WWW Wednesday: 9th May 2018

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 ReadingMeddling Kids

I’ve gotten seriously behind on my reviews (blog posts in general, housework, work work, life etc) so I’m determined not to pick up anything new till I’m at least slightly caught up. That being said I did start reading Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero at the weekend so I’ve been dipping in and out. It hasn’t really gripped me so far which is a good thing as I don’t really want to disappear into book obsession right now.


Recently Finished

Legendary (Caraval, #2)

The first book finished this week was Legendary, the sequel to Caraval, by Stephanie Garber and wow this book was everything. Having spotted a lot of rave reviews I did have high hopes for it, so high I kept putting off reading it, but it exceeded them all. I wasn’t sure I would like Tella as a main character but she made this book for me. She’s reckless and impulsive and goes for what she wants no matter the risk which makes her so fun (and only occasionally frustrating) to read. I also had some doubts that Garber would be able to keep the level of mystery but I found myself questioning everything and some of the reveals were jaw dropping (I was very tempted to stay on the train and not go to work). I have written up my review for this but I need to wait a little closer to publication before I post it.Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1)

Because Legendary blew me away so completely I have to admit I struggled to pick up anything else for a day or two and ended up doing that thing where I started something, read a chapter or two before putting it down again and switching to something else. I therefore did what I usually do when a slump is looming and went for a light and fun romance with Tessa Dare’s Romancing the Duke. Ever since I read her latest book The Duchess Deal I’ve been wanting to pick up something else by Dare and as they don’t require a lot of thought (and are available on Overdrive) it seemed the perfect choice. I didn’t enjoy as much as The Duchess Deal, but I’ll blame that on the slump and it did get me ready to read something more serious.The Good Son

The third and final book finished this week was The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong, which I’d received from the publishers via NetGalley. I think this is probably the first book I’ve read by a Korean author and it was absolutely brilliant. It’s a mystery/thriller that digs deep into the mind and memories of one character. It has a lot of things I generally dislike, lots of internal monologues, flashbacks, unreliable narrator but it just worked for me. It’s dark and a little bit gruesome and I found it completely addictive.


Reading Next

I still need to get my NetGalley shelf under control as despite it creaking at the seams I haven’t stopped requesting more and more books (I need a Netgalley addicts anonymous group or something). I think I am going to be looking for a fantasy read next so I’m thinking one of the following.

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1)Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist, #2)Ash PrincessAce of Shades (The Shadow Game #1)

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 Reading โค

29 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 9th May 2018

  1. I need to get onto reading Caraval so I can fangirl with you. I’m pretty sure I have Meddling Kids on my TBR so I’ll be interested to hear what you think of it down the line.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Yay!!! I need someone to fangirl with ๐Ÿ™‚ I did really like Caraval and Legendary is even better. Still not quite perfect but book 3 is out next year and I can’t wait.

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    • I have been very tempted by Ace of Shades as I’ve heard so many good things about it but I do also want to read Smoke in the Sun asap as I loved Flame in the Mist and what to know what happens next. Too many great books to pick from.

      Quirky is a pretty accurate description for Meddling Kids from what I’ve read so far.

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    • I’ve been loving all of the references to my favourite childhood shows and books (Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew and of course Scooby Doo) but I am finding the format a little difficult to get into. At points it seems like a movie script with stage directions. Kinda yanks you out of the story at points. It has been making me giggle though.

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    • I was warned by Drew over at The Tattooed Book Geek that the format takes a bit of getting used to with it and he’s right. It’s a little on the odd side and flips in terms of style from page to page but I am loving all of the pop culture references, Scooby Doo, Nancy Drew, Enid Blyton.

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  2. The Good Son sounds intriguing, although I’m not sure about the ‘gruesome’ bit – I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to that. “I’ve gotten seriously behind on my reviews…” – tell me about it! I had to discipline myself this week to catch up with ALL my reviews before starting on another book. It won’t last, I fear…

    Here’s my WWW link: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/www-wednesdays-9th-may-18/

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    • It’s not too gruesome, mostly just the murder towards the beginning which is a little on the bloody side.

      I blame my holiday for me falling behind, I got all “I’m on holiday, I’m going to enjoy myself and worry about reviews when I get back”. That may not have been a good idea, particularly as I’ve come back to a ton of work and a sicky cat.

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    • Caraval did get some decidedly mixed reviews which put me off initially but I did enjoy it (and the hardback is so pretty).

      Reading is much more enjoyable than reviewing isn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚ I have got to start writing reviews as soon as I finish.

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