Hi guys! I’m back with my second take of WWW. Classes started for this week, so I haven’t even opened a book in the last few days. This semester is going to be so hectic. I’ve made enough progress to warrant an update though.
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
So let’s dive in.
I’ve been devouring the audiobook for Libba Bray’s Lair of Dreams aka the sequel to The Diviners. I have to say I kind of forget how long winded her books tend to be, despite her writing being positutely stunning. The Gemma Doyle trilogy was too, and it took me months to get through each book. That make audio the best format for me, definitely. Besides I’m already attached to the voices. Like, January LaVoy is just amazing because this series has a toooon of main characters. Though I like most
*cough* except Jericho *cough*, the subplots can of feel disjointed at times and a few get pushed to the background (poor Mabel, I bet she would hate that). My favorite perspectives are probably Memphis’s, Linh’s and Sam’s. It’s been a long time since I felt strongly about a love triangle, but yeah, I totally ship the side that doesn’t include Jericho oops.
So. I was disappointed by Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I had heard amazing things about this book for literally years, but I wasn’t wowed. And I do get the value of fluffy romances, especially ones aimed at LGBTQ+ teens, but I should just stop trying to read them honestly. They’re not for me. My other main issue with this book was that I never believed Leah, Nick and Simon were best friends, so the sections involving them fell flat. Something that was fun though, was realizing I’m the same age as these characters. Like, the book takes place on the 2014-2015 when they are juniors and I was a junior at that same time! That alone will probably be enough to make me read Leah on the Offbeat because I did get a ton of high school nostalgia.
It’s high time that I picked up the sequel to An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I really enjoyed reading it, though I have my reservations, mainly how much sexual assault is used a plot device. But, on the other hand, I love the Roman-esque elements and I really liked the characters. I’m curious to see how Tahir goes from the explosive finale of the first one. Aaand I wanna be caught up for when the third instalment comes this June. I can’t wait to dive back into this action-packed world, so much so that I already purchased this on Kindle.