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?
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a WWW Wednesday post! I’ve been so engrossed in the books I’ve been reading this month that I’ve forgotten all about doing them. I finally started reading The Bone Season series and I am 100% hooked on it. I finished the second book, The Mime Order, a couple days ago and I’m dying for book 3. Luckily for me it comes out in less than a month. I’ve been trying to stay on top of my book reviews this year so you can check out my review of The Bone Season here and my review for The Mime Order will go up soon.
I’ve been preparing to continue on in the Outlander series by re-reading A Breath of Snow and Ashes via audiobook. I’m nearly done with it and it’s been a great one to listen to. I was approved for an advanced copy of Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner which is one of my most anticipated books of the year. I started reading that after I finished The Mime Order and it’s totally breaking my heart.
I’m going to continue my streak of not really planning my next read and just going with what I feel like in the moment. At this point I will probably want to read the next book of the Outlander series, An Echo in the Bone. But we’ll what happens after I finish Goodbye Days.
What have you been reading lately?
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Published August 20th 2013 by Bloomsbury
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.