Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wednesday Catch-Up 22nd February 2017

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:

The Forbidden Wish (The Forbidden Wish, #1)Displaced
I've just started The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury and I am so excited! I've heard some great things about it and I love retellings so I can't wait to get stuck in to this one. I am also continuing on with Displaced by Stephan Abarbanell. I really like it - it's just taking me a while to get through. But I'll get there! 

Recently Finished:

UnconventionalInferno (Blood for Blood, #2)Mafiosa (Blood for Blood, #3)Caraval (Caraval, #1)Freeks
The first book I finished this week was Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt - much as I enjoyed her first book, The Last Summer of Us, I have to say this was a huge improvement. The characters felt very real as did all their interactions and I loved the friendships and the romance. I want to read Piecekeepers - we get an extract from it at the end and I am kinda hoping Maggie Harcourt does the whole Rainbow Rowell thing and writes the book within her book. I then read Inferno and Mafiosa by Catherine Doyle. Inferno was just a quick re-read to refamiliarise myself with the story and then Mafiosa was an excellent ending. Tiny bit of a cliffhanger at the end and I would definitely love to see more of these characters! But I will be excited for whatever Catherine Doyle writes next! Caraval was well-written and I liked the world but I wanted more from the story and there were some problematic elements that threw me off. I am definitely still going to pick up the sequel. Freeks was such a pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting to be as completely engrossed in the story as I was but it was exciting and dangerous and the characters were all so, so compelling. I need to read more by Amanda Hocking! 

Planning to Read Next:

Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1)Starfall (Starflight, #2)Empress of a Thousand Skies
Next up is Frost Blood by Elly Blake. I was a little nervous about this one because it sounds like a very typical YA and I haven't had much luck with those lately - but I've heard some great things and the romance at least sounds like something I will love. So I am keen to try it. Then I will be reading Starfall by Melissa Landers which is the sequel/companion to Starflight which I read and loved last year so I have high hopes for this. And then, finally perhaps my most anticipated of my upcoming reads; Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. It just looks incredible and I cannot wait to read it!!

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

16 comments:

Maria Zuppardi said...

Displaced and Freeks looks pretty good! This is a great list, good job! :) Here's my WWW Wednesday post:
https://mariazuppardi.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/www-wednesday-february-22-2017/

Maggie Seagraves said...

I agree with you about Caraval; I'm listening to it now and I'm still waiting to really get into it. With all the hype it's gotten, I'm scared I'm going to end up not liking it! Have a great rest of the week! :D

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am curious about The Forbidden Wish...and I've been hearing good things about Unconventional. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY WWW POST

Nicole Etherington said...

I've bought Caraval the other day. It's the first time I've splashed out on a hardcover for a while, but it was just too lovely not to. I haven't read it yet, but it reminds me of The Night Circus- so I'm hoping I'll enjoy is just as much! I just looked up The Forbidden Wish on Goodreads and it sounds amazing. I hope you enjoy it!

Nicole @ whatadifferenceawordmakes (Wordpress)

Clare Stone said...

Freeks was a great read and I am enjoying Displaced!

Clare Stone said...

I think I honestly would have liked it more if there were less hype - I was just a bit disappointed! Hopefully it will improve for you! :)

Clare Stone said...

The Forbidden Wish is so good so far! And Unconventional was really fun!

Clare Stone said...

I love The Night Circus! Caraval did remind me of it in places although I definitely prefer TNC! But the hardcover of Caraval is so, so gorgeous!
The Forbidden Wish is amazing so far!

Sara Beth Williams said...

I just have to say - every single cover of the books you're planning to read next looks STUNNING. Love the frosted rose. Gorgeous but creepy but so interesting! I love YA romance (most of the time.) I may check out the blurb

Here's my WWW post. http://www.rachelhauck.com/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/WeddingDressEbook2-671x1024.jpg

aliasfaithrivens said...

These are all such amazing reads!! I bought Caraval recently because I love the Night Circus and I've heard a lot of people making favourable comparisons. And I've been meaning to read Forbidden Wish, Freeks, Frostblood and Empress of a Thousand Skies!
Sorry while I disappear beneath the avalanche of my tumbling TBR ;P
Happy Reading :)

dez ocampo said...

Yay for The Forbidden Wish!! The cover is so lovely and it's one of my best reads last year!! :) Hope you continue to enjoy it. Also, good job on finishing a lot of books. I only managed to read three and that's a lot for me already. Haha.

Clare Stone said...

I am a huge cover-buyer! Frostblood is so gorgeous I agree! I am really looking forward to it!

Clare Stone said...

It does remind me of the Night Circus - although I'd say TNC is better but Caraval is still a fun read! I have a tumbling TBR here too - so many books so little time!! :)

Clare Stone said...

I'm loving it so far! So well written and captivating! I had a really good week - got so much reading done! Three IS a lot!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I'm hoping to get to Caraval soon!

Clare Stone said...

I hope you enjoy it!

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