Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Wednesday Catch-Up 4th November 2015

Every Wednesday we are linking up with WWW Wednesday, What Are You Reading Wednesday? and Waiting on Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is hosted at Taking on a World of Words and asks 3 questions: What are you currently reading?, What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you'll read next? 
What Are You Reading Wednesday are hosted on It's a Reading Thing and asks;
1. What's the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 or 34% in your e-book and share one complete sentence.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted at Breaking the Spine and is a chance to show what upcoming releases you are excited for! Each week we will take it in turns to choose a book for Waiting on Wednesday and this week was Ann's turn! You can click any of the pictures in the post to go to that books goodreads page.


Currently Reading:
Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)The Turn of the Screw

I am currently reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead which I am loving because ADRIAN is in it. I am also reading The Turn of the Screw which is a very good book.
"I wondered why she should be scared." - Page 34, The Turn of the Screw
"He raised his eyebrows, clearly pleased, and gave me a rough pat on the shoulder. It was the closest he'd come to real affection in a while." - Page 34, Bloodlines 
I would love to live in the Bloodlines world because it sounds wonderful and I'd love the hang out with the dhampirs, and of course Adrian. I would not want to live in the Turn of the Screw world. A bit too creepy for me. 

Recently Finished:
Carry On
I LOVED CARRY ON. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone should read it. I've only managed to read one book this week because Half-Term is over and I am back in school. 

Planning to Read Next:
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines, #4)Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)
Next I am planning on continuing the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead which should be good.


Currently Reading:
The Hunchback of Notre-DameThe Impersonator (Roaring Twenties Mystery, #1)Velvet Undercover
I am currently on page 87 of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and I am definitely enjoying it. As much as I enjoy Henry James I am glad I picked a non-James book out of TBR jar this month. I have also just started The Impersonator by Mary Miley, which I am intrigued by but slightly unsure whether I will like it and Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown which I have been really excited for ever since I got it!
"The door of the reserved gallery which had hitherto remained so inopportunely closed, opened still more inopportunely; and the ringing voice of the usher announced abruptly, 'His eminence, Monseigneur the Cardinal de Bourbon." - Page 34, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame 
"Oliver's photographs brought that same tingle of electricity I had experience the first time I saw his small image of Jessie at our dinner in Omaha." -Page 34, The Impersonator 
"Captain Parker didn't give me instructions about that. He just handed me a packet and told me a motorcar would be picking me up at five a.m." - Page 34, Velvet Undercover 
I am not sure that I'd want to live in either of these book worlds. They both seem like they could be horribly dangerous to me. I think I'd make a good spy in theory as long as I never had to do any of the action stuff. I could be an observational spy? But I don't think I'd be great in the Hunchback of Notre-Dame at all. Not sure what I could contribute. And whilst I like the 20's in theory (and definitely in literature) I don't think I'd like living there, so The Impersonator is out too!

Recently Finished:
Delia's Shadow (Delia Martin, #1)This Monstrous ThingNever NeverA Thousand NightsMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)A Dangerous Love (Swanlea Spinsters, #1)A Notorious Love (Swanlea Spinsters, #2)After the Abduction (Swanlea Spinsters, #3)Dance of Seduction (Swanlea Spinsters, #4)Married to the Viscount (Swanlea Spinsters, #5)
I was expecting Delia's Shadow to be creepy. I was not expecting it to completely deprive me of sleep for the night! This was very unsettling and scary. But the romance was very sweet and I did enjoy reading it. I then read This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee which I liked although I wish it had been just a little bit darker! I have a full review for it here. Then I finally read Never Never which has been moving up and down my TBR for ages - I liked it and I definitely now have more sympathy for James Hook. This was kind of a depressing story but a good one. Then I read A Thousand Nights which is one of the most physically beautiful books I have ever seen. I really liked it. Not perhaps as much as I adored The Wrath & The Dawn but still it was so beautifully written and compelling. I actually found Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children a little disappointing. I mostly enjoyed it but I didn't love the main character and I found the romance so awkward. And it just wasn't as creepy as I wanted it to be. Which is probably my own fault more than the books. I then read the Swanlea Spinsters series by Sabrina Jeffries which I enjoyed although her writing has definitely improved since she wrote these, her more recent books are much more assured.

