WWW Wednesdays #241 – October 9th

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’ve probably already finished Little Siberia by Antti Tuomainen by the time this post goes live… I’ve been flying through it and I definitely understand the love for his writing now! More in my blog tour review going live this Saturday October 12th. I’m also starting the sequel Hydra by Matt Wesolowski for an upcoming #WesolowskiWednesdays #Orentober post… And I read the first few pages of Like Follow Kill by Carissa Ann Lynch before I realized my blog tour stop was really close, so I’ll continue with that after I finish the other two.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. Tunnel Of Bones by Victoria Schwab (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 19/10
I think everyone probably knows by now I’m a huge fan of Victoria Schwab’s books, and I’ve loved every single book I tried so far. This middle grade series is no exception, and even with high expectations Tunnel Of Bones was just as good as I was hoping for. If you are looking like a fun, quick and fabulous Halloween story, you have just found your next read! You will find paranormal elements, humor, friendship, a dose of forboding and a hint of danger, all sprinkled with that French je ne sais quoi that makes you love every single page of this story. Is it too soon to ask about the next book yet? I’m seriously addicted to this series.

2. Close To You by Kerry Wilkinson (4/5 stars) REVIEW 18/10
Look out for my full review during my stop of the blog tour!!

3. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 21/10
I admit I took a chance when I decided to get a copy and read The Bride Test. I’m very much allergic to sexy scenes in contemporary romance reads, and after a less than favorable reaction to The Kiss Quotient I thought it would be better to just stay away. But there is no denying that Helen Hoang can write and I love how she develops her characters, so I just couldn’t resist giving this story a try in the end. I’m so glad I did, because while I found the many many sexy scenes to be cringeworthy, I somehow enjoyed the actual story a lot better than the first book.

4. The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 21/10
I had that feeling that it would be a perfect read for the time of the year, and both my instincts and the reviews I read in the past were absolutely right. If you are looking for a little something to get you in the right mood for Halloween, The Twisted Tree is a fantastic choice. Norse mythology, horror and paranormal elements are mixed together with a YA contemporary story in the most successful way… Both the Norse mythology elements and the actual setting on a small island in the middle of nowhere Norway really took this creepy story to the next level.

5. The Dinner Party by R.J. Parker (3/5 stars) REVIEW 13/10
I had quite high expectations for this story, but somehow I didn’t end up having the reaction I expected to have to this story… If you are looking for a twisty, explosive and shocking thriller, The Dinner Party fits all those points and more. The tension is build up slowly but steadily in the rest of the story, mixing secrets and twists with moments of action and suspense. I initially had a very good feeling about this story, but as the storyline continued and evolved, I started wondering about the credibility of it all. As for the characters… Sadly, I can’t really say I liked them.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I need a little break from the thriller genre again after my current reads, so I’m picking up another Amy Harmon backlist title next: Infinity + One. I love her books so far and I’m planning on reading the last missing backlist titles ASAP. Then it’s either Halloween theme again with Thin Air by Michelle Paver or a psychological thriller ARC The Other Daughter by Shalini Boland depending on what I’m in the mood for. I also need to read my latest TBR jar pick The Museum Of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman some time soon.


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39 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #241 – October 9th

    • I think I didn’t read the previous one? I’m trying to restrict my requesting, but I just couldn’t resist the blurb of Close To You. Have a wonderful week! xx

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    • The power of Helen Hoang’s writing! I loved her character development and writing in the first book… I definitely had a great time reading The Bride Test. And I can’t wait to see how I’ll react to Infinity + One! I’ve loved every single Amy Harmon book so far, so the expectations are high. 😉

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    • That is quite a coincidence! I’ve been meaning to read it for the last couple of weeks; I’m hoping to get to it some time before the end of the month.

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  1. I had a feeling you may prefer The Bride Test to the Kiss Quotient. It’s a little lighter on the sex scenes so there is a bit more to the story. I have admit though that I found it a little more frustrating than the first book in a why can’t someone just explain things kinda way.

    Glad you loved the Twisted Tree it really is a fab Halloween read. My only disappointment was the ending. I think I wanted something bigger.

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    • It’s definitely part of the reason I enjoyed it better! Less is more when it comes to sex scenes in books for me. xD I do get what you mean though! And as for The Twisted Tree… It’s definitely true that the ending was a bit of an anticlimax after that much building up.

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  2. I love your commentary on Helen Hoang’s novels! I have read (audio books) of both as ones more so for light listening on my commute to work. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed Tunnel of Bones! I can’t wait to start that series. It sounds great. The Twisted Tree sounds soooo good, too. I love Norse mythology, and it sounds like a fabulous combination for this time of year. Such a shame it’s only available in paperback and no Kindle version. =/

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