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Crush by Tracy Wolff: An Audiobook Review

Ok, I just want to preface this review by saying, “If you haven’t read Crave (or at least a review of it; mine is here), STOP! There are spoilers ahead.” With that in mind, please continue. 🙂

Crush by Tracy Wolff review book cover image.

Summary

Grace has had a rough few months. Her parents are dead, her boyfriend is a vampire, her cousin and best friend is a witch, and she almost became a human sacrifice. That is enough craziness for anybody. Unfortunately, her life just got even weirder. Now, Grace is finding out shocking news about her own identity, and she’s got a psychotic evil vampire to deal with. Like life wasn’t already hard enough.

The Review

Whew, this book was so intense! For the few days it took me to read it, it basically consumed my life. I was supposed to be doing other things, but I somehow always ended up listening to Crush. So, obviously I really enjoyed it. If you read my review on Crave, you know that I thought it was just ok. It reminded me of a cheesier, more soapy version of Twilight, and I gave it three stars. I liked Crush more, but it was definitely still soap opera-y. Even the ending was one of those click-baitish cliffhangers. Completely unnecessary and obviously just trying to lure you in to the third book. There was a lot of yelling in my house the day I finished this….

If Crave reminded me of Twilight, Crush reminded me of Vampire Diaries (the TV show, not the books), complete with a brother-brother love triangle. Yes, you read me correctly. After the crossed-stars, dramatic love affair of Jaxon Vega and Grace, Crush introduced a LOVE TRIANGLE. Now, I don’t hate these as much as some people, but I was still a little surprised. However, I quickly came around because, oh my goodness, I love Hudson Vega. He is hilarious and sassy and way better than poor, tortured Jaxon. He is the Damon to Jaxon’s Stefan (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry about it). And I was always more of a Damon fan.

That being said, I felt like Jaxon’s character changed a lot in this book. Firstly, he didn’t have nearly as large a role as I think he should have had. You know how Edward disappeared from New Moon to make room for Jacob’s character development? It was kind of like that, but Jaxon was still there. He was just…diminished. Which felt strange in the context of the first book. Again, I loved Hudson, so I wasn’t overly bothered by this, but it was still weird.

The plot was alright (definitely more original than Crave), and only some aspects were mildly predictable. There are some aspects of the world building that I am assuming are going to be more thoroughly explained later in the series, so I’m not mad about it (yet). I did feel like Crush was more original and creative than Crave in general,but I still want more in depth explanation.

I guess I should mention the heroine before wrapping up this review. Grace is just so-so for me. She’s not unlikable, but she’s definitely not a standout. As far as Crush‘s characters go, Hudson is my only love. And their interactions were adorable.

Note: I was disappointed by the audiobook version of Crush. I liked Heather Costa (the primary narrator) in Crave, but her British accent for Hudson didn’t sound British at all, which was just sad. You may want to read this one, rather than listening to it.

Following Good

There was a lot of serious language in Crush, which I thought was a little inappropriate for a book set in a high school. I expect that in some adult novels, but I don’t appreciate it in YA literature. There was only mild sexual content and a supporting LGBT character. No religious content.

Rating

I am giving Crush four stars. I did have some issues with it, but I liked it a lot in spite of myself. I can’t believe I have to wait until March for book three….

I’ve seen a lot of conflicting reviews about this one. Have you guys read it? What did you think? Am I the only reader who was obsessed with the Vampire Diaries TV show??

Anyway, I hope you guys are having an awesome week and happy reading!
Hayden

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Book Lists WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday 10/21/20

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! These are my favorites. 🙂 Just in case you don’t know, WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where we talk about what we just finished reading, what we are currently reading, and what we want to read next.

What I Just Finished

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik book cover image

I didn’t feel like a productive reader this week, but I actually did finish a few books. I was near the end of all of them, so it isn’t that impressive, but I still feel accomplished, lol. I finished A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik, which I loved, Sunshine by Robin McKinley (very complicated feelings about this one), and Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz (kind of a let down, sadly). My favorite by far was A Deadly Education. Review coming soon!

