Happy Hump Day World!
I’m running a bit low on time this week, so I’m going to get straight to the post. And awayyy we go!
Every Wednesday I participate in a meme called WWW Wednesday.
This meme is a challenge where you simply share what you’re reading, what you’ve recently finished, and what you hope to read in the near future.
The meme is currently handled by Taking On A World of Words, and anybody can participate.
Simply read the 3 W questions below and answer them should you want to:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Behind the Veil, the hordes gather, eager to savage the world. But Kalann il Drakk, First of Chaos, is untroubled by the shimmering wall that holds his beasts at bay. For if he cannot cleanse the land of life, the races will do it for him. All he needs is a spark to light the fire.
Three unlikely allies stand in his way.
A misfit elf plagued by failure—
When Elanalue Windthorn abandons her soldiers to hunt a goblin, she strays into forbidden territory.
A changeling who betrays his home—
Talin Raska is a talented liar, thief, and spy. He makes a fatal mistake—he falls for his mark.
A halfbreed goblin with deadly secrets—
Naj’ar is a loner with a talent he doesn’t understand and cannot control, one that threatens all he holds dear.
When the spark of Chaos ignites, miners go missing. But they won’t be the last to vanish. As the cycles of blame whirl through the Borderland, old animosities flare, accusations break bonds, and war looms.
Three outcasts, thrust into an alliance by fate, by oaths, and the churning gears of calamity, must learn the truth. For they hold the future of their world in their hands.
Opinion so far:
I’m just over halfway through with this read, and I have to say, I’m very impressed! Though I did have a little struggle getting into things (I haven’t read high fantasy in years), it’s really fun and engaging. Talin’s my fave so far! Look out for my review later on in the week. Hoping to finish by Saturday.
All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing.
Spensa is sure there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars–and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.
But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself–and she’ll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.
What a fun read! Overall this was a great continuation of the series with characters with depth, a fun plot, and great universe building.
Check out my full review if you’d like to take a peek. I definitely recommend!
Book Review: Starsight
Next on my TBR:
Opinion so far:
Up next on the ole TBR is my buddy read of Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I’ll be reading this with Gigi aka The Beachy Reader, and we’ve both got some high hopes for this one. I mean, look at that cover! Fingers crossed this one doesn’t disappoint!
After that I’ll be delving into Frank by Ece Gurler. I mentioned this before, but this was a Christmas gift from a good friend, and I’m ready to read something aimed at a younger audience for a change.
Last but certainly not least is The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I’ve been delaying starting this series for over a year, and a used copy is sitting on my bookshelf all sad and neglected, so why not? I loved the movie and the concept, so I’m excited to see how this shapes up. If I like this enough I’ll probably binge my way through.
Wish my luck on my reading journey, and best of luck on yours!
That’s a Wrap!
Okay folks, that’s my WWW Wednesday for this week.
What does your reading pile look like? Have you read any of the books on my list? Do you have any opinions or feedback on the books I chose? Feel free to share in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe or follow my bookish journeys!
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Seeing Sorcery of Thorns on your list is making me want to finally get around to reading it but that probably won’t happen anytime soon. I read The Darkest Minds series last year and loved it. I even read the novellas. The only book in the series I didn’t like was the last one. I look forward to seeing what you think of these books.
As for my reading I am in the middle of 4 books and I kind of want to start another one but we will see. I made more progress in The Dark Tower this week so I’m over halfway through it. I’m also over halfway through Reaper: Aftermath. And the two books I haven’t been actively reading but have started is Slayer and Little Black Dress, Little White Lies.
If I start another book it will probably be Heartstopper by Alice Oseman because I am really in the mood to read it.
Thanks for stopping by friend! Yeah, a lot of this year is getting to reads I’ve been putting off for an ungodly amount of time.
I have really high hopes for Darkest Minds. Sounds like superhuman heaven!
Im still super amazed at how you read multiple books at a time. Thanks so much for reading my book! I hope you’re enjoying it so far. 🙂
Oh, Heartstopper sounds like it’s either really creepy or a maybe a romance? In my head I see this scary black widow lady.
That’s what I’m doing this year too. I’m mostly trying to read the books that I already own.
I hope you end up enjoying it as much as I did!!
I’m surprised too because I used to only be able to read one book at a time. Of course!! I love supporting bloggers/authors. So far so good!! 😊
It is a romance and it’s a graphic novel.
Yeah, that’s the name of the game! My library has an amazing collection, so that has distracted me a bit, but I’m not really spending any money so I cant complain.
Me too! I must’ve seen the movie ten times by now, so if thats any indication I’m gonna be obsessed!
Aww, yay! 🙂
Ooo a graphic novel! That’s also on my list for the year in general. There are so many great ones out there but I get so caught up in books I almost always forget.
I haven’t used my library since early last year although I do have one on hold now so once that comes in I will go pick it up. I’m trying not to buy any more physical books until I read some of what I have. So far this year I’ve only bought 1.
I’ve only seen the movie once and I thought it was good but I loved the book more.
I have been wanting to read Heartstopper since the first one came out but I kept putting it off. I think there are 4 or 5 out now I’m not sure though.
Yeah, libraries are great for new releases, even if you have to wait a while to get your hands on them. Sometimes those wait lines get up in the hundreds!
I have only bought a few myself, so go us! My thing is reading the book first and if I love it, I’ll buy it.
Ooo that sounds promising!
Oh holy moly! Well hopefully getting through graphic novels is a smidgen easier to get through than traditional books. I want to read Locke and Key really bad, then the Umbrella Academy series.
My library actually isn’t the greatest when it comes to new releases unfortunately. The book I placed in hold is an old release I just have to wait because it’s coming from another library in the system.
Yay us!! Sometimes I wish I would have read the book before I bought it lol.
Oh yeah graphic novels are quick reads for me. I’m interested in Locke and Key as well.
Oh okay, I gotcha. The last place I lived had spotty access to books as well, but when I moved here it’s like the universe of books just opened up for me. Definitely not moving anytime soon!
Exactly! It pays to be frugal when you can be. If I have to, I’ll buy an ebook copy of something, but that’s usually if it’s an indie author.
Oh, perfect! Maybe you’d like to read Locke and Key together sometime? I’m in no rush, so we’d have plenty of time to coordinate if you’d be up for it.
I can’t justify buying an ebook that costs more than like $1 I would much rather buy the physical book especially when the ebooks are sometimes more than the physical book would be.
Yeah I’d be interested in buddy reading them. I don’t own them so it really depends on if I can get them from my library or not.
You’ve got a point there, my friend! For me, anything more than 5 bucks is a little crazy for an ebook. Yeah, I’ve noticed that since the pandemic and that really got on my nerves. Like how is something digital worth more than the physical copy? Makes no sense.
Okay cool. Keep me posted! I think there are 7 in the series and they seem relatively short.
I will look into it and let you know as soon as possible.
Ok so it looks like they are available at libraries in the system but I won’t know for sure if I can get them until I try to place a hold on them because of everything with COVID some libraries are allowing for books to go between libraries.
Yay! Okay no problem. We can circle back sometime in March if that’s okay and see how things look.
Works for me!!
Good variety! I am reading a thick book, a biography about Shirley Jackson called A Rather Haunted Life. It’s very . . . historical, not what I expected. But it’s pretty interesting. I just finished Inferno, an anthology of hellish things edited by Stephanie Ellis. It’s pretty good; though, being an anthology, there were a couple of stories I didn’t connect with due to a mismatch in reader-writer styles.