WWW Wednesday #56

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks, and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi HeiligThe Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks

I have recently finished reading Eon by Alison Goodman, Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder, and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.

Eon by Alison Goodman Magic Study by Maria V. SnyderSiege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

I hope to read The Circle by Dave Eggers, Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder, Eona by Alison Goodman, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, and Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie next.

The Circle by Dave EggersFire Study by Maria V. Snyder Eona by Alison GoodmanRuin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment.  :)

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WWW Wednesday #55

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig and The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks.

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi HeiligThe Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks

I have recently finished reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Sol of the Coliseum by Adam Gaylord, and Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Sol of the Coliseum by Adam GaylordPoison Study by Maria V. Snyder

I hope to read The Circle by Dave Eggers, Eon by Alison Goodman, and Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder next.

The Circle by Dave EggersEon by Alison GoodmanMagic Study by Maria V. Snyder

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment.  :)

WWW Wednesday #54

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardguo, The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks, and Sol of the Coliseum by Adam Gaylord.

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heiligwww.amazon.com

The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry BrooksSol of the Coliseum by Adam Gaylord

I have recently finished reading* Fairest by Marissa Meyer, Stars Above by Marissa MeyerRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (re-read), The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski, Uprooted by Naomi Novak, The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan, The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury, Stardust by Neil Gaiman, The Imposter Queen by Sarah Fine, Riders by Veronica Rossi, The Last Star by Rick Yancey, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, This Raging Light by Estelle Laure, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, Where She Went by Gayle Forman, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, How to Write with Flair by Heather Holleman Ph.D., The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine, The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth by Katherine Woodfine, The Whispering Statue by Carolyn Keene (re-read), Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie, and Third Girl by Agatha ChristieIf you’re interested in reading a bit about my thoughts on these books, read my Return From Hiatus + Reading Update post.

Fairest by Marissa Meyer Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Red Queen by Victoria AveyardGlass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodmannerdist.com

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski The Winner's Crime by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Uprooted by Naomi NovakThe Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearsontweenthepages.wordpress.com

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica KhouryStardust by Neil GaimanThe Imposter Queen by Sarah Fine

Riders by Veronica Rossiwww.amazon.com

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy NelsonThis Raging Light by Estelle Laure

Everything, Everything by Nicola YoonWhere She Went by Gayle Forman

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareHow to Write with Flair by Heather Holleman

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine WioodfineThe Mystery of the Jewelled MothThe Whispering Statue by Carolyn Keene

Three Act Tragedy by Agatha ChristieThird Girl by Agatha Christie

I hope to read The Circle by Dave Eggers, Eon by Alison Goodman, and Poison Study by Maria V.  Snyder next.

The Circle by Dave EggersEon by Alison GoodmanPoison Study by Maria V. Snyder

What are you currently reading? Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment.  :)

*I have been on hiatus, which is why I have so many books under ‘recently finished,’ but I wish I could read books that quickly though 🙂

Reader Ravings: 2016 Cliffhangers — Dying for the Sequel

The definition of ‘cliffhanger’ according to The New Oxford American Dictionary:

cliffhanger |ˈklifˌhaNGər|

noun
an ending to an episode of a serial drama that leaves the audience in suspense.
• a story or event with a strong element of suspense: the game was a cliffhanger right up to the final buzzer.

DERIVATIVES
cliffhanging |-ˌhaNGiNG|adjective

My definition of ‘cliffhanger’ from a bookworm’s perspective:

cliffhanger |ˈklifˌhaNGər|

noun
(of a book in a series) a suspenseful, sometimes abrupt ending
• a story device used to generate excitement for the book’s release
• a story device used to provoke questions about the upcoming sequel’s events

DERIVATIVES
cliffhanging |-ˌhaNGiNG|adjective

Here are some sequels whose release I can’t wait for after those cliffhangers:

1. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Waiting On: A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray
Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia GrayA Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray

2. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
Waiting On: The Last Star by Rick Yancey
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3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Waiting On: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
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4. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Waiting On: Untitled (Truthwitch #2) by Susan Dennard
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5. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
Waiting On: Witch’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini
Firewalker by Josephine AngeliniWitch's Pyre by Josephine Angelini

6. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Waiting On: The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
www.amazon.comThe Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

7. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Waiting On: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
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8. The Rose Society by Marie Lu
Waiting On: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t Get

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of March 8, 2016 is about ten characters everyone seems to love but I don’t get or vice versa.

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Penryn from Angelfall by Susan Ee
I liked that Penryn was an independent and brave heroine, but I just didn’t feel really connected to her.