What I Am Currently Reading

Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis book cover image

Well, I just finished most of what I was reading, so I’m at the beginning of several things now. I am almost at the end of Dracula (please, Lord, let me be done with this by the next WWW Wednesday), and I am somewhere in the first third of The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen and The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Yes, I FINALLY am getting to read The Inheritance Games, and let’s be honest, I’m having a hard time making myself read anything else. My new audiobook is Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis, and I am enjoying it so far.

What I Want To Read Next

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima book cover image

Oh, decisions, decisions. There is a ton I want to read next, but I’ll just pick a couple. Rebecca Crunden sent me her book, A Touch of Death, which I am excited to start. I am also going to buddy read The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima with an in-person friend. There is a lot on my upcoming list, but those are on the top of the stack.

What are you guys reading now? Got plans for your next book (or ten)? Hope you are having an awesome week and happy reading!
Hayden

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Book Lists Top Ten Tuesday

10 Books I Want To Read Because They Come Highly Recommended

Yay, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! As I’m sure you probably know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. She comes up with a bunch of fun prompts, and if you haven’t checked out her site yet, you totally should! This week’s topic was supposed to be books you have read because they were recommended, but I have way more books that I need to read because they were highly recommended. And by recommended, I mean I saw a blog post that caught my interest when otherwise they might not have been my thing. Sadly, there are a few here that I cannot remember where I saw them! I need to start keeping a list….

  1. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young book cover

I think multiple people have told me this was good, to be honest, but the one I could find was Sassyowlreads @ Fall Into Reading. I realized when Fable came out that I had never actually read anything by Adrienne Young, and I need to rectify that.

2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare book cover

This was actually a recommendation by an in-person book friend of mine named Kayla. She wants me to read the entire series, but Good Lord, it is long! So right now I am just aiming for the first book sometime soon. 🙂

3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo book cover

This was just recently recommended to me by Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds, and her review on it is amazing! I was planning on checking out Bardugo’s trilogy first, but now Six of Crows is top on my list.

4. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray book cover

This was recommended by another in-person book friend of mine, Grace. Grace and I have been friends for quite a while, so she really knows my tastes, lol. This is the first of two recommendations by her on this list.

5. Take Me to the Deepest Blue by L.L. Kombe

Take Me to the Deepest Blue by L.L. Kombe book cover

Unfortunately, I cannot for the life of me remember where I saw this. Whoever you are, thank you! This is a book about mermaids, and it looks so cool!

6. Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly book cover

This I first saw recommended by Georgia @ Lost in Neverland, and I am so excited to read it! I am currently in the middle of a looong waitlist on my library’s ebook service, so who knows when that will actually be, lol.

7. None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney book cover

Again, I sadly cannot remember where I first saw this one recommended. But it must have been a good post, because historical mysteries are not typically my thing. However, I do really want to read this one, whenever I can get my hands on it.

8. The Falconer by Elizabeth May

The Falconer by Elizabeth may book cover

This is the other book recommended by my friend Grace. She raved about it, so I am excited to try it out!

9. City of Ghosts by V.E. Schwab

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab book cover

This is another one (the last!) where I can’t remember exactly who recommended it to me. But Schwab is an author I have been meaning to read for a while, and….someone…recommended City of Ghosts to me, so I am excited to check it out.

10. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Left-handed booksellers of London by Garth Nix book cover

Although Nix is also an author on my TBR list, I’m not sure this book would have appealed to me if I hadn’t seen Becky’s review @ Becky’s Book Blog. So this one is on my list as well.

Oh, so many books to read, so little time. I could have included a bunch more, I am sure, but these are all solid choices. Btw, the links to the blogs above are all the posts where I got the recommendation. So many great reviews!

What is next on your list that comes recommended? Are you reading a recommended book right now?

