WWW Wednesday: 9th March 2016

It’s WWW Wednesday time.

The WWW Wednesdays meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.

WWW Wednesday

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

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

So here’s my W’s for the week.

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)Currently Reading

I’m currently reading The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa and am around 85% through so I think it will probably be finished by the end of the day. I’d previously read The Iron King and while I didn’t hate it I didn’t particularly love it either so didn’t read any further in the series.

This book seems a lot better though. It is a little disjointed in my opinion but it’s an easy read which is a mix of vampire story and dystopian. It’s an unusual combination but seems to kind of work. The main character Allison is definitely more likeable than the main character in the Iron King series.

Recently FinishedGolden Son (Red Rising, #2)

I’ve started another team reading challenge this week and have had a few days off work so I’ve been on a bit of a reading binge. As a result I’ve managed to finish four books.

The first two were books two and three in the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown, Golden Son and Morning Star. I couldn’t resist carrying on to the end of the series when I finished Golden Son, particularly considering the ending. It really is an epic series and has a lot of nods to other stories including Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and even Star Wars but it’s still pretty unique and Pierce Brown’s writing is incredible. I’m hoping I will manage to get reviews up at some point. (Does anyone else struggle to write reviews for books they love or is it just me?)Heart of Ice (The Snow Queen, #1)

As well as finishing the Red Rising Trilogy I also managed to sneak in the two books of K.M. Shea’s Snow Queen series, Heart of Ice and Sacrifice. They are prequels to her Timeless Fairytales series which I loved but can be read on their own. I had a few issues with the start of the first book, it seemed like too much background was just stated, but once I got further into it I enjoyed it a lot more. It had all of the elements I love from K.M. Shea, the strong female characters, plenty of action and a bit of romance. I also think her books tend to have the right messages which are so often missing in YA books.

Reading Next

So I went to the library this week, which is always dangerous for me, and got a couple of new books that I may or may not read (I give up trying to guess what I’ll read next).

The first one is The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. I’ve never actually read a Terry Pratchett before which seems ridiculous and haven’t watched any of the TV series so I have to admit I have my doubts. Particularly as someone told my not to start from book 1 of the Discworld series which this is. I just couldn’t resist the pretty cover. The second library book was 22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories by Stuart MacBride. It’s a collection of short stories so hopefully I can fit it in around some other books.

The only book I have definitely planned for this week is Ink and Bone by Rachelle Caine. It’s another book of the month read and is a story about a library so how could I resist 🙂

The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)22 Dead Little Bodies and Other StoriesInk and Bone (The Great Library, #1)

So that’s my week in books. Have you read any of them? Particularly curious on the Terry Pratchett. Should I read it or will it put me off?

29 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 9th March 2016

    • I’m actually really looking forward to the film of Red Rising. It’s one of those books that you can see working really well.

      Other people seem to write great reviews but with a really good book I never know what to say to convince everyone how good it is. It’s so much easier to say what you don’t like 🙂

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      • I didn’t even realise they were making a film of it – I definitely need to read the books before a film happens! 🙂
        I’m always so envious of people who can write great reviews of books they love. Like you, I find it much easier to say what I didn’t like.

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  1. I don’t think starting from the beginning of the the Discworld will put you off. The Colour of Magic is funny and well-written, but with each book the series gets better and better. When I went back to the start and re-read the series, I was surprised by how cartoonish a lot of the elements in the first couple of books seemed compared to the complexity in the later books (even by book 3 the improvement is notable). So I wouldn’t say don’t read it, just don’t go in with incredibly high expectations as it’s not his best. It’s worth reading for the Luggage alone… which is something you’ll understand once you’ve read it!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/03/09/www-wednesday-9th-march-2016/

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  2. Red Rising has been on my tbr for the longest time! It’s a shame you didn’t finish the Iron Fey series, the books definitely get better after the first one!

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  3. I’m keeping my fingers crossed I will be able to start the Red Rising trilogy this month; it sounds like such a great read! I’m glad you enjoyed them. 🙂 Ink And Bone sounds really good as well and that cover is gorgeous!

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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  4. I didn’t know Red Rising was being made into a film! Can’t wait for that. I have the third book waiting patiently for me to read. And I’ve never read any of Terry Pratchett books either, but will do my best to rectify that! Here’s my list if you feel like popping by http://hollykerr.ca/my-blog/

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  5. I hope ‘The Colour of Magic’ doesn’t disappoint. Going in with expectations can make things hard. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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