WWW Wednesday | The Twenty-Second

Happy Wednesday Friends|

And happy reading to you all!

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and it’s the perfect opportunity to share the love of books with a vast community of fellow bookworms!

Care to join in sharing your weekly reads, all you have to do is answer these 3 questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Here are mine!

Oh, but first! I’m hosting a giveaway to mark my 1st year on this blog (September 16th). Follow this link for the chance to win 1 of 2 of my favourite reads of 2016: GIVEAWAY!!


WHAT I AM CURRENTLY READING

Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) by Garth Nix

1042542Blurb:

Sabriel is the daughter of the Mage Abhorsen. Ever since she was a tiny child, she has lived outside the Wall of the Old Kingdom–far away from the uncontrolled power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won’t stay dead.

But now, her father is missing and Sabriel is called upon to cross into the world to find him, Leaving the safety of the school she has known as home, Sabriel embarks upon a quest fraught with supernatural dangers, with companions she is unsure of–for nothing is as it seems within the boundary of the Old Kingdom. There, she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life, and comes face to face with her hidden destiny.

Just started this last night after finishing Jemisin and I’m already amazed by it. Nix wastes no time jumping into the action. While that sets the plot off quickly, it also does little to ground us in Sabriel’s everyday world, which I would love to have seen a bit more of. Still great though!

WHAT I RECENTLY FINISHED READING

Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

15711341Blurb:

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

One of my favourite books this year for sure! I just loved the entire world that Anne Bishop created. The community of characters were amazing! The story was simple and yet oh so wonderful! Definitely one of my high recommendations!

Initiate by Laura L. Fox

28435908Blurb:

The only home Riga Garrison has ever known is the Tunnel, a subterranean research facility buried deep beneath Antarctica’s ice and snow.

Yet, while a safe haven for the last outpost of humanity governed by the Initiate, it is also home to a secret so dark that they will risk anything to protect it.

Surrounded by deceit and faced with exile to a frozen wasteland, Riga must defy not only the Initiate’s top biologists and loyalists but also her own mother, in an attempt to unearth the truth.

I received an ARC copy from Oftomes Publishing and I’m rather glad I did. It was slow to start, but once the pace picked up, it was amazing how fast it went. I didn’t even realized I’d reached the last chapter when I came upon it. That might not be a good thing, but it definitely left me wanting to know what happens next.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisen

6437061Blurb:

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.
This week of reading was capped by this amazing read. It’s once I’ve heard such wonderful things about and having read it, I understand why. It consistently reminded me of the writing of some of my favourite authors (Guy Gavrial Kay & Patrick Rothfuss) as Jemisin mixed lyrical prose with dark themes. Genius!

WHAT I KNOW I’LL BE READING NEXT

Reaper Man (Discworld #11) by Terry Pratchett

833424Blurb:

In the eleventh Discworld novel, Death is missing – presumed . . . er . . . gone.

Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn.
Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe. There’s a harvest to be gathered in.

I can’t remember the last time I read one of Pratchett’s Discworld novels so to say I’m excited to get to it is a bit of an understatement.

This also marks the last book listed in my September TBR. So now, I get to play around on my shelves looking for one. I already know which I’m reading next though. Because I really want to see the movie when it comes out…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs

13159888Blurb:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

This is another one of those that I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten around to. The promise of an adaptation with Eva Green has moved me to change that!


Those are my reads of the last week! What are yours? Share your WWW link in the comments or just let me know what you’ve read, are reading or hope to read in the near future! 

May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,

Faith  quill-ink

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20 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | The Twenty-Second

  1. I’m so happy you’ve enjoyed The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms! ❤ The sequel sounds quite different to it, but I'm looking forward to it regardless.
    I've added Sabriel and Initiate to my tbr list on Goodreads. I've seen Sabriel recommended a couple of times now, and Initiate is too tempting to pass up!

