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?
Together with Nicki @ Secret Library Book Blog, we are currently buddy reading The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton… After a fantastic buddy read with his first title last year, we had immediately decided to buddy read his newest title even before the title and blurb were announced. xD I’m SO excited to see what we will make of this one! I’m also reading Fallen Angels by Gunnar Staalesen for my upcoming blog tour stop.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW 26/11
It has been months since my TBR jar decided it was about time for me to finally read Dead Girls Don’t Lie, but somehow I never actually picked it up until now. The blurb sounded interesting enough, and I was curious about it, but I guess in the end my instincts did smell something funny and made me look in the other direction for months. Don’t get me wrong; it is not necessarily a bad read, but most of it turned out to be just so darn cliche!
2. Beach Read by Emily Henry (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 26/11
I’ve honestly been a bit hesitant to pick up my copy of Beach Read. There has been a lot of hype around this title, and you all know how hyped books and me tend to get along… But my curiosity won in the end and I just couldn’t help myself reading it despite the sometimes mixed reviews. And guess what? Beach Read turned out to be an exception to the rule and I loved my time with this story!
3. Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales (4/5 stars) REVIEW 24/11
I admit that I was sold as soon as I saw the Grease mention… I must have watched that movie a million times as a kid, so I simply HAD to read Only Mostly Devastated for nostalgic reasons alone. I must say that I was expecting more of a fluffy romcom after the cover and blurb, which I can confirm that this story is not. In fact, Only Mostly Devastated is quite heavy on the more serious topics and has a healthy dose of drama as well as heartbreaking moments. I liked this spin off very much though and it has a great cast of characters that will most likely appeal to those who enjoy the genre.
4. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (4/5 stars) REVIEW 28/11
I’ve been seeing Cemetery Boys mentioned a lot and as it was nominated in two Goodreads Choice Awards categories, I decided to see for myself what the hype was all about. And I must say that I definitely understand now why so many people rave about this debut! I haven’t seen many books with a well developed trans representation before, and to have a Latinx trans main character at that? Talk about a double bonus! I especially loved the building up of the fantasy/paranormal part of this YA urban fantasy, as it’s packed to the brim with Latinx culture and references to the Dia de Muertos celebrations.
5. Deadly Betrayal by OMJ Ryan (4/5 stars) REVIEW 23/11
I’ve been following this series ever since the first book came out last year, and Deadly Betrayal is already book number four… And without doubt another action-packed ride! Jane Phillips and her team have another intriguing case on their hands, and I loved that we even got to travel to Hong Kong along the way. These books read superfast and if you enjoy the detective thriller genre this series will always provide you with an entertaining ride.
6. One By One by Ruth Ware (3/5 stars) REVIEW 28/11
I loved her previous two books, so I had superhigh expectations for One By One… Especially since I always love a good locked room mystery. Sadly, somehow I ended up feeling underwhelmed by this story. It’s not a bad read perse, but it’s quite slow and I found the whole thing rather boring most of the time? Not up to the point that I would DNF, but I never felt invested in the story either. Also, I kind of saw one of the big twists coming quite early on, and the whole Snoop stats each chapter were quite annoying. I guess it’s another unpopular opinion review to add to the pile…
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I want to keep working on my unread Goodreads Choice Awards nominees, so I’ll probably read either You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett or The Guest List by Lucy Foley next depending on what genre I’m in the mood for. I’m also planning on reading my current TBR jar pick When by Victoria Laurie soon…