WWW Wednesday // October 11th

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To play along you just had to answer the following three questions:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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I was kindly sent I Danced With Sorrow through email but its very talented author, Alicia Wright. It is a collection of short-verse poetry split into five sections that explore heartbreak, abuse and finally, liberation and is very reminiscent of Milk and Honey and Salt. Some were short and to the point and raw and others flowed lyrically and they all came together, almost like a tale. I’d definitely recommend this collection of poetry either if you are new to the genre or a frequent reader of it. It is clear that Alicia put her heart and soul into this book and I’m honoured to have been given the chance to read it.

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212652304.jpgI must admit that Sleeping Beauties was both a cover-buy (I got the exclusive edition from Tescos that also has an engraved front cover) and the fact that it was written by Stephen King. Despite not having a read a lot of his books, there’s a reason everybody knows his name and this time he is joined by his son. This is a very loose retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale – in this world, an epidemic is causing women to fall asleep and enter cocoon-like states. This book is filled with characters and luckily, isn’t just about men running about being men but also about all these different types of women – criminals, mothers, police officers. I’m about half way through so far and despite it being a huge block of a book (700+ pages,) it is incredibly enthralling.

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212652304.jpgYes, you may be wondering what decade I’m in to have Fahrenheit 451 as my next read and where have I been for the past few years but I just haven’t got around to it. However, lately my local Waterstones has had a display dedicated to this book so I just went for it. I probably don’t have to tell you guys the synopsis of this classic but it just tells the story of a fireman whose job it is to burn books as they are forbidden in this world. My idea of hell, thank you very much. I’m sure I’ll love it as much as everybody else does so I’m super excited to get into it.


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Angharad @
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WWW Wednesday // September 20th

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To play along you just had to answer the following three questions:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

a-book-i-have-read212652304.jpgI read Good Me, Bad Me in one sitting whilst on a train journey, I wasn’t going to put it down for anybody. It hooked me from the very beginning, the very end line of the prologue gave me chills and I knew I was going to love it. The story follows Milly, previously known as Annie but then was when she was the daughter of her serial killing mother. This book delves into nature vs nurture and if blood really is thicker than water. It doesn’t have a main plot but exploring the mind of Milly who had an horrific childhood and has survived abuse whilst struggling with still being somewhat loyal to her mother is so interesting. It’s definitely a chilling thriller and I’d recommend it 100%.

a-book-i-have-read3.jpgI was kindly sent The Red Thread in exchange for an honest review during a blog tour (my review will be up on Friday!) Despite just hitting the 100 page mark, I’m unfortunately not enjoying it. Although the descriptions are so unique and atmospheric, the entire book is dedicated to them. However, I will say that delving into the world of 1830s Singapore is very interesting as it’s an era I’ve never read about either in fiction or otherwise. More in-depth thoughts will be in my main review!

a-book-i-have-read2.jpgDespite having so many good books in my current TBR, I’m most excited for The Girl with the Red Balloon and have been since it was announced. It just sounds perfect for me, historical fiction mixed with fantasy and magic elements. It sounds both heartbreaking and beautiful and I’m so excited to get into it. I also believe it features both a Romani character and a Jewish-American character so it gets extra points for being diverse. Despite not reading it yet, I’ve heard raving reviews from bloggers I trust so definitely go and check it out if you haven’t already!


 

What are you guys currently reading? Let me know in the comments.
Lots of love,
Angharad @
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WWW Wednesday // August 30th

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To play along you just had to answer the following three questions:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

a-book-i-have-read21265230.jpgI finished A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke this morning. I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this beautiful, unique debut at YALC from Scholastic. It was an enjoyable book based around Ósa, the main character’s, journey to save her people after disaster strikes. I don’t usually like journey based books, but I loved Ósa’s determination and loyalty, and how her strength was portrayed through this rather than through skill or physical strength as it is in many YA books. ASOSAS is out in October!

a-book-i-have-read1.jpgI’m just about to start reading Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody. I received this in the July Fairyloot box and, as it’s been on my tbr for a bit, I’m really excited to get stuck in to it! I think there’s been a lot of circus/festival based YA books released recently so I’m looking forward to seeing what DOTBC does differently to these.

a-book-i-have-read21265230.jpgNext, I’m planning to start on Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović. I’ve been looking forward to reading this for ages – filled with Magic and the bonds of sisterhood, what’s not to love? I was sent this book by Harper360, so huge thanks go to them!


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Lots of love,
Becky @
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WWW Wednesday / August 23rd

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To play along you just had to answer the following three questions:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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The Humans has been on my TBR for a while but I just hadn’t got around to buying it. That was until I found a copy for £1 in a charity shop and I knew it was just fate that I had to read it right away. I loved it. It really explores one of my favourite topics – what it means to be human. What separates us from artificial intelligence? What distinguishes us from humans? If there was another life form, what would they think of us? This follows former alien, now Professor Andrew Martin as he is put on Earth to destroy intelligence that could change the world. However, going from Space into a family with a wife, kid and dog is a huge step and he is going to discover what it means to be human. TW for suicide ideation.

