I thought it was about time for another WWW Wednesday
I am currently reading Gathering Darkness which is the third book in the Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes.
The last book I finished was Paper Towns by John Green. Kind of a mediocre read for me!
I am hoping to either pick up Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo or Supernova by Marissa Meyer
In this book we are following the perspective of Annaleigh who lives in a manor by the sea with her father the Duke and her 7 sisters. The mainlanders believe that Annaleigh and her family are cursed because four of her sisters have recently died under mysterious circumstances.
I liked Annaleigh though at times I found her to be a little naïve and I felt she read a lot younger than what her age really is. I’m guessing because they are so sheltered at Highmoor and haven’t had a lot of interaction with boys her age, the whole blushing routine whenever she has a conversation with someone of the opposite sex got a little tedious for me. We do see her evolve and take more of a stand throughout the course of the book and I liked that she showed her stepmother a little empathy even though she definitely didn’t deserve it!
I thought the atmosphere of the book was fantastic. It was definitely eerie and mysterious. I enjoyed how what I would assume the origin and the lore of the original story was woven into this adaptation. I have heard of the twelve dancing princesses before but I haven’t actually read it.
The mystery aspect at first I thought was very well done but when it actually got down to the wire about who was responsible it was pretty obvious to me. It didn’t really take any of my enjoyment out of the experience but all of the predictions I made throughout my read by and large came true.
The pacing was a little bit off at times. The beginning I thought really captured my attention and was very engaging and then there were a few sections in the middle of the story that was a little harder to get through and then the ending felt a little rushed to me. It felt like everything was kind of exposed suddenly and then wrapped up equally suddenly.
However, I really enjoyed this book. It ebbed and flowed and had me intrigued enough to finish it quite quickly!
⭐️3.5/5 Dark, trippy, twisted!
I just recently finished Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth the fourth book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s series! I actually really enjoyed my reread of this book. The start was a little on the slower side for me and a little repetitive to be honest. It seems at the start of every Percy Jackson book so far he’s been at school a monster arrives, a short battle ensues and he runs back to Camp. Granted, its not the exact same every time but it does seem to be the standard so far in the series. I like that we see more growth in terms of Percy, Annabeth and even Clarisse’s characters. They are all getting older and emotions and feelings are being developed more and more as the series progresses! The cute little romance between Percy and Annabeth is kind of at that awkward phase where they are starting to realise their feelings for each other and they’ve started becoming a little jealous of each others friendships, Percy with Rachel and Annabeth with Luke. I thought the action and adventure was very well done and the insight into Daedalus’s history was fascinating! There was definitely twists and turns and surprises at every turn which kept me engaged and invested in the book! I think this might be one of my favourites in the series!
Time for another WWW Wednesday!!I am currently reading Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff! I am only about 10 pages in so I’m still on the early stages but I am SO excited to finally read this!
The last book I completed was My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing. This was definitely one of the most twisted domestic thrillers I’ve read in a while. It was like a roller-coaster ride from beginning to end!
I think next I’ll be continuing on in the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes with Rebel Spring. I actually really enjoyed the plot and pacing from Falling Kingdoms and I found the characters quite complex and entertaining so I’m excited to continue on in this series!