Hi everyone! So I’ve had the work week from hell to put it lightly. Just a maelstrom of 14 hour work days, skipped meals, and endless meetings. So I’m sneaking away for a moment to cheer myself up and take part in my first weekly meme! WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words, and if you want to participate too, just answer the questions below and link your post in Sam’s comments.
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Silver in the Blood :: Jessica Day George
Okay, so ‘currently reading’ is a bit of a stretch. I literally just cracked the binding on this one last night and fell asleep with my nose in the book after a glorious twenty pages (14 hour days remember..) My husband had to pry it from my snoozing fingers. BUT, I’ve been oogling the cover for a while and finally brought this baby home from the library. It’s very different from the normal high-fantasy type of book I read, namely because it’s placed in the late 1800’s AND in New York/Romania. I usually shy completely away from any book taking place anywhere that I recognize, but the cover was too pretty to pass up. Anyways, it seems light and drama filled so far (maybe a little too much ..) but it provided me with some easy, turn-my-brain-off reading last night. The writing is very dumbed down and the characters heavy-handed, so who knows if I’ll actually finish this one (those are my two BIGGEST author pet peeves), but we’ll see! I’ll post my review when I’m finished. Anyone have any thoughts?
Throne of Glass :: Sarah J Maas
Another reread for me… I’m in a Empire of Storms hangover that I just can’t shake, so I’m rereading everything Maas has ever written. And to be honest, I’m so surprised I even made it past this book.
It took me well over a week to finish this nasty the second time through. The writing’s just so basic and overdone. So many exclamation points! And Celaena is such a spoiled little bitch, Dorian and Chaol are flat … overall though, it isn’t ALL that bad. I think just reading this immediately after EOS was mistake. Either way, SO GLAD I PUSHED THROUGH! If you’re just starting this series, don’t stop at this book I beg you. It gets so much better.
Also what is this fugly old cover? Ew.
Crooked Kingdom :: Leigh Bardugo
Been waiting on this one for a year and it finally comes out next week! Though seeing as how I live in the freaking North Pole, I probably won’t get it for another three weeks. Oh well, I’m due for a reread of Six of Crows anyway 🙂