. I cannot wait to see what happens in the third book. And I also heard that they’re in the very early stages of making this series into a TV show. I always have mixed feelings about this – I think how it turns out really depends Image result for halfway to the graveon who is going to produce it. I also ended up reading Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost, the first book in the Night Huntress series. I put this book on the Books I’d Like to Read in 2019 post I did last month. It’s one that has been on my TBR list for quite some time now. I ended up giving it 3.5 stars. I enjoyed it for the most part, but I found this main character, Cat, just a bit too…meh, I guess. I think it was because she was still fairly young and that influenced her way of thinking quite a bit. And I know her upbringing in the book had influence on her as well, so I tried to be understanding, but it still was annoying at times. I still liked her, but I wanted to like her more. I’m hoping she’ll develop nicely throughout the series. I really liked Bones, and the ending to the first book peaked my interest to where I am looking forward to reading the second book. But I have a few other series I’m interested before returning to this one.


What do I think I’ll read next?

18966806Next up I plan on reading Morning Star by Pierce Brown, the third book in the Red Rising Saga. Although I’m still processing the second book, I NEED TO KNOW what happens in the third. I almost jumped into it right after Golden Son, but I knew I should try to get my book club book read first. I can’t wait! I also still plan on reading the fourth and final book in the Tales From Verania series by T.J. Klune, A Wish Upon the Stars. I’ll probably read it once I finish up Morning Star. I’m hoping to get to  Crooked Kingdom in the near future as well.


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

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #67 – January 9th

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?

For now, I will be participating monthly instead of weekly.


What am I currently reading?

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42595496Currently I am reading the first book in the Red Riding Trilogy by Pierce Brown, Red Rising.  This is the book my book club is reading for this month and I am thoroughly enjoying it! I am also reading Ignite by Nora Phoenix, the first book in a new sci-fi, M/M romance series.  It’s been a quick, interesting read and I’m intrigued to see where she takes the story and the characters.


What did I recently finish reading?

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Recently, I FINALLY finished reading the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson.  I was buddy reading this series with  Emily and a friend, but I got distracted by other things and put it off…for about a year ^^; Emily went on ahead and finished it and since I actually went to visit her the other week, I figured now would be a good time to get back to it. It was a pretty good YA series. There were a few things about the ending that bothered me, but overall I enjoyed this last installment. And I’m also planning to eventually read Pearson’s new series set in the same world.


What do I think I’ll read next?

33640227Next up I plan on reading the fourth and final book in the Tales From Verania series by T.J. Klune, A Wish Upon the Stars. I fell in love with the first book in this series and I am very sad to see it come to an end. I re-read the first two books and read the third for the first time a couple of months ago. I meant to read this one right after, but I have a habit of putting off the last book in series I enjoy because I don’t want it to end. If you’re looking for a fantasy-based M/M romance with a hilarious cast of characters I highly recommend this series!


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

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #66 – March 7th

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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33555224Currently I am reading the first book in The Rowan Harbor Cycle by Sam Burns, Blackbird in the Reeds – another M/M series I picked up.  I’m liking it so far and it’s a pretty quick read – less than 200 pages. I’m also about to start Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman, the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series. Can’t wait to see how this series continues to play out! :D I’m still plugging away at the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. We were getting back to it but it’s slowed down once again. But we’ll get there!


What did I recently finish reading?

26695561It’s been a bit since my last WWW post and in that time I’ve actually read quite a few books. I finished the first book in the Unbreakable Bonds series, Shiver by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott, as well as the other three books in the series and all four novellas. I really came to like these books and it quickly became one of my favorite M/M series. They’re working on a companion series that touches on characters introduced in this series, so I’m 22664303excited to read that one as well. I also picked up another M/M series, the Marshals books by Mary Calmes. I’ve read the first two in the series, All Kinds of Tied Down and Fit to be Tied. These are actually rereads for me – I wanted to reread them because the fourth book is coming out this month. This is another series I really enjoy. I finished reading  Scythe by Neal Shusterman, the first book in the Arc of a Scythe series. This was February’s read for my book club and it 28954189definitely lived up to all the hype! I really enjoyed it. The only slight issue, not even an issue really, I had was the way it was written left me slightly…detached, I guess? Normally when reading I’m right there in the story with the characters, but this one it was almost like looking through a two-way mirror – I was watching the story unfold but I wasn’t really a part of it. Does that make any sense? xD It didn’t deter from the reading experience though, it was just interesting to me. I also ended up reading the third and final book in the Bounty series  by Christine d’Abo, No Master. I read the first two in the series back in October. I was meaning to read this one soon after but, as usual, got distracted by other things. And 23437156finally, I finished Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I started this one back in January and read a decent chunk, but ended up pausing for awhile. Not because it was bad or anything, far from it, I just think I was in M/M mood for awhile. But it turns out Six of Crows is now this months read for the book club and I actually ended up finishing it that very weekend after our meeting. It was sooooo good!!! I adored all of the characters and the plot kept you ensnared the entire time. Once I got back into it I couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed the Grisha trilogy, but I have to say I enjoyed this one more and can’t wait to read the second.


