#WWW Wednesday – April 27, 2016

It is Wednesday, and that means WWW Wednesday! Yaaaay! WWW Wednesday is 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?

I purchased The Raven King, the 4th book in the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater, when it was released yesterday. At time of writing this post, I’m about 25% into it and… well, I was hoping the final book in the series would be a bit more exciting? Cabeswater is being a bit weird, and there have been a couple of important conversations, but mostly it’s just sort of ambling on…

edgeofdarkcoverI also read about 30% of The Edge of Darkness by K. L. Schwengel during train journeys on the weekend. I would have read a lot more except I spent a lot of the travel time sleeping. I plan to get back to this as soon as I’m done with the Raven King. I honestly don’t read a lot of high fantasy, but I do recommend this series.

  • What did you recently finish reading?

bluelilycoverI finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, the third in the Raven Cycle. I was actually a bit disappointed in that one. I felt the story was really starting to drag, and I think that’s why I’m feeling especially disappointed that the new book doesn’t really seem to be picking up the pace. Review goes up on Friday. Speaking of reviews, mine for The Dream Thieves (Book 2) went up on Monday.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I gave up waiting for my library’s on order of A Gathering of Shadows, the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab, to come in, and bought the ebook. I imagine that will be next, before all the hype wears down (I know, that’s not something people say all that often, but this is one where I want to share in the excitement!).

Two of my holds came in at the library this week, and I also just randomly picked up two more library books as well. They are, in no particular order:riversoflondoncover

So that’s my next few weeks’ reading cut out for me, I think!

What have you been reading this week? Any recommendations?

~ Emily


21 thoughts on “#WWW Wednesday – April 27, 2016

  1. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    I will be buying and starting The Raven King as soon as I finish the book I’m half way through at the moment. I really hope it picks up and everyone I care about gets out alive. I have several theories as to how Stiefvater can get round killing off Gansey and I’m looking forward to seeing what she actually does.

    I hope you enjoy your (re)read of Rivers of London. I enjoyed it and was surprised by how much I liked the police procedural bits rather than the supernatural stuff.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/www-wednesday-27th-april-2016/

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    • Emily Witt says:

      Thanks! i’ve been enjoying the Raven Boys, though you do have to be in the mood for character-driven and not much plot.

      K. L. Schwengel has self-published the Darkness and Light series, but don’t let that put you off! Her writing is very good. The first two books in the series were both five-star reads for me.

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  2. Amelia E. Browne says:

    Oh, I’ve been meaning to look into ‘Rivers of London’. It seems pretty interesting. I tried reading ‘The Kingdom of Little Wounds’ but I struggled to get into it. Hopefully you’l find it more engaging 🙂


    • Emily Witt says:

      I have no idea whether or not I will enjoy “Kingdom of Little Wounds”. Going by some of the reviews, it will be rather harrowing, but I’ll see how I go. It’s such a gorgeous book to look at, though!

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    • Emily Witt says:

      Thanks! I totally thought it was a DNF for me back in 2011, but I was looking at my GR status updates and apparently I finished it. I only gave it two stars then, but I’m hoping I might be more into it this time around.


    • Emily Witt says:

      I totally didn’t even realise how close they were to all being out when I picked it up again a couple of weeks ago, but the timing certainly worked out well. There are so many series that I start and then forget about because there’s such a long gap between releases.


  3. S B Williams says:

    Either you, or another book reviewer (or both?) really recommended a Darker Shade of Magic, sounds intriguing. Also I need to stop picking up random other books and get to reading Emergence. (Book 2 from K. L. Schwengel ) But for the summer, I’ve set my TBR list hopefully, to read This Present Darkness. Fantasy is harder for me to read sometimes. I love movies but it’s tougher reading it ‘shrugs’


  4. Yvo says:

    I hope you are enjoying The Raven King! I need to continue reading the series soon. And I hope you will be able to read A Gathering Of Shadows soon! I just finished it and it’s definitely worth reading. 😀

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


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