    Here's mine: https://sarinalangerwriter.com/2016/09/14/www-wednesday-14th-september-2016/

    Happy reading, Faith! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Diana!
      It’s so hard to decide what should top one’s tbr pile when there are so many books that make it up 😛
      Hope you get a chance to read it before the movie 🙂
      Happy Reading!

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  2. Glad to hear that you enjoyed Initiate! I got an ARC from Oftomes as well and I’m hoping to get to it soon, but I may end up pushing into the beginning of October.
    I really hope you enjoy Miss Peregrine’s! I love that book so much and I’m looking forward to the movie. Tim Burton has yet to let me down haha

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  3. You have interesting books! I just checked Written In Red and now I’m excited to find a copy. It sounds like my kind of book and I’m glad you enjoy it. 🙂 My sister is interested with Home for Peculiar Children so maybe I’ll buddy read it with her. And besides, the movie trailer looks great! 🙂

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  4. Yay for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. 😀 What did you think of the “twist” in narration toward the end? I’d been confused about certain aspects earlier in the book, but once I realized what was going on, I was blown away. And based on the other Jemisin books I’ve read so far, that cleverness is a common trait, which really sets her apart.

    IMO, The Broken Kingdoms is just as good (if not better) than THTK. What the blurb doesn’t tell you is that a few characters return. Most of them have smaller roles than last time, while the other plays a bigger role than before. And I came close to crying at the end, too. 😉

    Hope you continue to like Sabriel. I read it earlier this year, and adored it so much that I can’t to read more by Garth Nix. And I haven’t read Ransom Riggs’ series yet, mostly because I think I’d need to be in the right mood for that kind of YA fantasy.

    Right now I’m reading The Reader by Traci Chee. It’s a brand new YA fantasy about an orphan girl living in a world where most people can’t read or don’t own books, and realizes that the object she carries (and that her parents were murdered for years earlier) is a book. I haven’t gotten that far yet, but I already want to hug it. 🙂

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    1. Jemisin is one of those authors who’s meticulous planning proves with the payoff. I just ordered the Broken Kingdoms because it’s not available at my bookstore and I’m impatient to read some more 🙂
      Sabriel was a good read and definitely impressed me enough that I bought Lirael a few days later!
      I’m reading Miss Peregrine’s right now and I can definitely say that it’s not my favourite read. The voice doesn’t match with the plot. I want it to feel more atmospheric, but there are only the briefest of glimpses in the actual prose.
      Hope you enjoyed the rest of The Reader. I think I saw that you did (I’m late following up on people’s comments this week).
      Thanks as always for sharing your thoughts here!
      Happy Reading 😀

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      1. Great! You’ll find the same trait in her Broken Earth trilogy, too, though the biggest pay-off / discovery is likely waiting for Book #3. I’m never been so nervous-excited for a series finale – and we’ve got another year to wait! *bites her fingernails*

        I’m hoping to read Lirael soon, too. Probably next year, at my current reading rate…

        Should be finished with The Reader tonight or tomorrow night. So I should have a review on Goodreads for it later this week. 😉

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      2. Reminds me of waiting for the last Harry Potter book! I stressed about it for months and then devoured it in a day ;P Hopefully I can read the first two books before book 3 releases and we can be nervous-excited together 🙂
        I’ll keep an eye out for your review then!

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  5. I can’t wait to read Sabriel! And see the Ms. Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children! Let me know how Riggs’ book is once you’ve read it. 🙂

    Written In Red sounds very intriguing. I’ve heard it’s more Adult than YA. Is that true? Are there explicit scenes or anything?

    I love Pratchett books! I’ve read the Going Postal series so far. 🙂

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    1. Written in Red is definitely more Adult than YA, but it isn’t terribly explicit. Nothing like Game of Thrones or Outlander ;P
      I’m nearly done with Riggs right now. It’s okay. Not my favourite. I should be done in time for tomorrow’s WWW!
      Thanks for the comment!
      Happy Reading 🙂

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