WWW Wednesday: 19th July 2017

The WWW Wednesday 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?

Currently ReadingThis Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)

I started reading This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab yesterday and while I’m only around 15% in I am absolutely loving it. This is one of those books I’ve had lurking on my Kindle forever (ok probably around a year) so it’s good to be finally starting it, although I had reached the stage where I was a little bit scared to read it in case it didn’t live up to expectations. It’s Schwab though so I’m sure I’ll be fine (and pretty much all I’ve heard has been good).

Recently Finished

Daughter of the Burning City

Three books finished this week, the first of which was Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody. This was one of my most anticipated reads of the Summer so I was very lucky to receive an ARC from NetGalley. It’s a murder mystery set in a magical carnival. It’s quite dark which I loved and the author has truly created a wonderful world with some very diverse characters. There are however some pacing issues and I did feel like maybe there was too much crammed in but I did enjoy it. You can read my full review here.

Big Sexy LoveI wandered off my reading plan with my second book this week. I’ve been a big fan of Kirsty Greenwood for a while so when I saw she had a new book out, Big Sexy Love I couldn’t resist. I was also in the mood for a rom com as I’ve been reading a lot of fantasy, horror and thrillers recently and this was perfect. It was just so funny, sweet and heartbreaking. I laughed a lot, I ugly cried and it just made me feel so good. Greenwood is a seriously under-rated author and I’d definitely recommend all rom com fans read this (and all of her other books). Reminded me a bit of Sophie Kinsella’s best works (Shopaholic, Got Your Number).

The Marriage Pact

The third and final book finished was The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond. I started it on Sunday morning and found it very difficult to put down. It’s about a newly married couple who are offered the chance to join an exclusive and mysterious group known as the pact. The goal of the pact is to keep marriages happy and intact and all members are required to follow a set of rules. A lot of the rules seem sensible but the penalties for even relatively minor infringements are fairly severe.

I found this a totally addictive read. It’s all told from the point of view of the husband and his voice is instantly likable which definitely helps. The tension really builds throughout and I did find myself reading it at 3am one morning. Hopefully my review will be up later this week.

Reading Next

Next up I think I’ll continue with Schwab’s Monsters of Verity duology with Our Dark Duet. If I manage to read it before coming across any spoilers it will be a miracle. Honestly I wandered onto a GoodReads thread “Chat to Victoria Schwab” and it was littered with spoilers (why do people do this???). Anyway I also got my hands on There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins and Artemis by Andy Weir last week so despite having a whole reading plan I may pick one of them up.

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2)There's Someone Inside Your HouseArtemis

Have you read any of the books on my list this week? Any others you’d recommend? As always please feel free to leave comments and links below.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 19th July 2017

  1. I am very curious about Stephanie’s new book. I have read her contemporary YA so I wonder how she will do with this new genre. I will definitely look out for your review There’s Someone Inside Your House. Enjoy your books this week. Happy reading.

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  2. I know how dangerous it is to have a book forever before you read it. I’ve built so many books up that way! But I’m glad you’re enjoying This Savage Song. I STILL haven’t read any of V. E. Schwab’s writing. But I have the first book in the Shades of Magic series so I’m hoping to read that soon!

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  3. I have some serious ARC envy over here! There’s Someone Inside Your House has been one that I have been so intrigued by. I can’t wait to find out if Perkins can jump genres. I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂

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  4. I’m glad you’re loving This Savage Song even though you’re only around 15% into the book!! I LOVED it and I’m planning on reading Our Dark Duet next week which I’m so excited about. Yay!! And I really like the sound of Big Sexy Love.

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  5. It makes me really happy you are enjoying This Savage Song so far! I loved that book and I’m kind of kicking myself for not getting a copy of the sequel yet… And I wasn’t approved for There’s Someone Inside Your House and Artemis myself, but I can’t wait to get a copy after the publish date. I hope you will enjoy them and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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