WWW Wednesday: 4th September 2019

The WWW Wednesday meme is 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 ReadingIlluminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

I’m trying not to start anything new until I get caught up on some reviews so only have audio book Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff on the go at the moment. I’ve owned copies of all three books pretty much since they came out but the combination of hype and unusual format put me off.  A lot of people did recommend reading it while listening to the audio though so that’s kind of what I’ve been doing and I am flying through it. The audio is brilliant and I feel like the narrators deserve some kind of award, they are so good. Right now I only have around 2 hours to go and I am not happy with what’s just happened in the story 😥

Recently Finished

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)

Two books finished again this week, I seem to be on a roll. The first was Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff, the second in the Nevernight chronicles series. It’s a little darker and more serious than the first book but so, so good. I’m still not sure about the format, there are lots of footnotes which are really funny but interrupt the flow (especially when you’re reading the ebook) but I do love the story and Kristoff’s writing. Things never seem to go the way you think they will, characters you think will have a big part have their stories cut short and it’s almost impossible to predict how main character Mia will act or what she’s willing to do. Needless to say the ending was epic but has left me hanging for book 3.

Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1)As I’m pretty much just waiting to read Darkdawn when it’s released tomorrow, I decided to pick up something completely different and went for historical romance Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore. I do love a historical romance and was expecting the usual light and fluffy read but yeah, that’s not really what Bringing Down the Duke is. It is a romance and it does have a lot of the classic tropes but it plays around with them a little. What I loved however was how grounded and realistic it felt. I also loved the time period it was set in and all of the details around the women’s suffrage movement and class. It makes it a little bit different.

Reading Next

I’m sure it’ll be no surprise that I fully intend on starting Darkdawn the second I manage to get my hands on it. It would be nice to finish one series I’m partway through and also I feel like I need to know how it ends. There’s also a strong possibility I’m going to continue on with the Illuminae Files with Gemina, although that depends on how upset I am at the end of Illuminae and whether I splash out on the audio now or wait till I get my next audible credit at the end of the month.

Finally, it’s just over a two weeks till Bloody Scotland so I feel I should be getting back into my crime fiction. I saw Ambrose Parry in Glasgow last week so I have a copy of their latest book The Art of Dying. They read a couple of extracts from it and it sounds fantastic. I also have an ARC of the Six by Luca Veste which is calling to me too though.

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3)Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)The Art of DyingThe Six

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 ❤

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 4th September 2019

  1. I’ve heard great things about Bringing Down the Duke. I hope it is good. I am a little thrown off by its cover, though. I need the illustrated trend to go away because I would never have guessed it was historical romance.

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    • Yeah while the cover does capture scenes in the book it is a little too cutesy for the storyline. It’s a much steamier and more serious story than it suggests. Although I do prefer illustrated to real semi clothed people.

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  2. You’re the second person listening to Illuminae I’ve seen so far, and it makes my little fangirl heart happy. I love that series so much. ❤ I can't remember what happened that you're thinking of … WAIT! Yes, I think I know. Hehe. Don't worry, you will for sure want to read Gemina! You have to know what happens. 😉

    I heard Godsgrave had an epic cliffie ending, so I've been waiting semi-patiently for book three to just read the entire series. But now that everyone's talking about them, I'm dying to start the series. xD Happy reading!

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