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?
I am nearly finished reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and I'm not sure how I feel about it so far. There is a lot of girls hating other girls which I always dislike but I am hoping I end up enjoying it. I am also now on page 190 of The Warden by Anthony Trollope which I am definitely enjoying. It's a very light and easy read and it's introduced a neighbourhood that I am sure I am going to enjoy as the series continues.
I am very glad I finally read Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I had been worried I'd hyped it up too much and I had a tiny bit but I really enjoyed this story and I even almost cried in a few places. The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger so I am very excited for the next book in the series. I then read A Tyranny of Petticoats which is a short story collection edited by Jessica Spotswood. The stories are ordered chronologically which I really liked because it showed how attitudes towards and of women - and the issues they faced - changed over the years. I thought the last half of the book was my personal favourite but there are stories to appeal to anyone and I do recommend it. The Steep & Thorny Way was every bit as amazing as I had expected it to be. There is no way to over hype a Cat Winters book, they always seem to exceed expectations. I can't even talk about this book rationally but I loved the characters and the historical elements broke my heart even as Cat Winters put it back together again. Dorothy Must Die was, I'll admit, a bit disappointing. The action was there but I didn't feel emotionally connected to the characters and the first two thirds didn't really hold my attention. If the library has the sequels then I will probably read them, but I don't think they're a priority for me. Princess of Thorns was a great fairy-tale sequel with an original twist on the origin story which I liked and it also melded two fairy tales into one in a very good way. I always enjoy Stacey Jay's writing and I think this may be my favourite of hers so far. I then read The Shadow Queen which I actually really enjoyed - I will have a full review up for this tomorrow.
Planning to Read Next:
I am probably going to read Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard next and then I am thinking of reading The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury and then The Young Elites by Marie Lu - I enjoyed the Legend trilogy and from what I've heard this series is even better.
You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading
I had mixed feelings about Red Queen too. I now have a copy of Glass Sword and I'm hoping it's an improvement. We'll see!ReplyDelete
I've heard very good things about The Shadow Queen and I'm glad you enjoyed it too. Another one for the TBR.
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I think if I didn't already have Glass Sword I probably wouldn't read it but since I already own it I feel like I might as well. Hopefully we will both enjoy it more!Delete
I loved The Shadow Queen, hope you get to read it!
I've had The Red Queen on my TBR list for the longest time!! I've heard a lot of good things about it so I'm really looking forward to it. Girls hating other girls is a bit off-putting though, I agree with you there. It sounds very teenagery.ReplyDelete
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I like the concept of Red Queen but its just too much like other YA books and there is a bit too much girl hating for me to completely buy into it. It is a bit teenagery yeah!Delete
I've been thinking about reading Passenger. There's been so much hype about it since it came out. I'm interested in reading Princess of Thorns too. Reviews are kinda mixed, but I think I'll give it a chance. Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much! I love the cover for The Shadow Queen. I might look that one up too. :) The Young Elites is on my TBR list too, as well as The Red Queen! Seems like we have similar tastes in books. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
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The hype was a bit too much for me when reading Passenger but I did really enjoy it. And I hope you get to read and enjoy Princess of Thorns because I really did like that book! I loved The Shadow Queen and it is a totally gorgeous cover! We do seem to have similar tastes - hopefully that means you'll enjoy them all as much as I did!Delete
I hope you enjoy the Aveyard series. I haven't read either but so many people say great things about it that I'm tempted. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!ReplyDelete
My goodreads friends seem to be incredibly mixed on it there are a lot of 1 and 2 star ratings and then some 5 star ones and I think I fall somewhere in the middle, it may be one of those books that suffers from being over hyped!Delete
You have a full plate of books! I avoided Dorothy Must Die because of all the hype surrounding it. I am always wary of books that are super-hyped. Hopefully you're upcoming books are more fulfilling!ReplyDelete
I nearly passed it by for the same reason but I love retellings so I gave it a try. Yeah hopefully my next few reads are more enjoyable! Thanks for visiting!Delete