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?
Philippa Gregory – The Lady of the Rivers (Cousins’ War 3)
The third installment in the wonderful Cousins’ War series. I love historical fiction and although I usually go for Roman or Tudor, this isn’t too far out of my usual era as it’s the history of what happened right before the Tudor dynasty attained the throne – it’s how they got there really. I love this sort of historical faction. I’m about two-thirds of the way through as this is the book that is by my bed for reading before going to sleep, and I’ve been too tired and ill to read much at night lately.
Various – Dates From Hell (Compilation)
Contains the following novellas:
- Kim Harrison – Undead in the Garden of Good and Evil
Absolutely dire. Reading this novella reminded me why I never got past the second book in the Rachel Morgan series. This novella includes the most unsexy and unexciting blood/sex scene I have ever had the misfortune to encounter and the story is both dull and predictable. I will be happy if I never read anything by this author again as long as I live.
- The Claire Switch Project (CURRENTLY READING)
So far it’s pretty decent and a damned sight better than the previous story, so I’m hopeful the others will be better too…
- Kelley Armstrong – Chaotic
Haven’t got this far yet, but I love Kelley Armstrong and am looking forward to it.
- Lori Handeland – Dead Man Dating
This will be my first experience of Lori Handeland’s writing…
What did you recently finish reading?
Alyson Noël – Shadowland (Immortals 3)
This one is actually a darned sight better than the second in the series and I may well pick up the fourth in the series when I visit the library this morning (if it’s there!). Both the writing and the story have improved this time round and I found myself re-reading short passages where I enjoyed the words themselves.
I’m not a fan of misrepresenting Pagan religions (I’m not Wiccan, but I know people who are), or any religion, really, and what is described in this book is more akin to fantasy-based sorcery, but the author has attempted to ground it in reality by linking it to Wicca. However, the overall impression given by the author is a positive one – that magick can be used for good or bad and that it is the intent of the user that affects it and not magick itself being black or white (it’s all shades of grey, really). I can get on board with that.
What do you think you’ll read next?
My own books:
- Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus
From the library:
- Julia Golding – Cat’s Cradle (Cat Royal 6)
- Sarah Singleton – Century
- Stephen Cole – Wounded (Wereling Trilogy 1)
- Stephen Cole – Prey (Wreling Trilogy 2)
- Stephen Cole – Resurrection (Wereling Trilogy 3)