Happy reading and I hope you are having a great week!
Hayden

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The Small Joys Tag

This tag is, of course, about the small joys of life, which I think is perfect for this crazy year. I mean, that is certainly why I started blogging. Small joys add up! Thanks so much to Riddhi @ WhisperingStories for tagging me on this one. 🙂 If you guys haven’t checked out her blog, you totally should! Fun stuff happens there.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who tagged you.
  • List 15 of your small joys.
  • Tag 5 blogger friends who bring you joy.

15 of My Small Joys

Books

I thought I’d get the most obvious one done first. Yes, I love books. I love reading them, I love buying them, I love collecting them, I love organizing my collection of them. I just really love books a lot. Which is good, because with this blog, about 90% of my free time is spent reading.

Chocolate

Yes, I really like chocolate. There is just something inherently comforting about biting into something sweet and chocolatey. My latest favorite: frozen pumpkin-shaped Reese’s.

Coffee

While we are talking about food, I thought I’d talk about one of my favorite drinks. I’m not a fancy Starbucks girl, but it is really hard for me to survive without my cup of hot coffee in the morning. Again, it is quintessentially comforting to me.

Mugs

Also related to coffee, I love mugs. I like small, cute, dainty ones and big, hilarious ones with giant handles. I drink tea in the little cute ones and coffee in the big ones. If I ever get souvenirs, they are always mugs. Probably boring, but I don’t care. They make me happy.

Bookmarks

Again, they make me happy. My local used bookstore, which I visit like clockwork on Saturday afternoons, makes their own little laminated bookmarks. They have their logo, contact info, etc on one side and cute little bookish sayings on the other. I take one every week, lol. This week’s said, “May your clothes be comfy, your coffee be strong, and your Monday be short.” That is the kind of sentiment I can get behind.

Office Supplies

I love office supplies, even though I never need them, so I rarely get to buy them. When I go to Target, I just wander the office supply aisles longingly. There is something so appealing about a blank notebook.

Eyeshadow

I have like 30 eyeshadow palettes, and that is the refined version. I’ve gotten rid of several. What can I say? They’re just fun. And wearing blue or purple or green eyeshadow makes me feel fun (instead of the nerd who stays home reading….which is basically my version of fun).

Bluetooth

I don’t know who came up with bluetooth, but I love it. I love it in my car, where I can listen to music or audiobooks from my phone, and I love it in my earbuds, which make household chores so much more enjoyable.

My dogs

I love my dogs a lot. Seriously, how do people NOT like dogs? Even when the chihuahua bites me, I still love him five minutes later. He is too cute to resist. The other two are poofy poodle mixes, and again, irresistible. If you’re wondering if they are chubby, yes. Yes, they are. I have a hard time saying no. Or sticking to saying no. So they get a lot of treats. 🙂

Putting Bookplates in My Books

I didn’t cover this earlier, ok. THIS IS DIFFERENT. There is a special kind of joy I get from marking a book as mine. Putting in a sticker that says, “This Belongs To the Library of Hayden” is unbelievably satisfying. Writing my name in is just not the same.

Libraries

I love bookstores too, obviously, but there is less….stress in a library. I don’t have to worry about budgets or decisions, I just get every book I want. (Sometimes I have a stack up to my chin. I get weird looks). Plus, the inherent peace of libraries. They are awesome. I feel sometimes like I could live there.

Drives

I love going on drives, especially with my mom, and especially on pretty days. It is just so peaceful and relaxing. I am enjoying them even more lately, because I can’t get enough of the beautiful foliage. I love fall.

Blogging

I mentioned this earlier, but yes. Blogging is definitely a small joy in this crazy year. Having something to do that is not school or work makes my life much happier. And you guys are a big part of that, so thank you!!

Netflix

I know everyone loves Netflix. I especially love that moment on Netflix when I turn on a show I’ve seen a thousand times (I am mainly talking about The Office, in case you care), and just let it play. I invariably end up doing something else (scrolling through Twitter or Goodreads, reading an ebook, etc.), but there is something comforting about having it on. Netflix requires zero thought, which is what I appreciate about it.

