Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Wednesday Catch-Up 22nd March 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? You can click any of the images to go to the Goodreads page for that book!

Currently Reading:

Angels of MusicAutumn Thorns (Whisper Hollow #1)
I have just started two new books. The first of which is Angels of Music which I got for my birthday and am excited for. It's about the Phantom of the Opera (a character I always want more from) and a bunch of other fictional characters including Irene Adler (again - need more of her). I am also starting Autumn Thorns as I have the second book (Shadow Silence) for review and would like to read this one first. 

Recently Finished:

Silent Night (Lady Julia Grey, #5.5)Twelfth Night (Lady Julia Grey, #5.6)Bonfire Night (Lady Julia Grey, #5.7)Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1)Blood Tide (Paula Maguire, #5)
The Valiant (The Valiant, #1)Starfall (Starflight, #2)New York, Actually (From Manhattan with Love, #4)Can't Buy ForeverDone Dirt Cheap
The first books I read this week were actually novellas - Silent Night, Twelfth Night and Bonfire Night which are the last stories in the Lady Julia series. I really enjoyed these and thought they were a good resolution to the series (much as I would love for there to be more books)! I then read Empress of a Thousand Skies which I enjoyed but wasn't blown away by. I really liked the world and the characters but for some reason I just didn't fall in love with it. I definitely want to re-read it at some point. Next up was Blood Tide which I am reviewing as part of the blog tour next Friday - I loved this book. I fell in love with the characters so easily and the mystery was super engaging to me. I definitely want more of this series. The Valiant was another kind of disappointing one. I've loved everyone of Livingston's other books so I fully expected to love this. And I think I overhyped it (which is totally my own fault) because whilst I really enjoyed it and loved the characters I just didn't get fully immersed in the story. Will definitely check out the sequel though. Starfall was lovely, a little darker than I remember the first book being but it was so great to see all of the characters again. I don't know if there will be any more books in the series but I hope so (although the ending was very complete). New York, Actually was nice and light and exactly what I needed at the time I read it. It's probably my least favourite Sarah Morgan book so far but that still leaves it being incredible and I think a lot of that was just not having that prior attachment to the characters. The next book is Fliss's story I believe and since I love her character I have high hopes! Next to last I read Can't Buy Forever which I found to be disappointing. The writing style just didn't work for me and I found myself being confused and eventually just struggling to finish. I did mostly like the characters though. And finally - oh my god - Done Dirt Cheap was freaking incredible. I had very few expectations going in and it totally blew me away. I loved the characters and the writing and the plot - I just need more!

Planning to Read Next:

The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga, #1)Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3)A List of Cages
Next I am planning to read The Alchemists of Loom which is just one of the most beautiful hardcovers I have ever seen and seems like an amazing story as well. I've genuinely made myself so excited for this book. And then there is Devil in Spring which I am so, so excited for. Lisa Kleypas is one of my favourite historical romance authors and this series is going so well so far. And then finally is A List of Cages which I'll admit I'm a little nervous about. Vera @ Regal Critiques highly recommended it to me (and you can read her review here) so I'm confident I'll love it - I'm just worried I'll cry. 


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8 comments:

Greg said...

I just finished Starfall too- liked it but didn't love it. It was darker, and it was nice to see those characters again. The Valiant I'm going back and forth on whether I want to get it.

I saw a good review for The Alchemists of Loom.

The Book Filled Day said...

I'm always interested in the Phantom of the Opera too. Interesting character. I'be seen The Alchemists of Loom around a lot. I really should add it to my TBR list.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Done Dirt Cheap definitely caught my attention...and I need the light books to mix in with the darker ones, so New York, Actually is tempting me.

Enjoy your reading...and here's MY WWW POST

Nadene said...

Pretty awesome line up you have there. Happy reading. My WWW post
http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-are-you-reading-wednesdays-4.html

Clare Stone said...

That's exactly my thoughts on Starfall! The Valiant was good but not sometime I'd necessarily prioritise? And I've read The Alchemists of Loom now and loved it!

Clare Stone said...

Yes! Because he is so mysterious the reader has so many options to make up their own version of him - so retellings end up being very unique! The Alchemists of Loom was great - definitely recommend it!

Clare Stone said...

Done Dirt Cheap was incredible! And New York, Actually was definitely light - but the characters were still well developed which I loved!

Clare Stone said...

Thanks for stopping by!

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