W.W.W. Wednesday | May 9th, 2018

In an effort to produce more regular content on my blog between reviews, I’ve decided to regularly participate in WWW Wednesday! For those of you who might not be aware, this is a weekly book blogging meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The purpose of this post is just to update those who follow the blog as to what I’m currently in the midst of reading, and have also just finished. I’m also hoping that it helps provide me a necessary boost of motivation in the middle of the week to power on through to the weekend!

Without further ado, lets dive in!


What are you currently reading?
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I have been craving Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton pretty much ever since I knew I was approve for a copy of it on Netgalley! I’m about 35% in currently and enjoying it so far. The relationship between two of the characters is so compelling, in a can’t-look-away sort of way!

 

Synopsis: 

They go through both bottles of champagne right there on the High Line, with nothing but the stars over them… They drink and Lavinia tells Louise about all the places they will go together, when they finish their stories, when they are both great writers-to Paris and to Rome and to Trieste…

Lavinia will never go. She is going to die soon.

Louise has nothing. Lavinia has everything. After a chance encounter, the two spiral into an intimate, intense, and possibly toxic friendship. A Talented Mr. Ripley for the digital age, this seductive story takes a classic tale of obsession and makes it irresistibly new

 


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I’m also just starting Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. Yes, I just finished a book by him, but now I’m hooked and have to give his fantasy series a go! I’ve heard such great things about this – though I’m fully expecting it to challenge me. (I haven’t read anything with footnotes in ages!)

I’m buddy reading this with two awesome bloggers that I always love to read with: Scrill @ Vicariously&Voraciously
& Chelsea @thesuspenseisthrillingme

This will take us awhile to get through though, so it’ll probably be on my next couple WWW update threads.

Synopsis: 

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

 


What did you recently finish reading?

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Last week I finished out A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. This was an enjoyable first jaunt into the land of Prythian, that is beloved by so many YA and NA fantasy readers. Can’t wait for book 2!

Synopsis: 

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.


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I also read and reviewed The Merciless by Danielle Vega. This was a young adult horror that went heavy on the horror in the midst of high school drama. I wanted more from the characters, but the horror fan in me was delighted.

Synopsis: 

Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned

Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.
 
Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.
 
Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls… unless she wants to be next.


What do you think you’ll read next? 

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I’m in that weird gray zone where currently, I don’t have any upcoming Netgalley ARCs, so my next read is going to be a total for-fun pick! Thank goodness, If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio just arrived in the mail today!

I was lucky enough to win a free copy of this through an instagram giveaway on my buddy Dennis’ feed (@Scared_Str8). I have heard such great things about this! Can’t wait to try it out!

Synopsis: 

Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the books in front of our faces.

On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it.

Ten years ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extra. But in their fourth and final year, the balance of power begins to shift, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent.


What are you reading this week? Anything good on your docket for planned reads? Let me know below!

xoxo

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  1. I’m currently reading Between You and Me by Lisa Haul which I hope to finish today and I’m also reading Anxiety Girl by Lacey London and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak although I haven’t picked that one up in at least a week. I’m not sure what I will pick up once I finish these.

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      1. Thank you. I’m about 150 pages into The Book Thief and I was enjoying it when I was reading it I just put it down to focus on other books and haven’t picked it back up yet. Hopefully I will start reading it again in the next day or two.

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  2. I’m so glad you’re reading Nevernight. The formatting does take a moment, but I’ve started to expect it from Kristoff’s work. Also I’m so intrigued to hear your thoughts on Social Creatures. The cover gave me strong Hedwig vibes and I really want some blogger feedback to see if it’s worth investing in upon release.

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  3. I LOVE WWW Wednesday! I’m not as consistent as I’d like to be but when I am, it does provide that extra motivation to finish a book. I have a feeling I’ll be following in your footsteps once I start/finish LIFEL1K3 since I too haven’t read Nevernight *shameful head drop* haha! The footnotes are intimidating, nevertheless I own a copy & it’s Jay Kristoff so it shall be read. Glad to see you enjoyed ACOTAR! I favor this series over Throne of Glass any day haha 🙂

    Happy Reading! ❤

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      1. This happens to me as well when I read denser books or just plain physical for that matter. I read faster on my kindle 👀sometimes I’ll skip a week to hide my shame 😂 I’m looking forward to you weekly updates, love blog hopping in Wednesday’s 🙌🏼

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  4. Good luck with all your current reads. I’m current reading Killing Dr. Watson by Matt Ferraz. I’m a bit obsessed with anything Sherlock Holmes related at the moment.

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  5. Good luck with your current reads! I finished Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner Last night and then Digital Fortress by Dan Brown today. Now I’m wondering if I should pick up a review book, and if yes, then which one. Such a struggle!

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  6. Ohh great post and picks, I can’t wait to see your review for Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton and If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio. The both of these books looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and very intriguing I am really curious about the concepts for both of these books. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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  7. Aaand Nevernight is on my TBR as well. I’ve heard amazing things about it, but people also keep telling me to hold off on reading them until the release of the third book isn’t that far off? So, I’m just waiting a bit longer.

    Hope you’ll end up loving the ACOTAR-series as much as.. well.. pretty much (over?) half the YA-bookworms do, ha!

    [Also have to say I love the headers of your posts. They’re gorgeous. :)]

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