WWW WEDNESDAY 5/20/2020

Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

What are you currently reading

Everything lol I currently have 8 books started (one is from March, 4 from April, and 3 from this month) My reading has been super sporadic. Not really in a slump but not really feeling that motivation to read 🤷🏾‍♀️

What have you recently finished

Audiobooks to pass the work night helps gets things read. I prefer to read and listen at the same time, so I tend to grab audiobooks that I don’t have the physical books for.

What do you plan on reading next

My goal is knock down some of the ones I have currently going. But knowing me I will probably finish out the Witch and Wizard series since I do have the audiobooks out on my Libby app lol

How is May going for you reading wise? Also I’m hoping everyone is staying safe and healthy through this trying time. 💚

Mini reviews 5/17/2020

Hi there everyone! Today I bring you some mini reviews. May has been a slow reading month for me. I want to read, but I have no motivation. I can’t tell you how many books I have started lol some carrying over from last month. For now though, let’s get to the reviews.

First up: Highfire by Eoin Colfer. This is an adult book written by the same author of the Artemis Fowl series. This story is one that you just have to go into. Like literally lol the synopsis gives you a little bit, but this is one that you just have to read to understand. It’s mostly character driven with a plot woven in. It kind of felt like stream of consciousness to me. It wasn’t bad, but also not something I read again. I gave it 3 stars because I liked some of the characters and it made me laugh at times.

Next up: the first two books in the Witch & Wizard series by one of my favorite authors James Patterson. I actually finished back to back while at work lol well all of Witch and Wizard and most of The Gift. I actually really enjoyed these. Which isn’t saying much because it’s a favorite author lol

This series follow siblings Wisteria and Whitford (Wisty and Whit) Allgood as the adjust to the news that they might be a witch and wizard. The way they received that news wasn’t called for, but that is the way of the world they live in. Especially with The One Who is the One around (yes that is his name lol)

I have 3 more books in this series to go. I just want to continue and find out how it all ends, if characters still make me want to punch them (weasel), if I have to face anymore betrayals or sadness, etc. I need to go on!!

I’m not stressing myself over reading this month. Like I said above, I have so many started. I might spend the rest of the month trying to finish at least a couple of those. However, we shall see 🤷🏾‍♀️ happy reading everyone 💚

WWW WEDNESDAY 5/13/2020

Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

What are you currently reading

Still continuing with my buddy reads. I’m way behind on Strange, and need to read this weeks section for The Diviners. Also highly tempted to pick up Aurora Burning since my copy came in yesterday.

What have you recently finished

Reading has been a struggle this month, but I finally finished my first book. Luckily for me, I’m 5 books ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 100 read this year. So I’m not really stressing about reading.

What do you plan on reading next

Probably one of these or one of the ones I’ve been reading since last month lol I need to finish them but I’m also wanting to start all the books smh mood reading has hit hard

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine book review

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is how a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly- but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe knowledge is more valuable than any human life- and soon both heretics and books will burn…

Another solid four star read for me. I enjoyed this. I’m learning that I’m taking a liking to historical fantasy that, in my opinion, doesn’t really have fantasy elements.

I loved the wide mix of characters in this. Jess may technically be the main character, but it read more like an ensemble cast due to the group spending so much time together. Since they were all training for a spot at the Great Library, the characters came from all over the world.

This starts out like Poppy War. At least to me it does. Meaning it starts off with our main character back story and getting into what they set out to do….only for it to take a turn towards the middle and all hell breaks loose. I literally was talking to the book lol asking it questions or just loud exclamations when things are said or done. I still have questions and I need book 2.

Have you read this series? Did you enjoy? Why or why not? Do you have plans to start it? I need to vent my feelings about a certain part lol happy reading everyone 💚

My favorite books from the first four months

Hey everyone! Today I thought I would look back and see what books I absolutely loved these last four months. I also wanted to see which one is my all time favorite of the year so far. Can I narrow it down to one? Let’s see!

January

So not including my rereads from this month, this was my only 5 star read. It was the first book I read this year. So I started off the year great!

February

Just like January, I only had one 5 star that wasn’t a reread. I don’t read romance at all, and this was chosen by me to read for my first ever Contemporary-A-Thon. It’s the only book I read for that readathon but I fell in love with everything about it. I haven’t gotten around to it yet but I will definitely be picking up more from Talia Hibbert.

March

Looking through my spreadsheet, this is the last 5 star I gave that wasn’t a reread. I am being very picky this year. This is book 3 in the Castor Chronicles series and oh boy did this one hurt me good.

April

Like I mentioned above, I didn’t have any new 5 star reads in April. So I included my 4.5 star reads. This series is stuck in my head, and I find myself thinking about them at random moments.

I thought it would be harder to pick a favorite because I thought I had more 5 stars lol However, this choice is quite easy. My favorite read of 2020 so far is…

I read for the enjoyment factor and feeling like I’m there in the story. This series does that for me, and this book here made me cry multiple times. Why haven’t I picked up the final book? I don’t want the series to end 😫

Do you have a favorite of 2020 so far? One book that has stuck with you these past four months? If so let me know!! Happy reading everyone and happy Mother’s Day!! 💚

WWW WEDNESDAY 5/6/2020

Hey everyone! Back again with another WWW Wednesday hosted by Taking on a World Of Words. WWW Wednesday is where you answer the following questions: What are you currently reading? What have you recently finished? What do you plan on reading next? Let’s get into it!

What are you currently reading

Finally picked Ink and Bone back up, and I should be finishing it today. I’m also reading Strange the Dreamer and The Diviners as buddy reads with a book club I’m in.

What have you recently finished

Nothing lol I have not finished a book yet in May so I’m hoping to change that with Ink and Bone.

What do you plan on reading next

I can’t wait until my copy of Aurora Burning comes in!! Plus I will (hopefully) finish Unravel Me. Other than that, it looks like mood read Mag is happening.

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller book review

I finally got to the sequel!! I ended up choosing it for my Defense Against the Dark Arts prompt of set at sea/coast because I wasn’t really in the mood for Sea Witch. I am sooo glad I did! I missed Alosa and Riden and her crew.

The first book, Daughter of the Pirate King, was the very last book I read last year. I literally read it December 31 lol you read my review here. I have them both 4/5 stars. This one hurt though. People were definitely trigger happy in this one.

I stand by what I said in my first review. Alosa is Jack Sparrow and Riden is Will Turner. Her dad is Davy Jones. (I’m basing these off of the movies….which I love)

The reason this lost a star was because I felt a certain plot line wasn’t up to what the rest was. Plus it seemed like such a big deal, but felt just meh to me. Like more could have be done with it.

This is another author I will continue to read from. Have you read this duology?? What did you think? How about the author? Do you like their writing? Let me know and happy reading 💚