WWW Wednesday 8/15

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?



What did you recently finish reading?

Ice Like Fire
by Sarah Raasch

I ended up liking this a bit more than I thought I would. I enjoyed the traveling to the other kingdoms and seeing their cultures, I do love that all of them have a theme. I also really enjoy the way Meera is learning political diplomacy and in a way is teaching the reader how to read between the lines. That said, a lot of the story dragged at many points. All of the characters were very dislikable, but their grief and PTSD were portrayed really well.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This was a great coming of age story that deals wonderfully with grief and picking yourself back up when you feel crushed and lost from the death of a loved one.

Dreamland
by Sarah Dessen

I have conflicting thoughts on this, on one hand, the topic of domestic abuse is very important for everyone to read about and to see how it affects everyone, how people get sucked into them, the way it affects mental health, and how people are afraid to leave. The only thing I didn’t like about this was most of the characters didn’t feel real to me, like Rina and her boyfriends didn’t feel like real people. I also wish that this had been a dual POV between Caitlyn and Cassandra. I would have really liked to see something from Cass.

The Queen of the Tearling 
by Erika Johansen

I am so glad that I finally read this, there was just something about picking it up this time, that just felt like the right time. I believe the last time I read it, I only read to page 85 or something like that and before that to page 50. I was not a fan of the beginning and how perfect the main character is and I’m still bothered by her because of that. Once I got used to the time period it was a little easier, and Kelsea’s passion and care for her people very quickly won me other. I’ve heard amazing things about book 2 so I am going to be reading that sometime soon.


What are you currently reading?

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What I Thought Was True
by Huntley Fitzpatrick 

I am reading this so much more slowly then I thought that I would. She’s taken a long time and a lot of pages to set up and emphasize rich vs poor and separation of classes when that is a trope that we are all so familiar that it doesn’t need much set up. There’s also a lot of references and talk about Gwen’s past but instead of building intrigue, its almost weighing me down and kind of making me stall, but I’m almost halfway through so I will be finishing.


What do you think you’ll read next?

What Happened to Goodbye
by Sarah Dessen

My last Sarah Dessen book!

Mistborn
I will be finishing this over the weekend. I am bound and determined to.


What are you reading this weekend?

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