W.W.W. Wednesday | May 16th, 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?

Nevernight

I’ve been plowing through Nevernight by Jay Kristoff this week and thoroughly loving this experience. I was nervous going in, because of the footnotes and because of how heavy I’d heard the fantasy is in this – but I can already tell that this is going to be a really exciting review to write.

I’m about 60% through now, and plan on posting a review later this week!

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?


tokill

And because I can’t stop myself from reading more than one book at a time, I also started To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo this week! I know I said I was going to read If We Were Villains last week, but I’ve been dying to read this for a few months now, and couldn’t keep myself away from it any longer.

Synopsis: 

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?


What did you recently finish reading?

Social-Creature

Last week I finished and reviewed Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton. This book was sensational! Suspenseful, and Louise and Lavinia’s characters and dynamic was compelling enough to keep me invested from start to finish.

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.


What do you think you’ll read next? 

Awakened
Next up on my docket is Awakened by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth. This was a physical ARC sent to me from Harper Voyager and I am so excited to jump into it. A contemporary sci/fi horror novel, written by one of the Impractical Jokers? I’ve gotta check this one out!

Synopsis: 

After years of waiting, New York’s newest subway line is finally ready, an express train that connects the city with the burgeoning communities across the Hudson River. The shining jewel of this state-of-the-art line is a breathtaking visitors’ pavilion beneath the river.  Major dignitaries, including New York City’s Mayor and the President of the United States, are in attendance for the inaugural run, as the first train slowly pulls in.

Under the station’s bright ceiling lights, the shiny silver cars gleam. But as the train comes closer into view, a far different scene becomes visible.

All the train’s cars are empty.

All the cars’ interiors are drenched in blood.

As chaos descends, all those in the pavilion scramble to get out. But the horror is only beginning. High levels of deadly methane fill the tunnels. The structure begins to flood. For those who don’t drown, choke or spark an explosion, another terrifying danger awaits—the thing that killed all those people on the train. It’s out there…and it’s coming.

There’s something living beneath New York City, and it’s not happy we’ve woken it up.


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 have the same worries with NeverNight.. and I hope you enjoy To Kill A KIngdom.,. I read it when it came out and loved it.. It was a good book considering it’s a debut novel. 🙂

    And all the books in my TBR this week are all ARCs… Hope they’re worth my time. 🙂

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  2. I really want to read Social Creature but I just can’t find the time. I got a lot of arc’s from NetGalley and some from Social Butterfly which I am enjoying working my way through and quiet a few audiobook tours that I am part of too. I am taking a few days soon to read a new release of one of my favourite authors. Release day is my day! No gym, housework, or Avon on that day. I may collect my daughter/ fellow blogger from work but that depends. 😀

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    1. Finding the time for everything is so hard as a book blogger. I’m constantly trying to balance ARCs, with all the stuff I want to read in my backlog – and then trying to balance a home and social life on top of that makes things even more difficult. I love your idea of making Release day your day!! I might have to borrow that! ^_^

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  3. So excited for Nevernight! Eventually.. With all the good reviews I’ve seen these last couple of months, I’m even considering buying the sequel in hardcover and then replace my paperback-Nevernight for a hardcover as well. Simply because I’m so convinced I’ll love the series, haha.
    Also looking forward to reading To Kill a Kingdom. I bought it right after a couple bloggers were gushing all over the place about this book and I couldn’t not buy it. :’)

    Happy reading!

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    1. I am also considering replacing my paperback copy of Nevernight with a Hardcover to match my Godsgrave hardcover. I’m nearing the end now, and absolutely loving it. It’s a great read.

      I also bought To Kill a Kingdom for very similar reasons as you a few months ago. 🙂

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  4. After your review of Social Creature I ran to netgallery and was approved! I haven’t had a chance to read it yet – but you are bad for my TBR 😉

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  5. Oooh, I just picked up Nevernight at my library! And I adored To Kill a Kingdom! Hope you enjoy it and can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
    I’m currently reading Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser. It’s got a lot of interesting action scenes, but I’m not a fan of the writing :/

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  6. Great post and picks, I hope you enjoy To Kill A Kingdom I’ve been dying to get that book for a long time now I can’t wait too read your thoughts on that book. And I also can’t wait to read your review on Awakened by James S. Murray and Darren it looks and sounds so amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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