Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Wednesday Catch-Up 2nd December 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.

Ann:

Currently Reading: 
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Daisy MillerThrone of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Illuminae which is brilliant and I am loving it. Daisy Miller which is interesting; I am a bit confused but it is hopefully going to get less confusing. Also I have to admit I may have started to read Throne of Glass even though I haven't finished Illuminae yet.

Page 34:
"She would have snorted, but he did look rather good in his knee-high brown boots." - page 34 The Throne of Glass
I don't know much about this book yet but I really love all the descriptions of things which are so detailed. However because I don't know much about it yet I don't think I can make a decision about whether I would want to live in this world. I think probably not though. 

Recently Finished: 
The Turn of the Screw
I have recently finished The Turn of the Screw which was really good.

Planning to Read Next: 
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
As I have said many a time I still plan on reading The Throne of Glass series. I've been saying it for weeks but I mean it!

Clare:

Currently Reading:
Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
I am currently reading Hourglass by Myra McEntire. I have only just started this but I am hoping I enjoy it. I am also reading The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo which was my Classic read for November and I didn't finish it - so on I go with that.
"Michael laughed, flashing white, even teeth. It was a good sound, comfortable, like he did it a lot. I wished I could laugh like that." - Page 34, Hourglass
I do like this quote. Makes me wonder why she doesn't laugh naturally. And kind of hope that at some point in this book she will. I have barely started Hourglass but I am pretty sure it's just our world but with lots of ghosts and possible time travel? Time travel, as ever, would confuse me. I do believe in ghosts in general but I think I'd pass on seeing them everywhere. Might get a little creepy.

Recently Finished:
Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)SoundlessUprootedThe Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2)The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy, #3)
The first book I read this last week was Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. I was rather pleasantly surprised by this. I liked most of the characters although some of them weren't as developed as I would have liked and I loved the atmosphere, definitely excited to see where the series goes next. I then read Soundless by Richelle Mead which was ultimately disappointing. Her Vampire Academy characters are so well developed that it honestly baffles me how difficult it was to connect to the characters here. Really dodgy world building as well. I have a mini review for this on my Goodreads here. Then I read Uprooted by Naomi Novik which I have been planning to read for a long time and I am so glad I finally did as it was amazing. Really enjoyed this. After that I read the Elementals Trilogy by Sherry Thomas which is made up of The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea and The Immortal Heights. I really loved these books as well. The characters and atmosphere were great and for some reason the whole series just made me feel very nostalgic like I was reading something I'd already loved (I know for a fact I've never read them before). 

Planning to Read Next:
Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)How We FallNovember 9Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)The Beekeeper's Daughter
Hopefully I will enjoy Hourglass and I can then continue the series with Timepiece and Infinityglass. I would then like to read How We Fall by Kate Brauning which seems like it could be an intense read. I also want to read November 9 by Colleen Hoover. I loved Slammed by her and I've liked her others but never quite as much. I've heard mixed things about this but hopefully I will like it. And then I would like to read Wait For You by J. Lynn which I am hoping will be a good read. Finally I would like to read The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore which my best friend read recently and recommended to me.


Waiting on Wednesday:

A Drop of Night
A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann
Five gifted teenagers are selected out of hundreds of other candidates to fly to France and help with the excavation of a vast, underground palace buried a hundred feet below the suburbs of Paris. Built in the 1780's to hide an aristocratic family and a mad duke during the French Revolution, the palace was sealed after the aristocrats fled there. No one has set foot in it for over two centuries.
Now, in the present day, the teenagers enter with cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art security, scientists and chaperones. And then a brutal accident occurs. No way out. Caught in the dark.
They will have to fight to survive. But are they really alone in the depths?


A Drop of Night: This sounds like a book that I would really enjoy and I just really look forward to reading it. This is due for release on March 15th.

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

24 comments:

Charlie Anderson said...

You read so many books last week! FANTASTIC! My librarian at school is doing a reading heroes program with our students, and YOU are my reading hero this month! I am encouraged to get in more reading time and make some serious progress through my "must read & review in December" pile more quickly!

https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesdays-december-2/

Alyssa Susanna said...

