Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Wednesday Catch-Up 6th January 2016

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 Clare's turn! You can click any of the pictures in the post to go to that books goodreads page.

Ann:

Currently Reading:
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)A Tale of Two Cities
I am still currently reading Crown of Midnight which I am enjoying but making very slow progress. I have read about 10-20 more pages of A Tale of Two Cities today at school and I am really enjoying it.

Recently Finished:
Pre-Twentieth Century Short Stories Student's Anthology
I recently finished a collection of short stories for my English homework. Some of the stories were okay but most of them I didn't enjoy.

Planning to Read Next:
The Hunt (The Hunt, #1)
Next I still plan on reading The Hunt because it sounds like my kind of book and I look forward to reading it.


Clare:

Currently Reading:
Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2)The Count of Monte Cristo
I have just started Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes which I am very excited about as I really enjoyed the first one. I am definitely keen to get up to date on this series! I am also reading The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas which is a horribly enormous book and quite daunting but I've loved everything of his I've read so far so I have high hopes for this.

Recently Finished:
Silver Phoenix (Kingdom of Xia, #1)The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel)Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorceror Royal, #1)Newt's Emerald
City of a Thousand Dolls (Bhinian Empire, #1)How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature AttackFalling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)
Since last week I finished Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon which I did enjoy. I am not sure I will read the sequel/companion but I thought this was a good book. I then read The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean which I loved, it wasn't my favourite of her books so far but I still gave it 4.5 stars. Sorcerer to the Crown was a bit of a surprise for me as it started slow and I thought I might not like it but I stuck with it and by the end I was very nearly in love, definitely looking forward to more. And Newt's Emerald is a book I wish wasn't a stand-alone. I think the romance could have benefited from more development but otherwise this was a really fun read. City of a Thousand Dolls was good but didn't blow me away. I have the prequel but I am not sure I will read it just yet. How to Survive a Sharknado has been probably my favourite book of the year. This is clearly a book you'll only enjoy if you're a fan of Sharknado and films like it, but since I am that just made this perfect for me. Very funny and so very informative. I am prepared for all kinds of unnatural disasters now! I then read Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes which I really, really enjoyed. I am loving this series so far. 

Planning to Read Next: 
Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3)Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms, #4)A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)Passenger (Passenger, #1)
I plan to get all caught up with the Falling Kingdoms series and read Gathering Darkness, Frozen Tides and A Book of Spirits and Thieves next (and join the long wait for book 5!) and then I want to read Passenger by Alexandra Bracken which I am very, very excited to read!

Waiting on Wednesday:

Night Study (Soulfinders, #2)
Night Study by Maria V. Snyder
Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana's has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia are safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear. 
Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he's quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he's been keeping secrets from Valek...secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander's mysterious plans, they realize it's far more sinister that they could have ever imagined.

Clare: This is genuinely one of my favourite series of all time and I am beyond excited for Night Study!

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

10 comments:

clairehuston said...

I put Passenger on my TBR today! I hope you enjoy it - I'll look out for your thoughts.
On a superficial note, all the books Clare's read this week have lovely covers. I particularly like the look of Sorcerer to the Crown to I'm glad you loved it by the end.
Here's my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/www-wednesday-6th-january-2016/

Sam said...

Good luck with Dumas! My husband listened to Monty Cristoblast year and really liked it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

Lefty Book Lover said...

I'm glad to see you really liked Falling Kingdoms! I'm definitely hoping to get to that series some time soonish. I also really want to read Passenger. I hope you love that one!!

Krystianna Straley said...

I really liked the Hunt! The whole series is amazing. :)
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Greg said...

So much goodness here! I want to read How to Survive a sharknado, it looks so fun. Plus you have to be prepared. :) Rebel spring and frozen Tides- love those covers. If the books are half as good as the cover art I may have to tackle that series.

And I've long wanted to read The Count of Monte Cristo, but the length has me putting it off... one of these days.

Clare Stone said...

Sorcerer to the Crown is such a beautiful book to look at! I am always a sucker for pretty covers though! Hopefully I will enjoy Passenger, I have high hopes.

Clare Stone said...

I loved The Three Musketeers series so I am hoping this will be something I will like!

Clare Stone said...

I'd just heard so much good about Falling Kingdoms I had to read it! I am definitely looking forward to the rest of the series! Passenger I am very excited for!

Clare Stone said...

It was definitely a fun book! I will certainly be re-reading it. I do really like the covers for the Falling Kingdoms series and I am enjoying the books, they have been described as a YA Game of Thrones which I kind of get although its not quite as amazing I don't think! The Count of Monte Cristo is enormous but it reads fairly easily, its not like a War and Peace kind of slog.

Ann Stone said...

Good to know I will be starting it soon and am looking forward to it. Thanks for visiting!

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