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?
After my first experience with Detective Kubu I couldn’t wait to return for more, so I decided to pick up the first book of the series A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley. It’s good to be back in Botswana! I’ve also started my Dutch read on a whim as I was in the mood for a Harry Potter reread and it’s been years and years since I read the series in Dutch
(and I liked that idea more than my other Dutch book options haha). Wish me luck with the first book Harry Potter En De Steen Der Wijzen?! xD
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. The Family Tree by Steph Mullin & Nicole Mabry (4/5 stars) REVIEW 27/05
It’s no secret that I have a weak spot for thrillers with a serial killer angle, so as soon as I read the blurb of The Family Tree I knew I had to read it. The premise of this story is fantastic: imagine yourself doing an ancestry kit, only for the results to come back to tell you that you are not only adopted, but also related to a serial killer… Talk about an explosive stepping stone to build your thriller on! And I most definitely liked the story this author duo created for us.
2. Shipped by Angie Hockman (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW
Okay… I guess that didn’t work as well as I hoped. I’ve been hearing mixed things about Shipped, but as I always enjoy a travel element as well as an enemy-to-lover trope, I decided to give it a go anyway. Sadly, this story ended up being quite a disappointed as it’s hardly a true enemy-to-lover story and the whole thing felt rather bland and cliche. More in my shorties review.
3. Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson (2/5 stars) REVIEW
Right. I probably should have known this was going to happen considering the low rating and the pile of negative reviews stacking up… Still, the three Peter Swanson books I’ve read in the past received a nearly perfect rating, so I had some hope that I would be in the minority and that I would enjoy my time with Every Vow You Break. Instead, it became clear really early on that this wouldn’t be the case.
4. In Dark Water by Lynne McEwan (3,5/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 22/06
Look out for my thoughts during my stop of the blog tour!!!
5. Lost Girls by Angela Marsons (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 28/05
I know I’m years late to the DI Kim Stone party, but now that I’ve finally started the series I’m not letting go again. Lost Girls is already the fourth book I’ve read this year and I have to say that this detective series is quickly turning into a favorite. Engaging, suspenseful, thrilling, twisted… I do like my detective thrillers on the dark side, and Angela Marsons offers us plenty of that and more.
6. Spring Skies Over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennett (4/5 stars) REVIEW 28/05
I’ve been trying to find fun and uplifting romance stories to read as I seem to be more and more in the mood for these kind of stories… I’m kind of new to the genre, so I was glad to be pointed into the direction of Sarah Bennett‘s books. I decided to start with her Bluebell Castle collection, and this first book Spring Skies Over Bluebell Castle was exactly what I was looking for. Any recommendations for similar author/titles would be more than welcome as this was just the dose of uplifting romance I was craving!
7. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 30/05
I’ve had mixed reactions to his previous books, so that’s probably why I haven’t been in a hurry to read his fourth book Home Before Dark after it was published last year. But I kept seeing highly positive reviews, and I couldn’t resist any longer… I’m glad I didn’t, because this is without doubt my new favorite Riley Sager and his strongest work yet.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I will probably finish my current reads well before the end of the month, and I’ve decided to spend the last May days trying to make a dent into book giant The Stand by Stephen King. I’ve been meaning to read it for years and now it’s time to finally do so! As soon as it’s June, I’m slowing down to read other books too though. First priority is my final June ARC The Maidens by Alex Michaelides, and then I hope to start reading my 20 Books Of Summer titles with The Extraordinary Hope Of Dawn Brightside by Jessica Ryn and TBR jar pick Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter.