WWW Wednesday -17 April 2019

It’s time for WWW Wednesday! This blog hop is hosted by Sam over at A World Of Words. Link up with us by commenting on Sam’s post for this week, and just answer the three questions.

What have you recently finished reading?

I finished A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray. This was a great end to the series. I wasn’t sure how Claudia Gray was  possibly going to wrap everything up but she managed it, and it worked really well! Here are my reviews of the second and third books in the series.

I also read The Steam Engines  of Oz by Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Erik Hendrix with illustrations by Yannis Roumboulias. This was at the behest of my partner, who has started a YouTube channel talking about various Oz adaptations and how they relate to the original books. I didn’t love this. It didn’t have a whole lot of depth and while I’m not completely up on my Oz lore, even I spotted deviations from the original stories which didn’t really seem to add anything.

I also finished Wolfhunter River by Rachel Caine and enjoyed it despite it really only getting going in the suspense department in the last third. But it had a lot of really strong character stuff, and a pretty strong crime story, so still plenty going nfor it.

What are you currently reading?

I literally finished Wolfhunter River an hour ago, so I am something like 1% into Romanov  by Nadine Brandes.  I have really high hopes for this book, and I really hope it doesn’t disappoint. I had tickets to see Anastasia on Broadway later this year and then it closed in March so this book is all my Romanov-inspired fantasy for this year.

I have also started listening to Enchantee by Gita Trelease. I’m glad I’ve found an historical fantasy set in France that I am enjoying more than I enjoyed The Gilded Wolves. Though I think it is going to be a bit on the long side. We shall see.

On that note, thanks for your audio book recommendations last week! I appreciate it, and I’ve added a few to my wish list.

What do you think you will read next?

I’ve been saying this for weeks, but this week it really will be Changing Gear by Scot Gardner, another #LoveOzYA that is on the Children’s Book Council of Australia 2019 Notables list.

What are you reading this week? 🙂

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24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday -17 April 2019

    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I have had it since November and I’m only getting around to it three weeks before release, of course! I have realised that I wildly misinterpeted the description and it is not in fact Anastasia on the run through the Russian wilderness, so I have had to adjust my expectations, but that is entirely my fault, not the book’s or the author’s.

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  1. Sammie @ The Writerly Way says:

    Sorry to hear that you didn’t like The Steam Engines of Oz. The title makes it sound really interesting, but I guess that’s its job, isn’t it? xD

    I’ll be reading Romanov soon, too! So I’ll be interested to hear next week what you think of it. :3 Did you read Fawkes by Nadine Brandes?

    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      Oz has a lot of potential for steampunk reinterpretation but I think this one somehow missed the mark! I was definitely intrigued going in, too.

      I have the Fawkes ebook but I haven’t read it yet. I have to be honest, I totally misunderstood the synopsis of Romanov and was expecting something quite different, but now that I’ve realised what it’s going to be like, I’m enjoying it so far.

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  2. alilovesbooks says:

    Ooh I also read Wolfhunter River this week. I know what you mean about it. I saw another review describing it as an in between book and I think that’s spot on. Caine seems to be setting things up for the rest of the series while also keeping the links to the first couple.

    I’ve been very curious about Romanov, mostly due to the cover. Will be interested to see what you think of it

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I think I saw the same review.

      The cover of Romanov is beautiful! I ended up having somewhat mixed feelings about the book itself but I’m mostly on the postiive side. I think.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      Sadly that’s the case with a lot of Aussie YA books; they barely get any attention overseas. I’ve started it tonight so I’ll have thoughts on it soon.

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I have been thinking about that a lot since finishing it yesterday. The book did a pretty good job of the claustrophobia of everybody piled into a small house in those last few weeks, and the shock at the end of it.

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  3. Yvo says:

    I’m happy to hear you mostly enjoyed Wolfhunter River as well! And I’m picking up Romanov soon, so I’ll be looking out for your thoughts on that one. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    • Emily Wrayburn says:

      I haven’t quite figured out all my feelings about Romanov and my final rating yet. I’ll be interested to chat with you about it once you’ve read it.

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