#WWW Wednesday – 16 January 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?

Sad to say I ended up DNFnig The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. This was a real disappointment as it sounded like something I would really love  but just nothing about it worked for me. Since it’s a DNF, I didn’t review it as such, but I wrote some thoughts on my GoodReads. But don’t take my word for it, as there are 277 five-star reviews and onlyl 41 two-star. It was released yesterday so go find yourself a copy if it sounds like your thing!

While that was the closest I came to finishing something this week, I did post my review of Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart A Doorway, which you can read here.

What are you currently reading?

Still going with  Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor on audio. It’s 18 hours long and I’m around the 9 hour mark! I’m actually tempted to return the audio book and buy the ebook, maybe with WhisperSync included. I’m not good at long audio books! Plus I’m not doinig a lot of solo driving and it’s too hot to go walking at the moment.

I have started re-reading The Bloodless Assassin by Celine Jeanjean. I gave this five stars when I read it in 2015 and was gushing all over it. It’s possibly closer to a four star read for me now? But I really love Jeanjean’s world-building and the characters are very strong. I’ve always found steampunk books a bit hard to get into but I never had that problem with this series.

What do you think you will read next?

I’ll move onto The Black Orchid, which is the second book in the The Viper and the Urchin series by Celine Jeanjean. After that, I’m not sure!

What are you reading this week?

#WWW Wednesday – 09 January 2018

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?

My first book for 2019 is Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan Maguire. I have followed Seanan on Twitter for years so I figured it was time I actually read some of her writing. This is one of those books where I can see why a lot of people love it, but I just didn’t completely love it. I still gave it 3 stars and I’ll have a review up as soon as I figure out exactly what I liked and disliked (it’s that kind of book).

What are you currently reading?

Not much movement on  Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor in the past week. There have been times where I could have been listening to it (cleaning, etc.) but just wasn’t quite in the mood.

I’m also still going with The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. I don’t know why I’m not more into  this?! I love historical fantasy but maybe I’m not into heist plots?

What do you think you will read next?

I am planning to re-read The Bloodless Assassin by Celine Jeanjean and its sequel in preparation for the release of the third book in the series at the end of the month. Depending how much I remember, I might do a bit of a skim, but it’s been a while, so might not remember much. I did give this book 5 stars the first time I read it, so I hope to get the same reaction this time around.

What are you reading this week?

#WWW Wednesday – 02 January 2018

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.

Happy 2019, everyone! I hope your year is filled with five star reads. 😀

What have you recently finished reading?

I finished Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend in time to pass it on to my niece at Christmas! While I don’t think it was as good as Nevermoor, it did pick up in the last third and bumped my rating from two to three stars. My review is here.

I didn’t get a huge amount of time to read while I was away over Christmas but I finished The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork on the plane home. I really loved this one! It was really charming. Here’s my review.

I’ll also have my December reading wrap-up posted tomorrow. My intention was to post it yesterday and while it was pretty much written at that point, I forgot to finish and post it.

What are you currently reading?

I’m still listening to Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I finished Part 2 in the car this morning. It’s… quite dense? But it does have a lot of interesting mythology and the characters are very well drawn, so the density isn’t necessarily an issue.

I have also started my ARC of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, though at time of writing I’m only about 5% in. I love historical fantasy and I’ve been hearing good things about this one, so I have pretty high expectations.

What do you think you will read next?

I am planning to re-read The Bloodless Assassin by Celine Jeanjean and its sequel in preparation for the release of the third book in the series at the end of the month. Depending how much I remember, I might do a bit of a skim, but it’s been a while, so might not remember much. I did give this book 5 stars the first time I read it, so I hope to get the same reaction this time around.

I’ve set my GoodReads goal to 100 books this year.

What are you reading this week?