WWW Wednesday | May 29, 2019

“Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!”

The Three Ws are: 
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

the priory of the orange tree

A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

I’m about 200 pages into it and I’m enjoying it for the most part. As with most fantasy novels, there are a lot of characters. Unfortunately, Shannon didn’t do a spectacular job of defining the characters to make them stand out. So, at the beginning of each chapter I find myself trying to remember who the characters are and how the side of the world they live in functions as compared to the other.

I’m definitely interested in continuing to see where this story goes!

 

Recently finished:

on the come up
four stars black
On the Come Up is a great follow up novel to THUG that cements Thomas as an inspiring writer and not a one hit wonder.

 

 

F*ck marriage
five stars black

F*ck Marriage is an emotionally heavy novel that gets at the core of relationships, marriage, and what happens after they end.

 

 

What’s Next?

I’m not really sure what mood I’ll be in once I finisher The Priory of the Orange Tree. We’ll see!
If you read my last WWW Wednesday post, I was planning on reading Middlegame by Seanan McGuire, but the library copy still hasn’t come in, so my watch continues.

 

 

What about you? What are your three Ws this Wednesday? Have you read any of the books mentioned above?

 

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | May 29, 2019

  1. Finished up a few things recently including the first law trilogy (AMAZING) and Asimov’s collected short stories volume 2 (equally amazing). Now I’ve stepped back into the real world and I’m powering through The Secret History which is just so captivating. Looking ahead, I think I’m going to go for some classic sci fi next. Possibly Ringwood or The Ragged Astronauts but there are many other potential candidates!!!

  2. I’m curious to see what you think of both The Priory and The Gutter Prayer! Neither was spectacular for me, but I know lots of other readers enjoyed them more than I did.

    1. I’ve got about 300 pages left of The Priory and I’m actually really enjoying it. The first 100 pages were a little rough, but now that I’ve got the lay of land I’m digging it. I really like the dragons and how they talk. Though, so far I’m wishing there’s more dragons.

  3. Not sure what my next reads will be – I need to take a look and see what’s next on the list. Just finished Red Stained Wings and not started another yet because I’ve been too busy.
    Lynn 😀

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