Getting a Good Grade

Um. Is this braggy? I don’t mean it to be; I just get a huge amount of satisfaction from seeing a good grade on Blackboard. I think being a student is probably the only time in my life when I can work really hard on something and get an actual numerical score. And getting a high score on something I tried really hard on is very gratifying. So I had to include it.

My tags:

They are all awesome, and you should check them out!! I definitely get joy from reading their posts and comments. 🙂

I know there is a lot of bookish stuff on here, but really, how can I help it? What are your small joys? Are you appreciating them more this year?

Happy reading and thanks for hanging in there with this long post!
Hayden

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Audiobooks Reviews

Seven Ways To Kill A King: An Audiobook Review

Book cover image of Seven Ways to Kill a King by Melissa Wright.

Myrina is a princess. Or she should be. It’s been years since the seven traitor lords killed her mother, kidnapped her sister, and made themselves kings. But with her sister about to come of age, Myrina knows she can’t let things go on as they have been. She is going to kill the traitorous kings, one by one. Even if it ends up killing her.

The synopsis of Seven Ways To Kill A King really caught my attention; I tend to enjoy female assassin heroines. I guess I was picturing something like Throne of Glass. If that is what is in your head, I must warn you that Myrina isn’t really that type of heroine. Don’t get me wrong, she is a fairly strong heroine. She is brave and determined, and she tries to be selfless (although her snooty princess vibes come through occasionally). But she isn’t a carefully trained assassin. She’s just a princess with some battle training, and more training in strategy, and that fact makes the plot of Seven Ways slightly unbelievable.

Also, there weren’t as many twists or details as I would have preferred. The ending was exciting, with an interesting twist that I only partially saw coming, but most of the plot was….exactly what it said in the Goodreads synopsis. I kept expecting there to be more to it, and there really wasn’t. A (former?) princess sets out to kill kings. That is all. So even though there was a lot of action, it almost felt boring at times. The world building was lacking in detail and kind of disappointing for me, although it is a standalone, so I guess I shouldn’t expect too much.

The romance was also pretty tepid for me. I was glad it was there, and the ending was cute, but it wasn’t as well developed as I would have liked. Frankly, most of the relationships were pretty shallow, probably because it was such a plot driven book. I did really like the ending, both plot wise and relationship wise. It kind of salvaged the book for me.

Note: I really enjoyed the audiobook version of this. I’ve listed to audiobooks narrated by Fiona Hardingham before, and although her characters tend to have a snooty vibe, she is really good at differentiating speakers. If you’re interested in Seven Ways to Kill a King, I’d recommend the audiobook version.

Following Good

Seven Ways to Kill a King was extremely clean. The only cursing was made up, based on the fantasy world. There was no sexual content or LGBT content. There wasn’t really any religious content (the fictional religion in the book was not elaborated on).

Rating

Seven Ways scraped by with three stars. I thought it was a two star book most of the way, but the ending was satisfying. It wasn’t that this book was bad, I just wanted more. More detail, more development, more unexpected plot points. It was very well written, however, and I had no idea it was self-published until writing this post. If the synopsis really appeals to you, and you’re ok with it sticking very close to what you expect, you may enjoy this one.

I’m pretty curious about other books by this author. Does anyone have any favorites by Melissa Wright?

Happy reading and hope you have a great week!
Hayden

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Book Lists WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday 10/14/20

I love WWW Wednesdays. Here, we get to talk about what we just read, what we are currently reading, and what we want to read next. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. If you haven’t already, you should check them out!

What I Just Finished

I most recently finished Fire With Fire by Destiny Soria, which was a really interesting diverse fantasy about dragons and sisterhood. I have mixed feelings about it, but enjoyed it overall. I also finished an audiobook this week: Crush by Tracy Wolff. I have a few misgivings with this one, but overall I really enjoyed it. I definitely liked it more than book one, Crave, which I gave 3/5 stars.

