This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. A similar meme, This Week in Books is hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found.
Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over at Taking on a World of Words.
The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I haven’t taken part in this for the last few weeks so here’s my list:
What I’m Reading…
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it… or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
I’m still on the Sarah J. Maas kick. I have to say I wasn’t that impressed when I began CoTR. It’s okay and all, but it seemed like Feyre was trying to be a cheap knock-off of Katness Everdeen and it wasn’t working for me. Then she started to have feelings but then – what’s the point? It’s the first in a series – it’s not going to end well for them! I’ve got about a quarter left to go and it’s finally picking up and here’s hoping for a good finish.
What I Finished Reading…
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.
I liked the insight it gave to Celaena’s character and the back story. But I don’t see how she didn’t know who was responsible for Sam! Reading this made me even more eager to get my hands on the next book in the series!!
In this wonderfully creative retelling of the infamous—and torrid—love affair between Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, history collides with the present when a sizzling romance ignites in a modern-day high school.
Henry Tudor’s life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student body president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. But ever since the death of his brother, the pressure for Henry to be perfect has doubled. And now he’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who isn’t Tudor-approved.
Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.
Wild, brash, and outspoken, Anne is everything Henry isn’t allowed to be—or want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, but his desire for Anne consumes him.
Henry is willing to do anything to be with her, but once they’re together, will their romance destroy them both?
I hate to be disappointed by a book. It’s worst feeling. And this one had so much potential – I love the stories of Anne Boleyn and Hentry Tudor and putting it in a YA setting seemed a no-brainer. But no. Didn’t work for me. Didn’t work at all. And I can’t even say why – just didn’t do it for me. sigh. 🙁
Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
I don’t know if it’s my mood today, but this one didn’t cut it for me either. It was good – awesome dialogue, fast moving. Colleen Hoover makes me care about the characters and I usually come away from reading her books by being inspired to write more romance in the attempt to create what she can create. (I’m not a romance writer, so haven’t been successful yet – will still keep trying!)
But the twist. And the ending. Did not love them, and that’s all I will say about it.
What I’m Reading next…
I need a big adult book to offset all the YA. But I have a new Star Wars book that is supposed to give hints for the movie… I’ll see what the mood brings.
What I’m Writing…
The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd is available for pre-sale!
After taking an experimental drug to erase her memories of saving the world (or at least the country – several times) Charlotte is given a new life – a quiet, unassuming job, a second chance at love with Luke, and no one trying to kill her.
Two years later and with no recollection of saving the world, she steps in to help a random stranger and is amazed at the ease in which she dispatches her opponents using a rolled-up magazine. But how is that possible? She has Buffy-like fight moves, fires a gun with deadly accuracy and can use the air from car tires to keep breathing underwater.
When she meets Ham – why is he so familiar? The flashes, the déjà vu, the dreams – they’re not really dreams? Blowing up a building in Mexico, being buried alive – those things really happened to her? And what is her brother doing flying a plane? Turns out those two years of quiet with Luke was really an undercover mission to help bring down a secret organization targeting her family.
Charlotte needs to remember her secret life if she wants to save the world again and the only man she’s ever loved.
And I’m frantically trying to put the finishing touches on the kids’ book I’m writing for mu kids. I need a copy of it under the tree – whether it will be the finished copy is yet to be seen!
What about you? How’s your reading been lately?