Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Wednesday Catch-Up 30th November 2016

Every Wednesday we are linking up with WWW 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?

Currently Reading:
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
I am just about to start reading Slave to Sensation which is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series. I am super excited for this one as I have heard some great things and I really just need some quick, exciting reads right now! I am also still reading Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy. Although I keep saying this but I have only opened it once. I intend to start reading one story a day.

Recently Finished:
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)Burn (Dark in You #1)Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Newt Scamander: A Movie Scrapbook (Fantastic Beasts Film Tie in)Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
I had heard so many good things about Nevernight so I was excited to buddy-read it with Veronika from Regal Critiques but I ended up being really disappointed. I never got into the writing style nor did I connect with the characters so it wound up taking me far longer than I would've liked to finish it. The bones of a good story are there and I kind of want to know what happens next but ultimately I don't think I will finish the series. I then read Burn by Suzanne Wright which was a quick read. I did enjoy it although I had a lot of problems with the plot which was a bit messy and the romance was just not for me. But it was the sort of fast read I really needed after Nevernight. Newt Scamander: A Movie Scrapbook was another Fantastic Beasts book - I liked it but it definitely seemed more oriented towards children than The Case of Beasts was, the latter had more in depth information. I think this is one I will probably read with my younger brother. The Fantastic Beasts Screenplay was wonderful. It really is such a beautiful book (I keep just staring at it on my shelf) and reading it reminded me of how much I genuinely loved the film.

Planning to Read Next:
Firelight (Darkest London, #1)The Viscount and the Vixen (Hellions of Havisham, #3)Someone to Love (Westcott, #1)
Next up is Firelight by Kristen Callihan which is another one I have heard some great things about. I love historical romances and I love fantasy/paranormal so the combination should be a hit. I am then planning to read two new releases. The Viscount and the Vixen is set for release tomorrow so I am hoping my copy arrives on time! And Someone to Love is the start of a new series from Mary Balogh, who is one of those authors I constantly come back to!

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

12 comments:

clairehuston said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you didn't enjoy Nevernight :-( At least Fantastic Beasts (both movie and screenplay) seem to have made up for it! It'll be ages before I can see the movie, but I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks for visiting my WWW earlier (https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/www-wednesday-30th-november-2016/) and happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

It has been a while since I read historical romance, but those three look tempting. Enjoy! Here's MY WWW POST

Reading With Jade said...

I've been umming and ahhing about Fantastic Beasts... For sure I want to see the film, but I'm undecided about the book/screenplay. You can't deny it looks stunning though! Happy reading!

Shoshi Hornum said...

Wow all of these books sound amazing! How is Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy? I haven't gotten a copy yet but I really want to get myself a copy soon! My WWW: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/www-wednesday5906078

Sam said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the Fantastic Beasts screenplay! I'm reminded that I still have to buy it! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

Emily Witt said...

A few of the reviewers I follow on GoodReads had the same feelings about Nevernight as you. I don't think it's one for me. the Fantastic Beasts screenplay does look like a very beautiful book, though!

Thanks for visiting my WWW and happy reading! :)

Clare Stone said...

I think Nevernight just wasn't for me. I can kind of see why other people like it but the connection just wasn't there! Fantastic Beasts was wonderful hope you get to see it soon!

Clare Stone said...

I feel like I have really started reading more historical romance this year and I love it!

Clare Stone said...

I went back and forth on whether to buy it or not as well but in the end I am glad I did! It's a beautiful copy and I love the story!

Clare Stone said...

Hard to tell so far! I am finding it hard to get the motivation to read it to be honest - I keep getting distracted by other books!

Clare Stone said...

Yes! It's really good! Hope you get it soon!

Clare Stone said...

I am glad some people agree with me if only so I don't feel so left out - it's getting a lot of love! Fantastic Beasts has a beautiful cover and I really like the naked cover as well!

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