What I Am Currently Reading

I am STILL reading Dracula, although I’m almost done with it. I’ve been pacing myself to try to finish it around Halloween, and I think I’ll probably make that goal. I’m also reading A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik, and I am really enjoying it. I just started The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. We shall see. I’m about halfway through Sunshine by Robin McKinley, which I’m enjoying although it is taking me a surprisingly long time to get through. My new audiobook is Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz. Again, not sure how I feel about it.

What I Want To Read Next

Clearly, I’ve bitten off a big chunk at the moment, so I’m not thinking too much about what I’ll read next. I have holds on several September releases that I am still waiting on at my library, so they will (hopefully) be my next reads. Among them are Fable by Adrienne Young and The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, which I feel like I’ve been waiting for for FOREVER. I also want to re-read The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer Nielsen because the fourth book just came out (I know, what? I thought it was a trilogy!!), and the second book in the Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa is on my shelf.

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Book Lists Top Ten Tuesday

Ten Books With Super Long Titles

Yay, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! In case you don’t know, TTT is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and if you haven’t checked out her site, you totally should! This week, it is books with really long titles. These are the longest titles I could find among the books I’ve read or want to read.

  1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows book cover image.

2. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart book cover image.

3. The Girl With The Borrowed Wings

4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

5. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

6. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You

7. The Forest of Hands and Teeth

8. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

9. Seven Ways To Kill A King

10. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Well, this was fun! I’ve only read some of these, but several are on my list. Do you have a favorite among these?

Happy TTT and happy reading!
Hayden

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ARCs Reviews

Dead School: A Review

Dead School by Laura Gia West book cover image.

Note: I received an ebook copy of this book via LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.

Tina Crocker has been trying to work up her nerve her whole life. The night she finally does, she dies. And to her horror, there is no peace in death. Instead, she is enrolled in Dead School, where she absolutely must pass all her classes, or else she will be reincarnated as a gross homeless person. As she tries to figure out her strange classmate Alexei and help guide a hopeless human named Anna, Tina slowly learns why life without love is no life at all.

Ok, first, I think this is a very neat idea. School for dead people? Guiding hopeless humans in their life path? It sounds cool, right? I think this would have made a very fun middle grade novel, especially with a boy as a protagonist. Even the humor, which invariably involved something super gross and wasn’t to my taste, was kind of middle-school boy humor.

All the aspects of Dead School which related to being a young adult or being a girl didn’t really work. For example, the romance. There wasn’t really a romance at all! Are they supposed to like each other in the end? When did that happen? That entire plot line didn’t make sense for me.

I think Dead School was supposed to empower girls who weren’t as attractive, popular, etc. as others, but Tina wasn’t a very likable heroine, so it didn’t really work. The popular, gorgeous girl is a villain for the majority of the book, and then, suddenly, not. Which also didn’t make sense.

Finally, what was that ending? Confusing. Did she succeed or didn’t she?? Completely unsatisfactory.

Following Good

There was some sporadic language and references to sexual content. There was a supporting LGBT character (only mentioned at the end), and mild references to nonspecific religious content (God, angels, etc.).

Rating

I thought Dead School had some neat ideas, but I didn’t care for the execution at all. This may have made a cute middle-grade book for boys, but it did not make an enjoyable YA book. I’m giving this 1.5 stars for potential, but I didn’t like it enough to round up, so my official rating (on Goodreads, lol) is one star.

So sad, this one looked cool. At least the cover is neat, though. Perfect for this spooky season. 😀

Hope you guys are having a great week and happy reading!
Hayden

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Reviews

Kinder Poison: A Review

The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae book cover image.

Zahru is a Whisperer, which means she can talk to animals. In a world with deadly magic and powerful people, Zahru is a nobody, and she hates it. For just one day, she wants to feel important. But when she and her best friend sneak into the palace for some good food and pretty sights, Zahru gets much more than she bargained for. Before she knows it, she has met both the princes and finds herself the unwilling human sacrifice in the race that decides who will rule. Zahru just wants to go home, back to her normal, unimportant life, but the more time she spends with the royals, the more she learns that there are powers greater than magic.

