WWW Wednesday | October 30


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?

Ruin and Rising (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo – I fell in love with the first book in this series and gave it a solid five stars. Sadly, the second one squeaked by with barely a three. I had high hopes for this third installment and up until about 20% in I was very much enjoying it. Then, something happened that really jolted me out of the story and I’m struggling to get back into it. I’m going to keep reading but I’m having a lot of trouble staying focused on it now.

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie – Currently reading this as audio and I’m honestly not sure what spurred me to pick this one up. I wasn’t expecting it to be told in a mix of second and first person. I can’t recall the last time I read a book in second person and it took me a bit to wrap my mind around it. I’m around 25% through this one as well and, while it is a little odd, it is also thoroughly enjoyable. The parts told in first person are told by a god in the form of a rock and those are my absolutely favorite bits. Yes, a god as a rock. I told you it was a bit odd.

What did you recently finish reading?

Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo – As I mentioned under Ruin and Rising above, this book was a bit of a let down. Very little Darkling and a whole lot of Mal being a whiny twat. Not to mention that throughout most of the book the setting didn’t change which isn’t something that I particularly enjoy.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – This is another book that was a bit of a letdown for me. I enjoyed Spinning Silver so immensely that I expected to love this one as well. I didn’t. The characters held no interest for me, the story moved at a snail’s pace, there was frequent verbal and mental abuse, and when something did happen it seemed to come out of nowhere. Not the story for me but I will still read more of Novik’s books.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) by Margaret Owen – I’ve been really wanted to read this one and I’m not sure why I have put it off for so long. It feels like a perfect fall read and with Halloween upon us when is a better time?

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4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | October 30

  1. I’ve heard a lot of people enjoyed Spinning Silver moreso than Uprooted. Because you said some honest (but intense) cons about it, do you still think Uprooted is worth reading or would you just say to skip it?

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    1. I think Uprooted would be a good book for some readers, I’m just not one of them. I could probably have overlooked the slow moving plot if it weren’t for the powerful wizard love interest being mentally and emotionally abusive. Some readers don’t see him that way, which I don’t understand, but to each their own.

      Honestly, the more I think about this book the more I want to lower my star rating. However despite the slow story and that horrible romantic bullshit it is well written. The words themselves had a pleasant flow and it was easy to picture the settings and scenes.

      I just can’t see beyond the glossed over abuse. The excused abuse. Makes me bristle.

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      1. Thank you so much for a thorough breakdown. I’ve been on the fence about it for a while and just can’t seem to commit so I’m going to take that as the sign I need.


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