What do I think I’ll read next?

22299763Next up I will be starting Crooked Kingdom, the second (and presumably last) book in the Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo. I can’t wait to see how the series wraps up, although I’ll be sad that I won’t get to spend any more time with the characters! D; Hopefully Bardugo will keep writing though, since I thoroughly enjoy her books.

 

 


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

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #66 – March 6th

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 will be starting Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman, the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series. I loved the first one and can’t wait to see what happens to Citra and Rowan next!

My teaser:

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Peach velvet with embroidered baby-blue trim. Honorable Scythe Brahms loved his robe. True, the velvet became uncomfortably hot in the summer months, but it was something he had grown accustomed to in his sixty-three years as a scythe.

– Chapter 1, page 5
(hardcover)

Teaser Tuesdays #65 – January 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!

I’m about to start the next book for my book club, Scythe by Neal Shusterman, the first book in the Arc of a Scythe series. I’ve a heard a lot of good things about this book so I’m excited! Let’s hope it’s a good one!

My teaser:

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The scythe arrived late on a cold November afternoon. Citra was at the dining room table, slaving over a particularly difficult algebra problem, shuffling variables, unable to solve for X or Y when this new and far more pernicious variable entered her life’s equation.

–Chapter 1, page 5
(hardcover)

WWW Wednesdays #65 – January 24th

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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26695561I’m still steadily reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, the first book in the Six of Crows duology. The last two of the six outcasts were introduced and I can’t wait until the groups adventure really begins! I also picked up another M/M book (surprise, surprise), the first book in the Unbreakable Bonds series, Shiver by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott. I’m really liking the characters in this book so I can’t wait to see what happens throughout the rest of the series, since the other books all focus on a different character.  I’m still plugging away at the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. There was a slight pause on this book while my friend caught up, but we’re getting back to it! I’m excited to see how the conclusion plays out. I’m also still reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. It’s still on the back-burner – and probably will be until I finish the Six of Crows duology.


What did I recently finish reading?

29622131I finished reading The Glass Spare, the first book in The Glass Spare series by Lauren DeStefano. This was the first book I read for the book club I recently joined. The first meeting I attended was last weekend and it was great! It was held at the apartment of the two girls that started the club. There were snacks, everyone was so nice and welcoming, we talked a ton about books (of course!). It was really a great time and I’m so glad my co-worker invited me to be a part of it. Really, the whole thing is so well-organized and awesome. I can’t wait for the next meeting! But, back to the book, The Glass Spare was a quick, easy read. The characters were interesting enough but I didn’t really love any of them. You can definitely tell this book’s main purpose is to set up the next. There were a few things that I felt like should have been touched on before this one ended, but they weren’t. I did think the world-building was neat. It was kind of a mix between medieval and the beginnings of technology. I’ll most likely pick up the second book but that one will determine if I continue the series or not. I also finished reading  Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters, the first book in the Offbeat Crimes series by Angel Martinez. Like I mentioned in my last WWW post, it was a fun, quirky read and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.


What do I think I’ll read next?

28954189Next up I will be starting Scythe by Neal Shusterman, the first book in the Arc of a Scythe series. This is this month’s pick for the book club. We got to vote out of three books and everyone selected this one. It was already on my TBR list, so I was excited! Once again, I’m so excited to be a part of this club. It’s nice having another outlet for books besides the blogosphere. I’ve mentioned before, not many of my friends read and one of the one’s who does is so busy she barely has any time to, no matter how many books I peer pressure her to start… xD


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

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #64 – January 11th

Shhhh, yes yes I know – it’s Thursday. But I was busy yesterday, so how about we let it slide, yeh? xD


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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29622131Right now I am currently reading five books. FIVE! I started Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, the first book in the Six of Crows duology. I’m only a few chapters in but so far I’m enjoying it! I’m super excited to learn more about Kaz – he seems like such a neat character! I also began The Glass Spare, the first book in The Glass Spare series by Lauren DeStefano. I’m mostly focusing on this one at the moment because my first meeting for the book club I joined is next Wednesday so I’d like to finish it before then if I’m able. It’s another one I’m really enjoying! I’m still plugging away at the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. One of my friends is a bit behind in our buddy read so hopefully we keep at it once she catches up! I started reading a M/M book, Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters, the first book in the Offbeat Crimes series by Angel Martinez. It’s a fun quirky read so far! I’m also still reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. It’s kind of on the back-burner for now as the others are holding my interest a bit more at the moment.


What did I recently finish reading?

