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?
Take Me There by Carolee Dean was actually my new TBR jar pick, but as I was in the mood for romance I decided to pick it up straight away… I’m also going to start The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle to complete my classics goal.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Evil Games by Angela Marsons (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW
Now that I’ve finally met DI Kim Stone, I’m not planning on letting the series start collecting dust again… And I hope to have fully caught up before the end of the year. Evil Games is already my third experience with this series, and it is quickly turning into a new favorite. There is just something about Kim Stone that makes her an absolutely fascinating main character, and I love both her attitude and her way of investigating.
2. A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 14/05
The Dog’s Promise is a story that is basically an emotional rollercoaster, and uplifting and hopeful moments are contrasted with heavy topics and chapters that will most likely make you shed a tear or two. My only complaint would probably be that I really couldn’t stand Gloria, and Clarity could get really annoying as well… I did love Trent and multiple other characters including the star of the show: the dog and its various lives.
3. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (3/5 stars) REVIEW 14/05
Ok… I’m honestly not even sure what to say about this story. I mean, I already knew it was going to be a haunting, disturbing and emotionally difficult story to read. Plenty of people already warned me I should brace myself for a very dark read, and this is probably why it took me longer than expected to actually pick up My Dark Vanessa. And I have to say that while I do think the writing itself is good, I wasn’t all that impressed by the story itself. More in my shorties review!
4. The Life We Almost Had by Amelia Henley (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 18/05
I’m not sure why it took me this long to actually pick up The Life We Almost Had, but I’m glad I finally did as this story has reconfirmed to me that you cannot go wrong when it comes to her writing. Heartrending, poignant, hopeful, tragic… This story is basically an emotional rollercoaster and my heart went out to Anna and Adam. My only complaint would be the introduction of the whole cheating angle, which I could have done without, but otherwise this was an absolute fantastic story.
5. The Woman With The Blue Star by Pam Jenoff (4,5/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 20/05
Look out for my review during my stop of the blog tour!
6. The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter (3/5 stars) REVIEW 15/05
I never seem to be able to resist a story with a serial killer angle, and as soon as I first discovered The Serial Killer’s Wife I immediately knew I wanted to read it. I mean, having a main character that is the wife of an (until then) undiscovered serial killer? That is one hook, line and sinker kind of blurb! I’ve been excited to read it ever since it appeared on my kindle… And I kind of wonder if I simply set my expectations too high or that I was expecting a different kind of story, but unfortunately I did end up having mixed thoughts instead.
7. Tears Of Amber by Sofia Segovia (4/5 stars) REVIEW 17/05
After loving The Murmur Of Bees there was no way I was going to be able to resist a new translated story by this author, and especially once I learned it was WWII historical fiction. And I definitely liked what I found! My only complaint would be that the pace is a tad slow and it did feel a bit overlong, but the writing, character development and descriptions are splendid. It reads mostly like a family saga where two families have to face the struggles of war.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I will most likely pick up Hostage by Clare Mackintosh next as I’ve been dying to read it ever since I first read the blurb. It sounds SO good! I’m also hoping to finally pick up The Last Train To Key West by Chanel Cleeton as I loved the first two books of the series. And while book two was a bit underwhelming for me, I’m still going to read book three The Mist by Ragnar Jonasson as I’m curious to see how the author will end things (and it means one less unfinished series on the list 😉 ). My second new TBR jar pick of the week is Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter; I’m actually pretty excited about that as I’ve enjoyed her writing in the past and I like the sound of this story.