I loved this one so much! I loved a lot of things about it, but let’s start with the cover. Isn’t it gorgeous? I thought it was a little too purple when I saw it online, but it is a little softer in person, and so, so pretty.

Now, the actual content. Most importantly, I loved Zahru. What an awesome heroine! She is brave, and funny, and compassionate. She is extremely likable and definitely pulls the large cast of characters together. Once I realized how many characters were being juggled in The Kinder Poison, I was a little skeptical, since a large cast doesn’t typically work well for me. But Mae did a great job giving the characters depth, even if they were very minor.

I also liked the speed of the plot. I was never bored, but I also wasn’t overwhelmed with the amount of information being thrown at me. I guess the best word is steady. Engaging, but not breakneck speed. This was important, because it left plenty of time for fantasy/world development. The fantasy was pretty well fleshed-out in The Kinder Poison, and I’m sensing some more details coming in the sequel, which will be fun.

I also appreciated that Zahru was a normal girl. Not an outcast or an overpowered chosen one, but somewhere in the middle. That isn’t the easiest heroine type to pull off, but it definitely worked here. In fact, Zahru’s powers, or lack thereof, were what made The Kinder Poison so meaningful. The message of the book isn’t shoved down our throats, but it is clear: it’s not how others see you, but what you choose to do with what you have that determines your power. Zahru chose to be the best she could be. She wasn’t the most powerful or even the smartest or most resourceful, but she was kind, compassionate, and determined. She made the best decisions she could, and she ended up having a huge influence on the people around her, despite her lack of status.

Finally, the love interest(s). Yes, there is a love triangle. And although that isn’t normally my thing, I did really enjoy it in The Kinder Poison. Have you guys read the Shatter Me series? I have only read the first few, so I can’t speak definitively, but the romantic potential in The Kinder Poison reminded me a little of the romantic interests in Shatter Me. Warren and Kasta are psycho, but I kind of like them anyway. I really need to finish that series…anyway, I am very excited to see where Mae is going to take the romance in the next book. Especially with that epilogue!!

Following Good

There was not any language in The Kinder Poison, and only mild sexual content. There were two minor LGBT characters, but it was not pushed. The religious content was all fictional, and it does include human sacrifice, so that’s something to be aware of.

Rating

Clearly, I really, really liked this one. I’m a little unsure about where the romance is going and I had some minor content issues (see the Following Good section), but overall, this was a win for me. If I did half star ratings, I would give The Kinder Poison 4.5 stars, but since I don’t, it gets five stars. Yay! I cannot wait for the sequel.

What did you guys think about this one? Are you team Kasta or team Jet? Lol, happy reading and enjoy your weekend!
Hayden

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WWW Wednesday: 10/7/20

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where we can talk about what we just finished, what we are currently reading, and what we want to read next. I didn’t get to do this last week ( I talked about upcoming releases instead), so I’m excited to be back to it. This might be my favorite meme to write. It’s so conversational. And it makes me feel so productive. 🙂

What I Just finished

Let’s see, I can’t remember exactly where I was two weeks ago, but the two books I’ve finished most recently are Seven Ways to Kill a King by Melissa Wright and Dead School by Laura Gia West. They were both just so-so for me, but I enjoyed Seven Ways to Kill a King a little more than Dead School.

What I’m Currently Reading

I’m still plugging away at Dracula, and I’m still enjoying it. I have also started Sunshine by Robin Mckinley and Fire With Fire by Destiny Soria. Most exciting for me is my newest audiobook, Crush by Tracy Wolff. The first book in the series, Crave, ended on a big cliffhanger, and I was extremely excited to finally get my hands on Crush.

What I Want to Read Next

Obviously, it’s going to take me a minute to finish the four I’m currently reading, but the next three on my list are Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz, The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck, and Deadly Education by Naomi Novik. I am looking forward to all of them, and I’m determined to get through them before Halloween, so I need to get a move on.

What are you reading right now? Got any exciting TBRs on your shelf?

Happy reading and hope you have a great week!
Hayden