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 Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton. The plot is definitely intense so far, but there is something about the writing style or at least the tone that doesn’t really work for me. I wasn’t a fan of Sister either, so I guess it’s just something about her writing that doesn’t convince me sadly. I’m also starting most anticipated release and ARC The Rose Code by Kate Quinn… I’ve loved her work in the past, so I have really high expectations for this one.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Venom by Bex Hogan (3/5 stars) REVIEW 12/03
After loving the first book earlier recently, I couldn’t resist picking up the sequel while memories of this high fantasy world were still fresh. I had high expectations for Venom, so that’s why I was a bit surprised to end up having mixed feelings instead.
2. Inborn by Thomas Enger (4/5 stars) REVIEW 14/03
I’ve been meaning to try Thomas Enger‘s books for a long time now. I already knew I was going to enjoy his writing style after reading Death Deserved last year, which he wrote together with Jørn Lier Horst… I was originally going to start with his Henning Juul books, but my TBR jar thought otherwise and decided I had to read his YA stand-alone Inborn first. Not that I’m complaining, as I most definitely liked what I found!
3. All The Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter (2/5 stars) REVIEW 07/03
I had such high hopes for this story as I loved the sound of a gothic mermaid fairy tale, but I think that was actually mostly false advertisement if I’m honest. I ended up feeling extremely disappointed, as All The Murmuring Bones is mainly a really slow paced and character driven historical read where the main character keeps moaning about how bad her family treated her. Most of the fairy tale elements are simply stories that have been in the family for a long time, and the ‘real’ magical elements don’t start to come forward until well into the story… The second half was slightly better, but to be honest it was a miracle I even made it there as the desire to DNF was never far away.
4. The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson (4/5 stars) REVIEW 15/03
I love a good serial killer thriller and this debut was most definitely right up my alley! Dark, gritty, gruesome and without doubt a very entertaining ride… And I could also really appreciate the focus on race and discrimination by having a black female detective lead. I think the story could have been a tad shorter and the pace wasn’t always consistent, but as a whole I had an excellent time with this story. I will be looking forward to hear more of this author!
5. Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade (4/5 stars) REVIEW 18/03
I’ve been curious about Spoiler Alert ever since I first heard about it as there aren’t enough books out there that promote body positivity and I loved the sound of the fanfiction element. I did receive warnings things could get rather steamy, which is most definitely not my cup of tea, but I crossed my fingers and toes and dived in anyway. To my surprise I had an excellent time with this story! True, there was some skimreading involved whenever another sexy scene appeared (holy guacamole, steamy is an understatement!), but as a whole I didn’t mind too much as I loved seeing the main characters evolve and grow over time.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
Next up is probably March blog tour read Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison. I’ve been looking forward to this one! Afterwards it’s most likely Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed and Dear Justyce by Nic Stone so I can get a couple more YA reads in… And I have a new TBR jar pick! My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell; I’ve been meaning to read it, but as I’ve been warned it’s such a dark and depressing read, I’ve been putting it off until now. Fingers crossed I will be in the right mood to read it soon.