WWW Wednesdays #121 – January 25th

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WWW WEDNESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about answering the three questions below.

  • WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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I’m currently reading two pending ARCs… The first is Blink by K.L. Slater, which I will continue as soon as I finish the other one: Stake-out by Lily Luchesi. I’m normally not a fan of vampire stories, but I’m enjoying this one a lot better than I thought I would. Scary vampires and vampire/creature hunters without it being fluffy? Definitely positive for me! Also, since I haven’t been making progress with Little Women due to a mountain of pending ARCs, I’ve decided to put it on hold and no longer mention it until I have made serious progress again.

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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* First up is the YA Spring/Summer edition of Buzz Books which I downloaded on a whim. I won’t be reviewing this one on my blog, but this edition shows that we have some great YA books to look forward to this year! I’ve already had the pleasure to read The One Memory Of Flora Banks by Emily Barr, which is in one word BRILLIANT. Other titles that stood out for me after reading the previews were Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh, Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs, Roar by Cora Carmack, This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack, How To Be A Supervillian by Michael Fry and Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt. What a great selection of promising stories from a variety of different genres!
* I then decided to finally pick up my copy of The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken as part of the #beatthebacklist challenge. I’m still ashamed it took me over TWO years to pick up this copy, although it looks like I have been punished enough because I have been missing out on a great story. The plot might not be all that original, but the writing style is great and I liked the character (minus a few small complaints). I will definitely pick up at least book two next month!
* The next book I finished was Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell, which I read over at RivetedLit for free. It was a close call, since I finished it on the last day the book was available… When I first started reading it, I was more than excited about this Peter Pan retelling, but as things advanced and the Neverland revamped worldbuilding was revealed things fell a little flat for me. It might be the hint at a love triangle, it might be the whiney character, but I didn’t enjoy Unhooked as much as I thought I would. The ending was not that satisfying either.
* The last book I finished since last week is Don’t Look Behind You by Mel Sherratt, which is actually the second book in the Detective Eden Berrisford series. I enjoyed this psychological thriller so much better than the first book! The main character Eden has started to warm up to me, although now some problems in her private life have been revealed she does look more like the cliche detective character. Still, the case in Don’t Look Behind You felt just so much more intriguing than the first book and the whole abuse topic is without doubt a very important one. The story reads like a train and the writing style is very enjoyable to read; the amount of plot twists just right. I will definitely be looking forward to the next installment of this series!

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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Next up are two Netgalley ARCs: Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer and Making Faces by Amy Harmon.  I have one of Harmon‘s other novels on my January TBR, but I’ve decided to read this one first since it’s an ARC and all. I also want to read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult…  And my newest TBR jar pick is still The Five Stages Of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson.


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27 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #121 – January 25th

  1. Your post has reminded me that I need to read small great things soon. I hope to get through a few ARCs and then read it next. I hope that you are enjoying Blink. I also liked Little Girl Lost. Enjoy all your books this week. Happy reading!

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    • I’ve been posponing Small Great Things as well due to the pending ARCs… Hopefully you will find time for it soon! 🙂 Blink is really good so far; the fact that the MC seems to be paralyzed but is actually awake is fascinating, as well as the flashbacks. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading!

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  2. I’m in for ARCs only in the coming weeks. I finally gave in on the request ban and had a massive NetGalley party because of Bookouture’s tempting titles! Blink is on next week for me and I’m dying to add Don’t Look Behind You. Bye bye 80% ratio, hahaha! Also, I’m so screwed for the BeatTheBacklist for February!!
    Happy reading!

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    • Ouch, I know your pain! Bookouture is one of the biggest causes of my Netgalley ratio dropping all the time… Don’t Look Behind You is definitely worth the request though; I enjoyed it so much better than the first book! I agree BeatTheBacklist is going to be complicated for a while longer haha. 😉 Happy reading!

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  3. Some fab books in your post this week. I’ve been trying to hold off requesting Mel Sherratt’s new book as I already have a few ARCs from NetGalley but you’ve made me want to read it asap. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Blink sounds like a good read, I’m tempted by that one too. Small Great Things is a good read, I hope you enjoy it and all your other books this week.
    Here’s my week in books post: https://rathertoofondofbooks.com/2017/01/25/www-wednesday-25-jan/

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    • I’ve been trying to hold back on my Netgalley request all the time, but there are just so many tempting titles on there that it’s just too hard to resist. Both Don’t Look Behind You and Blink are definitely worth it though! And I’m looking forward to Small Great Things. 🙂

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  4. I’ve been meaning to check out Darkest Minds, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
    Glad too that you found a decent vampire story. Those are sometimes hard to come by!
    Happy Reading 🙂

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    • The Darkest Minds is definitely an entertaining YA dystopian read… And I was pleasantly surprised by Stake-out, especially since I’m normally allergic to vampire stories; this one was quite refreshing and had other supernatural creatures as well. Happy reading!

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  5. I’m glad you’re enjoying The Darkest Minds! I have the ebooks for the whole series and I really need to get around to reading them, haha. Small Great Things is on my TBR too since I’ve yet to be let down by a Jodi Picoult book. Hope you enjoy all your books this week! 🙂

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    • The Darkest Minds was definitely a great read! And I enjoyed every Picoult book I’ve picked up so far as well, so fingers crossed Small Great Things is just as good. 😉 Happy reading!

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  6. I’m glad you liked the Darkest Minds cause I have it in my TBR just have to pick it up. I haven’t read any of ALexandra Bracken books and I also have Passenger from her in my shelve. Thanks for sharing!

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    • I haven’t read those two yet, but I did enjoy The Storyteller and Leaving Time… Like you I’ve heard great things about Small Great Things, so I will be looking forward to it. 🙂

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