Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Wednesday Catch-Up 13th January

Every Wednesday we are linking up with WWW 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? 
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: 
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)Black Beauty
I am currently reading the prequel to the Throne of Glass series The Assassin's Blade. I am also reading the abridged version of Black Beauty for English at school.

Recently Finished: 
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
I recently finished Crown of Midnight which I loved and I am  loving the main character more and more in every book.

Planning to Read Next: 
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)The Hunt (The Hunt, #1)
Next I plan on reading either Heir of Fire or The Hunt depending on what mood I am in.


Clare:

Currently Reading:
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)The Count of Monte Cristo
I am currently about halfway through Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta which I am enjoying though it is quite a heavy read in some ways, it's definitely not the sort of book I see myself going through quickly! I am also still reading The Count of Monte Cristo, I really love Alexandre Dumas' writing and I am enjoying this one.

Recently Finished: 
Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2)Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3)Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms, #4)
I've had what, for me, is a fairly slow reading week. I adored the Falling Kingdoms series, these three but the last book gave me such a book hangover. It took me a while after finishing Frozen Tides before I was even able to think about starting another book!

Planning to Read Next:
Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2)Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
I am planning to continue the Lumatere Chronicles. I am quite nervous about these because they are both enormous books but also, Froi is possibly my least favourite character so far, so a whole (huge) book from his perspective worries me but maybe my opinion of him will change. I am then planning to start the Mistborn books. My brother recently read The Final Empire and really enjoyed it so I am hoping I do too!


Waiting on Wednesday:

Assassin's Heart (Assassin's Heart, #1)
Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers
In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.
Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.
With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

Ann: Really sounds like my kind of book and I cannot wait to read it. This will be released on February 2nd.


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

12 comments:

clairehuston said...

I'm glad Ann loved Crown of Midnight and is planning to continue with the ToG series. I wasn't a massive fan of Heir of Fire, but Queen of Shadows (particularly the last 100 pages) made up for it.
I've been thinking about putting the Mistborn trilogy on my TBR but will wait and see what Clare makes of it!
Here's my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/www-wednesday-13th-january-2016/

Clare Stone said...

I agree with you that Heir of Fire is probably the weakest of the series. I still liked it but it wasn't as good whilst Queen of Shadows was great! I am looking forward to the Mistborn trilogy because I have heard so many good things - and my brother is usually a good judge of fantasy so I trust his opinion!

Majanka Verstraete said...

I've never heard about Assassin's Heart before, but that cover looks amazing. Great choice!

My WoW post.

Barb said...

I have heard wonderful things about the Lumatere Chronicles, but I never knew they were such lengthy books. Can't wait to hear more of your thoughts on them.

Lefty Book Lover said...

I'm glad you are both enjoying your recent reads! I am currently reading Falling Kingdoms. It's coming along a bit slow for me, but I am still enjoying it. Hopefully it will pick up for me! Have a wonderful week!

~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover

Sam said...

Good luck with 'The Count of Monte Cristo!' It's a long one but I always hear that it's worth it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

Lillie Marcheggiani said...

I'm hosting a read-a-long for the Falling Kingdoms books and I can't wait to start them!! I'm super glad you enjoyed them :)

Lillie @Little Lillie Reads

Clare Stone said...

The cover and the assassins had me hooked, I hope the book lives up to it!

Clare Stone said...

I liked Finnikin of the Rock but because they are quite long they take some energy to read so I am not sure when I will be continuing the series!

Clare Stone said...

I think Falling Kingdoms is a little slow but definitely keep reading because the sequels just get better and better!

Clare Stone said...

I am really enjoying it so far! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

A read-a-long for them is an amazing idea. Whilst I was reading them I kept wanting to talk about them but none of my friends had read them! So frustrating! Hope you enjoy them :)

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