WWW Wednesday | 22.03.17

Happy Wednesday friends,

I’m back today for WWW Wednesday and boy has it been a long time ;P

I’ve been busy with writing, participating in an #AuthorHop on Instagram and life… beautiful, unexpected life! I’ve found time to read since my last post, but not the time to post. But today, I fix that.

Thanks to the lovely Sam at Taking on a World of Words for hosting this amazing blog hop every week! If you aren’t following her already, you’re missing out πŸ™‚

Want to join in? All you have to do is answer these questions:

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

CURRENTLY READING

The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley

18998861Blurb:

Chinon: chΓ’teau of legend, steeped in the history of France and England.

It is to Chinon that Emily goes on a long-awaited holiday, to meet her charming but unreliable cousin, Harry. Harry wanted to explore the old town and the castle, where Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, had withstood the siege of Chinon many centuries ago, and where, according to legend, she hid her casket of jewels. But when Emily arrives at her hotel she finds that Harry has disappeared, and as she tries to find him she becomes involved with some of the other guests and learns of a mystery dating from the German occupation during the Second World War. Another Isabelle, a chambermaid at the hotel, fell in love with a German soldier, with tragic results.

Emily becomes increasingly aware of strange tensions, old enmities and new loves; as she explores the city, with its labyrinthine dungeons and tunnels and its ancient secrets, she comes ever closer to the mystery of what happened to both the Isabelles of Chinon’s history.

Chances are I’ll be done this one by the time you’re reading this but I’m including it here for the moment because I’m still 100 pages from the end. It’s the second Kearsley I’m reading in my 2017 read-a-thon of her bibliography. It just took a really tragic turn that I wasn’t expecting….

FINISHED READING

The Manningtree Acount by Becky Wright

34510505Blurb:

1646 – A time of English Civil War, when life is cheap, death common and superstition consumes the hearts of God-fearing folk. The life of a healer is precarious, dwelling in the shadows of normal society. Ostracised, their time running out as the self-appointed Witchfinder General scours the countryside for the Devil’s whores…

2016 – One dark night, one sleepy town, one family gripped by terror. The EAPI paranormal team are called to investigate dark poltergeist activity. But, as the eternal night finally loosens its grip, it seems that some evil deeds are never forgotten, reaching out from beyond the grave to exact their revenge…

I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful this novella was! Thrilling and gripping! After reading Becky’s debut novel (Remember to Love Me), a time slip romance, I was excited to see how she handled a paranormal thriller and WOW! She’s a true storyteller, able to work her magic across genres. My full review will be up tomorrow!

READING NEXT

Song of Susannah (Dark Tower #6) by Stephen King

5093Blurb (from The Gunslinger – Book I the series)

Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is King’s most visionary feat of storytelling, a magical mix of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that may well be his crowning achievement.

In The Gunslinger (originally published in 1982), King introduces his most enigmatic hero, Roland Deschain of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake.

The penultimate in the series, I am excited and nervous to finish this amazing adventure. I have fallen in love with these characters and am constantly amazed by King’s masterful storytelling. If you can stomach some of the more gruesome elements, this dark fantasy is brilliant and shouldn’t be missed!


Share your WWW posts below or let me know what your week has been like in books in the comments below!

May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,

Faith quill-ink

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25 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 22.03.17

    1. I still need to read 11/22/63. I have it at home and will try to tackle it later this year.
      And Kearsley’s books are lovely indeed πŸ™‚
      Thanks for visiting! Heading off to yours now πŸ™‚

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  1. Unexpected life. Boy, do I know that well… :/ Hope things are going OK for you nonetheless.

    As for my reading, I finished A Gathering of Shadows last weekend and DUDE, it was awesome. πŸ˜€ So now I’m on A Conjuring of Light, and I’m enjoying it, too. But I’m not quite 2/3s of the way through (remember the line, “Dead men can’t hold grudges”? I read that last night), and it’s starting to feel a bit long…

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    1. There are days when it’s hard to tell ;P
      Ooh, sorry that you’re starting to feel that it’s long. I know what you mean, though. There was one point where I thought there might be too much prolonging the end. I think it might have been around that point too πŸ˜› I hope you can love the rest of it anyway ❀
      Happy Reading, Sara πŸ™‚

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  2. I haven’t heard of The Splendour Falls before, but it sounds really interesting. I’ll have to look into it. I really want to try reading Stephen King at some point this year. I’ve always been so intimidated by his books because they’re so long, but I know he’s an excellent writer so I need to get over it, haha.

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    1. If you enjoy mystery and history and a bit of romance, I think you’ll enjoy it πŸ™‚
      The first in the series is really short, but the last one is 1000+ so I understand the intimidation. I see it looming over me in April’s TBR & I’m starting to sweat already ;P

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      1. I love all three of those things so I’ll definitely have to check it out! πŸ™‚
        Holy crap, that’s sooo long. I’m constantly amazed by people who frequently read books that are 600+ pages long because I just get so intimidated by them, haha.

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  3. Ooh that middle book has a fantastically eerie cover! I’m glad it was a solid win of a story for you!! I just finished reading The Crown’s Fate and now I have a book hangover and don’t know what to start next.πŸ˜‚

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  4. I’ve started listening to audio books with my husband and it’s his pick next – he quite likes the sound of The Dark Tower series so we may try and get this on audio. I’m a bit of a wimp so Stephen King often terrifies me but I hear such good things about this series so I think I should perhaps try it! Eeek! I hope you enjoy Song of Susannah. Happy reading!

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