Hey, guys! Hope you’re having a good week so far! This is just another reminder that A More Complicated Fairytale will be released this Saturday. If you have a Kindle/use a Kindle app, you can pre-order it here. You can also shelve it on GoodReads.
First up on today’s post WWW Wednesday, a blog hop in which we answer questions about what we’ve been reading this past week. This is hosted by Sam over at A World of Words. You can join in by commenting on today’s post over on her blog.
- What are you currently reading?
Captive Prince: Volume 1 by C. S. Pacat. This was originally a web serial that was then picked up by publishers. I’m only a couple of chapters in and so far, it’s quite good, though I haven’t got to the rampant sex scenes yet. Of the two heroes, I like one but the other one is the douchebag to rule all douchebags. The reviews keep saying its a testament to the skill of the author that by the end of the book, you sympathise with this character, so I’m curious to see if that happens to me. At the moment, I can’t see any reason for these two guys to fall in love (I’m assuming I haven’t misunderstood and that it’s not all about the sex and violence), so I’m wary.
I’m also listening to the audio of The Knife of Never Letting Go again. It’s fun picking up on things that become important later in the series. “I am the circle and the circle is me” is referenced in Chapter 2, but did any of us pay attention to that then?! I actually don’t know whether I’ll listen to the whole series again, but for now, it’s good being back on New World.
- What did you recently finish reading?
I finished Chameleon in a Mirror by Ruth Nestvold. I really enjoyed the rich details of the time period that were woven into the book, especially those about how the theatre operated at the time. You can read my review here.
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Either on The Bloodshade Encounters/The Songspinner by K. C. Finn or The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.
Next up is WIPpet Wednesday, a blog hop we writer types do each week, in which we share snippets from our WIP that somehow relate to the date. You can find our linkup by clicking the little blue guy to the right. Today is the 30/3/16, so I’ve subtracted six from 16 and have 10 sentences for you. Ginny has been separated from the people she was with, and is now confronted by a strange man in a forest.
For a long time, they just looked at each other, until another voice from the undergrowth called out in a language Ginny didn’t recognise.
The man in front of her took a step towards her, calling back. The way he kept his eyes fixed on her as he replied made Ginny feel that he was saying something about her to his friend. He continued making his way towards her, and Ginny stood, frozen, letting him get closer. When he was within reaching distance, he reached out and grabbed her by the arm. This jolted her into action, and she tried to wrench her arm free so that she could run, but he was strong, too strong. He pulled her around to face him, and a horrible smile was on his face. He raised his finger to his lips. They may have not spoken the same language, but it was a universal gesture.
Ginny decided to do the opposite of what he said, and opened her mouth and screamed.
That’s it from me for now. Have a great week, everyone!
12 thoughts on “#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 30 March, 2016”
The lines from your WIP sound great, I want to know more! Hope you have a good week both writing and reading-wise. 🙂
Here’s my WWW Wednesday post:
Good luck with the launch of A More Complicated Fairytale at the weekend!
I hear good things about The Knife of Never Letting Go but needed to take a break from all things Ness; may pick up a copy from the library in the future though 🙂
Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2016/03/30/www-wednesday-march-30th/
I totally know what you mean! I read the prologue of “More Than This” immediately after finishing the Chaos Walking books and realised I really couldn’t deal with Ness anymore for a little while. I gave it a couple of months and was able to come back to it.
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Good luck with publication! 🙂
If I were to return to Chaos Walking I think I’d try audio book this time round. I’m sure there are loads of little details in book 1 I didn’t notice. It’s a bit like re-reading Harry Potter in that sense.
Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/www-wednesday-30th-march-2016/
Oooh, intriguing WIPpet. And I am so excited for the release of A More Complicated Fairy Tale! 🙂 As for Captive Prince, I felt the same about half way through but Pascat somehow manages to wring some sympathy out of the reader for the douchebag.
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I’ve got to admit he is starting to grow on me, though it’s clear he’s still playing games with everyone. I do feel somewhat conflicted because I’m enjoying the writing when there’s also a lot I find uncomfortable, namely the amount of dubious consent regarding a lot of the sex.
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Ja. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Congrats on your imminent release!!! *whoot, whoot*
Oh, Ginny, this does not look good. Great snippet!
Nice excerpt. Creepy guy in a forest trying to abduct me? I would scream too 🙂
I like revisiting series I’ve enjoyed, too. When I re-read Harry Potter, I always find the little things Rowling put in early on that become so important later. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!
I’m so excited for your book release. Congrats! 🙂 I’ve been wanting to read the Captive Prince too. The Knife of Never Letting Go also intrigued me. When next I feel like dystopian books, I’ll go for that.
Great WIPpet lines! That would indeed be terrifying.