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. 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?
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern is my most anticipated release of the year. And even though I’m only about 130 pages in so far, I have no doubt that its going to be on my best of 2019 list. And probably at the top.
The Starless Sea tells the story of Zachary Ezra Rawlins who is a graduate student in Vermont studying emerging media. One day Zachary discovers a strange book in the stacks of the campus library. The book tells stories of pirates and acolytes and key collectors, but most mysteriously there is a story from Zachary’s own childhood. And thus Zachary sets out to uncover clues, hoping to find out how his story came to be in this book.
Erin Morgenstern’s writing is just so beautiful and atmospheric. This is a world that you want to immerse yourself in, taking your time to appreciate the narrative she’s crafting; she has a way of writing words that make you feel something when you read them. And they stay with you, its like they take up residence in your soul.
If you’re like me and you loved The Night Circus, you have to pick this one up.
“He doesn’t say what he is thinking, which is that his church is held-breath story listening and late-night-concert ear-ringing rapture and perfect-boss fight-button pressing. That his religion is buried in the silence of freshly fallen snow, in a carefully crafted cocktail, in between the pages of a book somewhere after the beginning but before the ending. “
I recently finished Jade City by Fonda Lee, and it was sooo good.
Jade City is an #ownvoices Asian fantasy novel about an organized crime family that is one of two syndicates that control the island of Kekon. And Kekon is the only place where a rare magic jade can be found; this jade gives those with the right familial heritage strength and power.
While the Green Bone clans were once responsible for protecting Kekon from foreign invasion, now they’re involved commerce and supporting the districts that fall under their control. But, as tensions rise between No Peak and the Mountain, it looks like violence in inevitable and the future of Kekon is at stake.
Lee did a fantastic job creating this modern fantasy world. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever read. And, the characters feel real. They’re not wholly good or bad; they’re complicated, and I loved watching them grow and change throughout this story. There’s politics, family feuds, secret maneuvering, and plot twists that keep you invested. I can’t wait to pick up book 2.
“Screw you, Hilo,” she snapped. “I can kill my ex-boyfriends myself.”
I definitely want to get to Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb ASAP.
I don’t know much about this series aside from the fact that there are talking ships and pirates. But, its the next series in the Realm of the Elderlings so I’m sure I’m going to love it.
From Goodreads: Wizardwood, the most precious commodity in the world, comes only from the Rain Wilds. But only a liveship can negotiate the perilous waters of the Rain Wild River, and liveships are hard to come by. They quicken only when three family members from successive generations have died upon their deck.
The liveship Vivacia is about to undergo her quickening: Althea Vestrit waits for the ship that she loves more than anything in the world to awaken. But her dream of taking her father’s place at Vivacia’s helm is not to be, for her family have other plans.
And the dark, charming pirate Kennit also lusts after such a ship: he well knows the power of wizardwood and has plans of his own.
What about you? Are you currently reading anything fantastic that I just have to add to my TBR?
Happy Reading ♥