WWW Wednesdays 169 – March 28th

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?

I started reading one my pending ARCs The Good Twin by Marti Green yesterday evening, and although it’s still early days, I’m having high hopes for this one. I’m also about to finally pick up Ready Player One by Ernest Cline… I’ve been saying this for ages, but now the time has finally come! Definitely looking forward to it.

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 30/03
I had high expectations for this newest DCI Erika Foster story and I’m happy to say those expectations were more than met. I enjoyed every single minute of Deadly Secrets! Book number six takes a bit of a different direction and Erika Foster is not as present as normal, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of action and a very interesting police investigation to follow. This case is another disturbing one that will lead to many misleading twists as the team is trying to untangle the lies and secrets that surround the life of the victim. Very much recommended for fans of the genre!

2. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 29/03
Wing Jones is a YA contemporary romance story with a twist. You will find a healthy dose of drama, with the main character Wing’s brother being in a coma after a car accident he was to blame for. There will be romance scenes as well, which can be distracting, but gladly at least did not include a love triangle. But the main element of Wing Jones, besides showing how they have to live with the aftermath of the accident, is running. I just love how important running is in this story and how Wing uses this newly found talent to try to move on and make a life for herself.

3. The Elephant Keeper’s Daughter by Julia Drosten (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW 31/03
I really wanted to like this one and I still think the plot itself has a lot of potential. The worldbuilding and descriptions of the era and setting are thorough and it shows the background of The Elephant Keeper’s Daughter was very well researched. Sadly, I’m still on the fence about this one, as I didn’t manage to enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Part of the problem was the tone and writing style as well as the fact the story didn’t really flow… Which made it hard to properly connect to the story. The setting is fascinating though as well as the time period the story is set in with its consequences of the British invasion.

4. Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys (4/5 stars) REVIEW 08/04
I have a weak spot for WWII historical fiction in general and I hadn’t heard about the Wilhelm Gustloff incident before, so that was a double bonus for me. It truly shows in the little details just how well researched this novel is and the descriptions made it feel as if you were there yourself along with the characters.  I admit it took me a while to get used to the multiple POVs and remembering who is who, which slowed down the pace inicially, but each different character and POV does show a different view on the situation and add something to the story.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I have two pending ARCs lined up next. The first, Jilliand by Clare Gutierrez, I’m super excited about since it’s a historical fiction read about vikings that made me think of the TV show Vikings immediately (which is a good thing, since it’s one of my favorites!). I’m looking forward to A Secondhand Life by Pamela Crane as well since the blurb sounds brilliant. And I’m superhappy to be finally starting with the Kay Hunter series! I will definitely be starting with Scared To Death by Rachel Amphlett ASAP. My latest TBR jar pick is still Summer Of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider.


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24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays 169 – March 28th

    • You’re not the only one who had to dig out her copy of a huge pile of dust haha. The Good Twin was SO good!! It’s a psychological thriller with very well developed characters and so well written as well… It definitely captures the identical twins very well and the suspense is spot on. I’m having a feeling you would like it!

      And I’m so freaking excited to be finally meeting Kay Hunter! All thanks to your giveaway, because I would have been slacking for a lot longer otherwise. xD

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    • I’m looking forward to the 80s pop culture references! Although I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get them all… It sounds like a really good read though.

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    • If you enjoyed Salt To The Sea, I can highly recommend Out Of The Easy! It’s a slightly different setting than the other two, but it is hands down my favorite title of the three.

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    • Yeah I guess it happens to us all… Even if we want to read a title badly, there are other books we have the same feelings for as well, and then there’s the ARC mountain… xD But Salt To The Sea is definitely worth the read. Have a great week!

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  1. Deadly Secrets was sooo good wasn’t it. I blame you for my inability to wait to read 😂 I think it’s a toss up between this one and Night Stalker for best in the series.

    I’ve just managed to get a copy of Deadly Secrets on audio so am happy you enjoyed.

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    • Haha it was worth it though right? 😉 I loved The Night Stalker as well, although I might like Last Breath even a tiny bit more… And Cold Blood was really good as well. It’s kind of hard picking favorites when they are all good haha.

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