WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
Elizabeth Chadwick – Shadows and Strongholds
I’ve not read much in the way of medieval historical fiction, but this has been languishing on Mount TBR for several years now and it’s about time I gave it a try!
What did you recently finish reading?
Julia Golding – Black Heart of Jamaica (Cat Royal 5)
Not quite as good as the last one. Once again we’re looking at slavery, but this time Cat experiences first hand how slaves are treated. There’s a smattering of piracy included, so a second sea voyage (however brief), but I would have preferred more of that to explore something a little different. Still good though!
Kevin Brookes – iBoy
Young adult urban sci-fi thriller with a great concept. Fascinating study on moral right versus revenge and the responsibility of those who have power (a la Spiderman etc). Believable characters coupled with hard-hitting themes which are deftly handled. I’ll be looking out for this author in future!
YS Lee – A Spy in the House (The Agency 1)
First in a series of young adult historical detective/mystery novels. Packed with intrigue and it doesn’t dumb down for the teen audience either. Definitely worth pursuing further.
Steven Preece – Wasted Resource (FOR REVIEW)
Full review HERE.
Lauren Kate – Fallen (Fallen 1)
First in a young adult urban fantasy series. Interesting characters and concept although nearer the end it started to jump around a fair bit which meant I marked it down a little when I finished it. I’ll be reading the other books too though.
Michael Cordy – The Colour of Death – ABANDONDED
I just couldn’t read this one because it’s written in the present tense. It doesn’t matter how good a story is, if it’s written in the present tense, I just can’t get on with it. It hurts my head too much. So, sadly, I shall be unable to read this novel, which is the last one I was sent from the Transworld Book Group. Such a shame, because the other three were all great reads.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I have absolutely no idea what I’ll read next. It really depends on what takes my fancy. It will be my birthday on Monday, so I’ll definitely be buying a few books then. Most likely one or more of the following:
- Kelley Armstrong – Spellbound (WotOW 12)
- Brian Michael Bendis – Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm (graphic novel)
- Richard Castle – Heat Rises (Nikki Heat 3)
- Philippa Gregory – The Lady of the Rivers (Cousins’ War 3)
- Terry Pratchett – Snuff (Discworld 39)
I’ll also most likely visit the library some time next week and pick out a few more titles there…