Wednesday is here friends! Which means it’s time for WWW Wednesday!
Hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words, it really is a great opportunity to share your reading habits with the great community of fellow bibliophiles.
All you have to do is answer THREE questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
“‘There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,’ Neeve said. ‘Either you’re his true love…or you killed him.'”
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them — not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all — family money, good looks, devoted friends — but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
I’m currently buddy reading this with a dear friend of mine: Sarina! That is the most exciting part of the reading thus far! I kept hearing such great things about this book, but right now I’m struggling a bit to connect with it! I do like Stiefvater’s prose and style, but I’m worried about potential love triangles.
UPDATE: I’m definitely falling more into pace with it now than at the start. Ronan is kind of my favourite character at the moment. There’s so much possible depth to his character which I love! At the same time, I adore the interactions between the boys. Blue’s just entering their fold, but I think she’s a little too preoccupied with the love thing…
RECENTLY FINISHED READING
The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon
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.
This was the only book I managed to finish this week. I’ve been busy with so much I’m amazed I even accomplished this! I enjoyed it, but there were a few things that bothered me. I felt like a lot of the elements were an amalgamation of ones from other dystopian YA novels. It read more like Hunger Games and Divergent than Harry Potter as it was publicized.
That being said, the worldbuilding was impressive and I did sympathize with Paige (the main character). The promise of what will happen next is most enticing as there’s a lot up in the air. Also, I was glad to find that romance wasn’t paramount to the story’s narrative. A decent read that I’ll definitely pick up the sequel to.
All plans for my next week were thrown off course when I received an ARC of KJ Chapman’s new book!
I have been excited to read this one ever since KJ sent me the first chapter back in April! I was hooked then! The book releases November 11th, but it’s available for preorder if you’re interested here!
Thrown to the Blue (An Indigo Flame Novel Book 1) by KJ Chapman
Foretellings have no place for goodness, only greatness. Princess Ezrahli is far from good, but she is a great woman in a conventional Kingdom, followed by whispers and scorn. However, across the waters is un-convention, magic, and fable. Her existence has been foretold in the battle against dark magic, and destiny shall weave itself into her life because darkness cannot be fought with goodness, only greatness.
Smuggling and sorcery leads to adventure, and adventure leads to destiny. Reed is a prince of the streets, but what he lacks in title, he makes up for in skill; a skill that sets him on a path already written in fate. Can he be more than what is expected? Can he enable greatness in another and survive the process?
Vengeance is a motivator, but it can never be your friend. In the end, it will ask for sacrifice, and only the great will pay the fare.
That’s it for me for now! Please share your WWW Wednesday links in the comments and I’ll do my utmost to make my way there soon! Let me know what books are on your mind!
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,