WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme created by A Daily Rhythm and
currently hosted by Taking on the World of Words.
It’s time for another WWW Wednesday. I had so much fun doing it last week, I wanted to do it again. WWW Wednesday is super easy, it’s just about answering 3 questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow, and I’m really liking it.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a portal fantasy full of lush, beautiful writing and lots of twists and turns. It’s a story within a story.
January Scaller is the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke. Mr. Locke is an amatur collector, and January often finds herself feeling like just another item in his collection. One day she finds a strange book that tells the story of secret doors and other worlds, stories of love and adventure. And this book provides January with the escape she’d been looking for and answers to questions she’d been carrying in her heart for years.
Also, January has a dog named Bad who is the goodest of boys. 14/10 would give him all my pizza crust.
“It’s a profoundly strange feeling, to stumble across someone whose desires are shaped so closely to your own, like reaching toward your reflection in a mirror and finding warm flesh under your fingertips. If you should ever be lucky enough to find that magical, fearful symmetry, I hope you’re brave enough to grab it with both hands and not let go.”
I recently finished City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab, and it was good. But, not great.
City of Ghosts tells the story of Cassidy Blake, a girl who can see ghosts after a near death experience. Her parents are paranormal investigators, and the story takes place in Edinburgh during filming of the first episode of their new television series. There Cassidy she meets a girl with the same “gift” who helps her learn more about herself and what she can do.
I liked the plot and the characters in this book, but it seemed to lack some of the whimsy and humor that I enjoy in my middle grade. It honestly kinda felt like a YA book with a middle grade aged protagonist.
“People think that ghosts only come out at night, or on Halloween, when the world is dark and the walls are thin. But the truth is, ghosts are everywhere. In the bread aisle at your grocery store, in the middle of you grandmother’s garden, in the front seat on your bus. Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there.”
I’ve been putting off reading this for a few weeks; partly because I’m nervous about how this trilogy ends and partly because I want this to be my 100th book I read this year. Is that a little ridiculous? Maybe. Haha. *shrug*
Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb is the third book in the Farseer Trilogy so I can’t say too about this book much without spoiling the first too books. But, this is a fantastic character focused fantasy series with magic, quests, political intrigue, assassins, and family drama. Our central character Fitz is the bastard son of King-in-Waiting Chivalry Farseer and we follow him from childhood to early adulthood as he navigates complicated reality of his parentage, his magic, and his oath as a King’s Man.
Also, Nighteyes better survive this book or I’m gonna riot.
What are you reading this week? Any standouts? Hope you’ve had a fantastic reading month this October.
Happy Reading ♥