WWW Wednesdays #213 – March 13th

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’m currently reading another upcoming ARC: The Fourth Courier by Timothy Jay Smith. This story has a fascinating setting, but sadly isn’t really living up to expectations so far… I’m also starting Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell, a story I’ve been looking forward to. And guess who’s finally continuing her Spanish reread of the Harry Potter series! I’m at book number four, and will be reading chapters in between other books so it will probably take me a while to finish it. Harry Potter Y El Cáliz De Fuego it is!

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. The Bones She Buried by Lisa Regan (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 21/03
Detective Josie Quinn has quickly grown into one of my favorite detective thriller series. I like my thrillers fast, entertaining, suspenseful and action-packed, and every single book has delivered exactly that so far. The main character is easy to like and meeting up with Josie Quinn is like visiting an old friend. Things can be said about the credibility of certain aspects of the plot and the fact that a LOT seems to be happening in such a small town and within such a small group of people. But I have to be honest here and say I was far too busy enjoying the ride to really think about it. This is one of those series you will find yourself flying through and it will be hard to let go before you reach the final page. The Bones She Buried is another scorcher!

2. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 14/03
The Enchanted isn’t for everyone and if you are not a fan of magical realism I won’t suggest reading it. If you are open to the genre though, this story will prove to be a little gem. You will get swept up in the whirlwind that is this magical story and savour each and every single magical realism element that will help soothen the sometimes difficult and disturbing subjects as (child) abuse, violence and mental health. Rene Denfeld did a fantastic job combining the different elements, waving them together in such a way that will leave you speechless by the time you reach the final page.

3. Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga (3/5 stars) REVIEW 15/03
It might have been that I had set my expectations too high, but unfortunately I can’t say I was all that impressed by this story as a whole. It’s not a bad read and fans of character driven YA contemporaries will probably have a great time with this one. It’s not the writing either, which felt natural and I just loved the many musical references. But there was just something about the plot and characters that didn’t manage to convince me.

4. Smoke And Key by Kelsey Sutton (3/5 stars) REVIEW 
There were a lot of things I loved about Smoke And Key and this is by no means a bad read. There were just certain elements that really irked me and failed to live up to the fascinating blurb and fantastic beginning for me. The slow pace, the romantic elements, the love triangle, the predictability of the plot… All things that made me enjoy the story less than I thought I would. I still love the premise of this story as well as the historical setting, Under and its Corpse Bride feel characters and the magic among other things. It’s a very interesting story and I have no doubt this world will stay with me for a while.

5. The Courier by Kjell Ola Dahl (4/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 22/03
Look out for my thoughts during my stop of the blog tour on March 22nd!! Spoiler: I really enjoyed it.

6. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa (5/5 stars) REVIEW 15/03
The Travelling Cat Chronicles is the perfect book for anyone who enjoys being around cats. It’s so easy to relate to this wonderful story! The descriptions are wonderful as is the writing style in general… The characters will win over your heart in record time and will stay with you for a long time. Warning: make sure you have your tissues ready! Because the end will most definitely make you cry (I know I did, and I almost never cry).

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I’m going to pick up Verity by Colleen Hoover next no matter what… It’s been a while since I last read a CoHo book and I’ve been dying to read this one. I’m also going to pick up The Dry by Jane Harper after the weekend as a birthday present to myself… And I really need to read Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan as my blog tour stop is coming closer. My TBR jar pick is still Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.


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27 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #213 – March 13th

    • It’s great to hear you enjoyed Then She Was Gone and The Dry! I’m looking forward (and hoping to love) both. I actually don’t read in Spanish a lot because I already have to use it all day every day in daily life, but it’s a nice change of scenery I guess. 😉 Happy reading!

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  1. I loved the Travelling Cat Chronicles, such a brilliant (and heartbreaking book). Both Verity and The Dry are really good so I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

    Will be keeping my eyes peeled for your review of the Courier. I don’t tend to go for historical fiction but it seems to be getting so many rave reviews it’s tempting me to give it a go.

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    • I remember your review on The Travelling Cat Chronicles and I’m so happy to have finally read it! It was devastating in the end, but absolutely worth it. I’m looking forward to Verity and The Dry! And The Courier is without doubt worth reading; it is historical, but the story is also focused on a murder and has both a fast pace and a lot of suspense involved.

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  2. I hope you enjoy Verity. It seems like majority of readers love it (like me), but you never know! It’s very different from her norm. What do you think of the Lisa Jewell book? I liked the audio version of that one.

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    • I’m actually excited about Verity as it’s darker than her usual stories! CoHo can go both ways for me, but I’m hoping it will be another 5 star read I can add to her name. It’s still early days for me for Then She Was Gone so I can’t vote either way yet! I’m hoping to make a proper dent into it later today.

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  3. I loved Then She Was Gone so I hope you continue to enjoy it. I’ve had The Enchanted on my TBR ever since it first came out but your thoughts on it have reminded me why I was so keen to read it, I shall try and get to it soon. Hope you enjoy your reading over the coming week 🙂

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    • I ended up enjoying Then She Was Gone! The Enchanted is a very beautiful read, although you do have to be in the mood for magical realism to fully enjoy it. I hope you will enjoy it when you pick it up! 🙂

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