Tuesday, May 3, 2016
What the Wenches Are Reading
Click through to see what we're reading this week!
Amanda: I’m getting close to the end of Feverborn. I have about 20% left, and I’m not sure about the plot at this point. I’m not thrilled with Mac’s current situation, but I can think of a scenario that will make it ok for me. Jada and Ryodan: No words, just :( .
Angela: This week I’ve been reading The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2) by Brian Staveley. I’m enjoying it more than The Emperor’s Blades in that the POV’s are more evenly split this time.
Anne: I'm still lingering in Drink Deep. Merit's pain is so heart wrenching, I can't read too much of it at once. Plus, I find myself so mad at Mallory, I can hardly stand her. I'm very close to done with The 5th Wave audio book. I'm quite enjoying it and I'll be moving on to the second in the series, The Infinite Sea, sometime next week. Just in time for the third and last book to come out at the end of May.
Barb: I finished Hard Bitten and am about three-fourths through Drink Deep. You really have to read these two books as one and just power through Drink Deep to get to the good stuff. The getting there is incredibly painful, but it's so worth it in the end. I'll refrain from gushing about the brilliance of these books right now, but I feel a post brewing about the perfection of this story arc.
Care: I've been bouncing back and forth between (Percy Jackson 3) The Titan's Curse and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone this week. Still trying to track down that elusive reading-for-me time, though!
Donna: I didn't have a chance to read this week. Work is super busy right now.
Kathi: I decided to try Jane Steele, which is sort of a retelling of Jane Eyre in which she’s a serial killer. I wasn’t sure I liked the voice at first (probably because my brain was still in Outlander mode), but I found the audiobook to listen to on a trip over the weekend and have enjoyed it so far. Gotta admit, it’s kind of fun that she doesn’t just let the a$$holes crap all over her like a doormat.
Merit: This week I read a time travel romance called Everything in Its Time by Dee Davis. I love time travel stories, so I gave this one a chance, it was described as: “The author's highly acclaimed first novel”. It promised a lot: Time travel, the Highlands, mystery, a noble Scottish hero and a feisty, modern time, heroine, battles and deception and an undying love overcoming the centuries gap." Well, the story had it all, but for me it was off the mark. I don’t really like that “instant love” aspect, being madly in love after one night together as complete strangers, I’d like them to work a little for it, maybe to get to know one another a little. There was not enough depth to the plot and characters. On the other hand, the story was lovely and entertaining enough to read to the end.
Zee: Still in a bit of a mystery phase this week thanks to Christie. Finished Peril at End House, and picked up The Mystery Of The Blue Train for a reread. I also bought, and immediately read, Alisha Rai’s Be My Fantasy which was AMAZING. As always. I will literally buy anything she puts out without even reading a blurb, that’s how much I trust her as a writer. Courtney Milan’s Unveiled was another great read, and I can’t believe how much I’m enjoying her books. I’m going to have to read the rest of the Turners’ books. Wench Angela had recommended Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies, but I couldn’t get a hold of that, so instead started her The Husband’s Secret. I just started it and it’s pretty intriguing off the bat.