WWW Wednesday – October 3

WWWWednesday

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

The three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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“Senlin did not believe in that sort of love: sudden and selfish and insatiable. Love, as the poets so often painted it, was just bald lust wearing a pompous wig. He believed true love was more like an education: it was deep and subtle and never complete.”

Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) by Josiah Bancroft. I’ve been reading this book as audio and, honestly, have some conflicted feelings about it. On one hand the story is glorious with magical detail and storytelling with a protagonist that is both relatable and  strange. On the other hand, if there story were any more slow moving I would gouge my eyes out.

What did you recently finish reading?

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Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White. I cannot for the life of me figure out why more people aren’t talking about this book! It was absolutely glorious. The plot clips along at a good pace, the characters are all entrancing, and the gory story running along underneath is just as good as the original Frankenstein story. If you haven’t picked this book up, I highly recommend it, and you do not need a deep familiarity with Shelley’s Frankenstein to become completely absorbed in this book (although if you are familiar with Shelley’s version it certainly adds to the experience).

What do you think you’ll read next?

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The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold . When I first saw this book announced in March of 2018 I was, admittedly, not terribly interested. Fairy tale retellings are everywhere right now and the book description didn’t strike me as terribly unique. That is, until the early reviews started rolling in. The (mostly) only people who were giving it poor ratings were those who took issue with triggering content. Emily May, a reviewer I’ve come to trust and is rather picky, gave it a full five stars and called it an “…ugly, awful little book.” Sold. This one is released October 2, 2018 in the US and my pre order will be delivered that day because I love ugly, awful little books.

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Happy Halloween month, everyone! Are you reading anything spooky this month? Dreaming of cackling witches and groaning ghouls? I sure am. Hope everybody has a lovely day!

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – October 3

    1. I has been quiet on the Elizabeth Frankenstein book and I simply cannot understand why! Wildly popular author? Check. A book with “Frankenstein” close to Halloween? Check. The most utterly gorgeous cover I have seen in 2018? Yup, got that too. I’m just going to start waving it in people’s faces on the street and hopefully a few of them read it. Wonderfully done story, I hope you love it when you read it!

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