WWW Wednesdays #124 – February 15th


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



I’m currently still reading the Rebel Of The Sands sequel, and I can’t wait to properly dive into the story later today. It took me a little longer to finish my review than I thought, but no more excuses now. Traitor To The Throne it is! I haven’t made any progress with my newest audiobook (Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison) this week though…



* The first book I finished since last week is Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer, a new detective series I requested after hearing a lot of great things about it. It’s definitely a worthy psychological thriller! Lots and lots of plot twists and the writing style is really enjoyable… I wasn’t a fan of all the characters and there were a couple of cliches, but the rest of this messed up story makes up for it.  And even though I saw part of the ending already coming, a couple of facts/twists will definitely surprise you!
* I then read Rebel Of The Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, a book I’ve been posponing for way too long if you ask me. I finally picked it up after receiving an ARC of the sequel, and I’m glad I finally gave this story a chance. I loved it even better than expected! I’ve fallen in love with the worldbuilding, characters and writing style and I’m already reading the sequel right now.
* The last book I finished was The Five Stages Of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson. I’ve been posponing this TBR jar pick for way too long and I’m glad I finally gave it a go. I still have to read the previous TBR jar pick as well (Little Women), so I won’t be picking a new one until I do. This one was better than expected even though some of the story was a bit weird (especially the whole Death thing and Andrew himself). The story is without doubt original and I liked the graphic novel bits with patient F.



I have two pending ARCs next: A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles and The Last Gods of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer. (Ok, actually I have a whole mountain of pending ARCs, but I’m going to try and read these two first…) I also want to read both The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller and Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken VERY soon. So many books and so little time!


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38 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #124 – February 15th

  1. I am so behind on my reviews at the moment as I’ve been too busy reading so well done for holding off on Traitor. You have far more willpower than I do. Although I suspect we have similar sized ARC piles 😀

    • You’re not the only one behind with reviews; I’ve about 6 pending right now and no motivation whatsoever to write them. xD I always try to review a book in a series before starting the next one though to avoid mixing up the plot in both books. And my ‘mountain’ is currently around 30ish ARCs?

    • It took me a long time to pick up Rebel Of The Sands, but it’s without doubt a wonderful story. The only ‘problem’ is that it’s an ongoing series… So who knows, you might be able to read all three (I think it’s a trilogy?) together in the end. 😉 Happy reading!

    • Both books are awesome! And it took me aaaaages to start The Darkest Minds, so you’re not the only one. Me putting the sequel on this list is actually because I want to try and start finishing series for a change haha.

      • Me too! I made a list of all the series I started reading that I haven’t finished or caught up to the most recent book published. THERE IS SO MANY! I want to try to read from those and start with the series that I own the books first. If I’m not in the mood for them, then I need to read a standalone instead of starting a new series.

      • That’s such a great idea! I have a general list of series I’ve read/need to read, but I should make a list of series I need to finish first. There are just so many though!

  2. Ah I am SO pleased that you enjoyed Rebel of the Sands. It’s a great series and I love the characters. Amani is a great lead and I also love Shazad and Jin. I hope you enjoy Traitor just as much, I personally thought it was even better!

    • That’s great! I can’t wait to continue the sequel; I really have to kick my own ass and write a Rebel Of The Sands review already haha. I love the worldbuilding and the characters are great as well. 😀

  3. Yaassss, Traitor to the Throne! I’m actually liking it a lot more than I remember liking Rebel of the Sands (it’s been about 8 months). But I’ve loved all the political stuff inside the palace in this book. I’ve only got about 10% to go and I’ve seen a couple of reviews going OMG THAT ENDING so I’m a bit apprehensive!

    • I guess in a way it was a good thing to only read the first book now… Although I’m kind of worried about a cliffhanger and the long wait for book three now. 😉

      • Having now finished it, I can confirm there is actually not really a cliffhanger but I can definitely understand why people were reacting to a certain thing.

      • Not having a real cliffhanger is definitely a bonus, although I’m guessing I will be wanting the sequel as soon as I finish it anyway. 😉

  4. I’m glad to hear that you liked Rebel of the Sands. I’ve heard a lot of mixed things about it and I’m not totally sure whether or not I want to read it, haha. I think I might take it out from the library at some point. Hope you end up enjoying the sequel just as much 🙂

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