WWW Wednesdays #270 – May 27th

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 You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen; I’ve heard mixed things about this one so I’m definitely curious to see how I will react. I’ve also picked up a new physical copy: The Child by Sebastian Fitzek, which has an absolutely fascinating blurb and I’ve been meaning to read it for a while now.

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 15/06
There is a lot to love in Fifty Fifty and while I do think Thirteen is my absolute favorite of the series so far, Fifty Fifty comes a close second. This is without doubt one of the most exhilarating legal thriller series I’ve read to this date and I definitely can’t wait to find out what Steve Cavanagh has in store for Eddie Flynn next.

2. The House Guest by Mark Edwards (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW
The holy guacamole is back! Oh yes, The House Guest turned out to be one of those reads that left me completely mindblown and gulping for air… I literally finished reading it in one sitting, unable to stop before reaching that final page. Unputdownable indeed! My first experience with Mark Edwards’ work last year, Here To Stay, made me an instant fan, and this story only reconfirms my love for his writing.There is no doubt whatsoever that The House Guest is an absolute must-read for fans of intense psychological thrillers!

3. The Queen And The Cure by Amy Harmon (4/5 stars) REVIEW 31/05
I loved the first book and I had been looking forward to spend more time with Tiras and Lark… So I was a bit disappointed initially that the focus in The Queen And The Cure was on Kjell and a new character instead. The writing is beautiful though and I loved the new magical elements introduced in the sequel. The love triangle was a bit of a let down and some things a bit convenient, but all in all it was still a solid YA fantasy read.

4. The Catch by T.M. Logan (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 29/05
I had an excellent first impression with T.M. Logan’s writing last year in 29 Seconds, and I have been looking forward to pick up more of his work ever since. I admit that I was sold as soon as I read the blurb of The Catch, and my instincts were not wrong. This newest story turned out to be another scorcher! Trust me, psychological thriller fans will be in for a treat with this one… Because holy smokes, T.M. Logan has done it again!

5. Moederkruid by Carry Slee (1/5 stars) NO REVIEW
I won’t be writing a full review for this one… I honestly should have DNFed this one, because I REALLY struggled with it. I know I’m not a big fan reading in Dutch in the first place and it always means I struggle a little, but I think the problem here was mostly the book itself and not me. Horrible characters, didn’t like the tone or writing, events as described are basically child abuse, weak plot… I sadly couldn’t find one positive point about this story and I confess that I ended up skimreading most of it as I just couldn’t take it anymore. Such a shame, because I remember liking her children books when I was little.

6. Stranger In The Lake by Kimberly Belle (4,5/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 08/06
Look out for my review during my stop of the blog tour!

7. The Accidental Further Adventures Of The Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson (3/5 stars) REVIEW 31/05
This author has been a bit of a hit and miss for me… I LOVED the first book though, so I had high hopes my second meeting with Allan would be a successful one too. I think the Allan-Julius duo and their dry humor is the only reason I made it to the final page. This sequel was just way too political for me and fell mostly flat after initial high expectations.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

My next read depends on how much time I have left before June arrives after I finish my current reads… I’ve been wanting to read more MG, so I’ll probably pick up my ARC of The Republic Of Birds by Jessica Miller even though it’s not due yet. Afterwards, depending on time and what genre I’m in the mood for, I might pick up either Dead Wrong by Noelle Holten or Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts. My latest TBR jar pick is still Evil At Heart by Chelsea Cain


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29 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #270 – May 27th

    • I think it was your review that put this book first on my radar actually! I’m definitely hoping to read it soon; it’s the first historical fiction read I plan to pick up once I’m in the mood for the genre. xx

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    • That’s great to hear about The Catch! And I’ve been hesitant to pick up You Are Not Alone too and went in with low expectations just in case… So far it’s going better than I thought even though it’s more predictable than expected. I hope you will enjoy it when you pick it up! xx

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    • It was published two years ago, but I don’t think I’ve seen it mentioned much so that might be why? It was too political for me, which is a shame as I adored the first book. Allan and Julius are still brilliant though. xx

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  1. So glad you enjoyed The House Guest! It’s on my TBR. I hope The Republic of Birds is good for you. I am reading The Trials of Morrigan Crow and it’s the first MG book I’ve picked up in a while.

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    • I hope you will enjoy The House Guest! And I’ve only just started The Republic Of Birds, but I’m really curious about the worldbuilding and Russian influences… It’s been a while since I read MG and it’s long overdue. xx

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    • I guess I’ve been reading this much is because reading and baking is the only way I can forget for a bit that the world is going to shit… And I really need the distraction right now. xD I hope you will able to beat your slump soon! xx

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  2. The cover for The Child looks super freaky, and I like it! It looks like you had a pretty dang good reading week! I’ll be really interested to see what you think of The Republic Of Birds. I’ve seen it around, and I’m curious about it (plus, that cover is just GORGEOUS!). Happy reading!

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    • The cover of The Republic Of Birds is what first tempted me, combined with the promise of the Russian folklore element… The worldbuilding and character development ended up falling a bit flat for me, but it had a lot of potential. xx

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