Planning to Read Next: 
OutspokenThis Raging LightFor the RecordSomeone Else's Fairytale (Someone Else's Fairytale, #1)Famous in LoveTruly, Madly, Famously (Famous in Love, #2)
I am planning to fill my contemporary craving next and read some review books whilst I am doing it! I received Outspoken from the author and I am super excited for it! I got This Raging Light from Netgalley, I have heard mixed things but I am still intrigued. I've been horribly lazy this last week and despite reading 12 books I only wrote 1 review! So it will definitely be good to get back into writing them. I have a few other review books to read after these as well. I also realised I have a lot of fame/romance contemporaries that I haven't read yet so I will be reading them and seeing how they compare, they are For the Record by Charlotte Huang, Someone Else's Fairytale by E.M. Tippetts and Famous in Love and it's sequel Truly, Madly, Famously by Rebecca Serle. I have heard good things about all of these so I am excited to get reading!

Waiting on Wednesday:

Passenger (Passenger, #1)
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

  In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

  Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

  Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever 

Ann: This is due for release on 5th January 2016. I love the sound of it and also the cover is amazing! I also really loved her Darkest Minds trilogy.

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading


clairehuston said...

SO happy that's a big thumbs up for Carry On! It's on my Christmas list alongside The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I'll be ignoring my family a lot over the holiday it seems - haha!
Thanks for visiting my WWW ( and happy reading :-)

Hayley C said...

Great post! The Turn of the Screw is a brilliant book, perfect for this time of year with it being a bit creepy. I've just spotted that you're planning on reading This Raging Light soon, I've got that on my TBR too so I'll look forward to seeing what you thought of it. I can't wait to read it but I have other books I really need to finish first.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Here's my WWW:

christine danielle said...

I absolutely love ALL Richelle Mead's books so great pick

Ann Stone said...

I read The Rest Of Us Just Live Here when I read it recently I hope you like it. I also hope you like Carry On it is wonderful. Thanks for visiting!

Ann Stone said...

I am really enjoying them at the moment. Thanks for visiting!

Ann Stone said...

Thank you. I am enjoying The Turn of the Screw at thee moment but have a lot of homework to do so I haven't been able to read much. Thanks for visiting!

bookboodle said...

You always have such a varied selection :)
Thanks for visiting my WWW post -

Ali W said...

Never Never looks good (I'm a bit obsessed with retellings at the moment). I previously read A Thousand Nights and wasn't mad keen. One of those books that looks nice and I could appreciate the writing but just couldn't connect to the characters. It seems to be a love or hate thing from what I can tell :)

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

I've had Carry On for weeks now and I still haven't read it because other books keep getting in the way *sniffles* But hopefully I'll get to it soon!

Amber Elise said...

I've been so wary of Carry On, I don't know why but I have. I hope to read it once my library gets it back in stock! :)

I'm so happy you liked A Thousand Nights! I thought it was AMAZING (although I agree, not as heart pounding as Wrath), but still good in its own way! :)

Clare Stone said...

I can never stick to one genre for long!

Clare Stone said...

I am always obsessed with retellings! I did like Never Never, it's the first Peter Pan retelling I've ever read and I loved the perspective it gave on Captain Hook but I didn't love it. I really liked the writing in A Thousand Nights but I agree I never really connected with any of the characters, with the possible exception of the main character.

Clare Stone said...

I have so many books like that, I want to read them but there are just so many other books! I hope you can get to it soon! Both Ann and I absolutely adored it!

Clare Stone said...

I was a bit wary of Carry On because I'd hyped it up for myself long before it even came out - I had to calm myself down a bit before I read it. But I will say it totally lives up to the hype in my opinion!
I loved the writing in A Thousand Nights and the ending was good. I am definitely interested to see what she writes next!

Tangled N Books said...

I love the Vampire Academy and Bloodline series. I'm going to add Passenger and Velvet Undercover to my TBR. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by our blog.
-Shon @ Tangled 'N' Books

Clare Stone said...

I love those series too, I am glad Ann is enjoying them! I am beyond excited for Passenger! Velvet Undercover is good so far, I am excited to keep reading!

Andrea Garcia said...

Oh I want to read Carry On! I need to get my hands on a copy. I admit, I wouldn't mind living in a world with Adrian from The Vampire Academy either. LOL thanks for sharing!

Ann Stone said...

If I could live in a world with Adrian I would move there immediately. Carry On was brilliant. One of my friends is reading it at the moment and she is loving it. Thanks for visiting!

Lillie Marcheggiani said...

Passenger is going to be so awesome! I'm hoping on getting my hands on an ARC of this at YALLFest. Hope you enjoy! :D

Clare Stone said...

I will be so incredibly horribly jealous if you have an ARC of Passenger!

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