WWW Wednesdays #232 – July 24th

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 so excited to be finally reading Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson! I’ve heard so many fantastic things about this series in general and I’ll be looking forward to catch up and join the blog tour for the third book in September. ❤ I’m also very excited to be meeting Josie Quinn again in Her Silent CryLisa Regan sure knows how to write a fast and suspenseful ride, so I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Josie and her team this time around. And I’ll be reading the Frankenstein retelling The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White, a title I’ve been meaning to pick up for ages…


1. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 30/07
I’ve been looking forward to read it, and I definitely didn’t realize just how twisted things were going to get during this story. Oh yes, Pretty Girls is without doubt a breathtakingly disturbing read that will chill you to be bone… Just when you think it can’t get more disturbing and twisted, Karin Slaughter let’s you know another nugget of the full truth and disturbing is taken to a whole another level. And again. And again. My main issue with Pretty Girls is simply the credibility of it all. The writing itself was of course excellent and twistedness of the story without doubt made my blood curl. I just think that less would have been more in this case.

2. Along The Broken Bay by Flora J. Solomon (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW 26/07
I admit I was sold as soon as I read the blurb of Along The Broken Bay, as you don’t often see a WWII fiction setting in the Philippines and Gina’s story of working in the resistance sounded absolutely fascinating. I was looking forward to fully emerge myself in what I thought would be a new favorite story, but sadly fate had a different reaction for me in store. Because while I still think that the premise of this story is fascinating, unfortunately I can’t say I enjoyed the execution all that much. More in my review on Friday.

3. The Escape Room by Megan Goldin (4/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 05/08
My full review will be available during my stop of the blog tour on August 5th!

4. The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon (5/5 stars) REVIEW 22/08
This story has once again proven to me that Amy Harmon is a truly brilliant writer and can tackle completely different genres with utter and total success. This is the first time reading one of her fantasy stories (I’ve been meaning to try The Bird And The Sword for ages though), and I was blown away by it. The worldbuilding, the Norse mythology influences, the characters and their development, the plot, the writing… Oh yes, there were plenty of reasons that made me give The First Girl Child the full five stars it deserves.


I’m looking forward to a little break from ARCs and finally start reading those titles I’ve been meaning to read for ages… First up is The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, which I’m a bit afraid to pick up to be honest because it’s so SO hyped; fingers crossed the hype won’t affect me this time around. I’ve also be meaning to finish another duology by reading The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh, which is also one of the last pending titles I need for my BTB Bingo challenge. And I think it’s about time I read Malala Yousafzai’s memoir I Am Malala as well.  My latest TBR jar pick is still The Cellar by Natasha Preston.


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24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #232 – July 24th

  1. In one way I’m glad that I’m not the only one who needed to put pretty girls ‘in the freezer’ – it was too much for me and I’m sure it didn’t help with my PND.
    BUT Karin Slaughter’s other books are gritty but really not as toe curling as this, seriously they are dark but this one took the biscuit.

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    • I’m so happy I finally read Block 46! Although I’m not sure yet how on earth I’m going to review it haha. I have Keeper and Blood Song lined up for the next month and I literally can’t wait to get back to Alexis and Emily! ❤ ❤

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    • Oh you make me want to check if I follow her on Twitter now! I’ve had mixed reactions to her stories (but I LOVED the Conqueror’s Saga books), so I’m curious how I’ll react to this one… So far I’m not convinced yet, but it’s still early days.


    • It’s without doubt a fantastic read! I loved the Norse mythology influences and the worldbuilding in general and both plot, characters and the writing were brilliant. Then again, I love Amy Harmon’s books in general…

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  2. I’m so glad you loved The First Girl Child!! I’m really surprised you haven’t read The Bird and the Sword!!! That’s one of my all time favorites!
    Enjoy The Silent Patient. I know it’s hyped, but it’s not bad. I enjoyed the audio version.

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    • I KNEW I was going to love The First Girl Child even before I started it; Amy Harmon is such a brilliant writer! And I’m not sure why I haven’t read The Bird And The Sword yet, because I have copies of both books and I’ve been dying to read them… I guess I might have been saving them so I never run out of Harmon books, although I still have a few others left yet to read as well.
      I’m looking forward to find out how I’ll react to The Silent Patient!

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