I am on holidays at the moment and haven’t been doing a lot of reading while I have been away…. It’s been nice just taking a break and relaxing and not really worrying about what to pick up next. The only physical book I brought with me though is Fire by Kristin Cashore so I think I will definitely be picking this book up next. I loved Graceling when I read it a few years ago and I bought the two companion novels straight away but they have been sitting on my shelves gathering dust ever since. I have heard nothing but great things about the other two book and by bringing Fire with me I almost guarantee I will be completing it within the next few days!
I figured it was time for another WWW Wednesday update…
Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Hopefully Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
It’s been a while since I’ve done a WWW Wednesday so I figure it was time for an update!I am currently reading Starsight by Brandon Sanderson. I read Skyward earlier this year and LOVED it, so I am very excited to dive back into this world and see what will happen next!
I just recently finished The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh. It was a bit of a slow start, I didn’t really enjoy the main character at the start but it did eventually grow on me and I did end up really enjoying it!
I think the next book I will be trying to pick up will be Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I really want to see whether or not all the hype is worth it!
Even though I made my thoughts on Jude perfectly clear in my review for The Wicked King I cant help but be curious as to how the story will continue. I think I said in that review that I wouldn’t be reading the next book when it comes out but…. I bought it anyway! When an author creates a character that could bring out so much emotion in me I have to kind of honour that and at least finish the series. It’s not only Jude, I just think I’m not a fan of the Fae in general. The ACOTAR series is probably the only exception but I haven’t liked any other series about faeries so far in my reading life. I would like to see how she manages to get out of her current predicament and what Cardan will do to her. Enemies to lovers is one of my favourite tropes and so far they haven’t really succumbed to their feelings for one another, so I’m intrigued to find out how that plot point will progress. From what I remember these books are pretty quick reads so I guess I will give Holly Black one last chance to redeem herself in my eyes!
I have finally completed the series!! I finished Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian last week and I really loved it! It does get a little bit chaotic and confusing during some of the fighting scenes, trying to visualize where everyone is in New York since I have never been there before. But other than that I really adored this book, all of the action and the pacing was spot on! I loved that we finally get some answers to all the questions that have been floating around since the beginning of the series and we finally hear the full prophecy. It was so gratifying to finally see Percy and Annabeth get together and how cutely he asked her out. It definitely wasn’t an easy victory and we see Percy really struggle and get to his lowest point before eventually succeeding.
I absolutely loved this series and the way that Rick Riordan set up the next series was fantastic. My reread brought out all nostalgic feelings that I have been looking for lately and I was really looking forward to getting stuck in to them every month. I’m not sure whether or not I will start with The Heroes of Olympus series quite yet but I think in 2020 I will have to give them a go!