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 Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed to keep making a dent into my YA priority TBR… I’m definitely curious to see how I will react to this one. I’m also starting The Deadly Mystery Of The Missing Diamonds by T.E. Kinsey, a cozy mystery set in 1920s London with a jazz element.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 18/03
This story was without doubt a slowburn for me, but once I was able to fit in everybody and got used to the writing style, I did start to enjoy it a lot better. I did guess the identities of the guilty party early on, which was a bit of a bummer, but I still wanted to see how everything would work out in the end. It’s a story that will keep you on your toes though, with a multiple POV structure as well as flashbacks and the exact time playing a crucial role.
2. Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 21/03
Moonrise is such a heartfelt and heartbreaking story with such a powerful message to boot… It makes you think about the death penalty and the horrifying consequences of having an innocent man on death row fighting for his life as his date is coming closer. It also makes you think of the impact on his family… And the writing style is used to perfection to portray these emotions.
3. When Life Gives You Lemons by Fiona Gibson (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 23/03
I like picking up stories on a whim every once in a while… So when I was craving a dose of fun romance, I turned to When Life Gives You Lemons as it sounded like it would fit the bill. I can really appreciate books with older main characters, and this story has a woman in her fifties in the focus. The romance bit was a bit too obvious and could have had more development (this would probably have made up for the love triangle vibe and cheating element), but as a whole When Life Gives You Lemons turned out to be very entertaining still. If you are looking for a quick contemporary that is light on the romance, When Life Gives You Lemons is a solid choice.
4. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn (4/5 stars) REVIEW 16/03
I have a weak spot for WWII historical fiction and after a fantastic experience with The Huntress I added her newest title The Rose Code to my list of most anticipated releases as soon as I first heard about it. The promise of a focus on WWII code breaking and a mysterious traitor sounded absolutely fantastic and I have been looking forward to finally pick it up ever since my request was approved. And while I somehow wasn’t completely blown away by it, there is no doubt that The Rose Code is a thoroughly developed, multi-layered and intriguing read that mixes historical facts with fiction seamlessly.
5. Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 21/03
I was finally able to read Dear Martin last year, and it made such an impact that I added Dear Justyce to my wishlist straight away. I’m still not sure why it too me this long to actually pick it up as I was planning on reading it immediately after publication, but these things happen I guess… But I’m glad to say that even though I had really high expectations for this sequel, Dear Justyce by no means disappoints. It’s a powerful story with an important message I can highly recommend.
6. Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison (4/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 26/03/2021
Look out for my thoughts during my stop of the blog tour!
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
Next up is my final March ARC Danger In Numbers by Heather Graham. Afterwards I will probably pick up another Roald Dahl read for a challenge: George’s Marvelous Medicine. It’s been ages since I last read it and I’ve forgotten about the details, so it will be fun to rediscover it. I also want to read The Librarian Of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe… My newest TBR jar pick is still My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell; I haven’t been in the mood to read it yet, but fingers crossed I will before the end of this month.