 

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The Good Daughter is my first experience with Karin Slaughter despite growing up with her books always in my house (my mum is a huge fan) but after seeing this, reading the exciting synopsis and being accepted for it on Netgalley, I knew I had to delve into one of her worlds. I’m only 100 pages in (I just had to double check that because SO much has already happened) but I am hooked. The book starts in 1989 and follows the story of sisters Charlie and Samantha, now the book centres around Charlie’s life 28 years later. I must point out that this book is already full of violence and at the moment, a school shooting has just taken place so I’d definitely be aware of that. However, I’m so ready to find out what actually happened all those years ago and how the sisters have ended up!

 

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My Sister’s Bones was actually kindly sent to me this morning in exchange for an Instagram tour I’m going to be taking part in on September 13th! I’ve decided to read and review this book as well as posting a photo and I’ve already seen some raving reviews from trusted bloggers. I don’t know too much about it but I know that it’s about sisters and bones. I’m kidding. I believe this thriller also delves into the world of PTSD as our main character is a war reporter which is something I’m definitely interested in reading into. Overall, I’m super excited and kind of happy with going into this blind. As mentioned above, a full review of this book will be posted once I’ve finished!


 

Let me know what you’re currently reading in the comments!
Lots of love,
Angharad @
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WWW Wednesday / August 2nd

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To play along you just had to answer the following three questions:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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The Hollow Girl was sent to me on Netgalley. If you follow me on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter – pretty much anything then you know how much this book means to me right now. It’s a book set in my country!! That never happens. It tells the story of Bethan, a Welsh Romani who lives with her grandmother and will succeed her as the community’s healer/witch/badass. Full review to come closer to release date!

Queens of Geek was a book I desperately wanted to get around to after hearing it had an autistic main character. If you guys didn’t know, I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 18 so reading about it in a young adult novel was a big deal to me. This book is fun, especially if you’re a fan of all things fandom. Not only that but it’s diverse! An autistic main character with an anxiety disorder and a biracial (Chinese/Australian) bisexual main character who’s also a HUGE Youtuber! Although I didn’t love this book, I still really enjoyed it!

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The Alice Network is my current read after I got sent it in exchange for an honest review. I’m only 100 pages in so far but I am absolutely loving it. I love that it switches between the two women – Charlie who trying to solve the mystery of her missing cousin in 1947 and Eve, a former spy who tells us of her life during 1915. The two women’s lives become entwined and it is making for an excellent story so far. I love historical fiction but having two very different women as the protagonists is definitely my jam.

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Nyxia is hopefully my next read after being accepted for it on Netgalley. If I’m honest, I don’t know much about this book. In fact, I’ll have a look right now… Okay, it’s young adult and it’s sci-fi. It sounds perfect. It has been compared to The Hunger Games without killing but with added magic. It’s character driven, has multiple POVs (including one by a black character) and it has a lot of POC. Oh, and it’s a trilogy! I’m excited now so definitely ready to get into it!


I’m really enjoying this tag. Let me know what you’re currently reading in the comments!
Lots of love,
Angharad @
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WWW Wednesday / July 26

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WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To play along you just had to answer the following three questions:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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The King of Bourbon Street is the first book in the NOLA Nights series. This was unlike anything I’ve read before (an adult erotica fiction) but I absolutely loved it. It was diverse, including a fat protagonist and despite being based on a dom/sub relationship, it still managed to be healthy and consensual. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

Eliza and Her Monsters  is a young-adult contemporary that tells the story of Eliza, a teenage girl with a perfectly normal every day life but online, she is famous as the creator of an online web comic series. This book deals with internet life vs real life, depression and social anxiety. It was everything I want in a book. An immediate five stars for me.

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When Dimple Met Rishi is my main current read that I am more than halfway through. I’m really enjoying it. It’s really interesting to read about Indian culture and from the perspective of two characters who come from the same background but have very different views. Excited to see how it ends!

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is my second current read that I am only around 30% finished with despite attempting to read it for the past few days. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not in the mood for historical fiction or because it’s just not my type of book but I’m slumping really hard with reading it. I’m going to keep going though, purely for the characters of Percy and Felicity.

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The Tiger’s Watch is the most recent book I got from Netgalley and as I am a huge fan of Julia and her previous works, I’m so excited to get into this one! I believe it has a gender-fluid protagonist(!) a slow burn romance and magic. Plus, just look at that cover.

The Alice Network was recently sent to me for review. I received an email a while back promoting this book and I just knew it was something I was guaranteed to love. It tells the story of two different women during World War II – a spy and a socialite. I’m excited to get into it and my copy has deckled edges *insert sobs*


So that is all my previous, current and future reads! Have you read any of them? And what are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments!
Lots of love,
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