WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and to participate all you have to do is answer the three W’s listed below. Once you’ve posted your WWW, drop a link to your post in Sam’s comments <3’s!

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

*Covers = Goodreads

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

I’m currently reading The Upside of Unrequited & LOVING the lightness of it all, it’s just what I needed. I’m enjoying the sibling relationship & the main protagonist is seriously my type of gal. Molly Peskin-Suso is someone I could easily relate to. At the rate that I am reading this one, I’m probably going to be finishing up by tomorrow 😉

 I recently read, reviewed, and ADORED the hell out of Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray! for those of you missing the Illuminae files something BAD!…this one is for you 😉 check out my review here. After Defy the Stars I jumped in Given to the Sea (Given Duet #1) by Mindy McGinnis since this one was from Penguin’s First to Read & I was cutting it close on time limit. The First to Read program is pretty cool but you do have a due date before the book expires my bookish peeps! *always tardy to the party* haha! anyways, I’m still working my thoughts out about Given to the Sea…thoughts a PLENTY! and should have a review up this week *fingers crossed* BUT if you’re really curious or you’re just looking for a really cool Book Blogger, check out Kourtni @KourtniReads review here. Kourtni & I share similar thoughts on this one, she gave it 2 stars I gave it 3 but we both want to see how this duology works itself out 😉

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood–and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

As the faerie queen and her army of Vultures prepare to march, Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.

Isabelle crosses land and sea; unearthly, thorny vines rise up the palace walls; and whispers of revolt travel in the ashes on the wind. The kingdom falls to ruin under layers of snow. Meanwhile, Aurora wakes up in a strange and enchanted world, where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape . . . or the reason for her to stay.

Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer, its not often we get a Sleeping Beauty re-telling & as a kid I always wanted to see more from this fairy tale princess. I was over the moon excited to hear of Spindle Fire & although I’m trying to remain positive…I have caught wind of the mediocre ratings *Le sigh* nonetheless I will enter this one with an open heart & hope for the best 😉

Did any of you participate in WWW Wednesday? if so, drop that link & i’ll swing by your blog for a peek. I’ve made a considerable dent in my arc spreadsheet & I’m wondering if I should reward myself with reading Strange the Dreamer…tempting! 

Author: LairOfBooks

"I didn't choose the Book Life, the Book Life chose me"

30 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday”

    1. I’m almost 100% sure Upside is the Owlcrate pick for April so I’m holding off lol. I have the eGalley I’m trying to finish either by tonight or tomorrow, so good though😆 Defy is GORGE! It was a good one, def continuing with the series 🙂

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      1. Hopefully you’re right about OwlCrate! I thought about requesting it on Netgalley and then never got around to doing it. I’ve been trying not to go crazy requesting ARCs on there lol. Sometimes I can be!

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  1. I enjoyed Defy the Stars and I can’t wait to read the next book! I’m looking forward to read The Upside of Unrequited and I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying it so far. Given to the Sea sounds interesting but the mixed reviews is making me hesitate to pick this up so I’ll look forward to your thoughts on it. I’m not sure I would enjoy spindle fire but i hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 🙂

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    1. Awesome! there are actually a few reviews up for Given to the Sea & they’re very mixed. I am trying to write y review tonight, if i’m feeling any better (bad cold/cough). Upside is currently keeping me company & its SO CUTE & FUNNY! def recommend 😉


    1. I’m currently home sick alternating btw Upside and my blog trying to feel productive lol, it really is good! cute & funny. I am def going to pick up her Firebird trilogy soon, becoming a fan here 😉

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  2. One thing about Mindy McGinnis is that all of her books are very different. I’ve only read Not a Drop to Drink and Female of the Species and those two books couldn’t be more different in genre, story, etc. I’m curious about Given to the Sea for that reason…but I’ve been so picky about books lately. I only want to read them if I think I am going to love them!

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    1. Yea I read her authors note at the end of Given to the Sea where she mentions what an awesome publisher she has to trust her many genre hops lol. She’s a good writer but I struggled with the use of 1st and 3rd person throughout the book. The story itself was interesting with a few cringe worthy moments along the way. I’ll be continuing with this duology just to see how it wraps up cuz the ending left me with questions 😉💕

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  3. I’m so, so glad to hear that you liked Defy the Stars! I really want to read it. I keep meaning to check out your review – I’ll have to actually do that, haha.
    I’m kind of bummed about the mixed reviews for Spindle Fire so far although I have to admit I’m not that surprised. I read Lexa Hillyer’s other book, Proof of Forever, a year or two ago and it was okay, but nothing spectacular. I was hoping this would be better though :/ I bought the book anyway so we’ll see how I end up liking it (whenever I get to it).
    Thanks a bunch for linking to my review!

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    1. Hey Kourtni! No worries, I stay playing catch up on the blog lol. I’m also feeling bummed about Spindle Fire which is prob why I’m procrastinating on starting it but I really need to since I got that one from Edelweiss and the physical from the author 🙈 I hear it’s different and I’m hoping to find at least one redeeming quality 🤞🏼lol, happy reading 💕

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      1. If it’s any consolation, I heard Lexa Hillyer read an excerpt from Spindle Fire and it sounded interesting. 😛 Hopefully we both end up enjoying it! It can’t be much worse than Given to the Sea, hahaha.


  4. I am so happy that you are enjoying The Upside of Unrequited because I absolutely adored it! Spindle Fire is one that I just couldn’t get into, but I love the concept. I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂

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    1. I’m now 75% in and finishing it today…OBSESSED with it! Haha! And double sigh for Spindle Fire, I’m just hoping it doesn’t throw me into a slump 🤞🏼☺️💕


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