WWW Wednesday – 17 June 2020

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’ve been reading quite a lot recently, so it’s nice my WWW Wednesday looks different each time now.

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Books, and all you need to do is answer these three questions:

– What are you currently reading?
– What did you recently finish reading?
– What do you think you’ll read next?

What I’m currently reading:

Wintersong book cover


By S. Jae Jones

The last night of the year. Now the days of winter begin and the Goblin King rides abroad, searching for his bride…

All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. They’ve enraptured her mind, her spirit, and inspired her musical compositions. Now eighteen and helping to run her family’s inn, Liesl can’t help but feel that her musical dreams and childhood fantasies are slipping away.

But when her own sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl has no choice but to journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds—and the mysterious man who rules it—she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.

Rich with music and magic, S. Jae-Jones’s Wintersong will sweep you away into a world you won’t soon forget.

I know a book called Wintersong doesn’t exactly scream Summer. For some reason I just really felt like picking it up! It’s been sitting on my shelver for a very long time. So far I”m enjoying it, but I’m not blown away either. It very much reads like a fairytale and I’m wondering if it’s perhaps a retelling? I’ll have to look that up. Anyway, like most fairytales, the story is pretty whimsical, but there’s not a lot of connection between me and the characters.

What I recently finished:

The Beautiful book cover

The Beautiful

By Renée Ahdieh

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris.

Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.

I won’t say too much about this book, because I have a full spoiler free review right here. The plot was a little too slow for my liking, but the ending was really good. So yes, I will be picking up the sequel when it comes out next month.

What I will pick up next:

Archenemies book cover


By Marissa Meyer

I’ll concoct my own spoiler-free synopsis, since this book is a sequel… Anyway, Archenemies picks up almost where Renegades left off.

The Anarchists have a secret weapon. One that Nova believes will protect her. Meanwhile, The Renegades have devised their own strategy to over power the Anarchists. But this strategy can have devastating consequences, and Nova and Adrian both know that using it can mean the end of Gatlon City, and the world, as they know it.

Archenemies made an appearance yesterday on my Top Ten Tuesday post. Like I said over there, it’s been so long since I read Renegades… I really need to pick up Archenemies! Especially since I even already own the final book in the trilogy; Supernova. So I will likely pick up Archenemies next, but my reading moods are fickly, so who knows what’ll actually happen.

And that’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday! What are you currently reading? Whatever it is, I hope it’s a good one!

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