This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is 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:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently Reading –
I started reading The Regulars this morning. I’m not really sure what to expect with this, so far it’s a little weird but I definitely want to know what’s going on and what will happen to Willow, Evie and Krista.
Simon and Schuster Australia sent me a copy of this last month to review. I have an uncorrected proof so this is going to count as part of my ARC August and it’ll be my first book in the Read-Them-All-Thon that I’m participating in. I’m meant to read a book with a red cover but I don’t have one atm so this will have to do.
Recently Finished –
I finished reading Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer last night. It took me a little longer than I thought to read but that’s because I’ve been distracted a lot lately.
Penguin Random House New Zealand sent me a copy of this recently and this is also an uncorrected proof so it was my second book for ARC August.
I loved this book. I think there have only been three books of Riordan’s that I haven’t really liked and they were The Kane Chronicles, I just couldn’t get into them. Even though I didn’t know a lot about Norse gods before reading this (the Thor movies don’t count right?) it was easy to pick up. Magnus is really funny, kind of like Percy, and I loved that Annabeth was in this. I was expecting it with the last name Chase though and I’d already read The Last Oracle where Percy mentions that Annabeth is busy with family in Boston.
I’ll be reviewing this soon. I can’t wait to read The Hammer of Thor!
The Outliers wasn’t what I was expecting at all. I thought they, the Outliers, were some kind of group that could read people’s minds and it wouldn’t be set in ‘out time’ but it was not anything like that. Probably a good thing because my idea is pretty stupid.
Anyway, The Outliers was so good and I couldn’t put it down. I really liked it and I cannot wait to read the next book in the trilogy. I think it’s a trilogy anyway. The ending was so frustrating. Not frustrating like it was bad but frustrating like I need the next book right now!
I’ll be talking about this more in my review, which I’ll be posting soon.
On the Other Side was the first book I read for ARC August. I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this either but it was good. I think I gave it three stars on Goodreads.
It’s not a bad book but I thought it was kind of cheesy on places and a little weird too. I liked the main character, I think her name was Evie but I’m not 100% sure. I’m like, 85% sure her name was Evie.. Anyway, she wanted to have her own life, not follow the really stupid traditions of her parents and their friends. Then stuff happens and Evie’s life doesn’t end the way she wanted it to. It wasn’t a bad life but she’s kept secrets from her kids and they are weighing her down now that she’s died. To pass on into her personal heaven she needs to relieve herself of those secrets.
I’ll be reviewing this soon too. I have no idea when though.
Reading Next –
I will be reading Shield by Rachael Craw next. I received a copy of this from Walker Books Australia on the weekend. This is the last book in the Spark trilogy and I cannot wait to find out how Evie’s (yes, that’s three different Evies in three books..) story ends.
I was going to skim Stray for a little refresher but I just don’t have time so I’m hoping I can pick up the story again as I read Shield. I did it with Glass Sword and I know I missed a few things but I did eventually figure most of it out and it didn’t affect the story for me. I just hope I can remember things from Stray that I’ve forgotten…
There’s another week in books. I think I’m finally out of that horrible slump. Now I just need to stay out of it and catch up with my reviews because I am so behind on them.
What have you been reading?