WWW Wednesday 8/12/20

I missed last week’s WWW amidst the hustle and bustle of reopening after lockdown to Christmas craziness, and both posts and comments to you all are sporadic as I go into panic mode trying to read everything I need to for work by my January deadline! So apologies if I’m less present than usual!

But here’s what I’ve been reading since I last posted a WWW…

WWW Wednesday is hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’ every Wednesday.

What are you currently reading?

Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy

I am absolutely loving this! History, magic, intrigue – it’s rich and atmospheric and brilliant!

Last Lesson by James Goodhand, audiobook read by Alex Roberts

I’m not loving this but I think my overall opinion will hinge on the ending. A lot feels like it could go in one of two really obvious ways, so I’m judt hoping for something unexpected to save it. I’m liking the idea of having a main character who is pretty unlikeable but so much feels self indulgent, tired or stereotyped… I’ll reserve judgement though as I’m keen to see where it goes even if I’m not 100% invested in it yet.

What have you just finished reading?

Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm

I admit I had reservations about this, but I ended up really enjoying it. My review is here.

That Time i Got Kidnapped by Tom Mitchell audiobook read by Jot Davies

Not my usual fare, but a welcome and enjoyable addition that injects some humour to the current teen offerings.

The Space We’re In by Katya Balen

I loved this. It utterly broke me. Review to follow.

Wranglestone by Darren Charlton

This was pretty good, though it didn’t blow me away, but a bit like That Time i got Kidnapped it was good to read something a bit different. I liked the concept and the setting, tension and horror were well written. I wasn’t sold on the ending though.

And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando

It took me a, while to get really into this, and I HATED the use of ‘wot’ throughout. But I really liked Nate and Megan, as well as the fact that it’s set near me and I thought it took on a sensitive subject well. Perfect for fans of Patrice Lawrence.

What will you read next?

Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann – I love a verse novel so I’ve high hopes for this!

Have you read any of these? What are you reading at the moment?


5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 8/12/20

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  1. Splinters of Scarlet definitely looks like my kind of read. I haven’t heard of it – is it a children’s or adult book? I’m looking forward to your review for The Space We’re In.

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  2. Only one of these I’ve read is Orion Lost, which you already know my feelings on! Podkin was last thing I finished, I’m now reading Forest of Shadows and next I’m going to start Trouble in a Tutu 💜
    Amy x

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  3. I’ve heard so many great things about Orion Lost & after October October, I so need to read The Space We’re in (but I need a bit of head-space to properly enjoy it!)
    I’m currently reading ‘Boy Everywhere’ – it’s a book everyone should read, in order to begin to understand the horrors Syrian refugees have gone through to get to safety.


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