WWW Wednesday: 1st November 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 Reading

CopycatI have two books on the go at the moment, the first of which is Copycat by Alex Lake. I won this in a Goodreads giveaway a couple of weeks ago and was in the mood for something different from all of the YA fantasy and sci fi I seem to have been reading lately. I’m not too far through (maybe 100 pages) but I am really enjoying it. It’s about a woman, Sarah, who discovers that someone has set up a Facebook profile in her name and is posting pictures of her and her family. They’re trying to get her attention but why?

It’s definitely one that makes you think about the information you put out there on social media.

Bad Girls with Perfect FacesThinking about this the second book I’m reading, Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten has a very similar theme. It’s a YA thriller about a girl Sasha who catfishes her best friends ex girlfriend when she thinks they might be getting back together.

I received this from NetGalley and wasn’t planning on reading it yet but discovered yesterday that it was published that day (I thought it was a January publication). Anyway, I started it immediately and literally haven’t been able to put it down. I’m already about half way through and will probably have it finished either today or tomorrow. There’s something about the author’s writing which really draws you in.


Recently Finished

I’m pretty much back to full reading speed but have to admit I still feel a little bit off. The books I’ve been reading haven’t been gripping me the way they usually do and I don’t think it’s them. Despite this though I have managed to finish three books this week.

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)

The first of these was Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas which is book six in the Throne of Glass series. The story follows Chaol and Nesryn as they venture to the Southern continent to seek aid so it’s a lot simpler than the previous book. There are quite a few new characters but a couple of the characters from Assassin’s Blade also made an appearance which was sooo good.

I do think it’s longer than it needs to be, it seemed to take forever to read it and there’s a big chunk where not very much happens but it does have some absolutely brilliant moments. I do wish SJM would keep the language consistent though as it really started to get on my nerves. I have nothing against swearing in books but “not giving a sh*t” just doesn’t fit for me.

Cherish Hard (Hard Play, #1)

The second book finished (although technically I finished it before ToD) was Cherish Hard by Nalini Singh. I was in the mood for something light and completely different from all of the fantasy reads I seem to be surrounded with at the moment so when I got approved for this on NetGalley I thought why not.

I’ve only read one other book from this author so this was the first contemporary romance by her that I’ve picked up but I doubt it’ll be my last. I really enjoyed it and think it was just what I was needing. I would have liked a bit more struggle but it’s very sweet and funny so I’m not complaining too much.

The Empress (The Diabolic #2)The third and final book finished this week was The Empress by S.J. Kincaid. I have been desperate to read this ever since I heard The Diabolic was getting a sequel. I actually requested it on NetGalley ages ago but had given up all hope of getting a copy when I was suddenly approved at the end of last week.

I’m not sure I enjoyed it quite as much as The Diabolic but that could have been due to my expectations being higher (and this never ending slump). It is however brilliantly unpredictable, packed full of action and has one of my all time favorite characters Nemesis. She was created in a lab as a bodyguard and killing machine so isn’t always wholly human in her actions. She has very little empathy and next to no conscience. Basically kill first ask questions later. It’s very refreshing to have a main character who isn’t constantly thinking and worrying. In this story though she is starting to become more human and understand just what that means. It’s really good.


Reading Next

My reading next list is pretty much the same as last week’s as yet again I wandered off track. I do really need to pick up Strange Weather and My Side of the Diamond asap though as they’re both due for release. Goodbye Perfect is just one I got from NetGalley and think I might be in the mood for.

Strange WeatherGoodbye, PerfectMy Side of the Diamond

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!!!

18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 1st November 2017

  1. I’ve been putting off Tower of Dawn just because I’m not the biggest fan of Chaol, but everyone seems to be enjoying it for the most part so I may pick it up sooner than later. I’ve been really excited for The Empress as I really enjoyed The Diabolic. I’m glad you enjoyed it for the most part!

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    • I don’t know what’s been wrong with me lately, I’ve been a bit down on everything (although I’m loving my current read).

      I loved Chaol in the first 2 books then got fed up with him being so miserable and judgy but he does improve in ToD. There are bits that are brilliant but it is a little slow in other parts.

      Empress was really good. It’s a little more political, with lots more scheming and backstabbing than Diabolic but Nemesis is just as brilliant.

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      • Well at least you’re enjoying your current read! Yeah, I liked Chaol until he turned into such a jerk and I couldn’t stand him. But I’m glad he redeems himself a little in this book! And I love me some good political intrigue in novels, so it sounds like I’ll really enjoy The Empress.

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  2. Ooh, both your current reads sound really good! I read a good thriller last night and remembered how much I enjoy them.

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