I enjoyed this so much last week, I’m joining in again this week – but I promise to be shorter!
WWW Wednesday is three quick questions, hosted by Taking on a World of Words, that provide a quick reading update. Everyone and everyone is welcome to join in!
1. What are you currently reading?
My current physical book is A WINTER’S PROMISE, By Christelle Dabos
This is a fantasy that’s recently been translated into English from the original French by Hildegarde Serle. I literally started it last night because I’d just finished my previous book and was too scared to sleep. It’s very lyrical and different to what I’ve been reading recently. I’m not far through (3 chapters?), and I haven’t heard or read much about it, but it’s fun going into something blind. So far, it’s a in-the-future-but-the-tech’s-gone-and-there’s-magic world, with a slightly quirky, off beat tilt.
For eARCs, I’m currently reading THE ORPHANAGE OF THE GODS by Helena Coggan.
It’s OK(ish), but I really don’t understand the hype this book is getting. I’m not really liking the main character, and there’s just been a POV change that I was not expecting (and I don’t care about this new character at all). The world seems under-developed (so many why questions about the situation) despite the fact there’s been several info-dumps.
2. What did you recently finish reading?
Since last Wednesday, I’ve done far better than I’d expected considering the size of the books I had on my list. I’ve read:
- THE KINGDOM OF COPPER, by S. A. Chakraborty
- THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE, by Samantha Shannon
- FOUR DEAD QUEENS, by Astrid Scholte
- TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET, by Karen M. McManus
Click the links for my full reviews, but they were largely great. The first two were solid 5/5 stars. I didn’t like FOUR DEAD QUEENS though, which is why I picked up the fourth book (a decent 4/5 stars).
3. What do you think you’ll read next?
ON THE COME UP, by Angie Thomas, TRULY DEVIOUS, by Maureen Johnson, or THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR, by Tessa Gratton.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about these three books and I’m excited to give them a try. The order I’ll read them in depends on whether I’m in a contemporary, thriller or fantasy mood, but I’ll get around to them all shortly, I imagine.
For eARCs, it might take me a few weeks, but I want to read THE BURNING, by Laura Bates. When I was 15 or 16, Laura came to speak at my school. She was such an engaging speaker, and had such an important message. I can’t wait to see what her book is like.