Ooo, lots of great books going on! I LOVED Ink and Bone in particular. Lovely post!

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

Clare Stone said...

Thank you, that's amazing to hear! And good luck with your December TBR pile!

Clare Stone said...

I enjoyed Ink and Bone a lot, definitely wanting the sequel! Thanks for visiting

Verushka Byrow said...

Goodness me I envy your reading so many! the best i can do is listen to an audiobook and read a different book :( This is mine this week: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2015/12/02/wow-good-money-by-jm-green/

clairehuston said...

I'm glad Ann is enjoying Illuminae - it's my Christmas treat to myself. Which reminds me... I must order it!
That's surprising about Soundless. It's been massively hyped and there will probably be a lot of disappointed reviewers soon :(
Here's my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/www-wednesday-2nd-december-2015/

Chel said...

Seems like most people didn't like Mead's Soundless. I'm a big fan of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines so I'm a little worried about it. I'm also looking forward to reading Illuminae. I want the physical copy but I can't a copy around my place.

Here's my WoW

Cathy Murray said...

What a cornucopia of books. I've never got on with Henry James and interested that you enjoyed The Turn of the Screw. I've read The Hunchback of Notre Dame and enjoyed it but liked the 1939 B&W film with Charles Laughton even more. Otherwise I'm not familiar with any of your titles but am intrigued by your quote from The Throne of Glass. Very enjoyable read, thankyou. Mine is at http://indie-bookworm.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/www-wednesday-1.html

Lefty Book Lover said...

Awww so sad you were disappointed by Soundless, but that seems to be the popular opinion these days. I love Richelle Mead, so it hurts my heart.

I can't wait to see your thoughts on Throne of Glass. I've been meaning to read that for the longest time, but it fell off my radar.

Hope you enjoy all the titles you have planned to read!

Clare Stone said...

I usually read about three books at a time which probably helps me read a lot! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

I have read a few other disappointed reviews of Soundless. I love Richelle Mead's writing but this just wasn't up to her usual standard. And yes - Illuminae is wonderful I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting

Lexxie Lin said...

Those books all look beautiful! I have some on my TBR. I haven't heard of A Drop of Night before, but I hope you'll get your hands on it soon.
Have a wonderful Wednesday and happy reading.
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Clare Stone said...

I'm a fan of VA and Bloodlines as well so I was definitely hoping for more from Soundless. I hope you can get a copy of Illuminae because it really is incredibly good! And a physical copy is better for it I think!

Clare Stone said...

I have a very love/hate relationship with Henry James so I am interested to see whether Ann enjoys any more of his books. I will definitely watch the film when I've finished reading The Hunchback of Notre-Dame then! Oddly, I wasn't aware of that film but I will have to get my hands on it. Thanks for visiting!

Clare Stone said...

I'd heard some bad reviews before reading it but I was kind of hoping I'd still enjoy it. I love Richelle Mead too so I don't understand why this book went wrong! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

I have a definite weakness for beautiful books! I have A Drop of Night pre-ordered so hopefully Ann and I will be able to read it when it comes out! Thanks for visiting!

Sam said...

Good luck finishing Throne of Glass! I wish I had the conviction to power through a series. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

Ann Stone said...

I am really enjoying it so far and I love the main character. Thanks for visiting!

Eve said...

This sounds amazingly creepy. A hidden underground palace, being trapped, fighting to survive. Oh yes I will be adding this one to my list to check out for sure!

Ann Stone said...

I hope you enjoy it. I am excited for it. I agree it sounds so creepy. Thanks for visiting!

Jess @ Reading Nook Reviews said...

YES! I'm waiting on Stefan's book too.

I love all of the books that you guys are reading; hope you enjoy them all!! Thank you for visiting as well! :)

Clare Stone said...

I'm definitely enjoying the Hourglass trilogy, I've been feeling really reluctant to read lately but I am racing through these! Thanks for visiting us!

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Ohh great pick I am also waiting for this one as well, it really does looks and sounds absolutely fantastic! Thank you for stopping by my blog. :)

Clare Stone said...

It definitely sounds like a great read! So many good books coming out soon! Thanks for visiting

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