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2. Ruby from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The author made it clear that Ruby had gone through a lot of trauma. However I just didn’t like her character very much or the decisions she made sometimes.

3. Meira from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Although I didn’t necessarily want Meira to die (she does prove herself to be very capable in the book), I didn’t exactly really like and cheer for her in the book.

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4. Thomas from The Maze Runner by James Dashner
After the end of The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure, I just couldn’t bring myself to like Thomas, especially at the end of The Death Cure where I was very mad at him.

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5. Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Again, I just didn’t really connect to his character.

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I was not able to think of five more popular characters who I just didn’t get, so I have a Top 5 list. What characters / books are on your TTT’s this week? Feel free to post a link to your TTT in a comment–I’d love to check them out 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books and Matching Song

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays: a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of February 16, 2016 is about music and books, so I made a list of ten books and ten songs that I thought went with the over all feel of the book.

Top Ten Tuesday

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins | Help I’m Alive by Metric

2. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey | Bury Me Alive by We Are the Fallen

3.  We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | Lithium by Evanescence

4. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas | New Way to Bleed by Evanescence

5. The Rose Society by Marie Lu | In the Dark by Flyleaf

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Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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TitleSix of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: Six of Crows Series | Book 1
Pages: 480
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 29, 2015)
Rating: 4 stars (Read It!-Choose It!)

The Grisha novel, Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardguo describes criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker’s perilous quest for wealth.

When Kaz Brekker, deadly criminal prodigy with a mysterious past in the city of Ketterdam is offered a chance to earn gold–a dangerous offer which might get him killed–he accepts. If he can break into the notorious Ice Court of Fjerda and retrieve a hostage harboring secret knowledge that could destroy the world, he will be showered with wealth.

In his quest for wealth, Kaz assembles a cunning group of six dangerous outcasts: Inej, Jesper, Nina, Matthias, and Wylan.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions I Have For 2016

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of January 5, 2016 is: Resolutions I Have For 2016. The wording of this topic is pretty open-ended, so for this Top Ten Tuesday I made a TBR list of already released books I want to read or finish.

Here’s my list:

1. The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen

The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook

2. Uprooted by Naomi Novak

Uprooted by Naomi Novak

3. The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr

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4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

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2016 TBR List

As the year of 2016 is upon us, I’ve decided to make a TBR list of some of the books I’d like to read this year:

  1. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
  2. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
  3. A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  4. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
  5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  6. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  7. The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  8. End of the Days by Susan Ee
  9. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  10. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  11. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
  12. Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
  13. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  14. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
  15. Glyphbinder by T. Eric Bakutis
  16. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  17. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  18. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  19. The Last Star by Rick Yancey
  20. Linked by Susanne Valenti
  21. The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
  22. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
  23. The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  24. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
  25. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  26. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  27. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  28. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  29. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  30. Throne of Glass #5 by Sarah J. Maas
  31. Uprooted by Naomi Novak
  32. Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson
  33. Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare
  34. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  35. World After by Susan Ee
  36. The Young Elites #3 by Marie Lu

What are some books on your TBR for 2016? 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of December 29, 2015 is: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016. Note: Some of these books will actually be released in the second half of 2016.

Here’s my list:

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Cassandra Clare is an amazing writer with a great fantasy world, so I’m looking forward to the release of Lady Midnight, which will follow Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs.

2. Traitor’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini
I’ve just read Trial by Fire and really enjoyed it, so hopefully I can catch up and read Firewalker before starting Traitor’s Pyre.

3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
I read An Ember in the Ashes and by the end I could hardly wait for the sequel after the startling ending.

4. Throne of Glass #5 by Sarah J. Maas
Although Queen of Shadows balanced the need for a resolution and a cliffhanger, I still cannot get enough of reading about the amazing Aelin and Sarah J. Maas’s writing.

5. The Young Elites #3 by Marie Lu
After The Rose Society‘s ending, I was left in suspense wondering what would become of Adelina and Violetta.

6. The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Again, cliffhanger, I really want to find out what happens after that ending in Six of Crows.

7. Snow Like Ashes #3 by Sara Raasch
I have not finished reading Snow Like Ashes yet and I still need to read Ice Like Fire, but the premise sounds exciting.

8. The Last Star by Rick Yancey
I believe this is the third book in the series, so I’ll have a lot of reading to do before I can read this, but I’m excited nonetheless because of The 5th Wave‘s intriguing synopsis.

9. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
The sequel to The Orphan Queen, hopefully I’ll have read The Orphan Queen when The Mirror King is released.

10. The Fever Code by James Dashner
A prequel to The Maze Runner trilogy.

What releases are you anticipating in 2016? Feel free to post a link to your TTT post in a comment. 🙂