WWW Wednesday – March 12, 2019

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words.
Each week we answer the following three questions:
-What have you recently finished reading?
-What are you currently reading?
-What are you reading next?


Wow! It has been a LONG time since I last posted for WWW Wednesday! March has been a little bit of a slow reading month for me. I’m in the middle of two massive books so they’re both taking up quite a bit of my time.

Recently Finished

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I took a break on Sunday and read two graphic novels. I’m a huge fan of the show True Blood and the books it is based on, the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The graphic novels aren’t exactly the greatest but they are entertaining enough to hold my interest. I read volumes 2 & 3.

Currently Reading

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Massive book # 1 that I am reading is actually a re-read of The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon. It is the 5th book in the Outlander series. It’s my third time re-reading it. Each time I re-read the books in this series I like to read from a different edition so this time I’m reading this UK mass market edition.

Massive book # 2 that I’m reading is The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. It was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019 and so far it is fantastic. I feel as if I’ve barely scratched the surface though. Things are really starting to pick up where I am at in the book.

Up Next

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I’m not exactly sure what I will read next. It will depend a lot on how I feel after finishing the two I’m reading now. But I still need to fit in two of my #UnreadBOTMChallenge books in so it will probably two from that stack. I also won’t have much time left on my goal to visit the library at least once per quarter so maybe I’ll go this weekend and fit in a library book as well.


What have you been reading lately?

 

 

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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Published August 20th 2013 by Bloomsbury

466 Pages

Goodreads Summary: The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.

Review: Oh why didn’t I read this book sooner?! When I first started and saw the chart at the beginning with all of the different types of clairvoyants I was a little overwhelmed and thought it might just be too much, but it wasn’t. This book was so good. I loved the story and the characters.  Paige is so strong and spunky, not ready to roll over and give up.  And Arcturus, aka Warden…. SWOON!  I’m totally adding these two to my SHIP list.  I loved seeing their connection grow throughout the book.  I also loved Paige’s friendships with Julian, Liss, and Nick.  The dystopian world that Shannon created was so fascinating and a little scary if I’m being honest.  I definitely never hope to meet an Emim anywhere.   There was a lot of intensity, especially in the last half of the book.  There were so many chapters where I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat.  The ending was so insane with a cliffhanger that left me totally itching to start book two immediately.  And I’m super glad that book 3 is releasing next month, too!  If you haven’t started this series yet, I definitely recommend that you jump on it ASAP.

5 Stars