WWW Wednesdays #230 – July 10th

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 finally reading Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens! It’s still early days as I wanted to finish my Spanish Harry Potter read first, but I have high hopes for this one. I’m also starting my Criminally Good book club read The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven and I’m so excited to be finally reading this story!

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews (5/5 stars) REVIEW 12/07
This title was one of my most anticipated releases this year and I can say it has without doubt lived up to expectations. What an absolutely wonderful and heartbreaking read! You will want to clear your schedule for this little gem, because once you meet the main characters Sam, Moxie and Avery you will find yourself unable to say goodbye to them and stop reading. The writing style is engaging and wonderful; the characters and their descriptions are likewise excellently done. There is just something about Sam, Moxie and Avery that made them win over my heart almost immediately, and my heart ached for them as their story slowly revealed itself.

2. Trance by Adam Southward (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW 11/07
I admit it was hook, line and sinker when I saw the cover of Trance and read the blurb. The promise of a dangerous character with the ability to control minds sounded absolutely fantastic, and there was no way I was going to be able to resist reading it. It might have been that I had set my expectations too high, because unfortunately I can’t say I was convinced by the story itself and I ended up having mixed thoughts.

3. Ivory And Bone by Julie Eshbaugh (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW 18/07
Despite the mixed reviews I decided to give this story a chance anyway, mostly because I don’t come across pre-historic settings that often and the premise sounded fascinating. I still think the pre-historic timeframe is the most interesting aspect of this story, and I don’t think I would have made it to the last page without it. Oh yes, sadly I belong to the group that didn’t react well to Ivory And Bone. A lot of my reaction to the story has to do with the fact that part of it is told from a second person POV. I had forgotten how much I despised this technique and I only refrained from DNFing because thankfully it was only used when Kol was talking about or interacting with Mya. Apart from the POV, I found the plot of Ivory And Bone to be rather dull and uneventful during mosty of the story.

4. The Silent Ones by K.L. Slater (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 23/07
I think most will know by now I’m a huge fan of Kim Slater‘s psychological thrillers and when I saw she had a second new title coming out this year I might have squeeled a little. Of course I couldn’t resist this title for long, and I can say that this story is without doubt another winner. What a read! The writing is just as brilliant as always and draws you right in; the plot itself is fascinating. The Silent Ones is basically a family focused psychological thriller with a dramatic twist and a LOT of secrets that will keep you on your toes. I admit I saw part of the final reveals coming, but it cannot be denied that it was a brilliant way of turning around the story completely.

5. House Of Furies by Madeleine Roux (4/5 stars) REVIEW 18/07
I loved her Asylum series and I’ve been wanting to read more of her work ever since… And this one was definitely another success for me. I LOVED the 1810 setting in the Coldthistle House and the creepiness of it all. The writing was engaging and made me fly through this story… This would definitely make a perfect Halloween read and I’m already looking forward to read the sequel.

6. Harry Potter Y La Orden Del Fénix by J.K. Rowling (3,5/5) NO REVIEW
I finally finished my Spanish reread of the fifth Harry Potter book! I had forgotten just how much I despised Umbridge and she is definitely one of the main reasons book five is my least favorite of the series. The fact that Harry is constantly angry and shouting at everyone can get a little frustrating as well… Still, I always love visiting Harry Potter’s world and I’m already looking forward to reread the next book in Spanish. It will probably be a few months before I do so though…

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I’m reading this month’s blog tour read The Closer I Get by Paul Burston next as my blog tour stop is coming up… I can’t wait to read it, as I’ve heard lots of fantastic things about the story already. I also need to read the ARC Along The Broken Bay by Flora J. Solomon soon… The WWII historical fiction setting in the Philippines sounds fascinating. Also, I’m finally going to pick up my copy of The Silent Patient by MichAlex Michaelides!! Fingers crossed I won’t get an unpopular opinion review for this one. My newest TBR jar pick is still The Cellar by Natasha Preston.


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29 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #230 – July 10th

  1. I would love to find out more about House of Furies, looking forward to your review! I’ve just been approved for Trance and I was so happy but now I’m afraid I’ll be disappointed 🙈

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    • House Of Furies was definitely a creepy and fun read… I can’t wait to read the sequel now. And I hope Trance will treat you better! The premise is fascinating so I guess it depends on how you react to the characters and certain other aspects of the story. 🙂

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  2. Hope you love Silent Patient as much as I did! Looks like you had some great reads recently too! I loved Crawdads, but it took a minute to get “into”! ❤

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    • I can’t wait to read those! So many people have raved about both books and I’m looking forward to see how I’ll react to it. You are not the first to warn me about the slow start of Crawdads and I can see why… It’s good to know the rest of the book is worth the initial struggle.

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  3. I can’t wait to see what you think about Where the Crawdads Sing. I sadly had to return my library copy because I knew I wouldn’t end up getting to it this month, but hopefully I’ll be able to finally get around to reading it soon. I am hoping to read The Silent Patient this month though. I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads.

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    • That’s great to hear! The start is a bit slow, but I’m having high hopes for the rest of it as I’ve seen a lot of people warning me about the beginning in the first place.

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  4. Book 5 is my least favourite of the HP series, too. Harry is particularly whiny (I know he went through a traumatic experience at the end of the 4th book! But why does the wizarding world not have therapy for that?).

    I’m interested in House of Furies – I like a good creepy house and secrets and such.

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    • Oh yes, exactly! I get the traumatic experience and the whole ‘him being a teenager and being angry’ thing, but it just got too annoying and repetitive after a while.
      House Of Furies was a great read! I’m already looking forward to the sequel.

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  5. I haven’t heard of The Puppet Show, but my, I NEED to read that book! It sounds so interesting. Shame that there’s no Kindle version of it, though. =/ Also, I want to join your book club. xD Mine’s been reading all sorts of lame things lately lol.

    So glad to hear you enjoyed The Boy Who Steals Houses! It just keeps getting pushed back in my reading schedule, which makes me sad. D: Oh, glad that you liked House of Furies, too! Even if it didn’t involve cute furry creatures. *cough* I might just save this and make it a Halloween read, since you mentioned it.

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    • The Puppet Show is without doubt brilliant! I read it in paperback and I didn’t realize there wasn’t a kindle version available… The book club is open for everyone on Instagram! Just follow @criminallygoodbookclub on Instagram and join the discussion at the end of each month. 🙂
      And I can highly recommend The Boy Who Steals Houses! It was just as good as I hoped it would be and without doubt a 2019 favorite. House Of Furies is a great Halloween read even if it doesn’t have furry friends. 😉

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