WWW Wednesday 8/2/2017

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?

Cheating just a smidge here, haven’t started this one yet but will once I’m finished writing this post haha! I’m off from work today to supervise some repairs in my apartment which means I’ll be doing a ton of bookish things as well. I’ve already finished reading a book early this morning so I think this day may just prove to be really productive *fingers crossed* I immediately requested this book from Netgalley once I read the synopsis mention Chinese Folklore…yea, Folklore in general might as well be my Kryptonite cuz I can’t resist LOL! This book already has a ton of rave reviews & more streaming in as the release date (8/8/17) approaches, very excited to see what the buzz is about 🙂

I also recently re-activated my Audible subscription & got some really good recommendations from Larkin over at Wonderfilled Reads which you should all go checkout cuz she’s pretty awesome! I decided to go with The Serpent King By Jeff Zetner after hearing so many fellow bloggers love up on this little gemstone lol. I can tell you that I’m already happy with it being a cast of multiple narrators (3) & that it has my attention. I’m only about 10% in though so more on that later on this week 😉

Recently I read, reviewed, and LOVED The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
(Gush Non-spoilery Review here). A perfect blend of Historical Fiction & YA Fantasy set against the backdrop of the early 1900’s New York City. I can go on & on about how much I enjoyed this book but my review probably captured all of my real time excitement haha!

This morning I finished reading The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy a Young Adult Historical Fantasy/Mystery…that’s a mouthful lol but tbh it really did have a little of everything. I will be writing my review today & it should be up either tomorrow or Friday. I rated it 4.5 stars, this is one you’ll want to read with the lights ON if you’re anything like me & startle easily 😉

Believe it or not, I seriously tossed & turned about this all night! LOL! my indecisiveness tends to strike at the oddest hours & that’s why I’m thankful for my spreadsheet lol. Yesterday I posted about my particiaption  in Read. Sleep. Repeat’s Fifth Annual #ARCAUGUST (please see here) & I’m very excited to join in on the fun for the very first time. This is really something that I can benefit from, the book community is AWESOME & I can sometimes use a little motivation. I will keep you all updated on the ARCS I’m reading here via the WWW Wednesday post, Friday Reads, Twitter & Instagram (please follow down below for updates, I follow back all bookish accts). Now onto the first 2 ARCS I am planning on reading next…

“This isn’t meant to be a confession. Not in any spiritual sense of the word. Yes, I’m in jail at the moment. I imagine I’ll be here for a long time, considering. But I’m not writing this down for absolution and I’m not seeking forgiveness, not even from myself. Because I’m not sorry for what I did to Rose. I’m just not. Not for any of it.”

Ben Gibson is many things, but he’s not sorry and he’s not a liar. He will tell you exactly about what happened on what started as a simple school camping trip in the mountains. About who lived and who died. About who killed and who had the best of intentions. But he’s going to tell you in his own time. Because after what happened on that mountain, time is the one thing he has plenty of.

One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about.

Then Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers: Ivy, Hazel and Rowan. Like Rose, they’re mourning losses – and holding tight to secrets.

When they discover the ancient spellbook, full of hand-inked charms to conjure back lost things, they realise it might be their chance to set everything right. Unless it’s leading them towards secrets that were never meant to be found . . .

What are you wonderful bookworms currently reading? planning to read next? any good ones? & if you’re reading any of the ones I mentioned, let me know down in the comments what your 1st impressions were <3’s!


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18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 8/2/2017”

  1. Seeing The Last Magician on your list this week just makes me want to pick it up more and more, I’ll be starting it tomorrow so now long to go! Also I really hope you enjoy The Serpent King, I’ve heard some good things about that book so I’ll be interested in seeing your thoughts on it Lilly. 🙂
    Also I hope you enjoy both the ARCs on your to-read-next list. I do think Spellbook of the Lost and Found is already out in the UK, made it a little confusing seeing it on your ARC list.
    Happy reading! 😀 ❤

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    1. Thank you Beth! I’m looking forward to The Serpent King for the same reasons, nothing but good things I’ve heard. Spellbook is out on the 8th here in the U.S. but it threw me off as well. Goodreads has it out as of June 1st but both Barnes & Nobles and the Publisher has 8/8 & that’s also when this book expires from my reader 😂😂😂 so weird, but you def can only pre-order a copy here at the moment. I’m surprised that it’s out in the U.K. usually it’s the opposite lol. I’m excited to get to it over the coming days 😃💕

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      1. That’s all right. 🙂 I’ll be interested to see what you think of The Serpent King in that case, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
        Yeah everything seems to be out in the US first, but every so often we get something first in the UK. It was the same with Release by Patrick Ness, always surprises me too. 😀


  2. I’ve heard so much about The Serpent King as well! The more I hear about it, the more I want to buy it! I hope you love it, as well. If you do, I’ll definitely be adding it to my cart for my next book haul haha. The Disappearances seems to have some really rave reviews. I think I”ll have to check that one out soon, as well as The Last Magician. It’s on my TBR, so I can’t wait to get my hands on it soon! 😀

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    1. So in order to read from my backlist during ArcAugust, I’ve re-activated my Audible acct. I’m listening to The Serpent King & im so glad I chose this format! 🙌🏼 multiple narrators with that southern drawl & these 3 friends who are simply AMAZING! I already have a fave. I’m listening to it every chance I get 🤗

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      1. I’ve just gotten into audiobooks actually! Starting off with Red Sister 😀 I’d love to try Serpent King afterwards. It sounds amazing! And there’s nothing better than reading about a great group of characters 😀 So glad you’re enjoying that one, Lilly! ❤


    1. I am currently 20% in only because I keep having to stop & start whenever I get a work email but I am LOVING it!!!! thanks again for recommending it to me. Ugh! The Last Magician was soOOo good! lol it’s a big chunker of a book though, yet the time I spent in it was so worth it 🙂

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  3. Oh I’m spotting so many fantastic books on here! I have read and loved The Serpent King, I can only hope you’ll feel the same way about it 🙂
    I have The Epic Crush on my TBR, I have been hearing tons of amazing things about this book lately, everyone seems to love it so much, which makes me both impatient and nervous to read it sometime. I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on that one for sure 🙂
    I also have Spellbook of the Lost and Found on my TBR, actually I think I might pick up that book next – I’m so excited, I love mysterious, magical realism reads like that and I enjoyed the author’s debut, The Accident Season 🙂
    Happy reading! 🙂

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    1. I am LOVING The Serpent King! 🙌🏼😍🙌🏼 & Epic Crush has me trying to sneak a page or two under my desk at work 😂

      Spellbook has my name written all over it, I LOVE witches and Magical Realism is a fave of mine as well, I have high hopes. I have The Accident Season on my TBR actually & I did not make the connection so thank you 😃💕Happy reading Marie 💜

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      1. 😂😂 these kind of books are the best, the ones you want to read while at work 😂
        I hope you’ll love it, I’ll be waiting for your thoughts on that one for sure! 😀 ❤

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  4. I’m so excited for Epic Crush! I hope you enjoy it! I recently finished The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury and I loved it. I’m currently reading Want by Cindy Pon! I’m halfway through the book and so far, it was pretty good but nothing amazing enough to blow your mind away. For my next read, I haven’t decided yet.


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