14061957I finished up the third and final book in the Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. It was so good! My emotions went on a roller coaster throughout this book but I have to say I was overall pretty satisfied with how things wrapped up in the end. After reading Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more books by this author! I also read the third book in the Signs of Love series by Anyta Sunday, Gemini Keeps Capricorn. This series is so cute and funny! I hope there’s at least a few more. I’ve come to really like this author as well.


What do I think I’ll read next?

Honestly, my mind is too busy with wanting to just finish the books I’m currently reading that I don’t even want to think of what I’m going to read afterwards. Especially now that I’m back to work and school starts up again soon! I’ll most likely have something for this spot in my next WWW post though!


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

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #64 – January 9th

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 mentioned in my previous WWW post that I had decided to join a book club through one of my co-workers. The first meeting of the year is next week so I recently started reading the book that had been picked out for this month. That book is The Glass Spare, the first book in The Glass Spare series by Lauren DeStefano. I’m about 1/3 of the way done and so far I’m digging it. I hope I continue to do so as I keep on reading!

My teaser:

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The estherpetals gave Wil a sleep that was mercifully free of dreams. She awoke with a sense that she had blinked and everything from the night before had just disappeared.
The mirror said otherwise. She sat at her dressing table and selected a pale pink lipstick to hide the cut on her bottom lip.

–Chapter 6, page 70
(hardcover)

WWW Wednesdays #63 – December 27th

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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14061957Some of you may have seen my TT post yesterday, but yes! I’ve finally started the third and final book in the Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo.  And I’m actually a little over two-thirds done with it already! Go me! I’ll probably finish it in the next day or so. I’m also plugging away at the third book in The Remnant Chronicles series, The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. This is the book I’m buddy reading with Emily and another friend. I’m liking it so far! I’m still reading the thirteenth and final book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, The Witch With No Name. I think once I’m done with Ruin and Rising I’m going to focus on finishing this one up. As I mentioned in my last WWW post, I feel myself drifting away again but really want to complete this series!


What did I recently finish reading?

34715224I finally sat down and read Flight of Magpies, the third and final book in the A Charm of Magpies series by K.J. Charles. I had started it a few months ago and since then it was just a game of renewing it from the library until I finally decided to read it. I hadn’t gotten far into the book so I decided to just start over and ended up finishing it in two days! I can definitely say I’m out of the little reading slump I had been in earlier this month. Finishing up school stuff and then my friend’s wedding was keeping me so busy I hadn’t been getting a lot of reading done. But now I’m on break and, because I work part-time at a school, I have no work this week or the next! It’s nice but sad at the same time since…no moolah, ya know? I am in search of another part-time 36064768job though so we’ll see how that goes. ANYWAY. I also read Fence, issue #1 & 2, a new comic written by C.S. Pacat, author of the Captive Prince series. I completely forgot this comic was coming out until it popped up under ‘recommended titles’ on my Kindle app. And by then I only had to wait a few days to read the second issue. I read a few Marvel comics so I’m used to having to wait a month for issues to come out, but it still sucks. Especially for those who aren’t used to it. Although I feel like people forget it’s a comic because I see all of these reviews complaining about the length! It’s a comic people, not a novel. Thirty pages is normal, if not generous, for a comic. So quit your whining and wait patiently for the young, handsome fencers! I’m really liking it so far and can’t wait for the third issue! :D


What do I think I’ll read next?

29622131I’m going to be picking up The Glass Spare in the near future. It is a new release (well, new as in released in October) and the first book in The Glass Spare series by Lauren DeStefano. I was talking with a coworker the other week and she was telling me about how she was a part of a book club. I immediately took interest and she asked if I wanted to join! So of course I said yes! They meet once a month, so I figured that was doable for my schedule. This is the book they chose for January. I’m really excited! Maybe I’ll even write a post about the first meeting I attend. Also, now that I’ll be finishing up with the Grisha trilogy soon, I’d like to read Six of Crows. Can’t wait!


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

Happy reading! :)

Teaser Tuesdays #63 – December 26th

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’m doing it, guys. I’M DOING IT. I’m finally reading the third and final book in the Grisha trilogy, Ruin and Rising, by Leigh Bardugo. For those that have read my last several WWW posts, you know this book has been in my “What do you think you’ll read next?” section for…a long time. I don’t know why I didn’t get around to starting it after I finished the second book. My interests just wandered elsewhere. But I finally picked it up at the library again and am going to start it as soon as I finish this post. Well, I might eat some breakfast first…but after that!

My teaser:

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The monster’s name was Izumrud, the great worm, and there were those who claimed he had made the tunnels that ran beneath Ravka. Sick with appetite, he ate up silt and gravel, burrowing deeper and deeper into the earth, searching for something to satisfy his hunger, until he’d gone too far and lost himself in the dark.

–Chapter 1, page 1
(hardcover)