Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:
- What did you read last?
- What are you currently reading?
- What will you read next?
Since last week, I’ve managed to read 5 books. It was a bit of a mixed bag with mostly so-so reads and one big win, so at least there’s that!
Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston ★★★☆☆
I was disappointed that I didn’t love this more but I went into it expecting something completely different. This is a light fantasy fairytale that was a little whimsical, with writing on the younger side of YA, but it was a lot spookier than I expected! Sadly, I didn’t really connect with the characters and inconsistencies in the story/characters kept jarring me out of the zone. Not bad, but not a fave. RTC!
The Crowns of Croswald (The Crowns of Croswald #1) by D.E. Night ★★☆☆☆ (or 1.5 idk)
I FINISHED IT. I FINALLY FINISHED IT! And I wept with relief when I did. 😂 Wow, this is one of those books that sounded like it’d be amazing but it ended up being so very, very not for me! There were some interesting world elements but I simply couldn’t get into it and did not care. This took me two months to finish and I honestly wish I had DNF’ed it. Check out my full review.
The Tobacco Girls (The Tobacco Girls #1) by Lizzie Lane
This was a blog tour read and it was an interesting historical fiction from a perspective that I’ve (personally) never read before. The premise was really interesting and I was expecting a lot more. In the end, I just don’t think it was for me, but my opinion is definitely in the minority! Read an excerpt.
Ever After Always (Bergman Brothers #3) by Chloe Liese ★★★★★
My week of reading was saved by this book. I had no doubt that I would enjoy it but I didn’t think I’d love it as much as I did. Marriage-in-crisis romances aren’t always my jam but I shouldn’t have worried because I have loved every one of Liese’ books in this series. I gushed A LOT in my review. TL;DR: if you’re looking for a great marriage-in-crisis slow burn romance with great representation for anxiety and body positivity then look no further! Check out my review here.
Sew Basic by Kat Addams ★☆☆☆☆
This was a free book that I got from a romance author’s newsletter, in which she features books from other authors. I checked out reviews after I finished it and I feel like I read something completely different to everyone else because the lowest rating I found was 3 stars and I just… Huh? There were some Romeo-Juliet forbidden enemies-to-lovers vibes that could’ve had potential but insta-love? Nup. Unlikable, shallow & extremely privileged characters? Yeah, nah. The steamy wasn’t even really steamy? Simply put, I guess this book was just not my jam. 😂 (I mean no offense if you liked it!).
I’m finishing up Girl on the Ferris Wheel for my stop on the blog tour tomorrow and so far, it’s not a bad but the writing is leaning more towards the younger end of YA. It’s giving me major flashbacks to my first relationship as a freshman in HS and how truly awkward those firsts can be, and it’s kinda funny and a little painful to reflect on 😂 I started Starfish again last week but I had to take a break because oof, this book makes me so emotional?! I mean, I’m an emotional reader anyway, but wow, this is next level (and I do mean that in the best way)! 🙃 I will also be continuing House of Earth and Blood and eventually, Permanent Record (unless this will be my first (very painful) DNF of 2021 cos I haven’t felt the pull to pick it up again since putting it down at the end of December)!
I do have some blog tour reads that I need to get on and that I’m really looking forward to. Trading Secrets is an ARC I got from the author but… I’m starting to feel like it’s really not my jam. It sounded so interesting but I’m struggling to get into it. I’ve decided to put it down for now but I’ll hopefully come back to it again soon.
What’re you currently reading? Have you read any of these books or are they also on your TBR? Hope your 2021 has kicked off on a strong bookish note! Happy reading, friends! 😍