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 The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart: I’ve been looking forward to it since I really enjoyed the first book earlier this year. I’m also starting my final pending Netgalley ARC: The Village by Caroline Mitchell.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline (DNF 30%; 0 stars) REVIEW
Why do I keep doing this to myself?!?! Don’t get me wrong: I loved Ready Player One and thought it a well rounded stand-alone until suddenly the news of a sequel appeared. Was I worried it could possibly ruin what was an excellent story? Yes. But of course I was too curious to stop myself from adding it to my wishlist. Then the reviews started coming in, and as you probably know, most of them weren’t exactly rainbows and sunshine. I probably should have just let the sequel be there and then, but did I listen to my inner voice of reason?! Of course not.
2. Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW
I’ve been a fan of this series and its main character ever since I read the first book back in 2019, and I’ve been looking forward to meet up with DC Maggie Jamieson and the others again after catching up with the previous book a little while ago. Dead Mercy is already book number five of the series, and it turned out to be yet another successful detective thriller sequel.
3. The Golden Girls’ Getaway by Judy Leigh (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW
I knew that I wanted to read this story as soon as I first saw it. I love a good road trip story and I like having a focus on older main characters, so I thought The Golden Girls’ Getaway was going to be a great fit for me. And it definitely turned out to be a fun read! Set during the current strange times with lockdowns, face masks and social distancing, this story shows that there can be light at the end of the tunnel, and maybe even a little dose of romance too.
4. Sea Storm by Andrew Mayne (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 11/11
I’m always in for a solid and thrilling detective thriller, and after highly enjoying the first two books of the Underwater Investigation Unit series there was just no way I was going to pass up on the opportunity to read the third book. I was intrigued by this series as soon as I learned about the Florida police diver angle, and the first two books both delivered an intense and action-packed ride. I had high hopes for a successful third round, and Sea Storm most definitely hit the mark once again. It was exactly the exhilarating dose of action and detective thriller I didn’t even know I needed until I started reading it!
5. The Drowning Girls by Lisa Regan (4/5 stars) REVIEW 14/11
This is one of my favorite detective series and I’m always looking forward to meet up with Josie Quinn and the rest of the team again… This is once again a case that hits close to home, and they will have to race against the clock to save one of their own. While not my favorite of the series and more predictable than I’m used to, there is no doubt that book number thirteen is still a more than solid detective thriller.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I’m officially free of any blogging obligations after my current reads, so basically I can read whatever I’m in the mood for after. This means that I’m not sure what I will actually read next, but the four books above are very likely candidates. It’s either The Little Cafe In Copenhagen by Julie Caplin or The Temporary Roomie by Sarah Adams if I want romance; and I’m almost certain Child’s Play by Angela Marsons is my next thriller as I can’t wait to meet up with Kim Stone again. Under The Whispering Door by TJ Klune is also right at the top of my TBR if I want something different.