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WWW Wednesday 12th October 2016

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WWW WednesdayThis meme will be categorised together with my book reviews. All links will get you to the book’s Goodreads listing, as always πŸ™‚

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What I’m currently reading

www-14092016-3The Raven Boys

I’m buddy reading The Raven Boys with my wonderfulΒ friend Faith, which makes this all the more exciting! πŸ˜€ I’m not very far into this yet but so far it’s not quite what I thought it’d be. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Honestly, if I were a book, I would not want to have to follow Crooked Kingdom, but something had to, so here we are πŸ™‚

Blurb:

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, 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 is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher 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 doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

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Thrown to the Blue

I’ve received an ARC of this beauty and am beyond excited to dive in! I’ve read Chapman’s other novels and know this will be good. I’m really excited to see how she handles multiple POVs and my favourite genre, high fantasy.

Because this is an ARC I had to push The Last Day of Captain Lincoln back a little. The release date is the 11th November and I want to make sure that I have me review ready and posted before then.

Blurb:

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.

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What I recently finished reading

www-28092016Crooked Kingdom

I didn’t think I’d be done in time for the next WWW post, but here we are! I finished it on Sunday and have been hungover ever since. I don’t often get book hangovers but this one will last a while. I’m so not ready to move on! I don’t normally care for fanfiction but if any of you know any good ones, point the way πŸ˜€

Blurb:

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

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What I think I’ll read next

www-28092016-2The Last Day of Captain Lincoln

Since I had to push this one back a little I’ll be reading it next πŸ™‚

Blurb:

Captain Lincoln’s last day is the hardest day of his life.

An old, onetime Captain of the interstellar spaceship USNAS Hope Eternal, Lincoln always knew that this day would come. For just as birthdays are carefully planned, so are deaths. And although he must reckon with his fate, this is not a somber story. It is a tale of love and sacrifice, told in the context of the most advanced civilization ever to existβ€”a society that has taken to the stars in an effort to save all that is best in humanity.

Follow Lincoln through his internal struggles, his joy in having lived, and his journey to peace.

The End is just the beginning.

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Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!

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17 Comments

    • Not so far! πŸ˜› I’m only around 100 pages into it, though, so I’m hoping I’ll get more into it.

      Happy reading! πŸ™‚

    • You reckon? I’m one hundred pages into it so far and I’m not really getting into it just yet :/ I hope it’ll pick up soon, but we’ll see πŸ™‚ If nothing else I feel like I’m getting through it quickly!

      Happy reading! πŸ™‚

      • Oh dear :-/ Hopefully it’ll pick up soon. I guess there are a lot of characters to introduce at first (a bit like the start of Six of Crows!).

      • There are, but I didn’t struggle to tell them apart as much in Six of Crows. In Six of Crows they were all unique people, I wouldn’t have confused Kaz’s voice for Nina’s (and not just because the chapter headings tell me). They all sound the same to me in The Raven Boys, but maybe I just need to get used to them?

    • You should, but read Six of Crows first since that precedes it in the duology πŸ™‚

    • When did you finish it? I’m preparing for a long hangover!

      Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  1. Thank you for being an ARC reviewer. I really hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

  2. I keep seeing The Raven Boys….and I wonder about the book and the author. Should I try her? Thanks for sharing…and enjoy your week. Here’s MY WWW POST

    • It’s not what I expected. I thought it’d be a high fantasy novel but it’s actually set in Virginia (I think). I’m not getting into it as much as I thought I would, but that might just be because Crooked Kingdom has set extremely high stakes. If urban fantasy is your genre I’d say give it a go πŸ™‚

    • I can’t wait for you to read it, I know you’ll fall in love with it <3 The only other book that has given me a hangover was The Wise Man's Fear (I read that right after The Name of the Wind without a break in between, so I'll count them as one), so that alone says everything πŸ˜‰

      Happy reading! ^-^

  3. Sam Sam

    A book that gets you excited for fanfiction must be a winner! Enjoy the book hangover while it lasts. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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