WWW Wednesday [15]

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Books to do a little reading plan update.

The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Well, I missed a week again, so this is two weeks worth of reading.

Currently Reading:

ts    klpm

I’m still reading The Stowaway. It started off so well, but then… I guess it just didn’t change. I was kind of expecting the story to follow Billy more closely and personally, but it kept the same distant fact telling style that I thought would just be the setting introduction. It is a really interesting story, I’m just not particularly invested in it.

I really don’t know why I’m still reading Hannah Swensen stories, but here I am reading Key Lime Pie Murder. I guess it is kind of nice to slow down and read something that is kind of chill, rather than high stakes adventure with stuff blowing up all the time. But I don’t think I’ll ever say I’m actually a fan of “cozy” mysteries. Maybe I just haven’t read the right ones.

Recently Finished:

ff tbs  t12on  tron fk tboo  u13  tsw dsb

Oh my gosh, the ending of Faefever!! 😦 Mac was finally finding some answers when the crap hit the fan, resulting in like the worst ending ever. I NEED the next book ASAP!

I’m very in love with the Illuminae files, so I knew I needed to read These Broken Stars and This Shattered World (and I’m getting to Their Fractured Light), as they are by the same author, and I’ve finally gotten around to it! I can really see some similarities between the two series (some REALLY big), but they have unique stories, so all good. 🙂 I love how the main characters are always so different from what they seem to be to other characters – Lilac being way more than a fashion obsessed ditz, Tarver and Jubilee not just the strong stoic soldiers, and Flynn wanting to do right by all sides. I am very happy they will all be in the final book, and I so look forward to reading it! I might squeeze out a review for these someday.

The 12th of Never and Unlucky 13 are both in The Women’s Murder Club series, and well, this series seems to be going downhill. 12 was good, but 13 was merely okay to me – two of the three stories really weren’t properly wrapped up, and two of the three are just so out there improbable it’s hard to believe they were happening. Like, yes chemistry can do crazy things, so I guess one of them is possible, but the main characters have such dramatic lives that seem a bit of a stretch, even for people in higher risk jobs like law enforcement.

The Rise of Nine was great. All the numbers are finally drawing together, and they’re going to seriously kick some butt! I found myself smiling irl over some of the happier/sillier stuff that happened. I’m kind of annoyed that these books are so short and always cutting out right after the big action scene. Like, give me a moment to see everyone’s okay, please! Or give me some idea of where the next book might be going? Idk, it just always seems like a really abrupt ending.

Finders Keepers is the second of Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy. It kind of seems like it might be more of a side story to the real plot of the Mercedes Killer (based on the summary of the third one), but it was a really interesting story involving the family of on of the Mercedes Killer’s victims and books. I feel like a lot of readers might be able to really relate with the main characters (the kid and the bad guy!)

The Blood of Olympus is the final installment of the Heroes of Olympus series, and I’m sad. I know Rick Riordan has a few other series that I haven’t read yet, but I really love these characters, and from what I’ve heard, they’re only side characters in one of his other series. 😦 I do hope to find out a bit at least a little bit of what happened after that last chapter. What I did love about this book was that all these characters, who started off not necessarily weak, but not crazy strong or happy or capable became all these things by the end each in their own way.

Devil Said Bang is book 4 of the Sandman Slim series, and has just about all the sass and assholery I was expecting. Stark is taking his new job very much not seriously, basically just wanting to GTFO, and leave everyone else hanging without ever looking back. When he does manage to do so he spends some time stealing cars, killing baddies, and pissing people off left and right. You know, his usual. He does seem to grow up a little by the end of the book, actually making a kind of grown up decision that’s he didn’t actually agree to, but let’s pretend.

Up Next:

tfl  soc   ck  tgitp

As soon as I finish The Stowaway I will read Their Fractured Light. Then I will finally read Six of Crows, and probably Crooked Kingdom, since I finally bought it. And I still really need to get to The Girls in the Picture, as well as, like, everything else I’ve been approved for on NetGalley.

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