It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the books I’ve been reading on here. I recently kicked my reading slump and couldn’t pass up the chance to participate in WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Jump below to see what I am currently reading, what I recently finish reading and what I am reading next!
What are you currently reading?
I am currently catching up on ARC’s and started Emma in the Night recently. I’ve heard it’s a great thriller and one of those books you simply cannot stop reading once you start. This time of year I simply love a great mystery or thriller to help set the mood! I have also started the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi. I’m not sure why I haven’t picked these up until now, and I’ve owned the books for a while as well. After many borderline spoilery comments from my two partners in crime, Meredith and Sam, I could not hold off any longer.
What did you recently finish reading?
I hope you are ready for this one…
I did mention I was catching up on ARC’s! I absolutely loved all of these. It’s been a great reading season so far and I love when publisher’s match such great books to a reader.
Warcross by Marie Lu (Available September 12 2017) 5/5 stars : I absolutely LOVED this book. It’s the first of her new duology and this book does not hold back. It follows the journey of a teenage bounty hunter, Emika, as she hunts a hacker tampering with the worldwide phenomenon that is the virtual reality game Warcross. The integration of the new tech with the modern world reminds of the scifi elements from futuristic movies I love. This story is absolutely addicting and so fast-paced. You will not want to put this book down. While it is gamer based, it’s definitely a story non-gamers will also enjoy!
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series) by Leigh Bardugo (Available August 29 2017) 4/5 stars: I love a great female superhero story and Warbringer is one I never knew I needed. It is the first book in the DC Icons series. Leigh Bardugo certainly doesn’t hold back. While Warbringer is definitely different from her usual fantasy reads, this story has all the kick ass female friendships we don’t always get enough of in YA Lit. I definitely enjoyed this take on Diana’s story and cannot wait for you to dive in!
Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert 5/5 stars: I received this book from @theNovl newsletter. Thank you! I love this debut read. It tackles the difficult subject of bipolar disorder, which I believe is done rather well. The struggle Little goes through with her brother in addition to being a blended family of two different races is incredible. As some who immigrated to the US at a very young age, I feel her struggle to fit in and figure out who she is. This book is incredible in it’s diversity and for being YA it’s refreshing reading a story that isn’t overwhelmed with the romance aspect. Absolutely pick this up when you have the chance!
The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley 5/5 stars: OH MY GOSH. I finished The Watchmaker of Filigree Street last month to prepare for the Bedlam Stacks (Thank you so much Shaelyn and Bloomsbury for the arc!). Nothing about Natasha Pulley’s writing will ever stop surprising me. The Bedlam Stacks is beautifully written and just as immersive and full of wonder as The Watchmaker. I love this Victorian era filled with magic and steampunk! Her characters are so very very real. I highly recommend reading both of these books! I haven’t read anything that compares to these.
What do you think you will read next?
All the Crooked Saints (available October 10 2017) I have had this arc for a little while and I cannot wait to dive in. I am so intrigued by the story and the concept of miracles. I am ready to visit Bicho Raro and meet the Soria cousins. Give me your miracles. I am always in the mood for more magic and mystery from Maggie Stiefvater.
What are you currently reading? Tell me in the comments below!