WWW Wednesday: 16th August 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 ReadingThe Accident

I just started reading The Accident by S.D. Monaghan yesterday and I’m already around a third of the way through and absolutely loving it. Despite supposedly having a NetGalley request ban in place I couldn’t really resist this one. It’s a thriller about a man who discovers his wife cheating on him and accidentally kills the other man (it’s in the blurb so not a spoiler). It’s one of those books where I really want to shout at the characters for doing silly things (as obv’s I know better how you go about covering up a murder).

Recently Finished

Yesterday: The thriller of the summer

I managed to get myself back on track with my reading this week and finished three of the books on my TBR. First up was Yesterday by Felicia Yap which I’d received from NetGalley. I was really excited about this story set in an alternate reality where the majority of the population can’t remember any further back than yesterday. I’ve always been fascinated by stories about memory and I liked the idea that this was building in a murder mystery. Unfortunately it didn’t quite work for me and I found it a bit of a struggle. I almost gave up on it a few times but managed to stick with it and it did pick up towards the end. You can read my full review here.

Maresi (The Red Abbey Chronicles, #1)The second book read was Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff. I have to confess I hadn’t heard of this book or even the author until I saw that she was coming to the Edinburgh Book Festival and doing a session with Alwyn Hamilton on strong female characters in YA. Needless to say I couldn’t resist buying this, the first book in her Red Abbey trilogy.

It’s a YA fantasy about a girl named Maresi who is a novice in the Red Abbey. The Red Abbey is a kind of sanctuary for girls and men are forbidden from setting foot on the Island where it’s based. When a new novice arrives however she is pursued by the men who abused her and the Sisters and novices have to stand together against them.

It’s a great story (albeit a little slow in the beginning), with a very strong feminist message but the real highlight for me was definitely the world building.Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)

The third and final book finished was Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. Landy is another author I’m hoping to see at the book festival so I wanted to read at least one of his books and given I feel like I’m heading for a slump this seemed perfect. It’s probably more middle grade (it’s about a 12 year old girl who teams up with a sorcerer/detective/skeleton) but it’s easy reading and really funny. I found myself giggling away as I was reading so I doubt this’ll be the last book in the series I read.

Reading Next

This coming weekend I’m going to a few events at the book festival (have I mentioned that 🙂 ) so there are a few final books I’m hoping to squeeze in if I get a chance, The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey and either The Fireman or NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill. I also managed to get my hands on ARCs of Charlotte Says by Alex Bell and Invictus by Ryan Graudin so may try to at least start one of them.

NOS4R2The Boy on the BridgeCharlotte Says (Red Eye)Invictus

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!!!

13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 16th August 2017

    • Maresi was really good. It is a little bit slow and I thought it lacked depth in certain places but the world building is excellent. It really draws you in. Think I finished the whole thing in an evening 😀

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  1. My older son is obsessed with Skulduggery Pleasant – he’s well advanced in the series, and the only problem is that they are hardbacks and very thick books at the library, so it’s a pain to take them on holidays, as they fill up the whole suitcase.
    I’ve heard good things about Maresi – and I’ve got Yesterday on my Kindle. It’s getting a big brouhaha in the media, so it’s interesting to see that you have some reservations about it.

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    • I think I’m going to try the library for the next books in the series. They are a bit on the expensive side even as ebooks.
      I have to admit I’m always wary of books which get a lot if hype as being the contrary person I am I often end up not that impressed. It is an interesting concept, it just didn’t work for me.


  2. Interesting to see you didn’t get on so well with Yesterday … I’ve only seen raving reviews so far! I ordered a copy so I’m hoping I enjoy it as I love the premise.

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  3. Yesterday is getting a lot of hype and positive reviews but on the other hand I’ve seen some lukewarm ones as well. I always find this a dilemma – do I read it to find out what everyone is talking about it or bypass it in case it doesn’t live up to the hype and I’m disappointed…


  4. Good to hear you are enjoying The Accident so far! I’ll be picking up that one soon as well… 😉 And I can’t wait for The Boy On The Bridge. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


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